So you all really are looking forward to me doing a video playing guitar at the end of the year? I hope you know what you are in store for…
I did not want to get up this morning. I have to say that going to the gym in the dark is not my favorite thing. I am okay once I get there, but I will be glad when it is lighter out!
My gym was surprisingly uncrowded today. Not even all the regulars were there and those of us that were commented about how empty it was. Weird, although I really liked it 😈
|Cable Squat to Row||3 set of 10 at 60#||Full body|
|Dumbbell Pull Over||3 sets of 10 with 25# DB||Back|
|Dumbbell Lying Fly||3 sets of 12 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Chest|
|Decline Sit Ups||3 sets of 10||Core|
|Triceps Pull down||3 sets of 10 at 40#||Triceps|
|Stiff-legged Deadlifts||1 set of 10 at 75#
1 set of 8 at 80#
1 set of 6 at 85#
1 set of 6 at 90#
|Seated Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 140#||Calves|
|Upright Row||3 sets of 10 at 30#||Shoulders|
|Lower Back Extension||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Low Back|
I can do different chest moves now! My shoulder is almost fine now, so I can do flyes and incline presses again. Not back to full weight, but at least I am not stuck with pushups and bench presses only anymore. Yay! I was feeling really strong today. I think because I had an extra day off since I lifted last Thursday.
Headed home for a warm breakfast.
I soaked steel cut oats overnight and cooked them up this morning.
In the mix: 1/2 cup of pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, 7 grams of toasted walnuts, 14 grams of crystallized ginger, 1 tablespoon creamed honey. (Total calories – 360).
Slow work morning, which is pretty typical for Monday, so I made sure to be productive instead of sitting and reading blogs all morning and practiced guitar and rode my trainer. Since I knew I would be working at night, I actually got my evening stuff done early. Now that is managing my time better, which I tend to be terrible at. Good start to the year.
Lunch time. We have a bunch of bananas to use up, so I decided on something very different for lunch. A banana protein shake! A little on the cold side, but still good.
These blueberries are so awesome, too. We normally don’t find blueberries up here in the winter except for tiny packages that cost as much as a small car. These pints were on sale yesterday for $2.99.
I told John to pick me up some more when he went out to play poker since I was going to eat these so fast. His response? “I am not spending money to support your blueberry habit.”
Work schedule still a bit whonky. It will take a couple days to settle out with the doctors having appointments and dictating again. Until then, it will be swinging my hours around. No football on tonight (omg – the season is over, waaahhhh!!), so I should be able to work uninterrupted… Of course, then I am going out of town for a couple days on Thursday. It just never ends.
John made lattes, which I paired up (tripled up?) with some clems.
It’s a fruit and veggie kind of day! Especially considering my dinner:
We grocery shop on Sundays, so there is always a plethora of fresh produce at the beginning of the week. I have such a hard time deciding what to have.
Tonight’s planned snack? Girl’s gotta have some chocolate!
I really have been on a good eating streak since the day after Christmas. I have had 1 Christmas cookie from the freezer all week, although I did have a bite or 2 from ones on John’s plate. I have not had the urge to have them. I will have one or 2 nutmeg logs before they are totally gone, but it is nice that they are not calling to me.
Tomorrow I will be back at the gym on the treadmill for a run. I wonder if the uncrowdedness will continue?
Question: If you belong to a gym, has it been hellaciously crowded this week?