You know those nights where you sleep so lightly that you wake up every time you shift around? Yeah, that was how my night was last night.
When I woke up I felt as though I had gotten a good night of rest but I still tossed and turned all night long.
Since Sasha had a vet appointment this morning, I had to rush over to the gym to get in my legs workout. Here is what my workout turned out to be:
- Kettlebell Goblet Squat - 1 x 12 reps (20 kg), 3 x 8 reps (36 kg)
- Squat Press - 3 x 10 reps (360 lbs, 360 lbs, 450 lbs)
- Alternating 1-Arm Sumo Deadlifts - 5 min AMRAP (20 kg kettlebell)
- Seated Calf Raise - 1 x 15 reps (90 lbs), 2 x 15 reps (115 lbs)
I had to cut leg curls and lunges from my workout so that I could get back home but I was happy with the increase in squat press. Last week I had done 270 lbs for the first set but this week I started with 360 lbs.
I also decided to try doing a 5 minute AMRAP (as many reps as possible) of alternating 1-arm sumo deadlifts after seeing an Instagram video from Men’s Health. I was able to complete a total of 60 reps (30/side) in the 5 minutes.
After bringing Sasha back home from her vet appointment I headed out to finish up my Christmas shopping for Laura. Fortunately I made it to the mall before the big crowds arrived. Though it was really busy by the time I left, entire levels of the parking garage were empty when I got there.
Tonight we went out to dinner to celebrate my birthday. Laura chose a restaurant called The Basin in Saratoga. Not only was the food ah-ma-zing but it was our first time exploring Saratoga which is a really cute town especially when it’s all lit up at night.
It was a great day and a fun night - a perfect way to spend a Saturday during the holiday season.