Did you know that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration in Mexico for their victory over the French in 1862 & nothing to do with their independence?? I heard it this morning on the radio…I’m pretty sure that I knew that, but I tend to forget every year until this time rolls around again.
HAPPY CINCO de MAYO!
This morning for my workout I did “Making the Cut”- Day 2:
-Wide-Grip Lat Pull-downs (pyramid up with weight) 1st: 20 reps, 2nd: 12 reps, 3rd: 6-8 reps
-Dumbbell Row- 15 reps (I did these with 15 lb. weights in each hand)
-Lunges( basic )- 25 each leg, no added weight
-1 min. hill run @ incline 10, speed 6.0
-Low dumbbell rows (Arms should be hanging down in w/ your palms facing forward; keep your arms close to your torso, exhale & pull both dumbbells up until they touch the side of your stomach) 15 reps- I did these with 15lb. weights
– Seated Hamstring Curls- 15 reps (I did these with 60 lbs.)
-Step-ups- perform 20 reps on each leg (40 total)
-One min. hill run @ 10 incline, speed 6.0
-Crab Walk- 10 steps forward
-Reverse plank – perform 5 leg lifts on each leg (10 total)
-Crab walk- 10 steps backward
-Reverse plank- 5 leg lifts on each leg
-Supermans- 20 reps and then hold at midpoint position for 20 seconds
-Reverse crunches- 25 reps
-Mountain climbers- 1 minute
-Pendulum Lunges with hammer curls- 10 reps each leg (20 reps total) (I did these with 5lb. weights)
-Hammer curls- perform reps until bicep muscle failure (I did 12 each time, with 10 lb. weights)
-Static lunges with reverse cable fly
-One- leg pelvic thrusts- 15 reps each leg (put legs on a bench or platform& put heels on bench)
-Toe touch crunches- 25 reps
-Mountain climbers- 1 minutes
I did all of these circuits TWICE & then I did some ab work- 50 crunches on the Bosu ball, 20 V crunches, 20 v-up crunches. After that, I did 10 minutes on the elliptical with 7 resistance.
My total calories burned, according to Garmin was 406, max heart rate: 167 & average heart rate: 143
It was a good workout- I’m REALLY liking these Making the Cut workouts- I woke up & really felt it in my arms! (which I love) & then today was a lot of focus on legs & different parts of the arms.
Tomorrow is supposed to be a rest day, but I’m going to use that to do some HIIT workouts & some other cardio- maybe just lots of running 🙂 I do love my long runs!
For breakfast I had the usual- a Green Monster. I’m loving the instant coffee addiction- Thanks Julie 🙂
I’m still playing around with the self timer on my camera, so I feel like a total goof in most of the pictures I take. I would post the one I took…but I feel like I look like a weirdo- haha!!
So, as you know I have been looking for a new job for a while- just not my ideal job here. I love the guys I work for, but I really need health insurance- since I graduated college, I do not have any health insurance anymore. So I need to find something with health benefits. Anyways, I got a call this morning about TWO potential jobs!!! I have an interview tomorrow after work & then will hopefully be setting up another one this afternoon as well. Please cross your fingers 🙂
Now I’m off to start my day…hopefully it will go by quickly! I love when days goes by fast.
Question: Are you doing anything for Cinco de Mayo??
We aren’t- just staying home & I’m cooking dinner. There is NO way I would last going out, especially tonight- haha! I’m getting too old- I need my sleep 🙂