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Gym Day. Kitchen Day.

Gym Day
Today was gym day for me. Kind of glad too because it was another gray day, only today, the sun never did come out. I did manage to be sufficiently lazy before getting the gym though. I took full advantage of the time change. So while I slept in until 8, the time change made it 7 and that was just too early for the gym ;-)

Jason and I headed out at 10. My original plan was to do shoulders, biceps, chest and follow that with some plyo for legs. However, my legs are so incredibly sore from yesterday's run, that plyo was just not going to happen. It's crazy, they are more sore from yesterday than after my half marathon.

I started with 15-minutes on the elliptical then did trisets of 3x8 (unless noted).

TS#1
Overhead shoulder press
Hammer curls - 10 reps
Flat bench dumbbell chest press

TS#2
Lateral raise
Alternating dumbbell curls
Pushups with toes on step - 10 reps

TS#3
Front raise - 10 reps
Cross-body curls
Incline dumbbell chest press

Upright rows - TF
Dumbbell curls - TF

I also got in some abs before heading out.

Kitchen Day
We did hit up the grocery store right after the gym. I knew if I went home first, I'd never get back out again. I made us a quick lunch (chickpea salad wraps) then got cleaned up and put on my lazy Sunday attire: yoga pants, long-sleeved T and house shoes.

Jason was wanting to get out and ride, so he headed out despite the gloomy looking weather. At least it wasn't cold or terribly windy. While he was out, I did more loads of laundry, cooked off black beans and chickpeas, and also made some wheat French bread.

I feel like it's been a while since I've had a good kitchen prep day. I will freeze everything to keep on hand for quick use. A little extra time one day saves you lots of time later on - plus it's really nice to have homemade bread handy for soup or salad nights.

It can be really nice having a low-key day. No makeup, no hair styling, no "real" clothes. Productive and lazy is the perfect combo in my mind. 

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