I definitely should not have been walking at a 16% incline yesterday. My back was pretty pissed off at me this morning.
Getting in and out of the car while running errands today certainly didn't help matters. We attempted to pick up some frosting sheets for the Cricut today at Michael's Crafts but apparently they no longer stock any Cricut Cake supplies. Big Lots was having a sale on Cricut cartridges so we thought we'd see if they had other supplies. Nope. We finally gave up and had lunch and then went to Trader Joe's. Boy they were crowded. They're always crowded on Sunday afternoon.
This evening we met up with my husband's family and my brother for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. It was very nice. We went to a Turkish restaurant. www.zarapaloalto.com/
I had the very tasty falafel plate. The service was little slow but the food was excellent. We had a very nice time. Miraculously when we went to leave, I could stand up almost straight. Pretty much the first time since Friday morning. YAY!!!! I guess I should eat at Turkish restaurants more frequently ;-)
Even though the day started out kind of bad, it ended very nicely.
Happy Sunday night!! Have a great week!!
I didn't get a chance to blog yesterday, so here's the recap.
As I said on Thursday, I did something to my back when I put my 20 pound weights down. It didn't hurt, but I felt something. I did ice but it has turned into some ouchiness. I did not exercise yesterday except for some walking around.
We decided to have lunch in Santa Cruz yesterday at a place we hadn't been to for a while since we hadn't been to Santa Cruz for a while. Zachary's has some really tasty food including their homefries. I enjoyed them very much. I got corned beef hash which was more potatoes than corned beef by a lot. Super greasy though. Felt kind of icky the rest of the day. We did walk around for a little bit but it was pouring rain so we hung out in Borders for a while and then had some coffee at Peet's. Last night was the model club meeting so we went and stopped at Lu for a little dinner first. I had some tofu and veggies over rice. Light and tasty. I really wanted some veggies. After the meeting we went to the Mini Gourmet. I only had coffee.
When I got up this morning the back was feeling pretty go so I decided to walk on the treadmill/incline trainer. I guess I should not have put it at 16% incline because when I finished my back was not happy and has been pretty cranky for the rest of today. No treadmill tomorrow for me. I definitely won't be running until my back is feeling better and there will be no ChaLEAN for at least a week if not two. I haven't decided if I'll just start the ChaLEAN from the beginning or just keep going from where I left off. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know.
We had brunch with my brother at Southern Kitchen today. I got a veggie omelet (spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese) and had half...it was huge. It came with home fries...much less greasy than at Zachary's yesterday. And I was craving some sausage, so I got a side of sausage patties...I had about 3/4 of one. Maybe not the healthiest food choices but some days you just want not so healthy stuff.
I did bake some hamentaschen for Purim. Hamen is the bad guy of the Purim story. These cookies are to represent either his three-cornered hat or his pocket (depending who's telling the story).
Here they are rolled and cut with the poppy seed filling:
Here they are folded into their shape and ready to bake:
Here they are out of the oven:
I chose the best looking ones to photograph. Some of them sprung open completely so they look like baked versions of the first picture.
I went to bed a little late last night so I was too tired to get up to do my workout in the morning.
That's okay. I ran around a lot at work and did a little office dancing ;-)
When I got home I did my workout:
Burn Circuit 3
Sumo Squat with Overhead Press ~ W-10 R-11
Lunge with Calf Raise ~W-20 R-12 (I twisted funny putting the weights down)
Squat with Lateral Raise ~ W-10 R-11
Lunge with Frontal Press ~ W-10 R-12
Squat with Calf Raise ~ W-17.5 R-12
Sumo Squat with Delt Raises ~ W-10 R-12
Squat with Double Overhead Press ~ W-10 R-11
Lunge with Lateral Raise ~ W-10 R-12 (6 on each leg)
Sumo Squat with Calf Raise ~ W-17.5 R-12
Unfortunately now my back is a little sore. Perhaps I shouldn't have used the 20 pounders or maybe I just shouldn't have put them down. It's been iced and ibuprofened. I'm hoping it will be happy in the morning. If not, tomorrow is definitely a rest day.
The good thing is I'm off of work until Tuesday, so I can sleep in as late as I want tomorrow...maybe even 6am.
Have a great night!
I was my usual self and got up early to get in my C25K run. I ended up adding 1 minute of running to the first interval and 2 minutes to the second. That was nice.
Lots of running around at work today, but that is a good thing.
When got home it was time for some Burn Intervals and Ab Burner. I cannot get through all of the Ab Burner exercises. Wow!! I really need to work on that.
We had pork chops, green beans, lentils and some KFC mashed potatoes and gravy for dinner tonight. Sorry, I forgot to get a picture. It was very tasty, though.
It is our third wedding anniversary today so my husband brought home some flowers (irises one of my favorites). He also brought the mashed potatoes and gravy. It was a nice treat.
As I was arriving at home from work today, the UPS guy was knocking at our door with a gigantic package. It was my present:
I guess there will be some fancy looking cakes and cupcakes now. :-)
Have a great night all!! Gotta get to sleep soon so I can get up and work out tomorrow morning.
For some reason, I could not get out of bed this morning. Odd since it was so easy yesterday.
Kind of a crazy day at work. Some online trainings to do, data to look at, lots of emails.
When I got home, I did my ChaLEAN workout.
Burn Circuit 2
Sumo Squat with Bicep Curl - W 12.5 R 10
Lunge with One-Arm Tricep Extension - - W 10 R 11
Dead Lift Row - - W 17.5 R 12 (I will try 20 next time)
Sumo Squat with Overhead Tricep Extension-- W17.5 R11 (and I didn't hit myself in the head...bonus)
Dead Lift with Double Row -- W17.5 R 10
Bowler's Lunge with Single-Arm Row - - W 17.5 R 12 (I will try 20 next time)
Bicep Curls with Abductor Balance - - W 10 R 12
Forward Lean Lunge with Double Row - - W 17.5 R 12 (I will try 20 next time)
Triple-Threat Push Ups - 12 (on toes)
We had some salmon burgers with Trader Joe's soycutash for dinner:
I'm getting ready to head to bed pretty soon. My husband is going over to his friend's house with the cookies from last night. I'll get a review tomorrow.
Have a great night everyone!!