50 Shades of Sweat
Happy What I Ate Wednesday, friends. I’m loving how this week is just FLYING by. Only a few more days until my parents and sister are in Beantown, I can’t wait! Thanks again to Jenn over at Peas & Crayons for hosting another wonderful WIAW Let’s get this party started!
9:15 am – Breakfast: Although I woke up around 7:30, I decided to stay in bed until around 8:45 catching up on some blogs + Boy Meets World. When I finally rolled out of bed, I decided it was time for breakfast. On the menu was strawberry banana yogurt with granola and a banana. I decided to throw some protein in the mix and cook up an egg white with a regular egg mixed together on the stove. It was so good and kept me full all the way until lunch!
After breakfast it was time to start my workday! Working from home definitely has it’s perks, especially when the office is 7 feet away and I can wear boxer shorts with a tank top and slippers everyday But at times it’s hard to keep myself focused and on track. It takes some serious self control, which is something that fails me every now and then
1:45 – Lunch: Usually throughout the day I’ll eat several smaller meals, along with a few snacks. Not today! I was shocked when my breakfast held me over until lunch.
I went grocery shopping yesterday and picked up a tasty looking honey glazed ham. I couldn’t hold off until dinner, so I decided to whip it up for lunch. It definitely did not disappoint! Along with my ham, I cooked cheddar and potato perogies and zucchini. One word: YUM.
4:00 – Workout: I decided to take a time out from the ol’ 9-5 and duck out around 4 to hit the gym. All I remember as I walked in to meet Jamal was “Please don’t let there be any cardio today. I don’t want to run. Nocardionocardionocardio??”. Lucky for me, there was no cardio, but five minutes in I would have traded anything to be on the treadmill!
I like to call this workout the “50 Shades of Sweat”:
Stretch & warmup by 50 jumping jacks and 3 minutes of jump rope.
- Leg Press – 50 reps
- Lap Pulldown – 50 reps
- Row – 50 reps
- Chest Press – 50 reps
- Hip Abductor – 50 reps
- Shoulder Press – 50 reps
- Bicep Curls – 50 reps
- Tricep Extension – 50 reps
- Side Raises – 50 reps
- Crunches on Balls – 50 reps
- Pec Fly – 30 reps
- Reverse Fly – 30 reps
- Leg Curls – 25 reps
- Leg Extension – 25 reps
We ended this muscle killer with 2 miles on the bike. By the end of the workout, every muscle in my body was on fire. I can’t recall the exact weights I did for each machine but please note that I did significantly less weight than I normally would when doing 15 reps 3 times. I would start out great, but the constant working of each muscle would cause them to slowly start to burn. Thanks to Jamal, I was able to finish almost every set strong. And the ones I didn’t, I knew I gave it my all
6:30 pm – Dinner: By the time I made it back home I was starvin’ like marvin’ and the only thing going through my head was a chicken quesadilla. I tossed up a few green beans to eat with it and dinner was served.
The quesadilla was extra cheesy (and extra delicious ).
After dinner I was craving something SWEET. Instead of helping my roommate finish his double fudge brownie Ben & Jerry’s (<— serious self control), I had a cheesecake flavored yogurt with granola. It cured my sweet tooth and was gone before I could even take a photo of it!
Well, all this food talk is making my stomach grumble. I think I hear a bowl of oatmeal calling my name! Have a wonderful Wednesday, catch you kiddies tomorrow!
What has your favorite meal been this week?
What’s your favorite strength training workout?