Finally Some Pictures!
Don’t let the title fool you, I know I am picture heavy. I like documenting my life in pictures. This blog has almost turned into my diary I share with the world. How cool is it going to be to show my grandkids one day? Hey kiddos look your grandmother was a little buff thing back in the day! (I will be called G-Mama just like my mom, it’s decided).
Anyway, last night I finally took some pics with my camera of some of the back exercises I do. I was pressed for time because I had to do more meal prepping (this new 6 small meals takes a GREAT deal of time, especially measuring everything), so there are only a few pics. Hopefully this weekend I will have time to do a mini photo shoot and finally post some of my exercises so you guys get a better idea of what I’m talking about!
We will get to this in a bit.
My day at work was so-so. I despise days that our team is on call. Every Tuesday and Thursday, ew. Everyone was super curious if I was continuing with my water plan. I strolled in with my big jug and said of course!
I spaced it out a little this time, and finished around 5pm.
My meals at work were pretty much the same as the day before since I prepped 6 small meals for 2 days. At the end of the day I changed for the gym, always happy for back day now!
But then my smile turned into a frown. As I went to turn in my scrubs, I dropped my blender bottle, it popped open, and this happened
Some of it went under that machine too. I was able to save about 1/2 of it. Protein shake calories on the floor 🙁 I still had my banana though.
When I arrived at the gym I started with a little bit of TRX abs which included my pikes and planks. I did 2 sets of pikes, and 2-30 second planks with my feet in the loops.
Then I hit back work:
- Wide lat pulldowns, 50 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
- Underhand grip narrow lat pulldown, 50 lbs, 10 reps x 5 sets
- Side bends, 25 lb plate, 12 reps x 2 sets each side
- 60 lb bent over bar rows, 12 reps x 4 sets
- Back shrugs, 25 lb kettles, 12 reps x 4 sets
- Kettle bell swings, 35 lbs, 20 reps x 4 sets
- Lat pulldown behind the neck, using a 30 lb bar standing (this is my favorite, really works the traps!), 12 reps x 5 sets
- Bent over rows using 20 lb kettles each hand, 12 reps x 4 sets
- Kettle bell low back pulses (bent over like dead lift), 35 lbs, 12 reps x 5 reps
- Bent over rear delt fly’s, 17.5 lb weights, 12 reps x 4 sets
Here are some pics of me doing some of these at home (I only had weights)
More to come later!
My cardio consisted of 17 minutes on the elliptical/stair combo machine, then a 15 minute speed incline walk on the treadmill. My incline ranged from 5.0-10.0, speed 3.7-3.9. Do not hold on!
Stretched it out, grabbed my things, and headed home!
At home I made a delicious low calorie meal #5!
Can you believe this whole plate is only 198 calories? I highly recommend the salad! The balsamic vinegar and beet juice together make an amazing dressing! You don’t need anything else. I will be eating again in the near future.
Meal # 6 was my casein. This time I added ice cubes and blended in my food processor.
I came in around 1,478 calories yesterday, lower than I wanted again!
My night ended with meal prepping 6 small meals for my next two work days. I did different foods this time, and will feature them tomorrow. I’m changing up breakfast with this oatmeal! It’s a take on one of the first recipes I featured: Only the Best Oatmeal
Later today I am skipping the gym. My body needs a rest day. I haven’t had one in a week! Recovery days are a must. I think I will come home and do some laundry and nap! Yay
Have a great Wednesday 🙂
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,