Alright, there’s a few things we need to catch up on cause once again I’ve been the world’s most inconsistent blogger. All of the back to school / BodyPump job searching / college prep stuff has been taking up all of my spare time! Excuses, excuses, yeah I know 😉 Since we’ve last spoken, a few things have happened. One, I had this fantastic meal from BJ’s.
A mahi mahi and shrimp bowl. Don’t let this healthier meal trick you. I most certainly saved room for a triple chocolate pizookie. When at BJ’s, you can’t pass up this monster.
My aunt bought me a Keurig as an early graduation gift. She got a great deal on it so yes, I now have my very own coffee maker in my room. Addicted? No. More like “dedicated coffee drinker.”
I’ve also gotten the chance to practice my meal prep for the school year. I had a yearbook training the past two days, so I made sure to pack nutritious for lunch: a chili lime chicken burger, quinoa, and a salad. I’m a man with a plan, and school isn’t going to stop me from eating healthy! Yep, I will be “that kid” carrying around a mini cooler filled with all of my healthy foods. Arbor View kids beware.
BodyPump wise, I have an audition and interview lined up for tomorrow. I’m super excited!! I hope to be teaching my own class soon 🙂
Oh, and I also killed my legs with this workout. I wasn’t feeling challenged enough by my previous routine, so I found this one on the Internet. Holy glutes. I’ve done the routine twice so far (once last week and then again yesterday). Both times have left me hobbling around the following day. If you are looking to destroy your legs for fun, look no further:
- Leg Curls (3 sets of 20 reps)
- Leg Extensions (3 sets of 25 reps)
- Stiff Leg Deadlifts (3 sets of 15 reps)
- Lunges (4 sets of 20 reps EACH LEG!! If you’re truly challenging yourself, these will hurt.)
- One legged leg press (4 sets of 20 reps each leg. By the end of this exercise your glutes will be screaming.)
- Squats (4 sets of 20 reps)
- Seated calf extensions (4 sets of 25 reps)
- Outer Hip Abductions (3 sets of 25)
- Inner Hip Abductions (3 sets of 25)
That’s the routine! I really encourage you to challenge your weights; busting out those last few reps of each set should be hard!! If you do it right, the stairs will not be your friend the following day.
Afterwards, I rewarded my body with a protein packed banana cream pie shake. These are my favorite. Tastes too good to be any sort of “clean,” but hopefully it’s not too bad since it comes from the gym’s juice bar 😉
Annnnd a picture of my mom’s balsamic chicken because it tastes amazing and I can’t wait to eat the leftovers!!! (I’m still on that Brussels sprouts kick btw.)
These final minutes of summer are ticking away fast. I’m gonna try and enjoy them by eating good food, drinking entirely too much coffee, and being active! Hope everyone has a fantastic Wednesday. All of you that are back in school or at work, you’ve almost made it to the weekend!
How about you?
- How often do you switch up your lifting routines?
- Coffee drinkers: how many cups do you have a day?
- What’s new in your life lately?