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Yay! Monday's Done!

Monday, April 16, 2012

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.

Part 1:
Weighted Walking Squats (20 lbs): 15-15-17-17-15-19

Part 2:
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.

Part 3:
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.

Part 4:
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.

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    A little midnight snack now and then isn't bad. I knew a girl in college who claimed that her entire nightstand was filled with food and candy, and that she wasn't always awake when she ate from there. Dangerous!
    2252 days ago
    I agree, milk and chocolate - cake in particular - is really amazing! I'm glad you are alternating upper and lower body if it feels better to you.
    2256 days ago
    That site looks awesome. I'll have to try it on one of my off-CF days. And damn, those pants are HOT!
    2256 days ago
    using heavy weight will not give you man calves...else, i would have man thighs! (they've actually gotten significantly smaller and more solid!)

    awesome for switching up your routine, though :)
    2256 days ago
    Haha that just reminded me of "If you give a mouse a cookie" Keep up the good work!
    2257 days ago
    Regarding her pants, did you notice the "Where do you get your pants?" comment on her About page, lol?
    2258 days ago
    Yes, I love that Monday is done... I had to work yesterday also.... no days off until Friday is done.

    Have a great day!!!!
    2258 days ago
    That looks like a KILLER lower body routine! Whooh! I got tired just reading it =p

    Today I had a bunch of cake too =[ I think the culprit was that I was feeling extra firm and thin today, so I thought WHAT THE HELL! Plus it was a good friend offering, and I thought it might be a bit rude to refuse..

    Either way, YOU ROCK GIRL =] Keep it up!
    2258 days ago
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