Friday, March 25, 2011

Fun Facts Friday - The Trivial Things

Thank God for Makeup
Today I feel like I've been run over. I had a horrible night's sleep. I guess I sort of went overboard with water and was up more times than I can count to pee. If I wasn't up for that, it was because Maddie was banging around like a fool in her kennel, randomly letting out piercing barks too. And then there's this issue with my piriformis/sciatica.

Not sure if it's the piriformis hurting, the sciatic nerve, or the piriformis inflamed pinching the sciatic. Or hell, something entirely different. But whatever it is, it hurts like hell and that kept me up. I am a stomach sleeper. If I even roll over on my side I wake up. Last night the only position that didn't cause the piriformis/sciatic/whatever the hell pain was lying flat on my back with legs straight.

Let's just thank God for a moment for giving someone the wherewithal to come up with the whole idea of makeup. I'm a huge fan today.


Adjusting Weight Workout
The plan for me was to hit the gym for Day 2 of Week 3 of the total body rotation. This called for 4 sets of 8 reps of the exercises done as straight sets. There was no way I could do leg work today, so it ended up just being upper body, abs, and stretching. I did start with 10 minutes on the elliptical to warm up. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to do that, but it sort of helped loosen my leg and hip up.

Overhead press
Rear delt flyes
Hammer curls
Lying dumbbell triceps extensions
Flat bench dumbbell press
Underhand barbell rows

Quite honestly, I was relieved to not have to do legs after this set up. While I really enjoyed this rotation twice before, I am not mentally in it this time around. I have no explanation other than it's just not fitting for me. So, I think I'm going to let this one go for now and go back to 2-day upper splits with one leg day and see how that works.

I think that now that I am using the gym more consistently rather than strictly doing weights at home, I have more exercise options like using the barbell, pullups/chinups, hamstring curls, etc.

Fun Facts Friday - The Trivial Things
So, enough Debbie Downer-ness, let's get on with Fun Facts Friday shall we? In an effort to move into a more positive place, let's go with the trivial things that can make us happy. Not getting deep, mushy, spiritual, or philosophical.
  • The right amount of apples, cranberries to oatmeal ratio so that the last bite still has all the elements.
  • The elevator not stopping - meaning from 1 straight up to 10.
  • Leaving early for a haircut.
  • Wearing a new shirt, even if the damn forecast was wrong and it's colder than they said (humph).
  • Makeup (I think you get that one huh?).
  • Open-toed shoes.
  • Winning a mahjong game.
Ok, not an extensive list, but please add away!