Thursday, December 22, 2011

Weights, Errands & Super Simple Dinner Thanks to Gardein

Gym Day
Today was a cold, rainy one here. Not very motivating. Thus, I didn't make it to the gym until 10. I really should have gotten out the door soon as I had errands to run. And the longer I waited, I knew the worse traffic would be.

I started with 15 minutes on the elliptical then went with supersets of 3x8 for back and triceps.

SS#1
Underhand barbell row
Double-arm overhead triceps extension

SS#2
Assisted wide-grip chinups
Lying triceps extensions

SS#3
Pullovers
Weighted dips

I did some ab work after the weights. I also added in some low back extensions on the stability ball - 2 x 12. Overall, it was a pretty good workout. I feel pretty weak with my back weights, but I know that adding in the chinups will help if I just keep decreasing the assisted weight.

Errands & Chores
The next several hours were spent fighting traffic so that I could make it to stores like Target, Kroger, and a few secret places I can't mention since a certain someone reads my blog ;-) When I got home and had everything unpacked, I got down to the business of wrapping presents.

I've been putting it off because it always seems to take longer than I expect. And, I make a huge mess somehow. But, I just plowed through and got it all done and all the paper put back away. I still have a long list of house chores unfortunately.

A good friend is coming to stay with us tomorrow not - she's in town from Atlanta. So I really kind of need to make the house presentable. She'd probably be happier if I made the spare bed, dusted, made sure the guest towels were clean and such.

We did end up meeting a group of friends for a brief happy hour. I exchanged gifts with one of my friends. I got a super cute, sparkly scarf/shawl and warm fuzzy blanket that I totally plan on breaking in this evening.

Dinner is going to be super simple, practically makes itself even: sweet potatoes filled with steamed broccoli and Gardein Beefless Tips that we'll likely toss with some BBQ Sauce. I'm sure some Daiya Vegan Cheese may make it's way on top as well, but that's just speculation right now.

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Weights
  • Being off work
  • Knocking some things off to-do list
  • Evening with friends