I hope you all are enjoying your new year so far! I LOVED all your responses to my last post and the positive feedback – thank you, you all are wonderful!
I’m currently parked on the couch enjoying my Snuggie and some America’s Funniest Home Videos. I follow zero TV shows (who am I?! I know…) but AFV always has me glued to the television. That and Bobby Flay…or maybe it’s just Bobby Flay’s face that I’m glued to. Anyways, yesterday my Aunt and I went shopping and did a few gift returns/exchanges and I met a good friend of mine for lunch at Chipotle. I am obsessed with Chipotle’s steak and chicken…I can never decide which I like better, so I always ask for half & half. If you were wondering, it’s totally worth the few extra cents; sometimes they’re nice and don’t charge extra, too. Score! I’d love to know your go-to order at Chipotle!
Today I’ve been absolutely lazy minus a trip to the gym. When I say lazy, I mean seriously lazy. Lazy as in right when I finished breakfast I found myself back in bed. I’m not really sure who or what dragged me up there. But I did get in a good workout and I’d like to share with you a little updated workout routine I’ve been sticking to.
I do cardio maybe once or twice a week for no more than 10-20 minutes (usually on the elliptical with a magazine) or the stationary bike. Some weeks I just lift, though. I’ve been getting amazing ideas from Shape Fit and Bodybuilding.com. The forums on Bodybuilding.com are amazing and I highly suggest them to beginners and even more advanced women and men looking to build muscle. Before and after I workout I have a snack (usually a big snack/meal after I work out) Some preworkout meals would be oats with protein powder, fruit and peanut butter or lunch and a small snack. Afterwards I make protein pancakes or a protein shake topped with granola, cottage cheese and some kind of nut butter.
I typically work out my upper body 2 days a week and my lower 2 days a week, with 1-2 rest days and abs once a week. Some of my favorite upper body exercises are:
Cable Curls (single and double arm)
Pushups (can do at home!)
Push downs as well as pull ups (with cable)
Bench dips (bodyweight)
There are quite a few machines at my gym that I also use for my arms/upper body that weren’t mentioned. If I can’t make it to the gym or just don’t feel like going, I use bodyweight to do push ups, bench dips at home. I usually aim for 2-3 sets of 10 reps per exercise or until fatigued. I’ll have to update ya’ll on exact weights when I grab a pencil next time I work my upper body.
Stay tuned for my lower body/ab exercises – which I’ll do seperate posts on! Let me know if you’ve got any questions – and I’d LOVE to hear your routine, too! I’m off to um, do nothing. Enjoy your evening, friends! Tomorrow I’ve got an exciting lunch date with two bloggers! You’ll find out who either tomorrow evening or Wednesday!
What’s your go-to workout mantra and routine?
What’s your current TV obsession?
Peace and love!
p.s. if ANY of you are interested in meeting up, possibly at Great Sage – or anywhere else for that matter, please email me/comment – blogger meetups are awesome 😀 Great Sage is having a fundraiser on the 23rd of Januray – 10% of sales will benefit the FARM fund! I think that’d be a great cause to meet up for.