Work It Out
I am still getting used to this new platform, but so far it is a vast improvement. I feel like there is so much to do and I have no time to do it! All this week I am working on our wedding thank yous (just a few months late…I promise we are thankful for your gifts!!), so I get home from work and do those until it’s time for bed. There was an unexpected employee loss at work so my schedule has gotten a little jumbled around. Oh well, c’est la vie.
Last night I made my Monday trip to the gym and I still can’t believe how crowded it is after 8pm on Mondays! I expected an increase immediately after the new year, but it didn’t get this way until around the end of January. Belated resolutions? Anyway, I love routine too much apparently and just continue to go on Mondays and grumble when there are people on all my machines. Yes, they’re mine.
I did more leg work since I’m not back to my long running capabilities yet. I definitely think the needling is working, I just hate not having immediate results. I know it helps though since it resolved my hip injury over the summer. For those interested, here were my exercises of choice:
- 10 min warm up run on treadmill
- 4×12 legpress
- 4×15 Romanian deadlifts
- weighted walking barbell lunges (~70ft hallway and back)
- 12 barbell squats
- 3×12 hamstring curls
- 4×20 weighted bridges
As we all know, I like routine and it is easy for me to just repeat the same workouts. I know that is not advantageous, so I always try and mix up the exercises/weight/reps so that my body doesn’t get accustomed to the same thing. I am sore today. LOVE.
I came home and immediately devoured one of these Vega Sport bars. I first had one after my foodie penpal sent it to me. They are vegan, which means that I don’t have any of the unpleasant side effects that casein and whey give me. They use pea protein and are DELICIOUS. The only downside is the price so I don’t think that I would eat them consistently, but nonetheless I bought an entire box when I found them the other day because I have been trying to locate them near me and they are a mystery in this area.
I also snapped a picture of my lunch this morning because I thought it looked nice on the counter. Yeah I’m weird.
- more sorghum w/ Earth Balance and salt/pepper
- roasted kabocha squash (MMMMMMMMM)
- broccoli (homemade hummus not pictured)
I don’t eat all this at once and actually spread it out over the day. I can’t do the 3 meal thing and I just try and eat when my body is hungry. This means that you can usually find me shoving my face with something.
I think that’s all the excitement I have for today. I am antsy to make some more delicious foods and since football is over now I have lost my precious Sunday time. Maybe I’ll just keep it anyway.
Question of the day: What are your favorite workouts? How do you usually eat throughout the day?