Workout and Word of the Day #39

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

Happy Wednesday!  It seems like I have fallen a little behind with my overall posting, but luckily, I have kept up with my workouts!

I have discovered that my body must be decently acclimated to caffeine because I am using a pre-workout on Tuesdays and Thursdays and I have not felt like I am going to lose my mind, yet.  I have chosen Tues/Thurs because I do not want to overdo it or become dependent on a supplement.  Overall, I feel pretty motivated to workout my lower body on M/W/F, but the upper body days need a little extra boost.

Today’s Workout is: Lower Body / gait focused + steady state cardio

  1. Bodyweight single-leg hip thrust 3 x 12
  2. Bodyweight skater squat 3 x 12
  3. Dumbbell single-leg Romanian deadlift 3 x 12
  4. Banded seat abduction 20 leaning forward / 20 sitting upright/ 20 leaning back

I did one hourglass circuit, but I just was not feeling it today so I decided to move on to steady state cardio.  I am doing more cardio workouts now because summer is near and I would like to whittle away a cute and curvy waist.  I know that spot training is not a thing, but I am trying to maintain a caloric deficit so that I can drop body fat.

I spent 40 minutes on the elliptical alternating between using the arm levers and working on balance and core engagement without the levers.  I am hoping to start dancing again soon so that I can add some variety to my cardio sessions.

Today’s Word of the Day is:

canker– verb

  1. To become infested with erosive or spreading sores.
  2. To corrupt the spirit of.
  3. To become corrupted.

Ugh, this is not my favorite word, but not all words can be beautiful, right?  I always think of canker sores when I see this word, but it is interesting to see it used as a verb.  I kind of like the 2nd definition which talks about corrupting the spirit.  It is pretty visual too.

How is your week so far?  Is the weather warming up where you live?  Did you see the beautiful moonlight last night?  Please comment below!  I would love to catch up!

❤ Alana

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