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Signs of spring!

This weekend, I some how conned my mother into going to the gym with me. I had no car, so she came and got me. Saturday was chest/back/abs.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Flat Chest Press 4 sets of 8 with 25# DBs
Drop Set 1: 20# for 5 reps
Drop set 2: 15# for 5 reps
Incline Chest Fly 3 sets of 8 at 15#
Drop Set 1: 10# for 10 reps
Drop set 2: 5# for 5
Incline Chest Press 3 sets of 8 with 15# DBs
Drop Set 1: 10# for 6 reps
Drop set 2: 5# for 6 reps
Assisted Chin Ups 3 sets of 8 at 100#
Drop Set 1: 120# for 6 reps
Drop set 2: 150# for 9 reps
Upper Body
Single-arm low cable row 3 sets of 8 at 35#
Drop Set 1: 25# for 6 reps
Drop set 2: 20# for 6 reps
Cable Kneeling Pull Down 3 sets of 8 at 35#
Drop Set 1: 30# for 6 reps
Drop Set 2: 20# for 8 reps
Crunches 2 sets of 10
Drop Set 1: 16
Bicycle 2 sets of 10
Drop set 1: 24

This was a tough workout! It’s hard to do drop sets with core work, so I just did the third set until I couldn’t do anymore. Then I walked for 25 minutes on the dreadmill.

Our reward was going out for lunch afterwards. We chose East End Eatery, where I had a  side salad and a wheat pizza wrap with banana peppers!

This tasted so good after a hard workout!  I really should make these at home.

Saturday was such a gorgeous day.  A lot of the snow is melting and when I went out for a walk, I saw some tulips start to peek up from someone’s garden.  Flower time soon!

Speaking of flowers, I was planting some seeds.  I am trying the flowering tobacco again.  A lot of my seedlings died last year, so I am trying yet again.

I also made some little seed pots from toilet paper tubes.

These are so clever I will post a little demo of them.  No more buying the peat pellets!

Sunday was a nice relaxing day.  My bagel buddy is back, so we were out for our Sunday breakfast at Coffee Planet.

Oat bran bagel!

Today has been going through recipes to figure out what to make.  How do people do this without it taking forever?  I like reading cookbooks, but it’s hard to plan out meals this way, I have to say. Too many choices.

I did wake my sourdough starter up, aka Breadipus Rex, so that I can make some sourdough english muffins this week.  Or hopefully to make them!

On the nibbling front, did very well over the weekend.  I find that I actually do better when I limit the chocolate.  John bought me a little Tortuga rum cake to have, which I am saving (good thing rum is a preservative!).  He also had a chocolate covered macaroon and I had him slice me a piece off – it’s huge!  After eating that, I really wanted more and had another bite.  I could feel myself really sitting on the edge of wanting to eat more and more and it took a fair amount of internal wrestling not to keep eating. Maybe it’s a little easier now 10 days out from no nibbling? It’s hard to say.

Now for a new week and the last week of the 28 Day Shapeover workouts!

Question:  Do you plan any meals or menus?

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