Hello!! Long time no talk. Booo!! I wish have to see how my new job will be & if I can maybe do some posting at work instead of waiting until the night to post one big one.
This morning it was back to Making the Cut- Day 21. If you are looking for a KICK YOUR BUTT- HEART RACING WORKOUT…then DO THIS workout. It was crazy- lots of jumping, lifting, pressing, etc.
Circuit 1: (warm up circuit- supposed to do only once, but I did it twice)
-Decline Dumbbell Press: 20 reps
-Squats- 50 fast
-Step Plyos: 1 min.
-Butt Kicks: 1 min.
-Plyo Push- ups: 10 reps (clap when you push up) <—-HARD!!!!!!
-Dumbbell Flys on body ball with crunches: 15 reps (arms out to side)
-Leg Extensions (pyramid up with weight): 20 reps, 12 reps, 6-8 reps
-Knee Tuck Jumps: 10 reps
-Step Plyos holding dumbbells in EACH hand: 30 sec.
-Scorpion push-ups: 10 reps (5 each side)
-Alternating dumbbell press on body ball with elbow drive: 10 reps EACH leg
-Surrenders: 10 reps EACH leg (USE DUMBBELLS) <–HELLO PAIN!!!
-Side Step Plyos: 1 min.
-Dips: perform until muscle failure
-Basic Lunge with military shoulder press: 20 reps each leg
-Burpies: 20 reps (I added kick outs to the burpies & a jump at the end- don’t know if that makes sense)
-W shoulder press with leg extension: 10 reps EACH leg
-Rope Tricep press: 20 reps
-Straight Leg squat thrust: 30 sec.
-Chair Pose: 30 sec. <–LOVE this, it works ya, but it a good way
-Side plank with inner thigh raise: 10 reps EACH side
I did this circuit TWICE (& huffed & puffed right thru it) & then I did some ab exercises at the end.
Total gym time: 1 hour; Avg HR: 135, Max HR: 206; Calories burned: 400
Jillian will happily kick your hinny with this workout. She gives you NO sympathy.
For breakfast I made a Green
Monster (are you surprised?!)
notice my shirt- go Orioles!!
That is one thing I will definitely miss is being able to ‘dress down’ for work- they didn’t mind if we wore shorts, jeans, t-shirts, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting dressed all professional..but I also like the option to dress down whenever I feel like it. My new job it is professional all the time..but, don’t get me wrong- I’m NOT complaining. I am excited to start!! And, I get to do a bit of shopping this weekend for some new work clothes 😉
I brought my drink along with me & headed to work. Today I was training a new girl- I like her. She was really sweet & I think she will be a good fit for the company. It was so funny, because today they were still talking about how much they wished that I could say. VERY VERY VERY sweet people- I told them that anytime they need me to give me a call. I also told her that if she needed me to come in after I get out of work next week to do some more training, I would be more than happy to do that as well…or if they had a bunch of extra work on a Saturday, I could come in & help them out with that as well.
I’m thinking of getting them a little parting gift & to say thank you for the opportunity.
I will probably send them a card in the mail this coming week- I think it would be nice to at least do that.
For lunch, I had the usual. The same as yesterday
, but with blue
berry Greek yogurt, instead of strawberry. It was good- I like a lunch that I can kind of space out thru an hour, because I work while I eat..so I like the snacky type lunches.
onions, beans, corn, jalapenos
I didn't have chipotle peppers, so I used 3 tbsps. jalapenos
instead of heavy cream, I used plain greek yogurt
I think I will be having something sweet before bed 😉 Lately I have been waking up to go to the gym @ 5am & I am SO hungry, but I don’t want to get before workout because my stomach does NOT do well with the combination of food & workouts. But I have not been having my normal before bed snack lately..so that might be the key thing that I need to hold my hunger over.
Do you eat before workouts if you workout first thing in the morning?
Can’t wait for tomorrow- FRIDAY!! We will be watching the Magic game tomorrow night & hoping for a big win. Saturday Craig is going to go with me to the gym!! YAY! This will be the first time he is going with me- we run together alot, but he’s never gone with me to the gym. I’m excited. We are using one of the free passes that my gym gave me- they actually gave me 2 – 14 day passes & 2- 7 day passes. Nice right?? But the only thing is that you have to go when an employee is there, which is 10am- 6pm…which I never go when there are employees there. This weekend I will be though.
Do you workout with your significant other?
And, what are your plans for this holiday weekend??
Catch ya tomorrow! & have a great rest of your night!