What a workout! This might be one of the most challenging workouts I’ve done in a lonngg time. Dad had treated me to not only a fitness magazine, but also a new book – Life of Pi. I was inspired by the workouts in the magazine to mix mine up and do some more serious strength training! I had a slice of apple with PB as a pre-workout energizer. My workout looked like this: (I was originally supposed to go for a big 8 mile run with Melissa tonight, but due to EXCESSIVE heat today, we cancelled, fearing death. fo real tho, it’s 9pm and still 91 degrees)
– 30 minutes Stair Master (seeeerious sweating)
– arm strength training with some new ones tossed in, I liked this new tricep one
– 30 minutes on the elliptical, cross train mode, level 9 then level 12 second half
– leg strength training, did parts of ultimate butt workout! I already sport quite the ultimate booty, but some toning won’t hurt
– leg weight training machines
– 30 push ups
– 60 crunches
– 20 of these, thanks Audrina
– serious stretching!
This was a looong workout, but felt good. I’m not a huge fan of fitness magazines or cosmo or any of those magazines as I think they add to a lot of young women’s negative views of their bodies, but, I must say that having something light to read while on the stair master and elliptical made the time move faster. I brought my book too, Animal Vegetable Miracle, but reading about growing your own veggies while pushing hard to lady gaga just didn’t seem right…
I left the gym and stepped outside in the hot hot evening and it was crazy windy out and cloudy – a storm was about to hit. I yogged home literally just in time before thunder lightning and pouring rain began. Phew! Good timing. The gym was handing out free packets of naked granola so I munched that on the way home – I was pretty famished. I then whipped up a delicious yogurt bowl – as a lactose intolerant person I steer clear of yogurt, though it doesn’t typically make me really sick, I decided not to eat it since my body seems to reject dairy. But, I couldn’t help but be ASTONISHED when I saw this yogurt in trader joes – shock and awe due to the 18g of protein in packs in just 100 calories, and 0 fat. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?! I had to try it. That’s SO much protein!
And it was pretty awesome. Mixed with the rest of the granola and some blubes.