Friday, July 9, 2010

Fun Facts Friday - Sugar Doll Award

Weights in the Morning?
This morning I managed to get up and do weights as well as my cardio. I typically don't feel awake or strong enough first thing in the morning. But I wanted to get it all done and out of the way. I treated today like Saturday since tomorrow I will likely not be able to get weights done.

So, I worked biceps, triceps, shoulders doing drop sets of 4 sets of 8 reps starting with the heaviest weight and dropping in about 10% increments with each subsequent set. The exception is for the the last 3 exercises, which I did to failure.

Biceps dumbbell curls
Hammer curls

Overhead triceps extension
Kickbacks

Dumbbell shoulder press
Lateral raises

Alternating curls with twist at top - 8 reps
Lying dumbbell extensions - 10 reps
Upright rows - 12 reps

The key to drop sets is to make sure you know what weight increments you will need and have them set up and ready to go. You start with the heaviest weight and quickly drop down in weight with as little rest time as possible for each set (example: 20 lb, 17 lb, 15 lb, 13 lb).

Because my legs are still pretty sore from the hill repeats, I opted out of the run I was planning and chose a workout that was not leg focused: Cathe Friedrich's MMA Boxing (shocked aren't you).

Happy Dance
This has been one heck of a work week. It's gone by quickly at least. Since I did work extra on Wednesday, I opted to work through lunch today and leave at 2. I cannot even tell you what a treat that feels like. Though, I'm sure you likely understand my joy. So, workout is done, I get off early....hello shopping. Ok, so it'll likely only be groceries, but still. I need to get that done today, because tomorrow we probably won't have time for it. As long as the rain holds off, we're supposed to go to the lake with the family.

Sadly, we have not had a chance to go yet this summer. Very atypical. We usually are on the water the first weekend in June, weather permitting. But this year my dad and step-mother bought a new house and were in the midst of packing and moving. If we make it, I'll be sure to post pictures and a recap. We're also hoping to go to a baseball game. So, it'll be a full day of summertime activities.

Fun Facts Friday - Sugar Doll Award
Lindsey @ Pancakes N Pajamas gave me this fun award. She received the Fabulous Sugar Doll Blogger Award and passed it on to me!  Thanks so much Lindsey!

The rules to this award are to tell 10 little known facts about myself and pass it on to three to five other bloggers. So, in this will take the place of Fun Facts Friday.
1. I am a gum addict. I get panicked when I am down to the last stick in my purse and there isn't a back-up pack.
2. I am a huge klutz. How I ever danced en pointe is a shock to my family. My nickname was Grace if that gives you an idea of my agility.

3. I hate watermelon. Actually, I hate all melons. I want to like them. They look refreshing.

4. I hate PB&J sandwiches. The jam/jelly makes me think of this gelatinous goo that I used to clean the rust off of my bicycle once as a kid.

5. I do like jam in my oatmeal though. Possibly because it's warmed up and melty.

6. I have super short, fat feet. I wear a 5.5 or 6 but wide.

7. I have never had a pedicure. I don't like people touching my feet.

8. I am painfully shy. But, once you get to know me and I'm one-on-one or in a small group, I'm like a whole different person.

9. I curse like a sailor. I have to really watch myself and the F bombs. I think I even offend my husband at times.

10. I am not a fan of chocolate. Now, white chocolate...bring it on.
I must say that trying to decide on only three or five people to pass this on to was really difficult. I think all of you deserve the award! I decided to choose five people that I don't know quite as much about. 

So, I pass this award on to these five fabulous ladies:
Lisa @ Lisa's Foods on the Move
But, that doesn't mean you guys are off the hook. It's Fun Facts Friday so give me at least one little known fact about yourself (more if you're so inclined).