Sunday, January 8, 2012

Weights, Kitchen Time & Spicy White Bean Chili

Weight Day
Today has been one of those chilly, gray, drizzly days here. Not very motivating I must say. Jason and I did make it to the gym at least. He tried out a CrossFit workout in the latest Runner's World magazine and I hit biceps, triceps, and hamstrings

I started with 15 minutes on the elliptical to warm up then started my weight workout. I went with trisets of 3 sets, but the reps varied a little bit because I went up in weights for a few exercises.

TS#1
Barbell curls - 6 reps, increased weight
Double-arm overhead triceps extension - 8 reps
Bulgarian deadlifts - 6 reps, increased weight

TS#2 (all 8 reps)
Zottman curls
Lying triceps extensions
Dumbbell step ups

TS#3
Hammer curls - 10 reps
Weighted dips - 10/12/12
Hamstring rollins on ball - 10 reps

Squat jumps - 2x10
Burpees - 2x8

I did some ab work as well before stretching a bit and calling it done.

Low-Key Day
After the workout, we headed to the grocery store. It was packed and there were only 3 lanes open (one was express of course). The baggers were beyond slow. The cashiers were having to help bag just to get the customers out the door. It was very much a test of patience I must say.

I made a simple chickpea salad served in wraps for our lunch. We both have decided that we really need to buckle down and stop going out to eat on the weekends. We both really really wanted to be bad and have pizza though. I think it's more about just being lazy, wanting to be out of the house more than anything. But, we held strong.

Jason had to go to Home Depot, joys of home ownership. So, I spent some time in the kitchen. I made some seitan and some homemade bread to keep on hand in the freezer. Other than that, it was a fairly lazy afternoon...spent in PJs of course.

Last night we ended up going with veggie burgers for diner. So, tonight we had Spicy White Chili. It's kind of perfect chili weather being so dreary out.
 

Daily To-Enjoy List:
Weight workout
Kitchen time