Shane and I don’t workout together often for the simple fact that we have different styles of training. When we do work out together, it’s usually with weights, and it’s usually two different workouts. Tonight was actually the first time we did the same work out together!
We did the following workout:
Barbell squat 5×5 @ 110 lbs
Bench press 4×6 @ 65 lbs
Barbell row 4×6 @ 85 lbs
Overhead barbell press 5×5 @ 65 lbs
Barbell deadlift 2×5 @ 110 lbs
Of course, Shane used a wee bit bigger plates than I did, but we had a really good ebb and flow going on. Shane would rest while he would spot me and I’d do my set, and then we’d switch! Unfortunately, we’ll only be able to work out once throughout the week, because I’ve changed my workout schedule a bit.
Currently, my weekly exercise routine looks like this:
- 3 days of lifting, with one day being strong lifts (which was todays workout)
- 4 days of cardio – one of those days being on the same day as a lifting workout (usually Mondays)
- 1 day of yoga – wherever I can fit it in
- 1 day of no workout/rest
It’s what works for me. Some weeks I’ll take two days rest instead of one and some weeks I’ll probably do something that doesn’t resemble the above schedule in the least bit!
We planned on finishing the headboard for the guest bedroom after our workout, but Shane had a headache and I just didn’t want to leave the house. When I asked Shane if an easy breakfast for dinner (BFD, what what!) would be OK. It was more than OK
I cooked up a double batch of scrambled eggs in one pan and some fresh organic rainbow chard and mushrooms in another, while toasted a couple whole wheat bagels from Fresh Market in the toaster. Talk about multi-tasking!
Miraculously, I pulled it off without burning the eggs!
It was a fabulous dinner! I added a few slices of from this fancy cheese pack to each sandwich:
(this was totally a random impulse buy at Sam’s, courtesy of Shane )
Side note – did you know the proper way to wash fresh mushrooms is to wash them with a damp towel?
Apparently submerging them under water and rinsing them changes the ‘shrooms texture. Rachel Ray taught me that a couple years ago!
Well, it’s time for Niko’s walk! She got a brand new summer cut this morning and she’s been begging me to show it off to all the neighborhood dogs
Gotta go show off the new ‘do!
Do you have a lifting/workout partner? I actually prefer to workout alone. Even when running, I’d rather be by myself for the most part. I do enjoy a workout partner every now and then, but overall, I like sweatin’ it out solo.
Have a nice night!
PS—You may have noticed lately that my posting schedule has changed. I’ve been posting more frequently lately because it just works best with my schedule and how my brain organizes my thoughts in regards to that schedule. There’s not really much else to say except I’m sure you’ve noticed the increased posting numbers from RAN in your feed, and I plan to continue to do the 3 a day deal unless I get a lot of negative feedback. Of course, any feedback from you guys is always encouraged and accepted!!
PPS – I am loving the conversation going on about Facebook pet peeves. I was laughing and nodding my head, “yes!!!” to almost every comment. Too funny