Daily Archives: January 28, 2013

336 Days and Damn It’s Icy Out

Slept horribly again today. I don’t know what the heck is going on with that business. No work the next two nights, perhaps I can catch up on some sleep.

Still managed to get my planned workout in though. Only chest today as I did not have time to do it yesterday.

Barbell Press- 4×12 @41lbs
Dumbbell flys- 3×12@ 12lbs
Incline push ups off weight bench- 3×10
Incline bench press with dumbbells- 4×12@ 12lbs

5 miles of treadmill stuff. 3 mile run etc..

I made a yummy protein shake afterwards!

1 cup cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop of protein powder
1 T of unsweetened cocoa powder
2splenda
Half a banana
Golden flaxseed
Ice cubes
Blend well!!

Yummy!

My dinner while everyone else ate pizza..no I’m not giving up pizza sillies!
Just decided against it. Remember, I don’t believe in giving anything up. Moderation and portion control are always key!

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337 Days of Sometimes You’re the Bug and Sometimes You’re the Windshield..

Sunday, January 27

Rough sleeping yesterday. Was very restless, it’s wonder I got any sleep at all. I did manage to sleep an hour longer than I normally do when I have to get up and go to work. I really hate when I do that. Getting up late, means having to cut a workout short, losing time with the family or running around like a nutbag. Sadly, I do all three on a normal day, but I tend to get MORE nutbaggIER if you will. *ahem* on days like yesterday.

Therefore, my blogging did not happen yesterday, but today. Now. Whatever, you know what I mean. So, I woke up, made myself some coffee, grabbed a Balance bar, got changed and went downstairs. I mean, technically, I could have said screw it, sat down with my jammers still on and chatted with the kids or just vegged for an hour. Technically, I’m an idiot and I don’t always do things the conventional way, or in any way to make my life easier.

So I decided that I would drop my chest workout today and just focus on my legs and trying to get some sort of cardio in. I don’t know if anyone else does this, but when I workout, it’s always an ongoing conversation in my head about what I’m doing, what I’m getting ready to do, and what I need to do next. I need to learn to live in the moment. Anyway.

Leg extensions- 4×15@ 30lbs (I am not worrying about upping weights with my legs, I will add more reps, before I add more weights. I am NOT looking to bulk my legs up, they seem to want to do that very quickly)

Walking Lunges 4×20 with 15lb dbs

Swiss ball hip extensions 3×12

db deadlift (standing on a platform) 3×12@ 15lbs? (dammit I can’t remember)

Sumo Squats 4×15@ 20lbs

I supersetted Leg Extensions with Sumos

and deadlifts with Swiss Balls

I did the walking lunges and in between I did 3×10 of regular push-ups (because I’m so anal and I felt bad about missing my chest today, so I made it somewhat okay, by doing some sort of chest something..whatever)

Hopped on the treadmill. I was not really sure what I wanted to do as my time was counting down on me rather fast. I still needed to shower, iron my scrubs, finish making my dinner to pack, get the kids situated and make a protein shake for my ride in to work. Soooo…

Warmed up for a mile at 10mm

did 4×400’s (1.43min) with 400 slogs in between (at 5mp)

Worked out to 3 miles of a pretty good workout. Dripping in sweat I dragged my OCD ass upstairs to get on with the rest of my day.

I made a protein shake today with Van. Protein Powder, half a banana and some pineapple. Threw in a cup of water, some ice cubes and blended away..oh WAIT!! I added a tablespoon of golden flax to it as well. OMG! This was fantastic! I made one for my son as well, who also raved about it!

Btw..my eldest is on his 3rd session with his athletic trainer and he was so happy that he leg pressed over 400lbs today! That’s my boy! He is loving this personal training thing! Mama needs to keep working..these kids are robbing us.

Here is a pic of my chicken and this broth container.. Just because I love them both!

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