Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Routine, Workout, Movie reviews

I've been having a really tough time getting readjusted to my schedule again now that Adam is gone. We were staying up until 10:30 - 11, sleeping till 7 or 7:30 and I was not working out. Bliss! Now I have to go to bed by 9-9:30 and get up at 5:00?! Gak.


I made it to the gym this morning and did a NROL4W workout:

A: Front squat with overhead press (killer) - 55#

B1: Step up - 25# db's
B2: One point DB rows (bent over rows balancing on one leg - total body exercise!) - 25# db's

C1: static lunge with rear foot elevated - 25# db's
C2: pushup (these are easy, I do 'em slow to make 'em harder)

D1: plank (60 sec)
D2: horizontal cable wood chop ('nother total body exercise!) - #2 plate on the cable machine


It's getting rather a lot like spring here in DC. It's still a leeetle chilly - I went out today for a walk on my lunch break and was a bit cold in the wind, but it was sunny and lovely all the same. I am glad I will be able to resume walking on my luch break - I like to walk over by the White House or down by the reflecting pool by the Lincoln Memorial is also nice. My office is literally across the hall from the bathroom so if I don't make a point to go outside I could theoretically sit motionless all day. Except, you know, for the tapping of my fingers on the keyboard/mouse. Mouseclicks. I wonder how many calories that burns......


The Other Boleyn Girl was not a good movie. Adam and I saw it while he was here. It wasn't terrible, but it was spoiled for me because I saw the first season of the Tudors on demand and it was really good, and the movie was just poorly acted and tried to cover too much history in a short time.

Juno, on the other hand, was really, really funny! We liked it. Well, except that I thought it was a bit flip on the subject of teenage pregnancy: she gets pregnant and it's all funny and fun and everything just goes right back to normal afterwards... But if you look past that, it had some great lines.

Happy Wednesday, kids!


Laurie said...

Wow - that sounds like one tough workout! Was that from Rules/Lifting? Never read other Boylean girl - thought I should. Need to see Juno, heard great things about it (minus the general topic!)

Michelle said...

Hey Laurie! Ya, that workout is from New Rules 4 Women. They are fun workouts so far.

I never read the Other Boleyn Girl book either, but I heard it was good!

Right now I'm reading The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Alan Cohen, it is SO GOOD.