I miss you guys! Okay, it’s only been 2 days since I posted but I’ve been so busy it feels like ages. My list of would-be posts and ideas is growing, now I just have to find the time to share them all with you! Can’t I just blog full-time yet? Haha! Not, quite.
It’s been 8 weeks since I started Running on Real Food and I have to say the support from fellow bloggers and readers has been amazing! I’ve already made so many fantastic connections with like-minded ladies from all over the world. I really love it, it feels like home. Reading my favourite blogs and keeping in touch with everyone through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram has been seriously motivating. I’m working harder than ever in my workouts because I know they’re all out there doing the same.
Before I share todays fun cardio and core training circuit, here is yesterdays quickie workout:
Superset #1-3 Sets
- 10 x TRX Bodyweight Rows – I’m already feeling much stronger in these after adding them into my workouts a few weeks ago.
- 10 x 1-Arm Dumbbell Snatch/Arm – I love this exercise!
Superset #2-3 Sets
- Max Band-Assisted Pull-Ups
- 10 x Pushup with 5 x Walking Plank in-between each one
I also practiced just hanging on the pull-up bar to improve my grip strength, which at this point, really sucks! I’ll keep working on that and add Farmer Carries to my routine as well.
I seriously may not be able to move my legs tomorrow, 6 minutes of wall-sits…damn! Those burn!!! They actually don’t feel too bad for the first 45 seconds but the last 15 seconds my legs were totally on fire, I might have been swearing a bit. I’m glad no one was around.
I did my hill climbs at 3.7mph and moved through the strength exercises as quickly as possible. I would have liked to do 4 sets but I don’t have time on my lunch break, so do what you have time for and will challenge you!
I didn’t use a ladder for these and I did them much slower and more controlled, but you get the idea. I also made my “steps” as big as possible to really challenge my core. Try to keep your hips level and your butt down so your body forms a straight light from the heels up to the neck.
Here are a few eats today. I’m officially off my oatmeal kick and back to green smoothies as you’ll see in the pictures! Lunch and dinner were almost the same meal except a dressing change and some grapes.
Lunch Salad: spinach, roasted yams, yellow peppers, mushrooms, sprouts, pecans, pepitas, cucumber, zucchini and a Basil Vinaigrette (just fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper)
Dinner Salad: spinach, roasted yams, yellow peppers, mushrooms, sprouts, pecans, cucumber, zucchini, grapes and a Nutritional Yeast Dresssing (nooch, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, water, garlic, soy sauce, salt and pepper)
I picked up a few groceries this evening and found some organic black kale that I’m pretty excited about. I also grabbed some dragon fruit I’m going to throw in my smoothie tomorrow, I’ll let you know how that works out. Have you tried it before?
That’s it for me my friends! Hope you had a happy and healthy day!
extra xoxoxoxox’s today! -Deryn