Ohmygosh — dinner was so nice!
But first…. a mid-afternoon latte that Huz made in the espresso machine. Work was very productive today! It was probably the multiple servings of caffeine (this was my THIRD coffee).
The gym was very quick… and yet strangely relaxing. It was a great workout for a cross-training day!
I did 30 minutes on the elliptical; I pedaled backwards for about 10 minutes as well! Does that work different muscles, or just the same muscles in a different way? Anyone?
I read this book on the elliptical. It’s called "Tell It Slant" and it’s about creative nonfiction. It’s a leftover from college. Chapter 1 was interesting….
After the elliptical, it was weight time. I always do arms on Monday, because that’s always my c ross training day! :) Today I decide to add 10 lbs. of weight to my bicep curls and tricep pulldowns. Realizing that it was not challenging anymore, I figured why not? But I could only do the new weights for 2 reps.
- Bicep Curls with weighed bar – 12 reps x 2 sets at 40 lbs; another 12 reps at 30 lbs.
- Tricep Pulldowns on cable row – 12 reps x 2 sets at 40 lbs; another 12 at 30 lbs.
I also some dual pulley rows with 45 lbs. as well, and about 90 crunches. Whew! Easier than a long run. 🙂
As I mentioned, dinner was so delicious. I am LOVING the George Foreman that we got for the wedding.
I grilled chicken breast that I marinated in EVOO, water, pineapple juice, and pepper. After cooking it 90%, I added pineapple rings to the top and poured back over some of the juices. MMMM!
We also had a yummy salad with sun-dried tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, and this dressing:
On the side, I had some brown rice.
The pineapple was DIVINE. Ohmigod — definitely going to do this again!
Desert for the dogs: Ice cream for Puppies!
They looooved it! 🙂
Goodnight… sleep tight!