Curing the Monday Blues

Happy end-of-Monday, folks! I hope everyone had a great day.

I apologize in for the severe lack of photos going on in the posts from today. I found myself completely forgetting to take photos, except for this photo of the seasonal tea that I am totally digging lately.

So even though it has nothing to do with the rest of the post- here

OKAY– onto the good stuff!

I don’t think anything cures the Monday blues like a great workout. I know that sounds cliche, but truthfully, I always feel better afterwards. Never fails.

So even though I didn’t make it this morning , I did manage to get to the gym after dinner tonight.

Workout

Today was leg, glute and ab day (my personal favorite), so I did my lifting circuit of glorious all-thing-legs around the gym for about 40 minutes.

When it came time for abs, my program called for a new-to-me ab move using one of the cable machines I normally use for tricep push downs. They’re called kneeling cable crunches, and they are awesome!

I rounded out my workout with 10 minutes of HITT on the treadmill. <——-I alternated every other minute between sprinting at 7mph/8.5mph for 25 seconds and walking at 3.5mph/ 4mph for 35 seconds– all on a small incline.

IMG_20131125_192546_234(<—-this is obviously the step mill, not the treadmill. I had a really goofy gym treadmill selfie I considered posting here instead for about 0.25 seconds. I’m definitely not there yet.)

Then, I added 35 minutes of a step mill workout that looked very similar to my 40 min. routine. Instead of doing 4×10 min. intervals, I did 6×5 min. intervals (at the same levels as before, only shorter) + an extra 5 min. tacked onto the end as a cool down. It felt great!

 

 

I do still feel a little weighed down from the weekend. Hopefully all the water I drank today will help with that!

Meals

Meals for today were very, very boring. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Breakfast- egg whites
  • Meal 2(Second breakfast—and I just revealed something extremely nerdy about myself)- 4 oz. chicken and peppers
  • Meal 3(Lunch)- 4 oz. chicken and kale (+ veggie lite muffin!)
  • Meal 4 (Dinner)- 4 oz. turkey wrapped in 1/2 a low carb tortilla + spicy mustard, a little shredded mozzarella and some sliced bell peppers

Note- normally, I don’t eat 4 meals. On this macro breakdown, however, I do. I gotta say, I don’t love eating chicken at 10:30 in the morning. But a girl’s gotta do what her trainer asks what a girl’s gotta do. Technically, today was my “high carb” day. Tomorrow’s meals will look nearly identical to this- minus the veggie muffin and the tortilla. 😉

Well, that about wraps it up for me today. Fingers crossed I get my booty outta bed early enough tomorrow so I can have that workout review ready tomorrow afternoon!

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