Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Quick Summary

I didn't have to go to work either yesterday or today. I feel like I finally got a real taste of what my summer holiday is going to be like. All I'll be doing is working out, eating, resting, and alternating between studying for my personal trainer certification & working on my research. Definitely can't complain! Oh, and travel of course. Yes, there will be lots of travel!

I didn't get around to blogging yesterday. I was so wiped out by the end of the day that I barely made it off the couch and into bed!

So here's a brief summary of what I've been up to:

Here's what I did:

- cardio warm-up (just a 1 km jog)
- weights almost 1 1/2 hours -- focus was 4 sets of 10 reps. I increased my weights with each set (except for the step-ups) and was pleased with my performance
- sat poolside for an hour though I didn't swim

- Kajukenbo practice for almost 1 1/2 hours

- Jiujitsu practice for 1 hour

See what I mean about being exhausted? It was fine. I didn't overdo it. I just think that not getting a good night's sleep the day before had me start the day a bit tired, and I never really recovered from that.

Burpees: Tuesday 30 & Wednesday 30
Squats: Days 10 & 11: 105 & 110 respectively (ouch!)


- Body Balance (1 hour)

- CrossFit (1 hour): strength focus: Deadlifts (lifting 120 kg feels good now (264 lbs); WOD: 4 rounds (30, 25, 20, 15 reps each) mountain climbers, hand-release push-ups, jump squats; followed by 100 crunches & 3x1 min planks.

I left the CrossFit box drenched. in. sweat!


Breakfast and lunch (see what I ate on Monday) (my usual banana date mix plus chick peas -- not the chicken wrap)

The only things different were an apple that I had as a snack & my dinner - steak with vegetables.

Today was quite different! I don't know if I changed things up because I was bored of the food or tired of posting the same photos!!

Breakfast: Scrambled egg 
(1 whole + 1/2 cup egg white) + mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers

Lunch: Chicken with broccoli and 1/2 sweet potato

Dinner: Shrimp with vegetables

Snack: 2 oz of this dark chocolate

Other stuff: The main thing I accomplished today was that I signed up for my CPR and First Aid certification through the Kuwait Medical Association/American Heart Association. I'll be doing the course at the end of this month.


  1. You are a work out machine!!!! Impressive:)

  2. Great job! You are very disciplined I need some of that to rub off on me! Keep up the great work!!

  3. You are such an inspirtion!! I want to be like you when i grow up!!!
    But seriously!! I love reading your blog and getting ideas!!!

  4. You're not are SUPERWOMAN!! You'll be CPR certified to save lives as well as professionally trained to knock out the bad guys. When is your first movie being released? Because I know cinema is in your future:)

  5. Yum that chocolate looks delishhh!!!! Actually ALL your food looks so yummy!!!! You are working out ALLOT you go girl :) I have been lazy and resting allot lol!!! Keep it up :)

  6. Hi Ayesha! Well, you put my workouts to shame! I'd be stuck in the recliner for the rest of the day with 3 workouts!!!

    :-) Marion

  7. Hi Ayesha, reading about your workouts I always wonder how you manage it? I get exhausted doing half of what you do :D
    you really inspire me to push myself so much more.


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