Last night before bed, my mom and I went out to look at the sky at her house in PA. It was so dark - the stars were magnificent! You can step out of the door and see the Milky Way before your eyes even get dark-adapted. I wish all of my students could experience that.
This morning, I did the second workout in Stage 1 of NROLW at the local YMCA. Again, I was generally doing 2 sets with 12 reps, so I upped my weights. For the deadlifts, I used 60 lb. For the shoulder presses, I used 25 lb per hand. Sadly, I still couldn't do more than 3 pull-ups at a time. For the lunges, I used 20 lb per hand - those were really hard. The YMCA did not have a stability ball, so instead of balance-ball crunches, I did crunches on a bench with a 10-lb weight plate. I burned about 110 calories in this workout.