I had some great responses of ways to maximize your workouts!
Gina says: always push yourself a little further than you think you can go. For example, if you are on the elliptical and you just dont think you can go any more, go 2 more minutes! If you are lifting weights and you just don't think you can lift anymore, do two more reps! I try to do this as much as possible. It helps keep me motivated.
Fitinthecity Says: I have gotten back into incoporating plyometric workouts into my routine. I do them 1-2 times a week. I use everything from a medicine ball, Bosu Ball, step, weights, etc. into my plyo workout. I look kinda crazy doing this at the gym, but I love it! Works muscles in ways machines can't.
Nutritious Foodie says: workout tip: There are 1440 min in the day, schedule 30 min (2%) for excercise.
Erica Says: Hmmm I'll give you my favorite run out tip: Hate running? Set a short distance goal, as the goal approaches evaluate if you can go just a litttttle bit further. Keep doing this! Soon enough you will really be packing on the mileage- its amazing how much easier it is to think about overcoming the small distances vs. setting a huge goal (mileage wise) to start with.
Moving on today. I started at the gym before work with an hour workout (literally I timed it on my HRM!) I did 18 minutes on the spin bike rocking out to some Ke$ha, Cascada, Rocco and Bass T (awesome techno!!) and Jason DeRulo. I then did a few weight circuts
- Cable Back rows
- Walking Lunges/walking Plie Lunges with body bar
- SHoulder presses (10 regular, 10 nuetral grip)
- Jump rope 1 min
- Tricep Skull crushers
- Bench leg lifts
- Upright DB vertical rows
- Side lying leg abduction
- Burpees (1 min)
- Stability Ball Roll outs
- Push ups with knee drive
PHEW...472 calories. Nicely Done.
Came home made a stellar bowl of oats. 1/2 C oats, chia, frozen berries added at the end (nuked again to get all hot! NuNaturals Stevia, PB)
Lunchers=Whole wheat pita with tofu, sprouts, hummus, romaine and tomaters SO GOOD!
Ensalada on the side with broccoli slaw, tomatoes, red pepper and balsamic vinegar. With LOTS of this
My New obsession. I. LOVE. THIS.
Afternoon snack essentials. 1/4 C oats, YOPLAIT greek yog. Apple and PB
Everyones jumpin on the bandwagon, huh?
Thought so this yogurt? Meh, NOTHING like my fage or chobani. It tasted more like plain yogurt to me, not to mention it is a bit shorter on the protein and higher in sugar and carbs than my beloved Chobani. Would I buy it again? Probably not.
I made it into some hot oats and cold yog mess! Try this now. It will change your life. So good with PB drizzled of course.
Its my ROOMIE'S BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!! She made a stellar meal waiting for me when I came home. It is peanut thai stirfry with soba noodle and pea shoots. There was chicken breast, eddamame, red and green pepper and onion in a delicious thai peanut sauce, with whole wheat soba noodles and organic pea shoots! OMG AMAZINGNESS!!
We made a brownie cake for her!! It is brownie mix and frosting with funfetti's on top! YAY
Well this 'snow storm' predicted for boston was a BUST! (yes!!) I really am not a fan of snow so exciting for me! I am just watching some american idol with the roomies and then more packing for Canada (Mt Tremblant) then bed time!
see ya in the morning :)
- What is your favorite ethnic meal?? I LOVE thai peanut stirfry and Falafels!
- Favorite dessert? Mine is Key lime pie?