Workout and Word of the Day #27

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

Wednesdays are my favorite training day!  I always feel so upbeat and enthusiastic by the time this day comes around.  I do have to say though, that my sleep schedule has been wonky and my appetite has been elevated these days.  Maybe there is a correlation between the two?

I am even taking an herbal sleeping aid that usually works.  My issue has been that I have to wake up to pee at 1:40 am (like clockwork) and then I struggle to fall back asleep.  This morning I was up for 2.5 hours and then I work up 3 hours later.  I am going to start being more mindful of the time that I drink fluids.  I used to drink herbal tea every night, but I realized that that kept me up.  I think I am going to try and stop drinking fluids by 8:30 and hopefully that will help.

Sorry if that was TMI now let’s get to the workout!

Today’s Workout is: Leg Day (gait mvt. pattern) + med ball core circuit

  • 3 x 20 Bodyweight Single-leg Glute Bridge
  • 3 x 20 Walking Lunges
  • 3 x 20 Reverse Hypers
  • 1 x 30 Side Lying Abduction

There was a time when I honestly hated lunges and I bet that I am not the only one.  I think I must have had some kind of imbalance, but now they have become my favorite.

I just realized that I forgot to do my side lying abduction exercises!  What the heck?!?!  This is the 2nd week in a row that I have done that.  I know for a fact that I accidentally omitted them last week too.  I am going to do those exercises right after I post this!

Medicine Ball Core Circuit: complete this 3 x’s

  • 1 x 10 In-n-outs
  • 2 x 10 Toe touches for upper abs
  • 3 x 10 Leg lifts for lower abs
  • 4 x 20 second hollow hold

The hollow holds were by far the most challenging for me.  I know that I need to work on!

I am going to do this side series video this evening you should do it with me!


Word of the Day:

obsequious – adjective

  1. Marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness.

My cat Carl is consistently obsequious even when he has been fed.

Thanks for joining me for another workout and word of the day.  I am going to work on fixing my sleep schedule and figuring out what is going on with my elevated appetite.  I have been working out really hard, but I have backed off from the cardio because I do not want to over train.

Sometimes I have a tendency to do too much and take that all or nothing approach which ends up being discouraging and sometimes leads to giving up.  I am trying to take a different path this time around to get different results and I am enjoying the journey!

I am going to try and pinpoint what is causing the hunger.  It could be boredom since I work and study from home, but I am not sure.  Today I went for a walk before reaching for a snack so I am proud of that.

Have a good evening, My Dear Darling Friends!

❤ Alana

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5 thoughts on “Workout and Word of the Day #27

  1. Thanks for the word of the day – good one and I looked it up a bit more –
    The sequi root means to follow

    And I drink a lot and use the bathroom sometimes a couple times a night – whew – but thankfully I can sleep again-
    Hope you find the right balance

    1. Thanks for reminding me of how much I love word etymology! That is a great discovery. So “non sequitur” is the opposite or “does not follow.”
      I hope I will find the balance too. I will just keep experimenting until I figure out what works 🙂

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