Archive | April, 2013

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9 Apr

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9 Apr

Well I was sick all last week so workouts were minimal but now, aside from a runny nose and scratchy throat, I’m feeling much better and got into the gym Saturday and Monday. Saturday I just did a quick leg workout and then yesterday I did biceps and back plus cardio. The really exciting news is that I was able to jog for a full 2 min before my ankle started hurting! For those who haven’t been following… I hurt my foot back in August and have since discovered that I’m going to need surgery. It’s been a long and frustrating recovery, not being able to run or really even walk at down-hill angles without being in serious pain. It started to hurt at about 1:30 (I was attempting intervals) but not like before, hopefully that means I’ll at least be able to get some strength back into the joint before surgery to make for a quicker recovery. I think I’ll have to take a couple days off intervals now to let it recover but, it’s encouraging!

Aside from that just still busy trying to get everything sorted out for the move. Had my last day at the hospital here which was bittersweet so just finishing up some checkout processes for that and trying to keep a semi-normal workout schedule with all the crazy.

The movers are coming a couple weeks before we actually leave the island so I bought a bunch of groceries to make healthy freezer meals that we can reheat. Figuring it will not only be better for us but also save a decent amount of money compared to having to eat out. Do you have any favorite, healthy, meals that reheat well?

Since life is getting busy and that seems to be my most common excuse (and I know I’m not the only one) this seemed appropriate:

Randy Glasbergen

Randy Glasbergen

For those interested in the workouts, here’s yesterday’s bicep and back. I did a lot of pyramid sets:

  • 4 sets of 12 bicep curls (lighter weight/warm-up)
  • 3 sets of incline curls (8, 12, then 20 reps adjusting weight)
  • 3 sets of 12 cable lat pull-downs **get a bench or stool to sit on and put the center of the cables, with hands facing center, pull down squeezing your lats. I’ll try to get pictures, got this one from the trainer I’ve been working with**
  • 4 sets of cable rows (12, 8, 12, 20 reps adjusting weights as needed)
  • 3 sets of hammer curls (8, 12, 20)
  • 3 sets of 12 lat pull-downs
  • 2 sets of 20 bicep grip lat pull downs (hands narrow)

Burpees and other random things

1 Apr

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter 🙂 We got up and had a light breakfast at the house and then went to church and brunch with some friends before settling in for a movie afternoon (it was pouring rain all morning). We tried making a quinoa crust for pizza and…  it didn’t work out so well. It was fine but nothing worth sharing, if anyone has a good recipe for that I would love it!

Our movers come in two weeks, I feel like there’s s much to do still! It’s very bittersweet leaving after only a few months but I’m so excited to settle down somewhere for a couple years and start the next chapter in our life. Hubby will basically be gone the first couple months we’re there which will make the initial settling in harder but might make it easier to get into a gym routine… we’ll see.

I’ve basically been hitting 4 workouts/week and still volunteering and training a few clients out here so it’s been good.  I’ll post pics next week but I’m slowly getting back to cardio 3 times a week too. My April goal is lifting 3-4 times a week and cardio 4-5 times. I’m losing some definition in my abs and I know its from my decreased cardio… well okay and probably from adding pasta and some other things back into my diet the past few months. For now my solution is upping cardio. My other goal is to not let it stress me out when I’m not doing as well as I should be. I still get really hard on myself after a week off or a week where I don’t feel like I did my best and… that’s probably not for the best so I’m going to work on it.

Random story time for a laugh to start your week. The other day I was training a girl who I’ve been working with for about a month now and she’s made some serious progress. I decided it was time to add some burpees and more dynamic moves into her workouts so I showed her a couple, walking her through each step as I did. When it came time for her I broke it down and we went through the first one slowly. She stood up and I told her “Okay, so that’s 1”. Now if you’ve done burpees you know “1” is actually about a 4 step move… her reaction had me cracking up. Without missing a beat she goes “1?! I think I just saw Jesus… he’s outside the window waiting.” I’ve decided I need the “Burpees don’t really like you either” shirt.

burpees