Saturday, January 28, 2012

Kick Butt Workout & Dinner with Friends

Weights & Tabata
Today was a gym day for me. I started with 20 minutes on the elliptical (but the treadmills were calling to me sadly). Then I hit the weights for biceps, back, triceps. I went with 3 sets of 8 reps unless noted then followed up the weights with a tabata session.

TS#1
Barbell curls (with EZ bar) - 6 reps
Pullovers
Double-arm overhead triceps extensions

TS#2
Hammer curls (increased weight)
Wide-grip assisted chinups (struggled with these today)
Weighted triceps dips (increased weights)

TS#3
Incline curls (increased weight for half the reps of each set)
Single-arm row
Triceps pulldowns

Tabata - 20 seconds each exercise with 10 seconds rest. Rest 1 minute between circuit. Repeated 3 times
Plie jacks
Speed skaters
Kettlebell swints
Tuck jumps
Lateral hops
Kettlebell figure 8's

Um, yowzer on the HIIT/Tabata workout. I have sooooo lost any of my quick burst endurance. Let me run for 10 miles and I'm good. But short back-to-back bursts kicked my butt. Of course, in a good way. I need to shake things up a bit so I think I'll try to add in more HIIT sessions like this one. It was also fun using the kettlebell, which I never use.


Piddling & Pizza
After the workout, Jason and I hit the grocery store. So much excitement for Saturday right ;-) He finished watching a basketball game, then we headed out for a trip to Target then to clean my filthy dirty car then piddled at an antique shop for a bit.

I did score some clearanced curtains at Target at least. I am planning on doing some easy faux Roman shades in the kitchen. I was happy to find some curtains I could use for under 7 bucks a panel. We also found some new knobs and drawer pulls for the kitchen. Planning to pain the cabinets white, so the oil-rubbed bronze hardware we picked up will look great (we hope).

We were meeting some friends for an early dinner around 5 at a small pizza joint called Pizza Cafe. They have really good pizzas and salads and an awesome outdoor deck area. It's rare that we go there in the winter, because we typically think of going just to enjoy the patio. Must remember this place more often though. Especially with my sis because they now have a gluten-free pizza crust.

As always, we had an enjoyable time with our friends. Just chitchatting and enjoying some good eats. It's hard to beat that sometimes. Simplicity is the way to go if you ask me. Just good food, good friends.

The rest of the evening is being spent pretty lazily. We're just chilling out - I think that's the perfect way to top off a Saturday. I hope you all are having a great weekend.

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Sunshine
  • Weight workout
  • Time with friends
  • Relaxing