Wednesday workout time! I had a quick protein drink and headed out to the gym.
Treadmill warm up, then the iron:
|Barbell Split Squat||3 set of 10 at 65#||Lower body|
|Straight Arm Lat Pulldown||3 sets of 10 at 50#||Back|
|Barbell Chest Press||1 sets of 10 at 60#
2 sets of 8 at 60#
|Planks||3 sets of 75-second holds (dying)||Core|
|Seated Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 140#||Calves|
|Nose Breakers||3 set of 10 at 30#||Triceps|
|Face Pull||3 sets of 12 at 30#||Shoulders|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Low Back and hammies|
I then walked on the treadmill for another 15 minutes and called it a day. My thighs are tight and a little sore. Think it was 5 miles with the speed work in there from yesterday.
Guess today is Waffle Wednesday because that is what I had for breakfast 😀
Not sure why this picture looks small, but it was my usual batch of waffles. Yum. With some good Sumatra coffee that I roasted up. I got some new green coffee and it is quite good.
Back to the gym for a moment or two. The comment I got wasn’t regarding taking up a machine. When I did my run, there were 4 empty treadmills next to me, so I wasn’t worried about someone wanting the equipment. My gym doesn’t have set time limits on cardio equipment. It is a very small gym and there is an unspoken rule of 30 minutes of use if people are waiting. If no one is waiting, then you just have at it. Very rare to have anyone waiting for cardio equipment except sometimes Saturday mornings.
I will say hi and bye to people or I might say “good workout” or something like that. I don’t mind when people make comments like that to me. What bothers me is when people say things like I am actually doing something weird. Comments like “Another crazy cardio workout?” or “I could never run that long, it’s so bad for your knees”. I have gotten comments that I don’t need to do cardio. I have been told that I should use the elliptical and not the treadmill. I overhead 2 women saying I looked like a monkey when I was doing my chin ups. My favorite one is the ‘personal trainer’ at the gym who will come up as I am finishing a set while strength training and say “give me 5 more, come on!” Funny at first, but he really means it and expects you to do it. Then he will proceed to say “now try this move”. At least he does that to others as well and not just me.
It’s one thing for me to put my workouts and videos up here, because I expect comments, suggestions, critiques, etc. Just not when I am by myself.
Sometimes I think I am just hypersensitive about the comments (probably correct to a degree). Maybe that is just some people’s way of being friendly? I don’t know if the person who told me I don’t need cardio tells that to other people or not. I do need cardio. You can’t just go out and run or bike miles with only strength training. This person doesn’t know what I do outside the gym. Or frankly neither does anyone else. Hence why I wouldn’t offer advice unless asked (even though I do want to sometimes 😉 ) I just want to do my workout not noticed or bothered, really, which doesn’t seem too much to ask.
Anyhoo – that’s enough of that! Ready for a lunch break? I just could not arrange this plate at all and have it look right. This is some homemade parnsip/squash soup (recipe coming Thursday) with a tuna pita.
Note 2 clems, I had the 3rd later 😀
I was a busy bee with work today. I am leaving tomorrow to go to King of Prussia, PA for a dog show with my mom and sister. Colleen is showing Storm (who you have seen me with on the blog) and we are going with for a girl’s weekend. Only it is at the end of the week and not the weekend LOL.
So that means working hard to finish up so I can do laundry and pack stuff and tidy up loose ends around here. I told John he needed to remember to be Crack Master for Pixie in the mornings, aka dispenser of the wet food (like she would let him forget that).
I own this place, any questions?
<insert latte drinking here>
Dinner time! This plate was pretty full. Chopping things into pieces really takes up a lot of room. 3.5 ounces of chicken and 4 large brussel sprouts and they take up 2/3 of the plate!
Delicious, though. And the anjou pear was perfectly ripe! Love it when that happens.
Done with work and need to get packing, practice guitar, catch up on blogs, and all that. Snack will be this x2 😀
The last of the Christmas cookies!
Question: What is your favorite waffle/pancake topping?