First Monday of Daylight savings. Am I ever glad I was off today. I had set the alarm to get up at 8:30 to hit the gym and didn’t get my butt out of bed until about 9:40. By the time I made my way downstairs Matt had been up for an hour (he took vacation this week so we could be off together) and cleaned the entire kitchen – Ain’t he sweet.
I was hungry as soon as I got downstairs and I knew I wanted something with some good protein because I was planning on hitting the gym right afterwards.
I’m out a peanut butter and oats (a trip to the store is in order very soon) so I grabbed some greek yogurt and added some granola, chia seeds and 1/2 a banana. I love greek yogurt for breakfast.
Afterwards I hit the gym. I knew I was going to go for a walk after lunch with Matt so I didn’t want to do too much cardio so I hopped on the treadmill and did a short 10 min run to warm up. I was able to run 1.5 km in that time and felt pretty good about it (I’m not a runner but I would love to be one someday).
Then I wanted to do some weights. I have been neglecting weights for a while now. Back in January Gina did a Winter Shape Up Challenge where she posted a new workout each week for six weeks. I started doing week 1 a long time ago and then got off the weight bandwagon and I knew it was time to get back on. So week 2 of the Winter Shape Up it was.
I did change a few exercises (which are marked with an *) since I didn’t want to do anymore cardio. Here’s what my workout looked like:
|Overhead Press||10 reps||16lbs|
|Stationary Lunges||10 reps per leg||20lbs|
|Wall Pushups||15 reps|
|Saxon Side Bend *||10 reps per side||10lbs|
|Bicep Curls||12 reps||16lbs|
|Medicine Ball Reverse Crunch||12 reps||12lbs|
|Reverse Plank||20 secs|
|V-Glutes *||12 reps|
I forgot how great it felt to do weights again. I’m defiantly going to start doing this 3 times a week and finish off her challenge.
When I got home I was starving so lunch looked very similar to last nights snack: roasted garlic hummus, multi-grain Tostitos, cucumber, green pepper, red pepper, greek yogurt for dipping and a green smoothie. Matt’s lunch was very similar but multi-grain crackers and cheese instead of hummus and tostitos and no green smoothie (I will convert him sometime soon).
Green Smoothie: other 1/2 of my banana from breakfast, 2 tsp of flaxmeal, 2 large handfuls of spinach, 1 cup of UVAB and a few ice cubes.
I love green smoothies. They give me so much energy.
His and Her lunches :P
After lunch we couldn’t pass up the beautiful weather so we put on our walking shoes and went for a 4 km walk. It was so nice out that even with the little breeze it felt great.
After the walk I pulled out one of my granola bars I made yesterday – check out the recipe here. So good. I also had the last cookie from the box my friend made me a few days ago – I think I actually only consumed about six so I feel pretty proud about that.
Dinner was leftover cheesy pasta from last night with some broccoli. I wanted to get some veggies in so I cooked a ton of broccoli added a little cheese and it was a great quick supper.
I wanted something sweet after dinner so I had some Liberte Coconut Yogurt with a little bit of extra coconut added in and some crushed up mini eggs. It was good but I think it could have used a little more crunch. Tomorrow evening I think I might add some granola (I only used half of a small bag of mini eggs so I still have some left for tomorrow).
Overall pretty good day of food. I found I was very hungry all day. I’m not sure if it was the weights or just me being snacky. I tried to hold off all day by drinking lots of water but as I’m blogging I’m having a small bowl of pasta (unpictured). I’m feeling better so I’m hoping it’s the weights. I guess I’ll see over the next few days.
I also want to thank everyone so much for reading and commenting on my blog. I’m feeling the bloggy love already. Thanks guys :)
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