Yesterday was the first snow of the season. It wasn’t too bad, actually. At least we didn’t have to commute in it. Again, thankful for my job.
It turned to rain later on and most of it was melted, although I had to really scrape off the car this morning to get to the gym. Our house has a small 1 car garage and right now the Saturn is in it because we drive the Prius a lot more and don’t want to have to swap cars out all the time. We are thinking of going back to a 1 car family again.
Anyway, this week is about the drop sets.
For those that don’t know, a drop set is after your last set of an exercise, immediately drop to a lower weight and do as many reps as you can, then drop the weight again and do as many reps as you can. Since you are already pretty tired (or should be) on the last set, this pushes you really hard to fatigue.
|Overhead shoulder press||4 sets of 10, plus drop set|
|Lateral Raise||3 sets of 10, plus drop set|
|Bent lateral raise||3 sets of 10, plus drop set|
|Biceps curls||3 sets of 8, plus drop set|
|Hammercurls||2 sets of 10, plus drop set|
|Lying triceps extension||3 sets of 10, plus drop set|
|Triceps kickback||3 sets of 10, plus drop set|
Talk about noodle arms. Indeed. It was one of those days at the gym, too. I had some trouble with trying not to compare myself to other women there. Most times I am fine, but then sometimes it sneaks in there.
Also on the workout front, Alissa over at A Journey to Thin is hosting her usual Thanksgiving Virtual 5K (run,walk,bike, swim, whatever).
She also is offering some prizes of gift cards, so hop on over here to sign up! Alissa and her husband also recently welcomed a new baby into their lives! I will be participating with a 5K walk.
The sun came out today, but the winds have been fierce! Good thing I walked on the treadmill at the gym this morning because I did not want to go out in this. Can yo usee my flag blowing straight out here?
Stepping back into this room farther for perspective, I am getting closer with the wallpaper. I have 3/4 of one wall left to do. The end is in sight! We joke now that it looks like a trash house inside with bits of wallpaper everywhere, paint swatches on the wall and holes in the wall that need repair. Not to mention the unkempt living room. Just keeping it real…
And doesn’t everyone hold up nonfitting curtains with tacks? This is just for a little privacy since this window overlooks the street and now that it gets dark early, I guess I don’t need people seeing me remove wallpaper 😀
Notice how I say “I” all the time in reference to wallpaper removal. John avoids that LOL! There are so many projects to do in the house and somehow I end up on wallpaper removal. John has been removing the gross carpeting on the stairs. He has to do one stair at a time because after taking off the carpet, then the all tack strips have to be removed with a hammer and chisel – and each stair has a bunch. We can’t have a bare stair with any tack strips on it since we go up and down the stairs a lot and I could see me stepping on a tack strip in the morning before coffee. So, it is painstaking work.
Yes, you did spy the laziest cat in the world up there, too. I took this picture early on in the day.
She was laying there pretty much since this morning, except when she got up to eat and then barfed it up. Pets…