Hi guys! Soo….I have officially spent waaay too much time on the Runners World website this morning! I signed up for online coaching for a 5K (a 6 week plan) and then when that’s over with and I can successfully run 3 miles without walking (errr hopefully), I want to sign up for the half marathon coaching plan. Runners World is really such a fantastic research with a plethora of information…if you guys haven’t checked it out, definitely do so but expect to be sucked in for hours at a time….like me! Haha 🙂
When I finally got around to going to the gym this morning, here’s what I did:
couple minutes on treadmill to warm up
3 sets of Dumbbell bench press. 15 lbs — 12 reps each.
3 sets of bent-over barbell rows. 15 lbs — 12 reps each.
3 sets of seated dumbbell press. 10 lbs—12 reps each
3 sets of lying triceps extensions. 20 lbs—12 reps each
3 sets of seated hammer curls. 10 lbs—12 reps each
3 sets of back hyper extensions. 12 reps each
3 sets of bicycle crunches. 15 reps each
3 sets of reverse crunches. 12 reps each
3 sets of knee tucks on the bench. 12 reps each.
20 minutes on elliptical (Molto Mario was on!)
It might seem like I did a ton today, but really, this upper body circuit (not including elliptical) only took me 30 minutes. I moved through the sets quickly with about 45 seconds in between sets and 30 seconds in between exercises. It also helps that my apartment gym is the size of my closet and there’s never anyone else in there when I work out. I set everything I need for my circuit up first, and then I work right through it!
After the gym I came home and made a protein shake for a midmorning snack. I used 1 scoop of vanilla Designer Whey protein with a little water and half a frozen banana. It tasted like a vanilla milkshake!
I fiddled around for awhile, showered and vacuumed then I made lunch. I had organic smoked turkey breast with a light laughing cow, honey mustard and spinach on a Rudi’s honey sweet whole wheat bagel with a fage, some grapes and some carrots and bell pepper strips on the side.
Soooo apparently I have to be at school at 4:30 today. My chef instructor is French (doesn’t really speak much English….class is interesting!) and says “we need our practice” since we missed a hurricane day. Since I already missed another day last week and we have our chocolate centerpieces due at the end of this week, I guess I really do need all the practice I can get—-even if that means 7 hours of working with chocolate??!!! So, I’m packing my dinner tonight and taking it with me to eat before class officially starts at 6:30. I’ll be putting up an afternoon post later on before I head out with my afternoon snack, packed dinner and evening snack. See you all in a bit!