Thursday, February 16, 2012

Weights, HIIT & Painting

No More Spin (for today)
My poor legs couldn't take another day of spin today. I had thought I would do legs today, but seriously not happening. So, I went with my plan B workout for upper body (back, shoulders, chest) plus a short HIIT session.
Pin It

Pin It

I did this HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout as a way to engage the muscles that I had just used lifting, sort of as a burnout I suppose rather than doing something like dropsets or 21's. And it was a nice switch from the tabata style intervals that I've been doing.

I only did this 3 times through before calling it done. It's amazing how long 40 seconds can feel by the way.

Busy Day
I did have a doctor's appointment and errands to run this afternoon. At least it was sunny today. Errands don't seem quite as bad when it's pretty out.

But, then it was back to painting the gym room and giving the house a major cleaning. Unfortunately, the HVAC repair guys aren't done. Two days has turned into four. Of course that means there's lots of cleanup that can't be done yet.

It took me about 2 1/2 hours, but I did finish painting the gym room - well, the walls. We still have to do the ceiling and trim work, but that will come later. I also managed to get rugs vacuumed and some rooms mopped. I'll have to wait until tomorrow when the guys are completely gone before mopping the rest.

I will say we lucked out big time. February is not typically the time to replace your heat and air. We've not had heat upstairs all week, but when it's upper 50's and even 60 like today, it's not too bad.

I wish I could say I had time to throw together a great dinner. At this point in time, I'm eating a bowl of cereal. I bet you never thought you'd hear me admit that one huh ;-)

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • No rain
  • Good workout
  • Finishing painting