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Thursday, March 12, 2009


My afternoon off today gave me a good chance to get organized and revived.

I started off my day with a good lower body workout, because I thought I wouldn't have time later in the day!!
35 minutes on the stat bike, and 20 minutes of leg strength.
I know I've been promising you guys my quick-but-effective new leg workout for quite some time now, and without further ado...
Here's my leg routine:

20 minutes to toned
Walking lunges w/ 15 lb weights- 2 sets/12
Hamstring standing splits w/ 15 lbs weights- 2 sets of 10
Leg press- 2 sets of 10/150 pounds in both 90 degree and calf strength positions (4 sets altogether)
Squats w/ barbell- 2 sets of 12/30 pounds, 1 set of 10/40 lbs
Plie squats- 2 sets/10 with 15 lb dumbell, 2 sets of 10 with 20 lb barbell
1 legged-lunges- 2 sets/10 each leg b
Hip abductor machine- 2 sets/10 100 and 105 lbs
Bench step-ups- 2 sets/10 with 20 lb barbell

and there ya have it! It works pretty much everything, and my legs and glutes are ALWAYS sore!! And when they're not, I increase reps or weight! Try it and tell me what you think!

Before I left for the gym, I had 1/2 an oatmeal raisin clif bar that seems to have hid from the camera.
For breakfast on the go, I decided to bring my favorite smoothie! Only problem? It was SO huge I needed not one, but two smoothie bottles for it!

It contained the usual- 1 cup frozen berries, 1 cup nonfat soy milk, 1 scoop designer whey chocolate and a big banana.

For lunch, I packed myself a new twist on PB&J- AB&J! About a tablespoon of AB (just grabbed a big knifeful!) and about a tablespoon of Bonne Maman's raspberry preserves on a whole wheat sandwich thin, a big carrot sliced and a light cheese stick.
I got to eat this at HOME because my class was cancelled!!

I spent the afternoon organizing, as I mentioned, and I did a whole bunch of cleaning. As I was tidying up my room, I came upon the baggie of whole-wheat fig bars I picked up at Alternative Food Co-op on Tuesday! I had forgotten about them! Of course I had to have one on the spot. Sooo good, all natural and organic! Perfecto!

For an afternoon snack, I had a honey Chobani.

Then I had a chocolate attack around 4, and I NEEDED a few chocolate peanut butter m&ms!! I had this x2! 

Dinner was really good!! I made everything I have been craving- juicy chicken, crunchy steamed broccoli and savory roasted potatoes. I used Jenna's mom's recipe for Lemon Brown Sugar Chicken, and it came out very well! Really lemony though, not too sugar-y, which I guess is a good thing!

Looking back, I did have a lot of extra, unneeded sugars today (jelly, fig bar,honey yogurt, m&ms, brown sugar chicken)... but I'll be conscious to keep my intake down over the next couple of days to make up for it! 

I'm off to hang out with some friends for the night!


VeggieGirl said...

Great workout and smoothie!!

Have fun tonight!!

Anonymous said...

I love smoothies like that...great nutrition value, and GREAT for a volume eater like me!! :)

Happy Friday!