I’m feeling really good this morning because I got home last night at around 10:15 and, therefore, got to go to bed early so I would be nice and energized for my workout this morning! Ryan and I both had a plan to wake up at 6:30 and go to the gym (for extra motivation) and we both did.
I got to the gym around 6:45 after having a little snack (a small piece of freshly baked baguette with peanut butter):
Today was leg/cardio/ab day. I’m glad I got there early because I had a lot to do! Here’s the routine:
Run 2 minutes on treadmill to warm up
3 sets of stiff-legged deadlift—12 reps—20 lbs
3 sets of plie squat—12 reps—15 lbs
3 sets of reverse lunge and lift (walking lunges, lunge down, lift back leg)—4 sets of 12 walking lunges
3 sets of dipping bridge pose
3 sets of calve raises—20 reps—15 lbs
25 minutes on treadmill alternating between running and speed walking on a steep incline (12.0)
3 sets of reverse crunches—15 reps
3 sets of bicycle crunches—20 reps
Whew!!!! Now I’m back, I still haven’t had coffee (I usually just drink 1 cup when I get to work), and I feel TOTALLY energized! For breakfast I tried a new Amy’s product I’ve been dying to eat that’s been sitting in my freezer:
I don’t know how practical these are just because they are expensive ($4.50) and you can easily buy an entire container of steel cut oats and make your own for less than that, but for convenience purposes, it was really great. It didn’t have a “frozen” taste at all…just tasted liked freshly made steel cut oats, lightly sweetened with agave nectar. I boosted it up with half a sliced banana, a couple walnuts and had a greek yogurt on the side for more protein. Now that’s a power breakfast!
For lunch today I’m resorting to Amy’s as well. I just love her Split Pea Soup because it doesn’t have that “canned” taste at all. I packed the entire can of this (200 calories, 14 grams of protein) with a string cheese and grapes for lunch and a piece of flax and fiber bread with peanut butter for a snack later on.
Bread baking when alright last night (hence my pre-workout treat!). I’m just shocked at how hard they grade products…it really is according to industry standards. The chair of the department grades everything at the end of every two night block and I got my grades from my biscuit/cookie/pie production earlier this week. He wrote that my pie was incredibly well done but I STILL only got an 8 out of 10. What does it take??!
What’s your favorite pre-workout snack?