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!
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?