Daylight Savings is For the Birds

Monday, March 11, 2013

This whole time change thing is not for me.  It may have been for the farmers, its certainly for the birds, but it's without a doubt not for me.  Of course, the one clock in the house that I forgot to change was the clock on the coffee pot.  I had a overwhelming urge to smash the coffee pot into pieces for taunting me with the fact that I was awake at 4:05 a.m.

To add insult to injury, we went to bed a little later than usual. Scott's friend, Ben, came for dinner and hung out with Scott and King for a little while afterwards.  We also had to put the sheets on the bed, a chore that is a weekly test for the strength of our relationship.  You see, I am OCD, and Scott is not.    Our weekly exchange inevitably goes like this: 
Me:  "Where is the tag?  The tag has to be at the bottom."  "How much sheet do you have on your side?  That's too much, its not even."  "We need to swap pillows; you know my pillow is a little bit firmer."  "Did you tuck the bottom well?  No, no you didn't.  You know I hate when the sheets get un-tucked at night."
Scott:  "I just want to go to sleep, woman."
Yes, I am a little neurotic.  But I am upfront about it, so that makes it ok.
So instead of our usual 10:00 p.m. bedtime, it was 11:00 p.m., but it was really 10:00 p.m. to our bodies.  What?  I'm confused.  And tired.  And I need a nap.Needless to say, I was feeling a little less than motivated at the gym this morning.  Couple that with an exceptionally hyper mastiff, and your workouts generally don't proceed as planned. 
Take for example, my TRX leg curls.  Apparently, anytime I am on the ground, it is an open invitation for King to play.

And by play, I mean step on me with his big paws...

and slam his whole body into mine.

It was fun, really.

Today’s work out looked like this:
1.  Warm up:  Bar Complex: 25 lb bar; 6 sets
     - Dead lift
     - Clean
     - Press
     - Squat

2.  Squats:  5 work sets, about a minute rest in between each set
     - Warm up:  45 lbs x 5
     - Warm up:  65 lbs x 3
     - Warm up:  85 lbs x 3
     - Warm up:  105 lbs x 3
     - Work set:  125 lbs x 3

3.  Circuit:  AMRAP for 20 minutes
     - Split Squat (with one leg on bench) x 10
     - Overhead Press 15 lbs kettle bell in each hand x 10
     - TRX Leg Curls x 10
     - TRX Rows x 10

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