Lifting move and planning ahead.

How is the time change treating all of you? I am having a little trouble adjusting as I want to get up too early. At least it is light out going to the gym now! I had the forethought to write out my workout ahead of time.

(Those are my legs back there in the mirror, I see.)  😀

It really makes it easier when I do this, but I forget most times and write it down as I go.  I will use paper like this 4 times (each side of the folded paper) and I can refer to it to see what I did previously.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Full deadlifts 3 sets of 10 with 65# bar Lower Body
Seated Lat Row 3 sets of 10 at 50# Back
Incline Chest Fly 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total) Chest
Reverse Crunch 3 sets of 12 Core
Reverse Lunge with Forward Reach 3 sets of 8 each side with 8# DBs (16# total) Full Body
Arnold Press 3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs (20# total) Shoulders
Kickbacks 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total) Triceps
Standing calf raise 3 sets of 10 at 80# Calves
Lower Back Extension 3 sets of 10 at 80# Low back

The reverse lunge/forward reach is from New Rules of Lifting.

This is a great move for the whole body and getting your heart rate up.  For some reason, reverse lunges are much easier on my knees than forward lunges.  I need to keep this move in more regularly.

After a bit on the treadmill, I headed off to home for a grain-free day! I started with coconut flour waffles.

I also found out when I got home that I won the football picks again this week!  Poor John. I have to say that I really am really feeling bad about how I keep winning, but not so bad that I am willing to give up my dinner choice.  😈

Lunch included some egg salad and an almond flour biscuit.  I will probably post the recipe for this tomorrow as it turned out pretty good.

Work was very busy today and I have busy couple of weeks coming up here.  My training for the literacy tutoring starts tomorrow and is Tues and Thurs nights for 3 hours for the next couple of weeks.  That eats up a lot of time during the week.  I have already planned out my workout schedule and eating plan (very important when doing grain-free days). Plus, I worked some on Saturday so I don’t have to stress about getting in all my lines with work those couple of days.  Planning ahead really can make a big difference in stress levels.  The only thing that might suffer is my guitar practicing on those 2 days.

John made up an almond milk latte for me this afternoon, which I paired with some dried pineapple.

That is a yummy snack!  I also went out for a walk in the afternoon to finish out my 3 miles.  It was so nice out and I didn’t want to wait until after dinner when it was dark out.

I cooked up a bunch of chicken to be used this week (part of planning!).  I will have to pack dinners for Tuesday and Thursday to bring with me.  This plate was large and satisfying for dinner.  4.5 ounces of chicken because it was a lifting day.

Yum!  Although, the strawberries were watery tasting.  I complained about that to John and he said, “You take that chance with out-of-season strawberries.”  Touche.  I should have had a pear.

I need to get practicing the guitar and actually write this week’s plan out.  I have it in my head, but it certainly would be a good idea to make it concrete!

Question:  Do you plan ahead when you know it will be busy?

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22 thoughts on “Lifting move and planning ahead.

  1. Kim

    Hey, I think the light box is back. Alas, I do not like the darkness of late fall/winter. That was a tangent, I really just meant to say that I think it is great that you are devoting so much time to the literacy project. Woohoo!

    1. Lori Post author

      It’s definitely needed in our area. Apparently, there are people already waiting for tutors! That is one reason I think they are squishing the training into such a short period of time.

  2. Marisa @ Loser for Life

    Is that you playing the guitar in your lunge video? It sounds beautiful!

    I do try to plan ahead when I’m going to have a busy week. Lots of times, I rely on meals I’ve previously frozen. Love freezer finds!

    1. Lori Post author

      Haha- no, that is *not* me playing the guitar. I wish I sounded like that. I am working hard for my debut on the blog in December, though – eek!

  3. Shelley B

    I do plan (hence the 10 eggs I hardboiled yesterday)…just makes life a little simpler during hectic times. That tutoring sounds intense – should be really interesting and fulfilling, though!
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..No Candy November

  4. Sandi

    The crock pot saves me when work gets too busy. I love throwing it all in and coming home to a nice dinner.
    That dried pineapple looks so good. I’m letting myself have fruit this month, just not sweets at work. I think I might pick up some dried pineapple to keep me out of the cake 🙂
    Thanks for looking at my blog Lori. It will keep me accountable knowing someone sees it 😉

  5. Fran

    Not only when I’m busy, I always plan ahead.

    I prepare my meals for the next day, while making dinner.
    I plan my meals twice a week, been doing that for the past 17 years.
    I plan my workouts 4 weeks ahead. If I have to make an appointment in these 4 weeks I try to plan it around my workouts. If the appointment is later than these 4 weeks, I plan the workouts around it.
    I plan when big household chores like f.e. window washing have to be done.
    If I don’t plan a lot doesn’t happen and it gives me peace of mind knowing I planned everything.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Monday November 7, 2011: The mishmash edition

  6. Jody - Fit at 53

    Busy busy lady! Yes, planning is a good thing when times like this come up!! Good luck!

    Lori, I have always love reverse lunges & for me, easier than forward. I don’t write things down but I go in with a plan BUT I may change it if I just don’t “feel” a certain move is doing it for me.. I know what i want to do but I also go by feel & what is just clicking with my bod that day.
    Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog post ..Exercise, Weight Loss & Health Links; Happy Bday!

  7. Helen

    I am totally stealing your lunge and trying it. They’ve had us lunging so much at Muay Thai lately that my left knee has been complaining – loudly!

    I hope you enjoy the literacy program as I know you’ve really been looking forward to it.
    Helen´s last blog post ..Tuesday Ten

  8. Ali @ peaches and football

    I have to plan ahead or I go nuts. I’m one of those people who keeps everything in my head and make lists when it gets too complicated. I always feel like at any given time I have 15+ important things to remember going on. So I stick to a lot of routine and that helps.

    Schoolwork is eating up ALL my time. I imagine those nights tutoring will be quite the change, but at least there’s not hours of homework each week. You’ll adjust well.

    BTW – love the video, you can see those calf muscles working. Nice!
    Ali @ peaches and football´s last blog post ..10-Day Bootcamp Results

  9. Biz

    I am with Helen – never thought to do a reverse lunge, I hate forward lunges!

    Yep, I am a planner, and especially going no grain like you, if you don’t have a plan you are sunk.

    So far so good! And hope you continue winning – my picks have sucked ass the last few weeks!
    Biz´s last blog post ..Paleo Lasagna. Where are the Noodles?

  10. Amy

    I totally agree with you on the reverse lunges – much easier! I wonder why that is?
    I am a big planner, too, but I often adjust my plans as I go along, as circumstances change, as they somehow always seem to do!
    Amy´s last blog post ..Being Flexible

  11. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    I’ve got dozens of tiny pieces of paper with workouts written on them. I managed to spill most of them at the gym the other day. Teensy bit embarrassing.

    Front lunges are bugging my knees, too, particularly my pickleball knee! My quads love them though, so I’m throwing them into the mix here and there in little mini sets.
    Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog post ..Ringing in some NEW

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