Thursday, August 4, 2011

Another day, another sighting of awesome!

The Exercise:
Yesterday's workout started with a 5k bike ride with Jonas. He wanted to go home instead of going to a park to workout. So we opted for a longer ride and then a workout at home.

So what did I do as my workout? Fun stuff!
  • Push-ups: 4 sets of 10. Each set was broken up into 5 full push-ups and 5 full-to-knee push-ups.
  • Flexed Arm Hang w/ Band Assistance: 4 sets of 30s. I wanted to aim to work on the strength of holding myself up so that when I start doing negatives, I can go slow. By the last set, these were 3 holds of 10s for the set. The important part was that I did the 30s.
  • Kettlebell Swings: 4 sets of 15. I attempted the one leg squats but it just wasn't working. While looking around, pondering what to do instead, I saw the kettlebell and thought, why not? I payed close attention to form.
  • Full BW Squat Hold: 4 sets of 30s. What was this?! I went down into a full squat and held it for 30s. Why? Why not? (Seems to be the theme of my workout last night)
  • Plank: 70s. I tried to do this for longer but my abs weren't having any of that!

The Noms:
Ok, let me preference this with... a day full of YUM!
  • Breakfast: Blueberry Paleo Pancakes, Bacon, Clementines
  • Lunch: Burger Patty, Green Beans
  • Snack: Leftover Kebabs from previous night
  • Dinner: Chicken Pinwheels, Squash, Carrots

Chicken Pinwheel - Ham wrapped up in chicken, wrapped up in bacon.
Sauteed and finished in the oven.... = YUM!

The Life:
Knitted on the train! I'm at... 17.27% done now... woot?


Grace. said...

I want kettle balls!

Anonymous said...

You also gain certain health benefits from toning your muscles. abdominal exercise can give you an energy boost and being fit and active keeps your immune system boosted for added benefit.