All summer I have been outside just about everyday during my lunch hour. I go for a run or a fast walk. Today, it is raining, and I did not get outside. Isn’t it amazing how; sometimes, it takes a rainy day to stop and “smell the roses.”
I have been away from blogging for the entire summer or most of it. I do apologize for that. The summer brings so many family events, lots of outdoor activities, vacations and just NOT a lot of time for blogging. I am back and hope to start posting on a more regular basis.
Today, since I had a little more time than usual, I decided to cook one of my families favorite meals for dinner tonight–chili. The recipe is courtesy of Savvy Vegetarian . I usually make a few changes in the recipe, but this is close to the one I use. The bulk of the chili comes from two types of beans (I used black beans and White Great Northern) along with cracked bulgur wheat. It makes the house smell so good, and in a way, reminds me of the upcoming colder weather.
In addition, as usual, my day will end with a strength training workout. Here is my workout for tonight. My son and I will be completing an intense bicep and upper body workout and will be finishing off with some abs.
5 Sets of the Following (10-15 reps. per set):
-Pushups (feet elevated at 4ft.) standard
-Wide Grip Pull Ups
-Bent Over Barbell Rows
-Standing Barbell Rows
-Reverse Grip Barbell Bicep Curl
-Preacher Curls (Barbell)
-Preacher Curls (Dumbells-alternating)
-Crunches on Bosu Ball using Body Bar (lifting above head at the top of each crunch)
-Forward Crunches using High Rope on Cable Machine