Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Ash Wednesday and more snow...

First, the workouts:

Yesterday:

NOTHING!!! I was too busy studying for my exam today. I honestly did not have the time.

Today:

CARDIO: 20 min. HIIT on the eliptical

UBWO:
Lat Pulldown Machine (wide grip): 55 lbs x 12 reps, 60x10, 65x8, 75x6, 60x12
Rowing Machine (close grip): 35x12
Bench Press (dumbells): 8 lbs x 12 reps, 10x10, 12x8, 15x6, 17.5x6 (extra), 10x12
Incline Bench Press (dumbells): 10x12
Dumbell Lying Tricep Extension: 5x12, 8x10, 10x8, 12x6, 8x12
Dips: 12 reps
Seated Bicep Curl (dumbells): 8x12, 10x10, 12x8, 15x6, 10x12
Angled Bicep Curl (dumbells): 8x12
Shoulder Press (dumbells): 8x12, 10x10, 12x8, 15x6, 10x12
Lateral Raise (dumbells): 8x12 (felt a little easy, may increase next time)

STRETCH

ABS: 2 sets x 12 reps and 1 set x 6 rep of knee ups

(I may do some more abs exercises later...)

Yes, I did an equivalent of 2 workout sessions today, back-to-back, to make up for yesterday's slacking. The highlight is I finally broke the 15 lbs. (dumbell) hurdle for my UBWO. 17.5 lbs!!!! I used 15 lbs. dumbells and attached 2.5 lbs platemates to each one. I am so excited about this! I was going to do the same thing for my shoulder press, but I was EXHAUSTED by that time. Maybe next week :). Next stop, 20 lbs dumbells!

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Today is also Ash Wednesday. And I was good today and got my ashes during lunchtime. Thank goodness I remembered not to eat meat! Oh, and I'm giving up swearing for Lent :)

I was watching Rachel Ray's 30 Minute Meal and saw her prepare this dish called Sea Scallops with Vermouth. It looked fairly easy to prepare, kind of BFL-friendly, and appropriate for No-Meat-Fridays. I might make the following changes though: 1) Use broth instead of vermouth; 2) Soak scallops in milk for approx. 5 minutes to bring out the sweetness; 3) Serve over rice for a portion of carbs.

I hope sea scallops are BFL-friendly. It is so yummy!

And speaking of Rachel Ray, I love her show and her recipes but sometimes she gets on my nerves! I think her enthusiasm is just way over the top sometimes. When she talks, it's like she's yelling at me or something. I think I prefer her on her earlier episodes when she was a lot calmer.

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The weather report is predicting snow AGAIN starting tonight and lasting until tomorrow. Not as much as the 18-20 inches we got 3 weeks ago, but more like 3-5 inches. Unfortunately, it's supposed to turn to freezing rain tomorrow morning, right smack in the middle of rush hour. Just as I was starting to recover (my hands feel better!), it looks like I might be doing some more shoveling. The snow will not be as much (I HOPE!), but it will feel twice as heavy with the freezing rain. Bummer!!!! Luckily, I was able to bring some work home so if it's bad tomorrow morning, I will just work from home and then go to work in the afternoon. In terms of my workout, I will have to see how much shoveling I have to do. I may just do my LBWO in the afternoon.

The good news is I'm done with my exam as of this morning! Yippee!!! The exam wasn't too bad. We were given 75 minutes to complete and I got done in like 35 minutes. I'm not really into this class. I studied for it yesterday but my interest just wasn't there. It's for a certification program, so it's not like a degree where GPA counts. My goal is to get at least a C so my company pays for the class.

Since I have nothing much to do tonight, I am hoping I can go to sleep at a decent time. Who knows, I may be able to get a full 8-hours sleep!

7 comments:

Supergirl said...

Bevy was here ;)

KatieFeldmom said...

YAY, we can do the non-swearing together! I only swore four times yesterday (that's really good for me).

I admire you for doubling up your workouts! Way to go!

And congrats on getting the studying and the test done. I'm all about a "C" too.

Mari said...

Yes scallops are fine for BFL. They taste so good you would think they would be off limits lol j/k yummy.

Karla said...

Looks like there's several of us in for a no swearing lenten season. I'm thinking that I am going to steal Katie's idea about the rubberband. WTG on the workouts.

Amy said...

I love rachel ray but can only tolerate her in small doses... I hear ya!!

Greg said...

Congrats. on hitting the higher dumbells. Are you lifting enough to hit tens? Are you lifting enough to hit failure? I just started recording my intensity levels and that is helping a lot. Keep it up, you sound like your sticking with the program.

Miss Fit said...

How's the knee(s)???

I feel the same way about Rachel Ray. I can't handle unbridled enthusiasm for too long. Have you ever seen the Orange Glo commercial? I refuse to buy that guy's products because he's ALWAYS YELLING. I hate him. ;P

Hope you have a great weekend! Keep going strong!