First off Congratulations to my many contest winners:
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#10 Sarah M.
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Thank you to everyone for entering. If your name is above please send me an email to Reneebenda at me dot com to collect your prizes!
Since there isn’t a P90X class on Thursday mornings, this AM I was on my own for a workout. I’ve been more than covering the cardio portions and knew I needed some weights. I can’t believe next week is the last week of this program it seems like just yesterday we started!
I went to the gym without much of a plan. So my workout kind of went like this:
- 1 mile run for a warm up
- 65# Bench Press (40 reps)
- Deadlift 30# (12 reps/3 sets)
- Overheard Press 30# (12 reps/3 sets)
- Bicep Curls 30# (12 reps/3 sets)
- Tricep kickback 30# (12 reps/3 sets)
- Front Alternating Lunge with a twist 15# (12 reps/3 sets)
- Back Row 30# (12 reps/3 sets)
- Squats on Bosu Ball (12 reps/3 sets)
- 1 minute plank on bosu ball (3 times)
- 1 Mile FAST
I basically ran the deadlifts thru planks as circuits and just completed the circuit 3 times.
Once I was a good sweaty mess I was getting ready to leave when this scene caught my eye.
This is new at my Y and I’ve been dying to try it out. Last summer I made it my personal goal to be able to complete ONE pull up. I was BARELY pulling myself up for one in August. With a few more months under my belt I decided today was the day to try again.
FOUR…FOUR! I DID FOUR!!!!
Flying high on adrenaline…. I also added another 20 pull ups with the assistance band to my workout. Hard work is paying off.
So I have a bit of a dilemma:
I have an entire BOX of grapefruits that need to be eaten. I could have swore I ordered a mixed box of fruit but when it arrived this was 100% grapefruits. Full disclosure I don’t love grapefruits. I’m more of a tolerater of them, not an enjoyer. I’m on the hunt for way to use them up. That included giving some away to family members and donating some. But now I’m still left with a few for our use.
Last night I attempted a Citrus Salad. I sliced up the grapefruits some oranges and some Fennel and mixed them in with salt, pepper some olive oil and basil. It was OK, I’m not sure I would make it again since I’m the ONLY one who would even try it. But if this is your type of thing it was good.
Strangely though last night I had a dream I ate an entire box of markers. YES MARKERS. Not even those good markers that smell like delicious fruits but the cheap kind from the dollar store. I woke up in a panic wondering if I needed surgery to have them removed. It was the strangest dream I think I’ve ever had. And I rarely dream. I’m not sure if it was the grapefruit or the fennel but either way I’m freaked out enough to not try eating this Citrus Salad before bed again.
The rest of my day will be spent with work and tree decorating as order by the little man! The holiday spirit has finally arrived in our house, just in the Nick of time!
Question of the Day: Do you like grapefruit? What is the strangest dream you’ve ever had?