Conversations With My Pup
So that Terrible Tuesday? Not so terrible. Turns out when I got to work I did rock my Batbelt (aka 3 pagers on my waistline), but my surgery team was not on call for the Emergency Department! How did I get so lucky? That meant I did not have to go see all those people in the ER, someone else’s problemo!
I was actually relieved to go back to work. If I ever hit the lottery, I would never make it never working again. Yes it is fun not having a care in the world, just hanging out and working out every day, but after a while that gets old for me. I have to be doing something! Four days off was lovely, but Minnie goes a little stir crazy after a while. It wasn’t too hard to get back in the swing of things at work. I do always feel super missed when I am gone, which is a good thing, makes me feel like I actually have an important job 😉
Yesterday I could NOT figure out for the life of me why my stomach felt like it was expanding. I didn’t hit me until about 10pm last night that this was the culprit:
I had this for a snack after my lunch and boy I paid for it later! I guess dairy and I really do not mix. I felt so bloated and gross. I said a while back that I was going to cut dairy completely, and I didn’t do a good job of it at all. Well okay, I cut out yogurt and most of my cottage cheese, but somehow the creamer snuck back in. I can’t help it, I just love my coffee and creamer!
So no more greek yogurt for this little lady 🙁
430pm came around pretty quick and I changed for back day
I completed my 30 minutes of cardio (20 on arc trainer, 10 on treadmill), and about 40 minutes of some back work. My sciatica was REALLY bothering me when I first got there because I hit dead lifts first. Phew I knew better than to over do it, so I lightened up after my first set of work.
- Deadlifts, 135-145 lbs, 8-10 reps x 4 sets
- High lat cable rows, 45-50 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets, then alternating arms, 10 reps x 4 sets each arm
- Narrow barbell rows, 60 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
- Kettle bell lat pulldowns, 15 lbs each hand, 10 reps x 4 sets
- Rear delt fly’s, 20 lb weights, 10 rep x 4 sets
Doesn’t seem like a lot, but it got the job done! 🙂
So did I get myself into trouble at the gym? Well technically no… but some older guy (old enough to be my father) made a pervy remark to me and I put him in his place. So I guess you could say the feisty Minnie is alive and well 😉
When I came home I pretty much turned into a lazy bum. I sat in my chair for a good 2 hours and watched television. That doesn’t really happen that often and nothing was on tv, but I just didn’t want to move. Phoebe and I had some good conversations too.
Yes we talk back and forth. I really feel like when I say something, she answers back as I would expect. That’s normal right?
I also admired my new fun nails. I bought this polish at Wegmans. It’s called Fuzzy Coat by Sally Hansen. It is kind of like a Muppet meets confetti for your nails!
Today my ultimate goal is to get some of my dictations done at work (these awful little creatures that pile up quickly) and have a great gym session. My triceps are EXTREMELY sore from Monday’s arm session, so I might have to make it a mini “minnie” leg day instead of chest work. These arms need to relax!
I also might work on another turkey chili recipe this week. I’ve really been craving it lately, but want to try something slightly different. I will have to do some brainstorming! Darn now I’m hungry… 😉
Have a great Wednesday and make sure you talk to your animals so I don’t feel as crazy, thanks!
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,