Hello bloggeeroos! How has your week been? Yesterday was a much needed break from the technology world! Some days I wish I still played red rover and in sandboxes instead of staring at computers and cell phones for hours on end.
I have quite a few serious posts swarming around in my head for the next few weeks, especially with school and alot of other changes coming up, so I’m keeping today light. Does anyone else go through phases where you get hooked on one thing and try to incorporate it into your life in every possible way? This is how I feel about salsa:
Carbalicious breakfasts. Eating carbs (and loving them) has been a huge step in my recovery, as I used to see them as the culprit for gaining weight. Now I can’t get enough bread and oatmeal in my life, they are my true loves.
Kristin Hannah is my new Jodi Picoult. This book left me bawling like a freaking baby! Its focus on relationships-especially the relationships between two best friends and a mother & daughter-reopened my eyes to the time I lost with my loved ones over the past two years. The story was a great reminder of the power and importance of love. When it comes down to it, that’s what gets you through life. Not just get through, but enjoy life. Not a job, not looks, not the gym. Love. I cannot wait to read more of her books!
On the subject of love, romcoms have made a reappearance into my daily routine. Don’t call me lame, but I may have watched three yesterday with friends. Crazy Stupid Love, No Strings Attached, and Love & Other Drugs.
I haven’t posted any workouts recently because they haven’t been all too world-changing. Strength training has been my focus instead of cardio and I lurrrrve it! Here’s what I’ve been doing over the past week:
Sunday – Legs
Bulgarian split squats ss stepups (3×12, 8, 8)
Squats ss plie squats (3×8)
Jump squats (3×10) ss deadlifts (3×8)
Walking lunges (6×15) ss inner thigh ball squeeze ss hip abductor ss hip adductor
Donkey kicks (3×10) ss calf raises (3×15)
Monday – Back & Abs
1 arm row (3×10) + bicycle kicks (2×1 min)
Reverse grip pulldown + hanging knee lifts
Seated row + hyperextension
Wide-grip pulldown (12, 8, 6, 8, 12)
Reverse flyes + stability ball sit-ups
Finish with 2×30 secs of each ab exercise: (borrowed from here)
left oblique crunch
right oblique crunch
Tuesday – Chest & Shoulders <–FAV thing to workout
Incline bench press (15, 12, 12)
Flat bench press on stability ball + lateral raises
Chest flyes + “Y” shoulder press
Pushups + upright rows
Pec deck machine (3×10)
Shoulder circles (2×10)
Thursday – Back & Hammys
Deadlifts (15, 12, 10)
Alternating rows (12, 3×8)
Row on hyperextension bench + leg press
Wide-grip pulldown + hamstring curl machine
Pec deck reverse + pelvic raises + stability ball rollouts
Usually I’m pretty pooped after the weights to do a long cardio session, so I do a short HIIT or speed workout on the tready and run tempo-paced until I get to 3 miles.
Sorry for the randomness post, hope you enjoy your weekend to the fullest and the heat doesn’t prevent you from doing anything fun!
What’s your favorite muscle group to workout? Chest for sure!
What’s something you’re loving lately?
Any exciting weekend plans? My last early Saturday morning shift (PTL) and that’s about exciting as things get around here for now!
6-minute workout – Love Zuzana’s workouts, always leave me feeling beastly and sweaty in such a short amount of time
At-home remedies <– want to try these to see if they actually work!
Need to jazz up your workout? Men’s Health workout generator