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Workout B wrap up and on track Monday.

I can’t believe I am back at work already today.  I look at my blog and know there was a weekend there, but geez!

It was hard to pull myself out of bed this morning, but I perked up for breakfast:

Banana bread pudding topped with peanut flour and jam.  This breakfast will keep me full until lunch.

So, Saturday was the last B workout of Stage 1 for the Female Body Breakthrough. This was the tougher of the 2 workouts, I think.  My progress for the last month.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Week 1 Week 4
Russian Twist 3 sets of 10 each side with 10# DB 3 sets of 10 each side with 10# DB
Prone Cobra 3 sets of 60 second holds 3 sets of 75 second holds
Overhead squat 3 sets of 10, 1 set with wooden bar, 2 sets with 20# bar 3 sets of 10 with 25# bar
Lateral Raise with external rotation 3 sets of 10 with 5# DBs 3 sets of 12 with 5# DBs
Single Leg/Single arm Deadlift 3 sets of 10 with 10# DB 3 sets of 10 with 25# DB
Single arm cable lat pulldown 3 sets of 10 at 20# 3 sets of 10 at 30#
Bulgarian Split Squat 3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs 3 sets of 12 with 10# DBs
High Cable Row 3 sets of 10 at 50# 3 sets of 10 at 70#

I did have a goal to try to do a 90 second prone cobra, but I kind of forgot that I would really only be doing this workout 8 times during the month and it was a little unrealistic for me to add 30 seconds to that. 75 was pretty tough!  I did not do anything with the russian twist because that exercise was a little bothersome to my herniated disk.  I think I might have maxed out on the overhead squat because I felt unstable at that weight, but I suppose with more practice it would get better.

So how do I feel after this month?  Quite good.  I feel very strong and I think my posture is better.  Not much scale difference.  Maybe some difference in my clothes, but again, I have trouble subjectively judging that unless there is a large difference in fit.

Tomorrow starts the next stage and I am excited!

I breezed through work this morning  – thank you very much for that happening on a Monday!  I sauteed up some veggies to go with a cheese omelet.

After all my candy yesterday, I am surprised that I don’t feel crappy today, but I don’t.  Just more relieved to be eating like usual.

Including the usual latte:

I actually was finished with my allotted work by latte time (thank you productivity), but I continued working my usual number of hours to make some extra $$.  Plus, I may need to cut my work day short on Thursday, but I am not sure yet.

I thought chicken was on the menu for dinner, but John put the chicken in the freezer yesterday. Ooops.  Plan B – the other poultry!  Turkey burgers.

I topped mine with laughing cow and BBQ sauce.  I am making an concerted effort to get more veggies in lately.  It’s a big deal for me to have them for 2 meals for many days in a row  :mrgreen:  Life would be so much easier for me if I loved veggies.

My goals tonight are to do a little cleaning and a little stretching.  I have 1 window done and I stretched one time for the month.  I better get cracking on those goals! :oops:

Here is my snack for later:

Blueberries with ricotta.  This is becoming one of my go-to evening snacks. And yes, I do pre-make this to let it chill.  I haven’t decided which way I like it best, warm or chilled.

Question: Are you back on track after Easter – or never went off track?

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