This morning I got to sleep in a little since I didn’t have to be at an appointment for work until 9:30. I like having some extra time for my upper body workouts, so I tried not to take full advantage of extra sleeping time.
I did a workout that Joe gave me a long time ago and it’s one of my favorites. It is a superset with 2 back exercises, 1 shoulder, and one chest. One set looks like this (no breaks between exercises):
- Lat pull downs on machine (back): 25 at 55lb.
- Shoulder raises: 30 at 7.5lb per arm
- Pushups: Regular until failure then girly style until failure
- Lat rows on machine (front): 20 at 55lb.
- Shoulder raises: Same as above or until failure
- Pushups: Same as above or until failure
Take a one minute break and repeat 4x or more!
It’s a doozy! I followed up with biceps and triceps before doing a 1 mile run, 10 minutes on the elliptical and 5 minutes on the bike. Phew! It was a sweaty one today.
After the gym, I was in the mood for a smoothie with a frozen banana, as usual, but wanted to incorporate flax meal for some extra fiber.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- Some ice
- 1 scoop vanilla SunWarrior
- 3 tbsp. Flax meal
- A couples shakes of cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Large handful spinach
It was really green.
It tasted like banana bread, sort of. The flax adds adds a little nutty flavor and the cinnamon helped. Not as banana bread tasting as I had expected, but still very good.
Work flew and I had some stops to make afterwards. I headed to Union Square Whole Foods.
I wanted the individual Justin’s nut butter packets. Do I need to give you an explanation why? No? Good.
With a bloody ankle, I waited in line to pay for my PB and Brownie Crunch Think Thin bar that I picked up also. I’m all about no sugar and lots of protein!
I then headed to Lululemon.
I ended up trying on and buying a modern racer tank.
Meanwhile, it started
raining pouring outside. I waited until it was only drizzling to walk to the train. Although my cuts and the rain put a damper on my evening, I was delighted to a rainbow over the NYC sky.
What can you do? You can’t control everything so you have to just take things with a grain of salt.