Gym time! It was hard to get up today because I stayed up too late reading 😳 Don’t you hate when that happens? I kept saying “5 more minutes, then I will turn off the light” One hour later and I knew I would be really tired today 😀
It hadn’t started precipitating when I left for the gym, but it was coming.
Today’s lower body workout:
|Lying leg press||3 sets of 10|
|Seated leg extension||3 sets of 10|
|Seated hamstring curl||3 sets of 10|
|Barbell deadlifts||3 sets of 10|
|Stiff-legged deadlifts||3 sets of 10|
|Standing calf raises||3 sets of 10|
Before doing this, I got on the treadmill and did 2.25 miles. I actually jogged for 1.5 miles of that with 3 intervals of jogging for 1/2 a mile with a walking break in between each one. The past few weeks I have been slowly building up the time I spend jogging versus walking. I have to say that I am encouraged by being able to do this. Granted, my pace is barely above a very brisk walk, but its a start.
I think I just have to forever forget that I ran much faster in the past before my back injuy and just accept that it won’t ever be the same. I think the last time I tried to get back into running I was pushing too hard, too fast and it felt so awful on my leg that I gave up. My leg seems to be okay the day following the jogging currently. It feels a little funny, but nothing uncomfortable. So I will continue and see where this leads.
Why I seem to want to keep trying running is something I don’t get – although part of it probably has to do with the fact that it was easier to maintain my weight when I was running along with lifting and biking. I also don’t like not doing something that I used to be able to do. It’s funny, though, because I don’t have any desire to want to do chin ups again 😀
It started to sleet when I left the gym. It seemed like it was going to be a horrible weather day, but then after a couple hours it turned to all rain instead of all the snow we were supposed to get. As long as this doesn’t freeze overnight, we should be okay tomorrow.
My breakfast today: Protein waffles, but instead of being topped with blueberries – I sauteed a banana and added a bit of coconut butter.
Looks like scallops, right? 🙂
On the house front, we got our new living room light and it actually installed really easily. It arrived and next thing I knew – John had it up and working! I like it when things happen and I didn’t have to do anything.
It’s very pretty and makes me happy. I will say that out loud. Material things do make me happy… or happier, because I was happy before the light came. Now we need a couple floor lamps as our current ones are kind of broken. Each paycheck I get one more thing for the house. Guess it’s lamps next 😀