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FBB workout B

Woo Hoo! It’s Wednesday. Guess what day it is!  That’s right, Bagel Day!


I am loving my 10% meals, I have to say.

So here is the phase B workout. I actually did this yesterday.  My current lifting schedule is T/TH and either Saturday or Sunday (depending on schedule).

Female Body Breakthrough base phase B

Exercise Set/rep/weight
Plank 3 holds at 30 seconds
Prone Cobra 3 sets of 45 second holds
Lateral raise with external rotation 3 sets of 10 with 5# DBs
Overhead Squat 3 sets of 10 with wooden bar
Single Leg/Single arm Romanian deadlift 3 sets of 10 with 15# DB
Single arm cable lat pulldown 3 sets of 10 at 20#
Bulgarian Split Squat (video) I hate these 3 sets of 10 with body weight
High Cable Row 3 sets of 10 at 40#

I swapped out an exercise, though. I am doing the plank instead of a Russian Twist. I can’t do twisty exercises where the lower half of my body stays still and the upper half moves as that is inviting my herniated disk to the party – and it is most certainly not a party guest I want.

Now I have done workouts A and B.  These will be alternated for the next month. The goal of each workout is to pick one or two of the exercises and increase either the weight or the reps (to a max of 12). This way you progress through the month.  Then a whole new set of exercises in 4 weeks.

My eating has been great since we got back from vacation and it is showing on the scale. Nice to see that weight start to go away (but it was totally worth it).  My rut lunch of 2% greek yogurt and apple topping.


Note the brown countertops in that picture.  This is the countertop paint that we used.  I like it.  However, I am concerned about how it holds up. I did these counters on Monday and they are supposed to cure for 72 hours. I see Ms. Pixie prints on them 2 days later, which concerns me a lot that a 10 pound cat would be leaving marks on the counter after this amount of time.


You can see front paw prints and the long back leg prints from her sitting.  So – I am not thrilled about that. I think we will go with plan B, which is laminate sheeting on top. We were going to try the paint first since it was inexpensive and if it didn’t work to do the laminate.  Guess this means laminate.  I don’t want to leave counters that get dinged up at the drop of a hat to new owners. 

Speaking of new owners of a sort, our current contract expires on Thursday, so we got the new contract extension on Radiance Manor with the next closing date of March 31st.  Then when that date rolls around, we will sign for another month, etc., until we finally close, whenever that will be.  Sigh.

Afternoon snacker!



Work was busy today.  About half the doctors were on vacation last week and part of this week, so work has been much less. If we had known that, we would have planned our vacation later. Just could not get enough lines in last week.  It’s back to normal now, though, and I was done by dinner time with extra lines to boot.


BBQ chicken on a tater.  I should just start recycling pictures if I am going to be in a rut! LOL

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