Breakfast this morning was an egg white omelet with red and green pepper, red onion, spinach, green onion, and mozzarella cheese.
I also had a side of pineapple because I love pineapple – it’s one of my top five favorite fruits. Hmmm…now I’m thinking about delicious fruit. Here are my top five favorite fruit, in no particular order:
After breakfast, I worked for awhile and then I worked out.
- Core workout – 20 minutes
- HIIT workout on indoor track – 25 minutes
- Stretching - 5 minutes
I started my workout with some core work. These are the exercises that did:
- 30 knee crunches (knees at 90 degrees)
- 20 leg raises
- 25 flutter kicks
- 60 sec plank
- 30 cross crunches (foot on opposite knee, crunch toward opposite knee)
- 20 bicycles
- 20 heel touches
- 20 supermans
I did each exercise back-to-back and then repeated the circuit one more time. I did skip the bicycles crunches the second time around because my abs couldn’t take anymore
After the core work, I did a HIIT workout on the indoor track. I started by walking one lap and then running one lap as fast as I could – I mean, all out sprinting.
I ran the running laps really fast – I can’t even remember the last time I ran that fast. It really got my heart rate up and I sweat more in those 25 minutes than I’ve sweat all week. I finished up with five minutes of stretching.
Post workout, I had half a Cellucor chocolate protein shake and a Larabar.
Yesterday, I went to Barnes and Noble and bought a book called The New Rules of Lifting for Life. I started reading it with my afternoon snack when I realized that it’s actually a book for middle age people that want to start weight lifting. I don’t feel like I am quiet middle age yet…so I decided to return it. How old is middle age? I don’t even know.
Since I had to work last night, Danny was nice enough to exchange the book at Barnes and Noble for me and get The New Rules of Lifting for Women.
Since I can’t really run as much as I used to, I am looking for a new fitness goal. I really want to work on building more muscle and this book has so much awesome information.
It gives you a whole six month weight lifting plan, discusses why long endurance cardio doesn’t always help build muscles, why weightlifting is more beneficial than cardio, and why eating the correct macronutrients are important.
I found lots of great information for building muscle in the book, but if you’re a long endurance athlete, this book might not be for you.
In delicious dessert news, I found these dark chocolate covered strawberries at the grocery store over the weekend.
Only 60 calories for four strawberries halves and they are delicious! These are the perfect after dinner treat if your craving something sweet. Yum!
Have a great afternoon!
- Do you have any fitness goals that you’re currently working on?
- Do you lift weights?
- Favorite healthy dessert? Favorite not-so-healthy dessert?
- What are your top five favorite fruits?