Workout and Word of the Day #48

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Congratulations!  We have made it through another Monday!  I have grown to like Mondays over the course of these past two months because it is a day that I don’t have an evening class.  It is nice to gradually ease into my classes each week.

How was your day?  My day was pretty busy.  I had a full day at work and I swear that the swimming pool deck is getting hotter and hotter everyday and the heat makes me drag.  During my 30 minute break I drove thru a coffee shop called Forza and ordered a “Venetian Coffee” with a slice of apple pecan pie.  I kind of regretted the coffee after the fact because it turned out to be a chock-full of calories. No wonder it is so delicious!  The pie was decadently tasty with a crust that just melted in my mouth…  Yeah, I was naughty today!

I got a good 40 minute workout with the spin class and we did cardio intervals which consisted of:

  • Mountain Climbers (1 min)
  • Ski Jumps (1 Min)
  • One legged pattern hops (1 min)

In between each cardio interval we biked for a minute.  All that hopping got my heart rate up and made me work up a sweat!

When I got home my real workouts began.

Workout of the Day: Walk Ruby, Mixxedfit, & Chest Day!!!

Ruby and I went for a 30 minute walk.  It was nice to spend some time outside and stretch our legs.

Once I got home, I realized that I was feeling pretty tired.  I am past the halfway point of my classes and only have about two weeks left of this quarter so I feel inclined to stay home and study.

This evening I almost skipped my trip to the gym.  Then I remembered that I have goals to feel fit, healthy, and good about myself!!!

I changed into my gym clothes and headed off to Mixxedfit!!!  Here is one of my favorite routines!!! Give it a try!!!

I could feel myself fading towards the middle of the workout and I started feeling like skipping my resistance training workout and just heading home.  Instead, I decided to proceed as planned:

  • 12 Push-ups
  • 12 Dumbell Chest Presses
  • 12 Dumbell Flys
  • 12 Push-ups
  • 12 Tricep Bench dips
  • 12 Tricep Extensions

*Repeat this circuit 3 times!!!  You CAN do it!!!*


Word of the Day:

botryoidal- adjective

Mineralogy. having the form of a bunch of grapes: botryoidal hematite.

In the middle of my chest workout I started feeling super crampy. I think it must be that time of month… I almost didn’t complete the 3rd set, but I decided to do it anyways because I wanted to finish what I started. I love my gym because the locker room has a steam room and I always spray as much eucalyptus as I possibly can.  As I sat there sweating in that steamy room, I kept thinking about how much of a luxury it is to be able to sit there and relax.  

On my way home I picked up some cranberry juice, cashew milk, and some chicken noodle soup for tomorrow’s lunch.  I think I earned it.  I have been working hard to clean up my nutrition (minus this morning’s pie day treat… even though pi day has already passed) and I ate a dish with quinoa (I think I made it extra spicy), peas, and chickpeas.  Then for dinner I had a chicken pot pie… Not exactly clean eating, I know, but it was yummy and fit right into the “pie theme.”  I think that today’s nutrition could have contributed to my lack of energy.  I will try again tomorrow!

Get some rest, tomorrow’s a big day!!!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

Alana Xoxoxo

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