I always feel a little cheerful on Monday nights, knowing that the first day is over. I do pretty much live for weekends, luckily, my days tend to go quickly and weeks fly past before I know it. I believe that is because of my schedule, 7-3:30. One thing I do like about my job is the flexibility. I would hate to have to work 8-5 or some horrible shift like that plus my almost-hour commute... I would have no day at all.
Onto the good stuff!
I have been perusing Loving Fit lately and I really like it a lot. Tatianna advocates doing upper body one day and lower the next. Conventional wisdom, you know. Bodyrock suggests total body, most days of the week. I've been feeling kind of blah and overtrained lately, and I'm usually up for trying something new, so I'm hittin' this. I did lower Saturday, upper yesterday, and lower today. And let me tell you my upper body is sore today and if I'm not sore after this killer lower body workout, there is no justice in this world.
Can I just say I LOVE her pants?! Hotness.
These are all 45 second intervals.
Weighted Walking Squats (20 lbs): 15-15-17-17-15-19
Bag swing (20 lbs): 27-28-23
Tippie-Toe Bridge: 21-19-18
Don't mind telling you my butt was on FIYAH in this part.
Side Jump Lunges: 34-30-24-32-30-29
I did side jump lunges because it just burns so much better than plain side lunges. I don't think I am doing side lunges right. I need to research this and see what I am doing wrong.
Jump rope jacks: 47-47-47
Calf raises: 35-32-30
I forgot to use weight on the calf raises. But it's okay. I don't want huge man calves anyway... I already can't wear boots that zip.
In an attempt to be more open and honest about my bad moments as well as my good moments, I'm going to try to briefly talk about food each day in addition to my workouts. I haven't tracked for a few days, but I've been mindful and been okay. I did have a weak moment in the middle of the night. I had a piece of chocolate cake and milk at 2AM. GAH! I wouldn't say I do this a lot... but sometimes in the middle of the night I will snack. I feel powerless to stop it because I am like a food zombie. I cannot think or rationalize or talk myself out of anything. I just stumble to the kitchen grunting, "Chrissy... want... snack..." It's pretty awful. I keep meaning to keep a water bottle by my bed- I believe that most times when I get up like that at 2AM, I am actually thirsty, not hungry. But when I am very thirsty I want milk and when I want milk I want CHOCOLATE!
Soooooooooooooooo if you want a killer lower body workout, I highly recommend that one, and if you want a chocolate cake so divine you just want to smash your face into it and never come out, I can hook you up with that too.