Workout and Word of the Day #40

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

Happy Spring!  I hope you are having a great week!  I have been experimenting with different approaches when it comes to nutrition and workouts.  I went through a period of time where I worked out fasted because I was intermittent fasting.  This seemed to work well for me when my workouts were mainly cardio workouts.  I noticed that once I started lifting heavy weights I felt exhausted and did not have enough energy to sustain me.

For the past month, I have been taking a whey protein shake before and after my workouts.  This seems to work better for me, but it is a little and I was able to reach my protein goals most days.  The main drawback of this approach is the fact that it can get expensive.

This morning, I started making breakfast before my 1st workout.

  • 1/2 cup of gluten free oats
  • 2 eggs
  • matcha green tea

One of the main reasons why I have not taken this approach is because it takes a little more time to make breakfast.  Shaking up a whey shake was just so easy, but I will try this and see how it affects my workouts.

Please notice that I make reference to whether or not these approaches work well “for me.”  Listen to your body and know that our bodies respond differently to different things.  It takes a little while to figure out how to optimally fuel your body, but it is worth-it!

Today’s Workout is: Shoulders & Triceps

  1. Seated DB Press 3 x 15
  2. Seated Arnold Press 3 x 15
  3. DB Front Raise 3 x 20
  4. DB Lateral Raise 3 x 20
  5. Tricep Extensions 3 x 15
  6. Seated French Press 3 x 15
  7. Single Arm Tricep Extensions 3 x 12
  8. Tricep Bench Dips 3 x 10
  9. Single Leg Lowering 3 x 20
  10. Bicycle Twists 3 x 20

*30 seconds of active rest between each set.  I did jumping jacks, jump squats, and side lunges.


Word of the Day:

hamartia– noun

  1. A flaw in character that brings about the downfall of the hero of a tragedy: tragic flaw.

Thanks for joining me for another workout and word of the day!  Do you workout fasted or eat a meal before your workout?  If so what are your favorite staples!  Comment below to share!

❤ Alana

 

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