Hope you all had a great 4th of July! We had a nice relaxing day. I actually ended up not having to work, which was a bonus, so we had a nice rest day. We watched another stage of the Tour de France last night! I was saying to John, what is it about men in lycra riding a bike that is so exciting? Not sure what, but it is. We didn’t watch any fireworks. I hate the crowds and we actually can see fireworks every week in the summer if we want. They go off in several places each week – for the tourists in Lake George, mostly, but some for us locals :D.
It was off for the gym this morning with my preworkout shake.
|1. Crunches on stability ball||2 sets of 15|
|2. Complex: High Pull, Front Squat/Push Press, Back Squat, Good Morning||4 sets of 8 each exercise with 20# bar|
|3A. Deadlift||3 sets of 10 with 65# bar|
|3B. Dumbbell Overhead Press with rotation||3 sets of 10 with 10# DB|
|3C. Single Leg Squat||3 sets of 10|
|3D. Bent Over Row||3 sets of 10 with 50# bar|
The gym was really empty today. Post holiday, maybe? I was glad to have the free weights side to myself today. That doesn’t happen too often.
I came home and made a breakfast pudding.
Then we had the Tour on live. There are a few times a year when I really watch a lot of TV. Football Sundays and the Tour de France. It does get in the way a bit with my productivity, though!
So, regarding the post title – I was feeling rather, how shall I say it, lumpy at the gym today. Part of it was heat and part of it was just how it goes sometimes.
There are times when the scale really annoys me. I know it doesn’t define me and the number doesn’t mean anything, blah, blah, blah, but boy it can be bothersome. Last December I gained 8 pounds during that month. That freaked me out because I wasn’t really all that bad eating wise to deserve that much weight gain. Then that led to all the testing with my red eyes and the thought of thyroid issues that happened in January. Remember that?
Well, it took me 6 flipping months to lose that 8 pounds that went on in 30 days. 6 months. A couple days before I left for BOW, I had finally gotten off that 8 pounds. (We just won’t talk about the other 10 that are my nemesis.).
Just out of curiosity, I got on the scale on Monday morning and had put on 6 of those 8 in 3 days. Yes, most of that was water weight, but it still is actually “I have to carry it around and try to button my pants” weight. It doesn’t matter whether that weight is water, muscle, fat, stomach contents – whatever. That is what annoyed me. I actually am someone who does need to weigh myself – I don’t do well with no scale. I have tried that a few times and it just doesn’t work for me. Interesting that it affects my mindset more not to weigh myself than to step on the scale a couple times a week. Now, I dropped 4 of those pounds right away, but a couple stuck around, which I attribute to M&Ms and PB cups. I ate a lot of those – and by a lot, I really mean a lot. I don’t mess around when I eat that stuff, and that is the main reason those things really don’t come into my house.
Anyway, normally I am not bothered by the scale, but I just had to get that off my chest.
Lunch time! A nice summer lunch of Fage, blueberry topping and Perky flax cereal.
I might buy that cereal again because I just like the name. This box has lasted me months, I have to say, which is good.
Work was fairly busy today, surprisingly so considering the holiday yesterday and the fact that it is the last day of the pay period and everybody works.
I was really tired, though. Like can’t keep my eyes open kind of tired. Maybe the heat? I made up a latte to wake myself up.
It’s not horribly hot today like it will be the next few days, so I had a hot latte. Or not too hot. I can control the drink temperature at home.
I was glad when dinner rolled around. Pixie finally decided to wake up for a bit after sleeping next to me all day. Oh the life of a cat.
She would like to be out there.
Standard and quick. I have literacy tutoring tonight and lots of stuff to do before that.
I have this packed in my bag to eat while tutoring.
We have hot and humid weather rolling in tomorrow. I hope to get in an early bike ride before it gets too hot.