The heat wave is on! I woke up and knew I wanted to get to the gym and do a strength workout. It was already almost 80 degrees before 7 a.m.! We just aren’t used to that around here. I hopped on the bike and really felt absolutely normal. It’s almost scary how fast I recovered from Saturday’s ride.
The gym was fairly empty today, which I loved!
|Pliet Squat||3 sets of 10 with 35# DB||Lower Body|
|Dumbbell Pull Over||3 sets of 10 with 20# DB||Back|
|Bench Press||3 sets of 10 with 50# bar||Chest|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 10 with 55# bar||Hammies and low back|
|Captain Chair||3 sets of 10||Core|
|Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 110#||Calves|
|Alternating Hammer Curls||3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total)||Biceps|
|Bench Dips||3 sets of 10||Triceps|
|Reverse fly||3 sets of 10 with 8# DBs (16# total)||Shoulders|
|Low Back Extension||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Low Back|
It felt really good. I haven’t lifted in a week! I bike home around the long way so I could get in a few extra miles. I did 5.5 miles this morning and it felt good.
I made up some cold brewed coffee and sipped on that while making breakfast. I let this cool before eating.
So hot today! We actually put in the downstairs AC unit, which he hadn’t really needed yet this year (thank you new windows!!!).
Poor Pixie was all hot.
I wanted something nice and cool for lunch. Enter the banana strawberry protein shake. Along with the Tour de France!
- 1 small ripe banana
- 4 large strawberries
- 1 scoop (30 g) of unflavored whey protein isolate
- 8 oz of almond milk (unsweetened)
It could have used some ice or to have frozen the banana, but it was tasty!
The Tour was good today. No huge crashes, thank goodness. And a great finish. I have schadenfreude that Cavendish got beat at the line haha!
The AC cooled down the house enough that I decided to have a warm latte today.
Weird, I know – but old habits are hard to break.
Dinner time brought the thought of egg salad! I had some hard boiled eggs and made up some for dinner.
I also munched on some potato chips while my broccoli was cooking. Nibbler is not totally under control, but getting better. I think the heat helps keep me from eating too much as well.
It was too hot to really bike very far tonight, but we did want to get out. We decided to head to the new cafe and have some iced decaf.
Yay! I will do my decaf week next week. I promise.
I wanted to share this pic with you, even though it is not official Friday What’s Blooming, but I took this picture at dusk of my garden because the flowers were literally glowing.
It looked so cool! The solar lights just popped on, too.
Tomorrow is bagel Wednesday, can’t wait!