Happy Turkey Eve! It was cold and windy this morning. Brrr…. The gym was surprisingly busy today. Think people are getting in that last workout. Here was mine.
|Stiff-leg deadlift||3 set of 10 at 75#||Lower body|
|Wide Grip Lat Pulldown||1 set of 12 at 4o#
1 set of 10 at 50#
1 set of 8 at 60#
1 set of 6 at 70#
|Cable Squat-to-Row||3 sets of 10 at #60||Full body|
|Captain Chair||3 sets of 10||Core|
|Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 140#||Calves|
|Barbell Bench Press||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Chest|
|Face Pull||3 sets of 12 at 30#||Shoulders|
|Nosebreaker||3 sets of 12 at 25#||Triceps|
|Good Morning||3 sets of 10 at 50#||Low back and hammies|
I got on the treadmill afterward and started yakking with the woman next to me. We talked for 30 minutes before I knew it! Then it was time for the Wednesday edition of Bagel Day! Back to the Adirondack Coffee Cafe:
They were out of wheat bagels, so I had a sesame with some snickerdoodle coffee. Yay!
Since it is holiday eve, I won’t do a lifting move of the week, but will answer a couple questions:
Just curious, do you write down your workout routine and bring it with you to the gym?
and Jan asked:
How do you decide what your workout will consist of?
After I finished New Rules last year, I spent some time thinking about what kind of strength workouts I wanted to do and settled on full body 3 days a week. When I first did this, I wrote out my workout the night before. Then I just got lazy and stopped doing that as it became routine. I now write it down as I go so I remember what I did. I try to hit each muscle group at least once (no biceps, though), which equates to 8 to 10 moves per workout. I have a staple of exercises I like to do for each muscle group. What I do is go in with my sheet of paper to see what I did before and do something different.
Pretty official, eh? There are some days where I am fuzzy and just kind of stand there trying to think of what move to do next and wished I had written it out ahead of time LOL! That is just the routine I kind of fell in and I am not really trying to develop any specific part of my body, so I work the whole thing.
So why do I not work my biceps? Well – everybody has a body part that responds better than others to training. Mine happen to be my biceps. When you do good lifting and do multiple muscle exercises, you may not need to isolate certain areas. I think this picture I took the other day shows why I don’t work my biceps:
They are pumped a little bit because I am pressing down on the handlebars, but I don’t want to build them up any more. I could also be leaner 😳
Anyhoo, that’s just a little more on the lifting!
Now on for the news you all want to hear – the winners of the Febreeze Laundry Odor Eliminator Coupons! Chosen by random.org
“I am not a big sweater but right now I am having problems getting the smell of baby puke out of my clothes. I babysit my granddaughter once a week and she nails me every time. LOL”
My stinky clothes could REALLY use some help! It’s my shorts or pants that are the worst after running! (I know – yuck!)
Congrats and please send me an email at javaqueen(at)yahoo.com with your snail mail address so Febreeze can send your coupons!
Look at what I got into today:
Mint and dark chips! Eeeek! They are quite good, but I do much better with the cups than the chips. For whatever reason, my mind just works that way. These are kept up high.
Now in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share some of the things I am thankful for!
My family. I love that we all live near each other now after years of living in different states. It’s so nice to be able to spend holidays together or just get together for a cup of coffee without a big rigamarole.
Blog Land. I am so thankful to all of my readers. I cherish all the comments with advice, and cheers, and some tough love talk. It’s all good, and I have been able to “meet” people that I never would have without the internet. I hope to match blogs to real people as well (Fitbloggin??). And reading all of your blogs as well has given me much food for thought (harhar) over the past year.
Selling my rental house. I am so thankful I do not have this property anymore! It really has brought a noticeable relief to me and my bank account.
John. Yeah, he’s family, but every day I think about how lucky I am to have John around. Even after 14 years of marriage, he is the person I want to talk to first thing in the morning and the last one to talk to at night. 😀
I have some baking and cooking to do for tomorrow. We are heading down to my sister’s house. John and I are bringing cornbread stuffing, my famous cranberry sauce, and gingerbread cupcakes. Gotta do it tonight because I have to work tomorrow and run the virtual run! Even though I have to work some tomorrow, it is only half a day, and only if there is work.
Don’t worry, Pixie is getting her Thanksgiving meal tomorrow – with giblets!
She can’t wait for this. Barf…
Now I need to go charge the camera battery and start cooking! Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!