Hey there. I hope that your Monday is off to a great start because mine is. I’ve gotten past my dark days at work and can see the light at the end of the tunnel…yay!
I just can’t seem to stay away from the Green Fine Salad Co. I caved and went again today for lunch, but I (easily) dragged Thao along with me. We both were looking forward to a break away from our desks.
Thao got the delicious Metropolis salad I had last time, and I went with the Steakhouse Salad with avocado. Both were good, but I’ll be returning to the Metropolis the next time I’m there. It was way too good.
I clearly liked this one a lot, too.
I was a bit hungry when I got home, so I snacked on some plain Chobani Greek yogurt with a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Lara Bar crumbled on top + agave nectar. This is always a winning combo.
I have not been doing enough strength training lately because I’ve been focusing on my running, so I’m needing to do more. I used to do BodyPump twice a week and a TRX boot camp once a week. Even though I know that BodyPump isn’t necessarily considered strength training, I was seeing significant muscle tone because I don’t really lift, and TRX is just a kick ass cardio and ST workout in one.
So, I’m deciding to pump it up! I’m going to challenge myself to do 3 ST workouts every week, especially since I will only be doing longer runs on the weekends when there’s sunlight. A lot of women don’t seem to get enough ST in their fitness routines (myself included), so I challenge you to add more to your weekly routine as well! It’ll aid in your weight loss and help you in your other activities as well.
Today, my legs are feeling fatigued from my weekend runs, so I opted to stay home and do an upper body workout at my apartment gym (since I’m too lazy to drive to the nice gym). I got the inspiration for today’s workout from Julie @Peanut Butter Fingers and adjusted it to fit the limited weights available in the apartment gym.
Warm-up: 15 minutes on the elliptical
- Superset One: Chest press, Mac raises
- Superset Two: Tricep kick-backs, Overhead press
- Superset Three: Push-ups, Ryan’s awesome shoulder move
- Bicep curls (3 min. non stop, one set only)
- Variety of ab workouts