Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I had another great weights workout this morning. I started with my 2.5 km warm up on the cross-trainer. I'm so happy that my leg is feeling much better -- hopefully the doc will give me the ok to do squats, lunges, etc. from Friday onwards.
I stuck to an upper body workout -- felt strong as I did my 40 kg dead lifts -- felt even stronger as I did 3 sets of 12 incline chest presses with 12.5 kg dumbbells in each hand ... though I am very glad I had trainer MG standing over me because the last 2-3 reps of each set were killer ... particularly the last set when on the 10th rep I almost lost my strength and visualized the weight falling flat on my face -- the horror! He didn't let me give up though -- I had to finish the final reps, and I did, but OMG, it was tough.
The weights felt heavier today than the last time I pushed 12.5/arm ... he said it could be a number of factors, particularly the fact that 1) I only slept 4 hours last night and 2) I didn't eat enough breakfast. I'm usually really good about eating breakfast, but (and I know this is horrific) I was running late this morning so I skipped my cereal and had a tablespoon of peanut butter instead. I'm mortified that I did that, but I was desperate -- note to self, keep bananas on hand for a quick breakfast on the run.
I followed my weights workout with a bunch of abs -- 300 crunches, 30 prone jackknives, 60 contract release crunches w/weight, 100 oblique crunches/side, and 100 superman back stretches. I know I'll feel the effects tomorrow!
Food sucked today in the sense that I hardly had time to eat:
1 tablespoon peanut butter as I ran out the door (90 calories)
1 protein shake (140 calories)
1/2 cup mixed dried fruit, nuts, and oats (120 calories)
rice crackers (90 calories)
Total 440 calories
It has just been an insanely busy day.
Am going out for dinner - I'll make sure I eat (not overeat) properly then, particularly making sure to get my greens and protein.
Overall, busy but fulfilling day.