At the gym this morning I did my warm up jog and then headed over to the squat rack for the start of Workout A. I did the first set of 8 and while I was taking my 60 second rest I was sort of….well…..dejectedly hanging over the bar, feeling sorry for myself and wondering why, if I have gotten back to my previous weight (or damn close) on every other exercise, why the squats are alluding me??? And then a small little sticker caught my eye and I was reminded that the squat rack starts with 20 pounds before you put a single plate on. And THAT means that when I left off before the accident I was at 95 pounds (barely, but there) and now I am actually at 80. That is WAY better. I had completely forgotten that and had I not been feeling sorry for myself, I never would have noticed it. See? It just goes to show you SHOULD waste time feeling sorry for yourself. LOL, just kidding!
Yesterday for Ray’s birthday I ordered him 6 cupcakes from a company called Mancakes Bakery. They’re a very small little startup company that make terrific looking and smelling treats (not sure how they taste yet, I won’t be able to eat them and Ray was too stuffed from dinner to taste test).
After work I went and ran an errand and then came home, changed clothes and headed out to the restaurant to meet him for dinner. He had a delicious, saucy and cheesy baked ravioli and I had beef ribs. Mine….was not great. On the other hand, I had a delicious glass and a half of wine. Which made me borderline tipsy. The other half of that glass had to get abandoned when we left because I wouldn’t have been able to drive myself home! It’s funny, sometimes you can drink an entire bottle and it’s a waste of time and calories and other times a glass gets you!
Anyway, big plans for this evening, we’re going to be washing, poking, wrapping and roasting 40 pounds of potatoes for a club barbeque we’re going to tomorrow. It’s our motorcycle club 3 year anniversary so there’s a big pancake breakfast (I’ll be eating at home first) in the morning and then there’s supposed to be a ride but that is likely to get rained out. BBQ in the evening and, again, I’ll be eating at home first since besides a steak they are doing potatoes, garlic toast, pasta salad and then cake for dessert. Obviously that’s not going to work for me so I’ll supplement before I go and then have steak for dinner. That works.
I’m hoping for a morning walk tomorrow before we go and another one on Sunday because I haven’t done any of the supplementary cardio that I scheduled myself for this week. I was going to go right after work by myself but when my body was too exhausted to walk up the stairs and get my own hoodie this morning (I’m wearing Ray’s; it’s a tent, but cozy!) I figured that I would guard my recovery time a little more and take it easy. This is the first full week of early gym and my body notices it at the moment. There is zero value in ignoring the body’s request for rest.
Happy Weekend to you all!