Tuesday lifting day. I have had all kinds of schedule changes lately. I am going to do full body workouts Tuesdays and Fridays, possibly alternating with Mondays and Thursdays. It had already begun to snow when I got up, so I made haste and got to the gym. Icky roads.
|Barbell Deadlift||1 set of 10 at 45#
1 set of 10 at 65#
1 set of 8 at 75#
1 set of 6 at 85#
1 set of 6 at 95#
|Wide Grip Lat Pull Down||3 sets of 8 at 60#||Back|
|Horizontal Woodchop||3 sets of 10 (each side) at 30#||Core|
|Reverse Lunge/Forward Reach||3 sets of 10 with 8# DBs (16# total)||Full Body|
|Incline Chest Fly||3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Chest|
|Upright Row||3 set of 10 at 30#||Shoulders|
|Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 170# <— increase||Calves|
|Bench Dip||3 sets of 10||Triceps|
|Low Back Extension||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Low Back|
The gym emptied out halfway through my workout (presumably because of snow). My poor car all by itself:
With it empty, I was able to do a circuit with the last 4 exercises. I just did a set and moved right to the next one. Then I rested after the 4 exercises and repeated. Good way to keep the heart rate up.
Squat is king, deadlift is queen!
A snowy morning was the perfect setup for pumpkin custard oats! So tasty. I am out of the eggnog honey now, though, which makes me a little sad. That was some tasty stuff.
Did more shoveling of fresh fallen snow. Good thing, too, because then it turned to sleet. This is one of those times when I am very glad I work from home other than getting to wear slippers all day.
After getting some more work done, it was time for lunch! Baked clam strips. I love these things.
And yes! Blueberries on sale again!
I get asked about these fairly often, so here is picture of the package.
12 minutes in the toaster oven and you are good to go.
Since I have been so serious the last couple of days, let’s lighten up a bit, shall we? What is a good thing to do when it looks like this outside?
Go shopping for plants! I had a gift certificate to Bluestone Perennials, which is my go-to place for plants I can’t get locally.
On order are some specialty coneflowers:
and Tiki Torch
Plus Red Hot Poker, which for some reason makes John and I snicker in a juvenile way.
Plus I got some seeds. Are you as excited as I am? I cannot wait to do the What’s Blooming series again!!! Sigh – the plants won’t even get here until the end of April and then a few months to bloom. Mustn’t get ahead of myself!
Afternoon latte time!
I did have a dark mint cup while waiting for the barista John to finish up the lattes. Helen – here are how the cups come:
It’s just a store brand, but I have seen this exact thing in other stores.
Today really went by fast, I have to say. It was time to make dinner and I cooked up some lentils and tossed in some of that brown rice (still have a lot of that!) with caramelized onions.
Dang that was good. Plus sauteed brussels in the back there. 3 foods on this plate I never would have touched 10 years ago (heck, even 5 years ago)- brussel sprouts, lentils, caramelized onions. And yet this meal was so yummy to me!
Tonight’s agenda? Work, shoveling, snack, and writing up the recipe post for the peanut flour waffles, which I was remiss on getting done for today 😀
That will be up tomorrow, I promise.
Question: What is a food you eat now that surprises you?