Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Monday / Tuesday Round- Up

The weeks are just flying past for me right now.  Perhaps it is because I am on the downhill slippery slope to 30 (with my Birthday next week), or because it is under 47 days until my sisters wedding in Cape Town.  I am so excited I can not even begin to express how much I am looking forward to spending the first two weeks of April in the sun with my family.

Monday was a good start to the week.  I am still struggling with my motivation after the weekend; but I was still able to get a good workout done and dusted in the gym at lunch time.

Monday WOD
10mins stationary rowing, highest resistance, warm up

Wide grip lat pull down + underhand pull down + mountain climbers
Tricep push down + push ups
Alternating bicep curl + dips + sit ups
Preacher curls

I had planned on going to the gym after work for some more cardio, but to be honest, I had my hair done on the weekend and as it was still looking nice, part of me wanted to look nice on Tuesday as well.  I am so lazy with washing my hair soI let that thought get the better of me and headed home right after work.

Robbie and Ryan were out for dinner with friends so, I whipped up one of my favourite easy meals of the moment - with dessert!

Scrambled eggs (1 whole egg and 3 egg whites), low fat cottage cheese, 2 slices of Weight Watchers bread (no butter) and Michelle's Christmas chutney.  I just love the combination of the eggs and cheese with a little bit of flavour on the side!  Great source of protein as well.

For dessert I made a protein smoothie with PHD whey powder, soy milk, frozen blueberries and strawberries and a small spoon of agave nectar.  Along side was the celery with peanut butter as I realised I needed to eat some more calories before the day was over.  Any excuse right?

I went to be fairly early but ended up watching I am Legend, with Will Smith.  Thought it was OK, but I really really do not like zombies.  Especially the ones in this movie, who seem to sprint after you.  No thanks!

Tuesday WOD
5mins stationary rowing, highest resistance, warm up

Seated shoulder press + lateral raise
Cable cross over + push ups
15mins kickboxing + HIIT skipping

After work:  45min spin class.
This was super intense.  I haven't been to a spin class since last year and thought it would be a good way to get back into doing more cardio, considering my shin splints.

Lunch today had to come from the canteen as I did not have anything prepared.  As you know, I am not really a fan of the food that my work serves in the canteen.  Most of it is covered in oil or some kind of unnecessary mayonnaise.  So I picked what looked OK from the salad bar, paid my £1 and went back to eat it at my desk.

I grabbed some roasted veggies, beetroot, cucumber, tomato and some bean salad.  It tasted fine but I would really like to know exactly what is covering all the food.  Hmmm...  Might have to ask that question tomorrow.

Luckily when I got home, Ryan was busy in the kitchen making Hot Lean Chili and Corn Bread.   I could smell it as I was walking down the driveway!  Again, he added some sweet potato to the mix and served up with some Fage 0% Greek Yogurt to tone down the hotness.

The corn bread was made with the same Greek yogurt, cornmeal, baking soda, agave nectar and some wholewheat flour.  Very simple, easy and healthy.  I will share the recipe with you soon.



Before I leave you for another few days - check out the bruise on my leg.
This is from the weekend, where I tried to cut a corner walking around Michelle's bed but ended up kicking it instead.
It is so painful it actually hurts to walk.  I am not usually one to yelp in pain when I either stub a toe or bump into something.... but this time, I was almost on the floor in tears crying like a baby.  Hopefully now, it is obvious why!  I did a pretty good job on this one.  My poor shins...

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