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.
|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?