Friday, May 4, 2018

I like Being Sore, Arm Workouts and More...

It took awhile to get moving yesterday, but I finally found my way to the fitness room for another strength workout. I was moving a little slowly because my muscles were sore from the leg workout I did the day before. I like that sore feeling.


I really like the Dirty Dozen Arm Workout, so that's what I did. I walked on the treadmill for 10 minutes first as a warm-up and then went through the 12 exercises two times. I was pretty excited to discover that I no longer need the 5 pound weights (although I did use them on the reverse flys only because my back/shoulder is still bugging me).


As a finish to my arm workout, I did a 90 second plank for PPB challenge day 3. I didn't think I could hold it for 90 seconds without losing form, so I broke it into three 30 seconds planks. After I did them, I figured out that I could have probably done two 45 seconds planks. I think I was distracted by the man on the elliptical who was breathing really heavy and I don't think he realized it. Anyway, I did my core work.


Speaking of core, did you see this??? I'm totally envious of her core strength!


I love tacos from Hot Head Burritos. For the past two days instead of having breakfast at the end of my fasting window, I've been having tacos...for brunch.


On our way to see the family, we stopped in My Main Squeeze to get a smoothie because it was 90 degrees again. I was thrilled to find that they make acai bowls (I love them), so I changed my mind. For toppings I chose peanut butter, granola and raspberries.


For dinner we met up with mrC's childhood friend and his wife at a restaurant in Palmer, MA that was new to us. Steaming Tender Restaurant is the formerly Palmer Union Station that has been restored and turned into a beautiful and fun place to eat. While we were eating we saw an Amtrak train pass right by through the floor to ceiling windows in the dining area. And, I highly recommend the Rattlesnake (spicy chicken pasta). Soooo good!

not my picture


Ever have to workout near a heavy breather?
Would you try Lindsey Vonn's ab workout?

I'm linking up with Lacey and Meranda and Rachel for the Friday Five 2.0!




22 comments:

  1. Lindsey Vonn is a beast! I guess that's what makes her a champion. :)

    And now you're making me hungry . . .

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    1. LOL! That happens to me all the time or I'll want to get up and go workout after reading about everyone else's ;)

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  2. I have never worked out near a heavy breather, but sometimes I have sped up in a race just to get away from a heavy breather! :)

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    1. Haha, I guess that helps your pace ;)

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  3. Actually sowrking out next to a heavy breather happened to me just this past Tuesday. It was SUPER annoying and it kept throwing me off when I was counting my reps.

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    1. Ugh, I know people probably can't help it, but it's so distracting.

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  4. My sister does a lot of core work like that. She is a gymnast and makes it look so easy, it is not!

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    1. I bet she is solid muscle! Hard work pays off, right?

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  5. I am all for tacos for breakfast! I also love it when my arms and abs are sore.

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    1. I have eaten more tacos on this visit than ever! haha, crazy!

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  6. You know I'm totally gonna TRY LV's workout. With try being the operative word. haha!

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    1. You should totally throw that out as a challenge! ;)

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  7. Right now I do zero strength, but it is on my list to work on this month!

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    1. I'm right there with ya. My motivation for certain things goes up and down. I'm trying to get back on the up!

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  8. That workout looks crazy! I don't think Ive never worked out next to a heavy breather. That would be weird!

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    1. Funny thing is, I don't think he knew how loud he was because he was wearing earbuds ;)

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  9. I've worked out next to the heavy breather, the heavy sweater...oh wait, that's me! LOL

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    1. Haha, I checked myself and figured I was the same way!

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  10. I don't do much working out in a gym (unless the daughter or hubby drag me {{literally}} along with them). But I have heard the heavy breathers and foot clompers (over my music, none the less) during races.They are very distracting!

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    1. Wow, over your music? That would be crazy distracting. In this case I wasn't wearing any, which is why it was a distraction when normally I wouldn't have heard it.

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    1. Answering comments about tacos is making me want more today, haha!

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