Is this going to be a coherent post? We shall see. I ended up with 4 hours of sleep last night. Hello insomnia. I finally got up at 3:30 and just started working. I had a Zone bar and then some cinnamon raisin bread during the time before 6:30 😉 Then I went to the gym.
I started with a 2-mile jog on the treadmill, then the iron.
|Barbell Deadlift to Row||3 set of 8 at 65#||Full body|
|Close Grip Lat Pull Down||3 sets of 10 at 60#||Back|
|Stationary Lunge||3 sets of 10 each leg with 25# plate||Lower body|
|Horizontal Wood Chop||3 sets of 10 each side at 30#||Core|
|Barbell Chest Press||3 sets of 8 at 60#||Chest|
|Bent Lateral Raise||3 sets of 12 with 12# DBs (24# total)||Shoulders|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Hammies and low back|
|Bench Dips||3 sets of 10||Triceps|
Then I jogged another mile on the treadmill. That was a little tough, but I needed to get in a good sweat. I picked up John and then we met my mother for bagel day! I had a blueberry bagel today.
Lifting Move of the Week: The Bent Lateral Raise.
This is another shoulder move. There are a lot of different muscles in the shoulder! I actually really like this move. I am not a fan of overhead shoulder stuff, but I love the lateral moves. Filmed in our spare bedroom while baking bread this weekend! I got up to all kinds of things on Saturday by myself The bent lateral raise is kind of like a chest fly only bent over instead of being supine. It’s funny how just doing that makes you work different muscles. Gravity is an interesting thing.
Another nice variation on this move is to lie on a stability ball (on your stomach) while doing this. Or, lie prone on an incline bench.
I will say that I struggled with the eating today because of being so fatigued. I had some mint cups before lunch. Then I made a fluffernutter pita for lunch.
Maybe a first in the blogosphere? It was good, too. Plus the last 2 clems. You know I always eat 3, but only had 2 left.
I then had a post lunch snack. 🙄
Hello bottomless pit. I haven’t visited you for a while.
While I was working in the afternoon I was so tired that I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I stopped working and took a nap. I have to be very accurate with my job. It’s very important to be accurate, so I took the time to refresh a bit.
When I awoke, John make lattes, which I had some bread with.
I have a lot to do today as we are leaving on Thursday for 5 days on a trip. I will post a picture when we arrive and see if you can guess where we are. Not New Orleans LOL! Not anywhere really warm, either. I hope to get in a post or 2 over the weekend, but will see if the internet is convenient. So that means more working tonight (because of my nap), laundry, cleaning, packing, etc. Phew.
Using up leftover stuff for dinner. The last of the chicken and the last pear!
I have one piece of fruit left and that is a banana for breakfast tomorrow. Gotta start out travel day with a tummy full of custard oats!
I ended up eating probably an extra 600 calories I didn’t need today. said while snacking on chocolate chips. So hard to cut 500 calories from your diet, so easy to add…
I will leave you with something to think about from reverb10.com:
December 8– Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful. (Author: Karen Walrond)
For me, I think it is my happiness and my sense of humor.