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March Goals and leg workout

Welcome to the month of spring:

Lots of snow.  Heavy wet snow.  Hooray.  I did decide not to go to the gym this morning with the snow still coming down.  John told me to stay home and I actually listened to him for a change :mrgreen:

So, I made up breakfast.

Banana bread pudding topped with peanut flour (for protein) and jam.

Thanks for the concerns in the comments section yesterday about if I eat enough.  I do.  Yesterday was a lower calorie day, but still 1600 calories.  I eat more fat, which doesn’t really show in pictures.  It was not a heavy work out day for me, so I don’t need to load up on food.

Today is different because it is a workout day!  I had a bigger lunch.  Baked clamstrips today.

Eating more seafood this week because we went to a different grocery store and  we are not sure about their land-based meat.  At our regular store, we can purchase meat that is ethically raised or local(which we try to do as much as possible) and is labeled as such. So, this week’s trip did not bring home any other meat other than shrimp and clams.

So, a new month and some new goals for myself!  I am pushing the strength training, so I will keep going with that.

1.  Finish the 28-Day Shapeover workouts.  Only a week and a half to go.

2. Follow my 90/10 rule for eating.  When I don’t snack, this actually works pretty well.  I am seeing the scale go down now – even with all that lifting!

3. Cook a few dishes out of my comfort zone.  Like really new to me foods, food combos,  cooking methods. Could be interesting… and hopefully good!

4. Start a new lifting program once I finish #1.  I think this will be Rachel Cosgrove’s Fit Female.

5.  Go bowling.  We keep talking about it for something different. We own our own bowling balls and shoes and the alley is 1/2 mile from the house.  Not sure what we are waiting for!

Those should make for a good March!

Since it was cold and snowy, I had my lap companion today.  She was bothering me, so I moved her, but she just had to be close to me!

I still stayed warm with a latte.

Work was a little frustrating today.  I really wish it was Friday. Ugh!  Most times my job goes smoothly, but not today.

We wanted easy tonight, which meant pizza.  However, it was a frozen pizza.  We had a coupon for a Newman’s Own pizza, so that was on tap! White pizza with spinach and feta cheese.

This was a thin crust pizza and we split the whole thing.  I also had the other slice not pictured here.   Half of this pizza was only 390 calories!  It was pretty tasty, too.  Although, John said it was pretty much like a cracker with toppings.

My workout happened at night since the snow pretty much  stopped and I decided to get out of the house and to the gym.  After dinner, John dropped me off – I couldn’t convince him to come in and work out with me.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Step Ups 4 sets of 8 with 25# DBs

Drop Set 1: 20# for 8 reps
Drop set 2: 15# for 12 reps

Lower Body
Leg Extensions 3 sets of 8 at 40#

Drop Set 1: 30# for 8 reps
Drop set 2: 20# for 11

Quads
Cable Adductor Raise 3 sets of 8 at 25#

Drop Set 1: 20# for 6 reps
Drop set 2: 15# for 8 reps

Glutes/thighs
Lying Hamstring curls 3 sets of 8 at 40#

Drop Set 1: 30# for 8 reps
Drop set 2: 20# for 12 reps

Hammies
Stiff-legged deadlift 3 sets of 8 with 25# DBs

Drop Set 1: 20# for 8 reps
Drop set 2: 15# for 6 reps

Glutes/Hammies
Prone Hip Extension 2 sets of 8 with body weight

Drop Set 1: 5 reps

Hamstrings/low back
Standing Calf Raise 3 sets of 10 at 70#

Drop Set 1: 60# for 10 reps
Drop set 2: 50# for 8 reps

Calves
Seated Single-Leg Calf Raise 3 sets of 10 with 25# DB Calves

I was sweating a lot during this workout!  The prone hip extension was really hard.  I could only do 5 more reps and couldn’t lower the weight (obviously not using any).  It was hard.  My legs are very strong and some of the exercises it was actually my arms that were fatigued from holding the dumbbells more than my legs.

John picked me up after  I finished and we here we sit for coffee! I did forget my post workout protein shake, though.

Have I ever mentioned how hard it is to get a picture of John?  He’s always moving or closing his eyes.  He is going away tomorrow for a couple days, so we wanted to relax out tonight.

 

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17 comments to March Goals and leg workout

  • your remarks about John made me giggle. Just let the man be wiggly and blinky, why don’t ya. LOL! Safe travels to him.

  • Cats and laps. They do love a lap, although close to your head looks pretty good, too – Pixie just cracks me up with her droll expressions!

    Your snow! That is wild. I could have worn shorts today, had my legs not looked as white as your snow. Hope you get to springtime weather soon.

  • What a pretty snow picture! LOL at John’s description of the pizza. I’m going to try your 1 minute muffin tomorrow. I have some extra pumpkin in the fridge. And the one minute appeals to me. I am busy this week!

  • Darned snow! Unbelievable. Glad you were still able to make it to the gym though.

    I have to figure out a way to make gluten/grain free clam strips…I miss them!

    Thanks for offer of help on the NROLW, I will definitely let you know.

    Safe travels for John and a tummy rub for Pixie!

  • Amy

    I will be very interested to hear what you think of the Rachel Cosgrove program.
    And bowling? I LOVE bowling!!!

  • I just got Rachel’s book on Tuesday. I’ve been reading it on an off, but haven’t started the program yet.

    I wonder if your doctors have lots of (desperate) patients that suffer from migraines?

    • Migraines are one things patients come in for, but I hear about all kinds of problems. A lot of times the migraine people get referred to a headache specialist.

  • Miz

    do you love the alonenonJohn time?
    Im a fan of absence making the heart grow FONDER and having time to miss someone reminds you why you adore them happy

  • Oh, your snow is so pretty! We’re already having tornadoes. sad

    Enjoy your weekend!

  • Staying home on a snowy morning can be very productive in its own way. We have had so little snow this year, that I haven’t had that experience for a while. I can tell that Pixie is enjoying every moment of the “snow day.” She just wants to be close to you and the contentment shows on her face. Enjoy the weekend.

  • Biz

    Lori, I am happy and sad today. Happy because I am drinking your roasted coffee, but sad because its the last pot! sad Thanks again!

    Try my chicken tikka masala for a new recipe! You can play with the heat level, but its easy enough to be a week night dinner:

    http://mybizzykitchen.com/2010/03/09/more-indian-food/

    Love your goals!

  • That’s a lot of snow Lori. Today it was the first day of Spring here. I had the backdoor open, Bella enjoyed the first sunshine and it was almost too warm for my Winter coat.

    Funny that you are going bowling. I bought a Groupon yesterday for bowling and dinner. We’re going with 4 friends on April 7th. I like bowling every now and then.

  • Love that workout!!! Drop sets are hard!!! I don’t do any direct calves work anymore – I get enough with my cardio & all the other stuff I do. happy

    Lori, isn’t it nice to be loved so much – Pixie! big grin

    Enjoy your won time but I agree – as long as it is not too long! happy

  • Great work out, you must really have strong arms. I enjoy a little alone time where I can choose to do whatever I desire or nothing at all. Enjoy your quiet time!

  • I love reading your goals! And I can’t wait to see what new-to-you foods you decide to try! And, as always, your workouts inspire me — and hopefully John isn’t gone too long. Have a great weekend!

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