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Leg Day & Spicy White Chili for Cold Night

Leg Day
Today I hit the gym for legs. I was oddly looking forward to leg day actually. I started with 15 minutes on the elliptical as my warmup then did 1 set of 10 reps of squats with no weight on the bar as an additional warmup for the legs. I did either supersets or trisets as 3 sets of 8 reps unless noted.

SS#1
Barbell squats (increased weight again)
Calf raises - 15 reps with increased weight

TS#1
Step-ups (with dumbbells)
Stiff-legged deadlifts (increased weight)
Firewalkers - 4 each direction

TS#2
Alternating front lunges
Plie squats with low-end pulse
Hamstring roll-ins on ball - 12 reps

SS#2 - only 2 sets of 8 reps each leg
Single-leg squats
Outer thigh raise with resistance band

This was a pretty good workout overall. I was glad I was able to increase weight again for squats. Next week I need to increase the weights for alternating lunges. I do think I need to add in more single-leg moves as well like the single-leg squats and maybe single-leg deadlifts as well.

Cold Rain = Chili Night
I've been pretty busy at work with some big projects going on. While it can help make the day go faster, I'm leaving feeling totally worn out. And cold, rainy weather sure doesn't help pep you up much either.

I had planned on making something tonight with fingerling potatoes (which Jason loves) and maybe roasted broccoli. But, the cold rain called for something warm and cozy, like chili. Since we had a regular red chili a few days ago, I went with my Spicy White Chili with Tempeh tonight.


It was a close call between the chili and a butternut squash soup as I had leftover squash from last night. Maybe that will be tomorrow's dinner because it's supposed to be a repeat of today in terms of weather.

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Leg day
  • Comfort meal
  • Relaxing on couch

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