Yesterday just flew by. It was very busy and boring, so I didn’t bother posting anything. I was ready to lift today. I notice the sun coming up earlier and earlier! It is a welcome change.
Today, I tried a different workout shake. I did some mango, almond milk, cinnamon, and whey protein. It was pretty good. Not as thick as my pumpkin shake, which is actually a good thing.
So on to Part B of this 2nd stage. Anyone who says you can’t work up a sweat or get strong with mostly body weight exercises is very mistaken.
|Reverse Cable Wood Chop (low to high)||3 sets of 8 each side at 20#|
|Jackknife on stability ball||3 sets of 8 (without falling over…fail)|
|Step Ups||3 sets of 8 each leg with 25# DBs|
|T Pushups||3 sets of 4 each side|
|Single-leg Squats||3 sets of 8 each leg|
|Alternating lateral raise||3 sets of 8 each arm with 5# DBs|
|Reverse Row||3 sets of 8|
|Supine Hip Extension to Leg Curl (SHELC)||3 sets of 8|
An easy explanation for the SHELC is to go into a bridge position with your feet on a stability ball, the pull the ball towards you with your feet. It really works the hamstrings, plus your core as you have to keep your hips up. This workout was not as hard as the one the other day, but it felt more awkward. I don’t necessarily like the stability ball. It doesn’t help that the ball in my gym is canary yellow and large. It especially calls attention to it when it rolls away from me as I fall off it. 🙄 I should have a super stable core when this Fit Female series is done, I will say that.
I got home thinking of oats all the way! I made up plain oats with egg whites and then mixed in the apple cranberry topping I have been loving as of late. I put half underneath the oats.
Very good. I am starting to increase my carbs more this week as we have a long ride planned this weekend (and just more riding in general) and I have to build that up.
Quick lunch of pork that was cooked yesterday in the crockpot. Love the leftovers on busy days.
After lunch it was off to Albany. My sister had a minor surgery done on her eye and needed someone to come pick her up from the hospital. It was over an hour away. Eek! Long day. After I picked her up, we stopped for coffee as she hadn’t had anything to eat or drink since 8 p.m. the night before.
I had brought some dried pineapple and cookies for her to eat right away (because I am a good sister). I had some pineapple with the latte. It was quite tempting to get a donut, but I held my own. Sometimes you just want to eat whatever when the schedule gets mucked up, you know?
I had to get back to work when I got home at 4:30. It’s going to be a long night to catch up work. Today is the last day of the pay period, so no chance to make up lines another day. Oh well.
I stopped for dinner and cooked up a quick pan sautee of veggies and shrimp with a bit of lemon pepper.
Lame strawberries, though. You know how sometimes they are just watery and flavorless? That was these.
Oh, also – here is a photo of a goose egg! My sister and BIL have geese and turkeys and when I dropped her off at home, she gave me some goose eggs.
How giant is that! It’s next to one of our regular large chicken eggs. It ought to make a tasty omelet, although I am a little skeered 😀
More work to do tonight. Lots more work. I have a snack planned, but other than that it will be typing, typing, typing tonight.