G’morning guys! 🙂 How we doin?
It feels like old times over here. I just got back from the gym where I did an awesome cardio and iron pumping workout! I’m finally beginning to ramp up my strength training again and it feels great. I have a feeling that if I didn’t let it slip so much as my mileage increased that I wouldn’t have the injuries I do now 😉 It’s easy sometimes to get ahead of ourselves and “forget” what’s good for us, am I right?
Anyway, today at the gym I worked legs, shoulders and abs with the following super sets:
- Squat w/ olympic bar – 3×12
- Arnold press – 3×12 – 10 lb dumbbells
- step ups w/ 15 lb dumbbells – 3×12
- hanging leg raises – body weight – 3×12
- walking lunges w/ 15 lb dumbbells – 3×12
- external shoulder rotation – 10 lbs – 3×12 each arm
- single leg deadlifts w/ 35 lb kettlebell – 3×12 each leg
- saxxon side bends – 5 lb dumbbells – 3×12
Another thing I’ve “forgotten” about? How amazing acorn squash is!!
Before leaving to train a client, I slow roasted a HUGE acorn squash at 275 degrees. That way, when I came home an hour and a half later, all I had to do was crank up the heat to 400, stick some veggies in the oven for my meal!
A BIG bowl of kale and brussels sprouts. I promise there’s brussels under there 😉
I filled the acorn squash up with pumpkin butter tofu (cubed tofu marinated in coconut oil and pumpkin butter – got the idea from Averie) to round out the meal.
It was stupendous! However, I still think my tried and true maple black beans stuffing takes the cake gord.
Keeping up with the old times feelings, I had another memory inducing meal for breakfast:
Another old-time-feeling is looming…the end of daylight savings time! It’s happening this Sunday!! 😦 I’ve been savoring every droplet of light before dusk that I can.
Love that extra hour of sleep, but getting dark out at 5:00 p.m. is no bueno.
I have to get to work early this morning for a unit meeting – off I go! But when I “come back,” since so many of you said you never wash your makeup brushes, I’m going to post the quick and cheap way I wash mine – it takes 5 minutes and is NOTHING fancy!
Have a great Thursday!
What do you prefer – falling back or springing ahead? I’m TOTALLY all for springing ahead!