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Stage 2 of Fit Female

Lucky readers, it’s new workout week!

On to Stage 2 of the Female Body Breakthrough! This is workout A. This month the goal is few reps and heavier weights, although on the first day of each new workout I will keep the weights light to get used to the moves. Some moves are new for me.

Exercise Set/rep/weight
Cable Wood Chop (high to low) 3 sets of 8 each side at 20#
Plank 3 sets of 60 second holds
Dumbbell squat with offset load 3 sets of 8 with 15# DB
Alternating dumbbell overhead press 3 sets of 8 each arm with 10# DBs
Single-leg Bent Knee Deadlift (video) 3 sets of 8 with 20# DBs
Assisted Chin Ups 3 sets of 8
Alternating Lateral Lunge 3 sets of 8 each with 15# DBs (had to drop the weights during set 3)
Two-point dumbbell row (video of me!) 3 sets of 8 each arm with 20# DB

This is hard. I think it is harder than Stage 1, but I think that is the idea. My goal is at least 75 second plank 3 times by the end of the month. Lots of balance work, which is really good for me.  The offset load squat is harder than it appears. Basically, you just do a dumbbell squat, but only hold a dumbbell in 1 hand. You need a lot of core stabilization for that one.  My glutes were burning at the end of this workout, too.

I want to get back to unassisted chin ups, but that won’t happen in a month.

I needed my post workout shake today.  Okay, I guess  I don’t need to say that after every workout.  :roll:

Once home, I made up a 1-minute muffle and topped it with some ricotta.

That is 1 strawberry, too.  Another giant mutant strawberry.

This lasted me to lunch time.  Gotta love the 1-minute muffin for that.  I ended up having the chicken for lunch that was supposed to be for dinner last night. Plus mango.

Gratuitous Pixie shot. She was just vulturing on my chair arm today.  Not quite sure why she does this sometimes.

Not exactly sure what that look is.  If only I could read her mind sometimes. She’s probably thinking it was about latte time and she shouldn’t get in my lap, which would be correct.

I think lattes are more fun in a Mickey cup.

Another attempt at fish today.  This is a Sea Cuisine frozen product. Potato encrusted tilapia.  We had a coupon.

Jury kind of out on this one.  John really liked it, but I thought it was more fishy than the salmon.  The breading was good. It was kind of peppery like Mexican seasoning.

I’m off for Mother/Daughter night.  Coffee and chit-chat, always nice.

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