This morning started bright and early at 5:15. When I got to the gym I did a 5 min run on the treadmill to warm-up then started Gina’s Summer Shape Up Week 1. Her workout’s are different this time. Instead of just strength training she included a combination of strength, flexibility and speed training. I’m going to follow it as much as possible as long as it fits into my workout schedule.
Today was strength training. I did the following workout in circuit-style (one of each exercise right after another with a 1-2 min rest at the end of each set and then repeat 3 times). Here’s a breakdown of my workout this morning:
|Bend-Over Fly||15lbs||12 reps|
|Side Lying Lateral Raise||5lbs||12 reps per side|
|Ultimate Toe Touch||10 reps per side|
|Incline Bicep Curl (on Stability Ball)||15lbs||12 reps|
|Bend-Over Row||15lbs||12 reps|
|Reverse Crunch||15 reps|
|Stability Ball Back Extension||15 reps|
|Weighted Ball Crunch||10lbs||12 reps|
|Plie Squats||20lbs||15 reps|
|Chest Press on Stability Ball||20 lbs||12 reps|
Overall it was a pretty good workout. Not my favourite but I got a great sweat in and felt pretty good afterwards. I did find the workout took a little longer then usual since I’m not use to some of the exercises. As well, I think I might need to push myself a little more with some of the weights. I will be doing this workout again on Friday so I’ll give it another try and let you all know how it goes then.
After my workout breakfast was a piece of flax toast and a protein green smoothie. In the blender: 2 large handfuls of organic spinach, 1 organic banana, 1 tbsp of flaxmeal, 1 scoop of lean whey and 1 cup of UVAB. Another great combo.
Lunch was a turkey sammie on an English muffin. Sliced turkey, mozza, spinach all on a whole wheat English muffin along with a yogurt cup and baby carrots.
After work I met a friend for a coffee date at Starbucks. I had skinny cinnamon dolce latte…
And one of these babies…
Lemon Coconut Bar. Not the healthiest but definitely delicious.
Dinner was simple but healthy.
Roasted baby potatoes with thyme, rosemary, oregano and a little parmesan cheese. I read this combo on someone's blog on the weekend. I have not idea who’s it was so if I got the idea from you please let me know. I’d love to give you credit for it.
Yummy! What a great idea.
Served with some bbq’d asparagus with a little salt and ground pepper…
Easy. Healthy. Yummy. I actually only ate two pieces of the chicken but all the potatoes and asparagus. The picture doesn’t give credit to how much asparagus was actually on my plate and how big the asparagus actually was. So filling.
Dessert was Skinny Cow Ice-Cream Sandwich. What a great sweet treat for only 130 calories.
I’d better go. The hockey game is going to start in about 15 mins.
Go Hawks Go!
~ Katie :)