Verdict on the sleep mask? Still out. At first, I kept wiping at it because my sleepy self thought it was the sheet over my face (d’uh). It did block out light, which was really good. However, I got super hot last night and that kept waking me up. So, I can’t really judge the mask yet. Ugh! There are several things that bother my sleep. First, I am a somewhat light sleeper and we live on a main road (new windows help immensely with this). I also periodically get restless legs. Then there are the night sweats and the issues with light. Funny – caffeine seems to have no effect whatsoever on my sleep. The one thing you think would matter does not.
Anyway, I was not feeling very refreshed this morning. It was a little misty/drizzly, so I drove to the gym. Then I realized I forgot my gloves since they were in my bike helmet 🙄
|Stiff-legged Deadlift||3 sets of 10 at 65#||Lower Body|
|Underhand grip pull down||3 sets of 10 at 50#||Back|
|Horizontal Wood Chop||3 sets of 10 (each side) at 30#||Core|
|Face Pulls||3 sets of 10 at 30#||Shoulders|
|Calf Raise||3 sets of 12 at 110#||Calves|
|Hammer Curls||3 sets of 12 with 12# DBs (24# totatl)||Biceps|
|Low Back Extension||3 sets of 12 at 80#||Low Back|
|Triceps Pulldown||3 sets of 12 at 30#||Triceps|
|Pliet Squat||3 sets of 10 with 40# DB||Lower Body|
|Lying Chest Fly||3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total)||Chest|
My poor little hands hurt after this workout. Barbells and dumbbells have those rough surfaces and they hurt my hands. I am such a delicate flower.
Here is the Face Pull. I like this exercise for my shoulders, just be careful not to use too much weight on it.
Breakfast time! I made the 1-minute muffle and made a different topping today. I am being all kinds of different this week 😉
Mashed banana with a spoon of peach jam. I really liked this breakfast, but then I pretty much like all my brekkies.
I worked straight through to lunch sitting on the exercise ball. Finally got caught up to yesterday’s files, but they need to add other people to my account. Not sure what happened to the others that were on it, but I can’t do it all by myself. It can feel a bit stressful.
I made up a refreshing lunch. Plain greek yogurt, Kashi GoLean and strawberries. One of my go-to lunches.
I have to let the Kashi sit for a while in the yogurt is this cereal hurts my gums! Does that happen to anyone else?
Today is Flag Day.
In 1777, the US adopted the flag with its 13 stars and stripes. Flag Day was officially deemed to be on June 14th by Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Whether or not Betsy Ross really made that first flag is questionable, but she certainly is the symbol for it. And why shouldn’t a woman be a symbol of freedom??
John made up some lattes for the afternoon break. I really think it might be time to spring for a new machine soon.
He also made up some of those no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies last week. You know the ones that only take 5 minutes to make? One of my most very favorite cookies in the world. They were supposed to be out of the house and to a poker game, but they did not set up in time. So they are in the house. I did not have any yesterday and it is a Herculean effort not to snarf these down. They are a binge trigger for me, for whatever reason. Like M&Ms.
John grilled up chicken tonight and I sauteed the green beans in a bit of coconut oil for dinner.
This was sooo good. I love the barbie! Not such a big fan of the beans, though. Please just give me broccoli…
I am posting early tonight because I am going to attempt something involving these tonight:
John and I are going to do a bit of running. It is really windy out, and I whine about that too much when biking, so I figured why not try a run. I haven’t run since February, I think? We are going to go to the new coffee shop. That is incentive reward, right? Decaf calling my name. Should be a total of 2.5 miles with a long break at the halfway point. May not run the whole thing, and it will be pretty slow. So why am I nervous?