It’s Monday! I’m glad today is Monday because I feel like it gives me a fresh start after my horrendous week last week.
I’m back on track with my eating and workouts.
Yesterday, Danny and I went to the gym and worked on chest and triceps.
Everyone has their own way of working out muscle groups – full body, upper body, lower body, biceps & triceps, etc. I usually workout the “pushing” muscles together – chest and triceps. These are the muscles you use for pushing exercises such as chest presses or push-ups.
I workout the “pulling” muscles together – back and biceps. These are the muscles you use for pulling exercises such as lat pulldowns and rows.
Then, I have a shoulder day. I incorporate core and leg exercises throughout the week depending on how much time I have to workout. The bikini body mommy workouts incorporate a lot of leg exercises and I still do some of my physical therapy exercises. My hip and quad still tend to get sore very fast so I take it a bit easier on the legs.
Today, I got back on track with my workouts and worked on shoulders. I did:
- dumbbell front/lateral raises
- shoulder press machine
- plate front raises with a twist
- kettlebell upright rows
- overhead dumbbell presses
- cable lateral raises
- around the worlds (can be seen at 8:00 in the video)
I also did the bikini body mommy strength workout, walked, and did a little bit of stretching and foam rolling. When I woke up yesterday my quad was seriously killing me and I’m not quite sure why so I’m trying to take it a little easier on leg exercises.
Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods Oatmeal
Lately, before a workout or on the days I work, I have been eating Straw Propeller Oats for breakfast. I love that these oats help keep me feeling full for a long time especially when I’m working.
Straw Propeller was awesome enough to send me four of their oats flavors to try out.
The four flavors I tried were Cherry and Chia, Apple Crisp, Maple Oats, and Orange Cranberry.
Of these four, my favorite was the Apple Crisp. It was delicious! I loved the chunks of apples, walnuts, and white chocolate chips.
I love that Straw Propeller Oats use only real ingredients without additives or preservatives. Their oats are also gluten-free. And I love all the add-ins in their oats!
My all-time favorite oats are their PB&J oats. I can’t even describe how good these are – peanuts, strawberries, and peanut butter chips. I could seriously eat these everyday.
I buy the PB & J flavor at Target. Target and Whole Foods are the stores near me that I’ve found them at and they carry some great flavors!
Have a great afternoon!
- Do you have a specific workout plan?
- Do you like oatmeal? Favorite?
Straw Propeller sent me the four oatmeal flavors to try for free. I purchased the PB&J oats on my own. All opinions are my own.