Good morning, good morning!!
The weekend is near! We are running out of summer weekends, so I hope you all have plans to take full advantage of these things while ya still can!!! :)
Yesterday included two workouts, so let’s get right to em. After my meeting in Seattle, I met up with the Big Guy and we carpooled out to Crossfit (he dropped me off and went to the NB Outlets).
The day’s WOD:
22 min AMRAP (weird, my #! :) )
5 HSPU (hand stand push ups)
10 double unders
15 box jumps (20″)
I finished with 6 rounds + 1 HSPU. I am slowly but surely learning how to do HSPU’s, so the WOD wasn’t my best but I got better!
The Big Guy picked me up at the end of the workout…with some surprise workout gear from Under Armour! :D What a guy ;)
We went straight from Crossfit to 24 Hour Fitness for round 2. The Big Guy had hit the gym earlier in the day, so it was workout #2 for both of us. It was the first time in MONTHS that two of us got to go the gym together and man did I love it :) Here’s what our workout looked like last night:
5:00 min warm-up on treadmill, incline
5 sets of wide grip lat pulls (sets of 12, 10, 8, 6, 4)
5 sets of narrow grip lat pulls (sets of 12, 10, 8, 6, 4)
4×12 single arm rows (12 each arm, each set)
4 sets of hyperextensions (sets of 15, 15, 12, 12)
We added weight after each set – as the reps get lower, the weight should get heavier!
After our little back workout, we hit the treadmill for a quick cardio. The Big Guy (who is NOT one for cardio!) has been raving about this treadmill series so I thought it would be fun to try with him.
0:00-5:00 incline 13.0, speed 4.0
5:01-10:00 incline 1.0, speed 8.0
10:01-15:00 incline 13.0, speed 4.0
15:01-17:00 cool down
(typically, you would continue this for 30 minutes, but we only did 15).
To be honest, I wasn’t all that impressed with this portion of our workout – you win some, you lose some! I love incline/speed intervals, but the 5 minutes felt too long and I definitely wanted to run faster than 8.0mph for the lower incline interval. I’m going to be making a few adjustments! :)
After the gym we hit Costco and Trader Joe’s to stock up on some healthy grub. Dinner was sushi :P We rented “Admissions” and hit the sack early last night!
Breakfast this morning:
- scrambled egg (2 whole eggs)
LOOK WHAT ARRIVED YESTERDAY!!! Finally have some more espresso for my morning lattes :D
- almond milk latte + 2 shots of espresso
- cashew clusters (salty and amazing)
- cocoa roasted almonds (these actually aren’t very healthy as far as ingredients go, but I love em)
Lunch will actually include the chicken and veggies from yesterday. I was so anxious to get to my meeting yesterday that I left work without my lunch and ended up grabbing quinoa sushi from Trader Joes and a QuestBar.
Side note…has anyone had this liquid gold?! The Big Guy guzzles it — I try to keep it to a sip or three, since it’s so high in sugar, but Superfood is SO GOOD! Might have had a few swigs on my way out the door this morning ;)
Today’s WODs (<– yes, there’s more than one at Crossfit today!) look like two viable options….deciding which to do will be difficult!
After the gym, I have plans to meet up with a guy friend, Alex, for a beer to catch up! We went to high school and college together (he played football at HSU), and haven’t seen each other in a while…he recently got back from Serbia and had the chance to travel all over Europe while he played pro football over there so I am SO excited to hear about what he’s been up to :)
Happy Thursday, everyone! I’ll be back later with today’s WODs ;)