Today’s Workout plus What I Ate Today
I worked chest and triceps today and followed that up with an abdominal circuit.
I worked out in my slippers this morning since it’s cold in my basement. Nothing beats dressing how you want to when you work out at home.
I warmed up with some rebounding on my indoor trampoline.
I followed that with some dynamic stretches.
I then warmed up some more with 20 quick pushups from my knees.
Then I began my heavier workout with regular pushups to failure.
I did 3 sets of regular pushups to failure. With each set I dropped to my knees after I couldn’t do any more regular ones and I burnt out on those.
I then did dumbbell flys on my exercise ball (3 sets of 12)
Followed by dumbbell tricep extensions 4 sets of 8
Then I killed my triceps with a circuit that I did twice:
- plank tricep kickbacks to failure
- resistance band tricep extensions to failure
- dips to failure (I used my couch)
I then did this abdominal circuit that I found online. I wasn’t able to do the hanging leg raises with my legs straight. I bent my knees instead. I like how this video has variations for beginners. It took me just 6 minutes to get a killer ab workout. And my arms were shaking by the end because of my chest and triceps workout. 🙂
I ended my workout with static stretches.
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: groats with berries and a mix of hemp seeds and chia seed with a couple walnuts broken and sprinkled on top. Eggs with spinach, salsa, spices, and fresh garlic.
I also drank some raspberry leaf tea with fresh ginger and cinnamon.
I then munched on some carrot sticks as I cut up my carrots for the week.
Before my workout I whipped up some protein fluff in my food processor. I put it in a bowl in the fridge for after my workout and had a little bit right before the workout (licked the spatula).
Later I made fresh almond butter and then made some avocado pudding at the same time. I like making things with my food processor when I can make one right after the other and don’t have to clean up twice then.
I had the avocado pudding for a snack.
For dinner I ate 2 turkey meatballs over romaine lettuce with salsa (I love salsa), spices and fresh garlic (I love garlic).
I prepped a huge batch of turkey meatballs for the week. I wanted a couple while they were fresh and the rest of the fam had leftovers. We had lots of chili left over from Monday.
Later that night I ate some hard boiled eggs and some carrot sticks because I was up kinda late and I was hungry.
I don’t ever limit the veggies I eat. I like to have carrots and snap peas handy all the time for when I’m feeling snacky.
And I always drink a TON of water throughout the day from my Berkey water filter.
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