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.
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.
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.
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 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!