Better Late Than Never
Hey everyone 🙂
It’s Monday again and I am going to pretend I’m super happy about this.
Positive vibes right? No negativity… As miss sweet brown would say…
It really never gets old.
I had a great Friday. I was taken out to a big sushi dinner and I enjoyed every bite.
Okay really it wasn’t this plate… but I didn’t exactly want to whip out my phone and take a picture of my food on a date. People think that’s weird. It’s normal to me 😉
Saturday I hit some chest and tricep work. I’ve decided to start combining chest with another muscle group to make time for more leg days. I’m big on preaching that yes, we as women need to work chest to balance everything out, but 4-5 exercises and you should be good! Quality not quantity.
You would think I am going on vacation… nope this is just a normal day going to the gym and my parents house.
Don’t we love my ear warmer?
My evening was pretty low key compared to other weeknights lately. In fact I was a little stressed out, so what do I decide to do?
Well carve a pumpkin of course.
On a Saturday night…
I hope you aren’t judging me, because I already did enough for both of us 😉
It actually turned out pretty good, and I really wanted the pumpkin seeds. Even though I HATE pumpkin I loved eating the seeds as a kid. My mom would put them in the oven with a ton of sea salt. Mmmm good!
I bet cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds would be good on top of oatmeal. NOW WE ARE TALKING!
I’ll get back to you on that recipe.
You guys know Sunday is my meal prep day, but I started on Saturday to save some time. I’m slowly introducing grains back into my diet to change things up a bit and see how I do. I would previously bloat with grains, but lately I feel bloated constantly, so might as well give them a go.
I also hit legs and made sure to squeeze in calf work. I ALWAYS forget to work my calves. I use the stair master a lot so that works them a bit anyway.
Here’s a little snippet of my routine from yesterday:
- straight leg dead lifts x 15, alternating with no weight kickbacks x 8 each leg- 4 sets of each
- Smith machine squats with feet together– put your feet out in front of you a bit and sit down in a chair. You will have to go lighter here! It really works the glutes. I usually only do an extra 10 lbs on each side of the smith bar
- Single leg presses, 10 reps x 3 sets each leg
- Leg extensions, 12 reps x 4 sets
- Calf raises and presses
- Hamstring curls with stability ball, 8 reps x 3 sets
For some reason those hamstring curls really kill me! I always do them at the end of my workout, because once I’m on the floor I don’t want to get back up.
I should be back tomorrow, unless work gets the best of me again. If you have any requests for work ut related things let me know 🙂
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,