Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I Need a Bigger Grill

Back & Shoulders
Today was a gym day for me. I think it's not so much the lifting that I'm bored with so much as my warm up and the scenery.

Lately the music has been blasting so that listening to my own iPod is futile. It's hot as hell and fans are scarce. And the weight area has been more crowded. I guess that's because there are virtually no classes so people are either on the cardio equipment or in the weight area.

I am growing to loathe the elliptical for warm ups too. The only good thing is that I can read a magazine while I'm on there. Or, maybe I'm just becoming an old grump....I mean, I'm really lucky that the door to the gym is still open right now. So I should change my attitude huh?

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Anyway, today was back and shoulders. I decided to not do any dropsets this week, so back to regularly scheduled programming - meaning 3 supersets done with 8 reps, 3 times.

SS#1
Assisted chinups
Arnold press

SS#2
Pullovers
Upright row

SS#3
Double-arm row
Lateral raise

I also added on low-back extensions on the stability ball at the end. They are part of my list of PT exercises. I don't know if they're really helping my piriformis, but I do know they are good for my back and I shouldn't have stopped doing them. See, I really can be lazy ;-)

Need a Bigger Grill
At least I looked forward to dinner. Tonight I went with the Grilled Kale and Veggie Salad I had planned on having last night.

It's not complicated, but I'm realizing I could use a bigger grill for such meals. I'll gladly take donations ;-) Actually, I'd love to have a full outdoor kitchen while I'm asking.

Anyway, I had to grill in stages basically. So, it wasn't a hot salad, but that's ok because it was 90 degrees. Oh, and for some reason, I manage to make a huge mess when I'm prepping to grill. It's a talent of mine.
 

The salad was made up of grilled kale, tempeh, zucchini, squash, leftover grilled eggplant and corn, and red bell peppers.

Daily To-Enjoy List:
Sunshine
Grilling
Kale