I want to be able to bare my arms this summer so I did the best thing I could for them: visited the gym to push around some weight.
Did 2 sets of 12 of each:
- back extension machine (90#)
- abdominal crunch machine (85#)
- curl machine (35#)
- seated chest press machine
- lat pulldown machine
- seated tricep extension machine
- seated leg curl machine
- seated leg extension machine
- squats on leg press machine (130#) love this machine
Finished it off with 15 minutes of the row machine. Then went home and did Just Dance with Rachel for 40 minutes to burn up some calories.
While at the Y, I made my little trip to the free weight room. I had planned to actually pick up the squat machine bar and do a couple of squats just to get the feel of it and get a little more comfortable in there but it was packed with teenagers. No thanks. I'll wait. But I did stand in the doorway and watch for a while. Hope no one thought I was some perv watching the teen boys workout. I really just wanted to see how the different toys in there were used.
I was wondering if there is a scientific term for fear of the free weight room but I couldn't find anything on the list of phobias web page. You would think it would be gymnophobia but that is actually the fear of nudity. Who knew?! Should get that person together with a vestiphobic (fear of clothing) and see what happens. LOL There is actually a fear of sitting and a fear of standing or walking.
Eats and Treats:
Had my usual SF Rock Star and then a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.
Time to get ready to take Rachel to the mall to have lunch with a group of teens and shop.
I had McDonald's Caesar salad with grilled chicken and balsamic vinaigrette. (260 calories).
Charlie and I walked around the mall. We went into this one shop that was burning incense and had stuff from all over the world. I found a belly dancing belt with the little coins on it. Charlie said, "Mom, NO. Put it back. Don't get it. You're not going to get it?!" I bought it to the horror of my 9 year old son. I'm not a bellydancer but I might just take a class at the Y for fun now. Heck, I have the jingle belt thing now!
The smell of Auntie Anne's pretzels finally got to us so I got us each some cinnamon sugar pretzel sticks. I had 4 for 313 calories. Bliss. Pure bliss.
I haven't been to the mall in about 2 years. I wasn't missing anything. :)
My post workout snack was a Brown Cow strawberry Greek yogurt. Oh, that stuff is good. Chobani good.
Time for dinner: salad with grilled chicken breast, 2 boiled egg whites, reduced fat mozzarella, shredded carrots, 1 Tbs real bacon bits, spinach leaves and romaine lettuce topped with some light Caesar dressing. Dessert: No Pudge brownie
Calories Burned: 2723
Calorie Intake: 1313