Butt, hamstrings…lower back.. Everything in the gluteus maximus area. Mhmm. That is how I am feeling.
No, Monday did not do this to me. In fact, I am thrilled that I feel like someone just kicked my butt. Why? Because this means my leg workout yesterday… did some serious damage.
I don’t know about you – but personally, I love it when I am sore.. even if it is to the point where I have trouble walking.. getting out of bed.. going up and down stairs..sitting on the toilet. This means.. I am doing something right! I have found a way to push my muscles beyond there limit.. and they are becoming stronger.
I haven’t felt this type of pain in my legs for a while. Running doesn’t do it to me. And I have been a little lack-luster on the leg workouts lately with training for the race.. and then giving my legs a little bit of a break.
Yesterday – it was time to get serious! I did so many lunges, sqauts, and leg stability ball exercises! It was… BEAUTIFUL!
As rough as my day started.. it actually turned out fine and dandy! Especially since I am convinced the coldness has finally left us here in a New England. I am loving wearing spring floral patterns, capri pants, sandals.. warm weather clothing. One of the things I love about the warmer weather.. is not having to wear real shoes! (Not that I wear fake shows, but sandals and flip flops really tickle my fancy!)
Some eats for the day:
For the first time in MONTHS, I switched up my breakfast. Well, kind of. Instead of having Oats or overnight oats, I had an oat bake. I prepped this baby last night using CCK’s basic oat bake recipe (with a few changes) and added some blueberries. I accompanied it with a banana (you didn’t think I’d eat my breakfast without a banana, did you?)
While this was certainly tasty – I felt kinda jipped because I get SO much more to eat when I am having overnight oats.. and it uses the same serving size as oats. It was definiely delicious – and a change of pace and texture, but overnight oats are still #1 in my book!
Ate 2 of these babies today! Loooove me some apples!
Obviously this is not all I ate. I am always snacking! :)
Work it out!
So – with my glutes super soar – I didn’t want to do too much with that muscle group – hoping to give them their needed rest and recovery. However, I was in the mood for the stair mill – so they did get a little bit of a work out in!
- 15 min. stair mill
- 10 min jog @ 7.0
- 5 min walk @ 4.0
Today – I brought sexy back. Or shall I say.. I brought sexy to my back! You all know that summer is just around the corner – and tank tops, halter tops, bathing suits.. and the like.. will be a regular part of our wardrobe. I love having a defined back – because I think it is so sexy! So – today.. I worked out my BACK! Baby got BACK!
Okay.. enough with the corny music lines..and onto the routine: (3 sets of each)
- Bent Bar Bell Rows - Just the bar for me.. so 45lbs, 10 reps
- One-Arm Dumb Bell Row 15 lbs, 12 reps each arm
- Back Extensions – 10lbs held into chest, 25 reps
- Reverse Dumb Bell Fly – 7.5lbs in each hand; 12 reps
- Statue of Liberty 7.5 lbs in one hand; 15 reps
I found a million different explanations under this title – but not what I was looking for. I LOVE this exercise. and want to show it to you guys.. I will do my own video.. just not tonight!