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Weights & Simple Dinner

Weight Day
Apparently we skipped fall and jumped straight into winter, well, for a day or so anyway. Today was low 30's and gusting winds walking into the office. You can bet I pulled out my warm scarf and gloves for the trek in.

The highs were barely 40 degrees, maybe not even 40 thanks to the fun wind chill. This meant no desire to run today. I would have hit spin, but I had a webinar from 12:30-2. I decided to hit the gym early and get in the weights I had intended on doing yesterday.

I got there at 10 and it was lovely...in other words, I had the weights all to myself. Near the end of my workout one other man showed up then two girls. But as is typical, the females headed directly to the cardio equipment. I find it kind of sad to pretty much always be the only female in the weights area. Is this typical at your gym as well? Just curious.

Anyway, I started with 15 minutes on the elliptical as a warm up. Then I went with back, chest (done as supersets of 3x8), and some abs at the end.

SS#1
Underhand barbell rows
Hammer curls

SS#2
Pullovers
EZ bar barbell curls*

SS#3
Double-arm rows
Incline curls

*I have really been needing to branch out and use a barbell for curls. I always go with dumbbells, but am at a stand still with increasing weights. This was my first time using the EZ bar as we don't have a shorter barbell, just Olympic size.

Overall, it was a pretty good workout. I did have to go lighter than expected with the BB curls though. So, using the bar will be a good change up for me. I have a feeling that I am using more momentum than I think using the dumbbells. I couldn't do that with the bar.

Simple Dinner
We didn't make it to the grocery store this weekend, so the veggie selection is getting low. I did have some kale that was wilting away and some butternut squash that's really been screaming to be used (I swear it has).

So, shocker, we had kale and butternut squash tonight. There were several options I could have gone with of course. But I took the easier route and simply cubed and roasted the squash. I sauteed the kale with some onions, vegetable broth, and splash of orange juice, salt, pepper. I had two Gardein Chick'n Scallopini left in the freezer and some leftover vegan gravy.
 
So dinner ended up being both tasty and easy to assemble. I've been craving kale the past few days, so this definitely hit the spot. And even better? I have some squash leftover to use in a chili this week.


Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Weight workout
  • Easy dinner

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