I wish I had a more exciting post for you today, but alas, life got in the way last week. After only sleeping 1 1/2 hours on Sunday night, working out was absolutely not happening on Monday. Then on Tuesday I left for San Antonio to work with Cassy from Fed and Fit on a little project which meant morning to night work. Definitely fun work, but still, no workouts were happening in that time frame. It wasn’t until Friday that I was able to get back in the gym. I didn’t feel bad about not working out that long, but my mind did miss the endorphins so I was very happy to be back at it.
This week was a little tough with the lack of sleep, traveling and hardly any workouts. I deal with stress by working out. Which is why I don’t get stressed too much. So I’ve been feeling stressed and a bit down. So this week I plan to change it around with a trip to Costa Rica, sunshine and way more sleep! Oh yeah duh, and positivity. I truly believe in the power of belief. And if you believe things are positive, they will be. Deep thoughts, by Juli Bauer. Stay positive, my friends.
Be sure to check out the bottom of the posts for an at home/hotel gym workout you can do along with an entire workout outfit on sale AND what I ate in a day!
Sunday – Scheduled Rest day
Monday – No sleep, which meant it became a rest day
Tuesday – Travel Day/Work Day
Wednesday – Travel Day/Work Day
Thursday – Travel Day/Work Day
Bench Press: 5 sets of Max Reps (Men = Body Weight + 5# / Woman = 3/4 Body Weight + 5#). For Total Reps. – I used 85# and got 25 reps
Between Sets: 45 sec L – Sit – I did 2 sets of 45 seconds then broke up the last 2 sets into 30 and 15 seconds
Then Every 2 mins for 7 Rounds (14 mins)
8 Front Squats (185/125)
10 Burpees Over Bar
30 Double Unders
My slowest round was 1:21 using 85#
With a partner, complete between each other:
100 clusters (165/105)
then 5 rounds of:
50 calorie row
50 pull ups
Time cut off was 35 minutes and we still had 40 pull ups to go to finish using 75#
Hotel or At Home Workout:
5 rounds for time:
20 hand release push ups and 40 air squats
2 minute rest
4 rounds for time:
15 pike push ups and 30 jumping squats
2 minute rest
3 rounds for time:
10 handstand push ups and 20 tuck jumps
Favorite Workout Attire Right Now!
What I Ate in a Day:
This is what I ate on Saturday. I started the day off with 1/2 a cup of coffee with heavy cream and liquid stevia around 7. Then I had a small bowl, probably less than 1/4 cup, of Udi’s Gluten Free granola with a splash of almond milk. If I work out in the morning, this is my normal pre-workout snack (or 1/2 a larabar) just to have something in my stomach without feeling too full.
At 9am, I did a partner workout (see Saturday) and was instantly hungry afterwards since it was such a long workout. And since I knew I had to get some work done before eating, I chugged some water then headed to a tea shop near my gym to grab a coffee. I’ve been craving a thai iced tea for WEEKS now so I decided to give their Hong Kong tea a try and added a shot of espresso. It was a black tea with condensed milk and espresso. So naughty and so effing good. I ended up drinking about 1/2 of it over the span of 4-5 hours. Obviously, I tend to not finish hot drinks.
After making Bacon & Sausage Braised Cabbage (find the recipe on the blog tomorrow), I heated up the last of my leftover Creamy Cauliflower Shrimp Chowder and ate that with the cabbage for lunch around 12:30.
After making a cocktail as well as beef skewers (find both recipes on the blog this week) and photographing both of them, I had a bowl full of beef with a sauce I made for the blog and then had couple sips of the cocktail to make sure I liked it, around 2pm.
After writing up all the recipes, doing dishes and cleaning up, I had an almond butter packet at 4pm. Since I knew I would be going out to dinner that night and didn’t want to be starving since I didn’t know what the restaurant had to offer, the almond butter packet was the perfect snack to keep me from feeling too hungry by the time dinner came around.
Around 6pm, we headed out to a bar/restaurant called First Draft. Since we were heading to the rodeo, this restaurant was close and it would make all the guys in the group happy because it’s a place where you get to pour your own beer. Here’s the thing, I hate beer. I think it’s so nasty. Pee water. But I like having friends and being social…sometimes. So this place was helpful because you can pour as much as you want and sip on it for as long as you want. So I tried a sour beer, didn’t care for it, sipped on it for a couple hours, and that was that. While we were there, I grabbed a burger that was super tasty with some tomato bacon jam and some fries on the side. I didn’t end up finishing the fries and ate some of the salad off my fiancé’s plate.
After dinner, we headed to the rodeo, which I kind of hated. Too sad for me. Instead of drinking alcohol there, I just had water and we were in bed by midnight! Perfect Saturday night. Minus the sad rodeo stuff.