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Lifting and the letter C

I was loving the AC at the gym this morning. Plus, there was a fan on near where I was lifting and I enjoyed the cool breeze as well. Gotta appreciate the little things in this heat!

Exercise Set/rep/weight
1. Plank with alternate arm/leg reach 2 sets of 10 each side
2. Complex: Deadlift, High Pull, Push Press, Reverse Lunge 4 sets of 8 each exercise with 20# bar
3A. Bulgarian Split Deadlift 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs
3B. Single Arm Chest Press on ball 3 sets of 10 with 20# DB
3C. Back Squat 3 sets of 10 with 65# bar
3D. Chinups 3 sets of 10 with assistance

One more workout to be finished with FBB.  So glad to get the sweaty workout done early on what is the hottest/humidest (new word?) day thus far.  Today was one of those times when I felt like a hulk at the gym.

I kinda like this classic Nike ad lately:

If the image is too small, this is the text

My butt is big and round like the letter C and 10,000  lunges (squats for me) have made it rounder but not smaller. And that’s just fine. It’s a space heater for my side of the bed. It’s my ambassador. To those who walk behind me, it’s a border collie that herds skinny women away from the best deals at clothing sales. My butt is big and that’s just fine. And those who might scorn it are invited to kiss it.

 

Not quite a C, but good enough.

My mental practice has been to really try accepting the now as wonderful, even as I work to continue to make it better.

Came home to some cold-brewed coffee and I really had a hankering for oats,  just not the heat.  So I made up some banana custard oats and let them sit to room temp.   :mrgreen:

It’s been a bit frustrating at work this week.  Of course, the heat makes dealing with that stuff harder because of the cranky factor.  Is it only Tuesday?

I was ready for lunch.  I was not super hot as of this time, so I had more of a dinner style lunch with a turkey burger.

I crave hot sauce in the summer and I think it must be the salt I am craving from sweating.

I came up for air while working for an iced latte and limited myself to just one pineapple piece.

This is how the latte looks before I stir in the espresso.  Fun!

I knew with the heat that I wouldn’t be too hungry this evening, so I had made up some apple topping ahead of time to have with some nice cold Fage for dinner.

We decided it would be a good night to walk up the street for a little ice cream after dinner.  It was still 94 degrees out!  Eeek!

I mentioned this on Facebook, but I will say it here.  Remember the kitty that has been sleeping in garden? The other day I said if she came back I was going to name her Lily because she was sleeping in the lily patch.

John said “Don’t name the cat.”  Strong emphasis.  Okay, fine…  :roll:

Tonight as we came outside, John said “There’s Lily” –   :mrgreen:

My cone this evening:

Raspberry/vanilla twist.

The heat should be breaking tonight!  Yay!!!!!!

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18 comments to Lifting and the letter C

  • Daria

    My thoughts…thank youhappy

  • Love the “C” ! Your mental practice is something I’ve also been trying to do in all areas of life as well lately.

    You look great as well my friend!

    Hee..hee…Lilly…. tongue

  • Kimberley

    My butt is a big C and I love it!!! I am bootylicious baby!

    It was so, so, so hot here today too. I stayed inside as much as possible.

    Lily is such a cute name for the kitty.

  • I am stuck on that delicious looking cone! LOL at John and the cat. It seems the husbands always try to act tough, but they are really the softies when it comes to the animals. It seems like a Friday to me too–weird, huh?

  • LOL on the cat! Just don’t let Pixie know that y’all have named her!

  • I love my butt! I need a good picture of it to see if it’s an actual C. Great pictures as usual happy

  • I had to laugh at John calling the cat Lily happy Guess you have a new garden pet?

    I’m happy for you the heat breaks down. Looks like we are getting some better weather next week.

  • Lol at John!

    Hey, the way I ‘c’ it is that at least you have a butt. This no-butt white girl would love to have one but alas, as Mr. Helen said to me the other day as I whined about my lack, “Honey, you’re hippy so work with that.” Gee, thanks.

    I know you guys have an older home but do you at least have a window A/C in your bedroom so you can sleep?

    • I have hips, thighs and butt LOL!

      We have a window AC for the bedroom, yes. I love it! We also have one unit for the downstairs and we can get the downstairs to about 77 degrees, which is pretty good on these hot days.

  • I want some raspberry vanilla twist ice cream!!!!

    I too laughed at John’s reference to Lily. Maybe he’ll be the one to cave and let her stay? winking

    The heat is just wicked – you are fortunate to hve AC at the gym. When I went to work out and there was no air, I almost died!

  • Hi to Lily! winking

    You look great Lori & you have accomplished so much! I get what you are saying though… learn to accept ourselves but for me, I am always a work in progress – especially with age! winking

  • Your butt really looks pleasantly round and not saggy at all. Isn’t that what FBB promised to do? (I have to start paying attention to my rear end to see if it’s changing).

    I thought the heat wave was supposed to be over already! No such thing in Finland.. sad

  • You know, I was really focusing on exercises that would kind of round my butt out (I have a flat runner’s butt) and no matter how hard I worked, it never really changed. sad

  • I LOL at the naming of the cat. uh oh….don’t tell Pixie. At the risk of sounding pervy, I think your C butt should get an “A”. It looks great to me! (see? That just sounded so wrong…winking

  • Julie

    Haha, loved the Lily story!

  • Having been there when the temps were so perfect, I can’t imagine it being that unbearably hot. But then it’s hot everywhere!!

    As I’ve noted many times, my butt and thighs will always be my nemesis and that’s made even more prominent since from the waist up, I’m small-boned!! But like you, I’ve chosen to do the best I can with what I’ve got and be happy with it. Look at it this way – that lower body is what sustains me through long hikes and I’m grateful for it.

  • Biz

    I absolutely love that poster!! And you look fabulous – another reason why I need to get in gear with the strength training!!

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