Sweat it Out:
Elliptical 5 minute warm-up
50 Minutes weights
This day has kind of gotten away from me. I’ve been busy trying to plan meals for the week, doing grocery shopping, and trying to watch Dexter online which was finally a success! The cable company has finally figured out that we have had free cable for the last year and a half, and because I like to have noise going on in the background, I’ve been watching old seasons of The Office to tide me over until we get out cable back on Friday. Boo to having my internet bill double, but yay to having more kid channels for Hanna to watch when I let her watch tv. Spongebob Squarepants is getting a little old.
Since it is the last day of Fire Up For Fall, I’d thought I begin participating in Friend Making Mondays again, so here goes!
If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!
FMM: Thanksgiving Plans
What are your plans for Thanksgiving this year? Does your family have traditions? If so, share them…(I know that some of you live outside of the US so feel free to fill us in on other holiday traditions!)
I LOVE Thanksgiving! A holiday based around food? YES, PLEASE! We have only one tradition on Thanksgiving and it is that we go to my husband’s families home every year. My family gets Christmas (because my mom is a spazz about Christmas). We don’t get to see the hub’s family too often, but luckily we only live about 2 hours away and can make it a fun day trip!
One thing I know that my hub’s is excited for is Black Friday. I on the other hand, would much rather sleep and stay FAR away from the mall. The weekend after Thanksgiving is when you put up Christmas decorations and blast traditional Christmas music (my fave is John Denver and the muppets, just in case you were wondering).
The one thing that I will be doing differently this year is that I will be going to the gym the day of Thanksgiving! My gym is open from 7-2 and I plan to be there right at 7 so I can get in a good workout for the day. This is something I have never done before, and I am starting a new tradition!
This week I am just thankful that my hub’s gets a few days off and we get to spend time with family, nothing better than that!
Last week was the final week for Fire Up For Fall, and I am happy to report I made all but 1 goal. the only goal I missed was to hit my 10% mark, but I know it will happen soon enough! This really is a tough time of year. Normally, I would just say “whatever” and wait it out until January to get started on losing more weight, but I really want this year to be different!
Day 2 of no caffeine! I’ve got a slight headache, but I’ve taken some Tylenol and it has helped dull the pain. I will be headache free by Thursday!
I started Phase 5 of “The New Rules of Lifting for Women” today and have decided that while Hanna is still in her morning nap phase, I will have to get the best workout possible within an hour. This is the only way it seems to work for our schedule. Hopefully, I only have another month or two of her napping like this and then I can put a little more time in it. Until then, I will really have to watch what I am eating and not go over my calorie budget.
How is your week so far? Any plans for Thanksgiving?
“The New Rules of Lifting for Women” Phase 5, Day 1, Workout A
- Single arm dumbbell snatch: 3 sets of 8, 17.5 pounds
- Dumbbell single leg romanian deadlift: 3 sets of 8, 30 pounds (my legs are already MAJOR sore!)
- Barbell Bent over row: 3 Sets of 8, 40 pounds
- Dumbell single arm overhead squat: 3 sets of 8, 7.5/10 pound weights
- Dumbell incline bench press: 3 sets of 8, 40 pounds
- Plank: 3 60 second holds
- Reverse Wood Chop: 3 sets of 8, 60 pounds
Body Weight Matrix: (this is the section that I accidentally skipped in phase 3)
- 24 Squats
- 24 Lunges
- 24 Jump lunges (I did these without the jump, because I couldn’t keep my form)
- 24 Jump squats (hurts so good!)