Happy Mardi Gras! We don’t celebrate Ash Wednesday, so it really isn’t reason to go wild and crazy today. We just love Mardi Gras for Mardi Gras sake – and had our big dinner the other day. I got a good night’s sleep and was up bright-eyed to go to the gym.
Today’s workout: This was shoulders, biceps, and triceps. The goal this week is lighter weights and increased reps. Plus supersets and shorter rest times. 30 second rest in between sets.
|Arnold Press||3 sets of 15 with 8# DBs||Shoulders|
|Lateral Raise||3 sets of 15 with 5# DBs||Shoulders|
|Bent over Lateral raise||3 sets of 15 with 8# DBs||Shoulders|
Incline Biceps curl
Two-handed overhead triceps press
|3 sets of 15 with 8# DBs
3 sets of 15 with 10# DB
Prone incline Biceps Curl
|3 sets of 15 with 8# DBs3 sets of 15 with body weight||Biceps
Hammer CurlsLying Triceps extension
|2 sets of 15 with 8# DBs
2 sets of 15 with 5# DB
Goodness! The weights look very light, but the last set of each exercise was killer. 45 lateral raises and I was wishing I had toothpicks in my hands instead of dumbbells. Phew! For those that don’t know, a superset is to move from one exercise right to the other with no rest in between. You rest after the second exercise only. A giant set would be to do 3 exercises with no rest in between.
My arms were shaking on the way home. I made up some oats with peanut flour and egg whites mixed in for protein. Topped with coconut butter and marmalade.
This is the other of my new Japan bowls! FYI – calories in this bowl are about 450.
Spotty work day in the morning since yesterday was a holiday. One thing about my type of work – I may be ready to work certain hours, but if the doctors haven’t done their files or uploaded them, then I can’t do any work. That also means I don’t get paid since it is on production, which means if I *do* want to get paid, I have to flex my hours. One of the downsides of my industry, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons!
Lunch time! I heated up some chicken with taco seasoning and put it on some tortilla chips with sour cream.
This tastes really good, although I forgot the cheese.
After lunch, it was time for somebody to go to jail!
I really shouldn’t laugh at this picture, but I am.
Time for Pixie’s rabies shot and well check. So, I carted her to the vet. It is about 1/2 a mile from our house, so I walked there with her. Nothing like carrying a 10 pound dead weight for half a mile, especially after I worked out my arms this morning! D’oh! Pixie got a clean bill of health and a needle poke. She wasn’t too happy about it, but she was very good at the vets. I can’t believe we have had her for 5 years already.
Once I got home, it was time for lattes (plus some peanut nibbling).
Pixie did forgive me and got into my lap. Life is good again.
John cooked up some breaded scallops for dinner, which I paired with some of the roasted parsnip/carrot mixture.
There are the beads! I was surprised at how many people have not had parsnips! They are kind of a cross between a potato and a carrot. You should try them.
I had to catch up with said work after dinner. Now that is done and John and I are having some coffee (at home) and are going to watch Jeopardy! Both of us tried out for Jeopardy once, but we didn’t make it.
Have a great Mardi Gras!
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