I’ll be doing a post on that later, so stay tuned!
Next, Caitlin and I headed over to Whole Foods to grab some real dinner at the salad bar.
Heaven in a take-out container. I pretty much grabbed a little bit of everything. We chatted about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and how things are going with studying and work. It was nice to catch up, as I haven’t seen her since the Lady Foot Locker event.
(photo compliments of Ashley)
Nadya was our teacher for the “Strong” yoga session. I really enjoyed it! We worked on our legs a lot throughout the 1.5 hour session. I even did a crow pose!
Finally! I attempted the side crow and was able to keep my feet off the ground for about 3 seconds. Next time!
Ashley, on the other hand, busted out an inversion.
I could see why it took her a few classes to finally get it, but she had me in awe.
Overall, I really enjoyed the class. It felt amazing and my entire body was stretched and rejuvenated. I was glad that I got to catch up with some blends and even meet a new one!
Workout & Breakfast
I woke up today feeling a bit sore, but very stretched out and ready to hit some weights. I thought that I had posted a similar upper body workout from a Saturday a few weeks ago, but it looks like I never posted it, so I’ll do that for you guys now!
I did the following circuits like this: Do all three (or two) exercises back to back with no break and then take a 45-60 second break. Repeat 3x. *Use a weight that gets you to at least 15 reps while feeling the burn during the last few.
- DB military press
- front shoulder raises
- seated DB reverse lat raises
- seated cable pull row
- DB chest press
- lat cable pull down
- barbell lying triceps extension a.k.a. skull crushers (LOVE THESE!)
- tricep dips on bench
For biceps, I did 5 pyramid sets of cable hammer curls with the rope attachment. Pyramid sets are when you start the first set with a lower weight and higher reps and build up to a higher weight doing less reps.
While I was waiting for Joe to finish up lifting, I held a 2 minute plank! Woo! We headed over to the treadmills and I completed the following:
- .25 miles @ 3.5
- .25 miles @ 7.5
- .25 miles @ 4.0
- .25 miles @ 7.5
- .25 miles @ 4.2
- .25 miles @ 7.7
- .25 miles @ 4.5
- .25 miles @ 8.0
I did a quick 10 minutes on the stairmaster to finish up.
I’ll spare you breakfast because it was the same as yesterday.
After reading comments from yesterday’s post, it seems like a lot of you have different habits when it comes to choosing whether to eat pre-workout or not. Timing seems to be the key! I was surprised this morning that I didn’t eat before the gym because we didn’t make it there until almost 9:30!
- Have you surprised yourself with doing a seemingly impossible yoga pose (or any fitness related feat) lately?