Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Big kid pants

I joined the big boys today in the weight room for a strength training workout. This was the first time I've actually lifted weights on my own with men present (I was using a woman's only floor before). It wasn't as intimidating as I thought it would be. The only flub was I couldn't get a bench to incline at 45 degrees. Also, no one ever told me sitting face foward on an incline would feel so awkward. I stopped doing a certain exercise because I felt like a goofball!! 
Thankfully, I found a gym floor attendant to help me lift the bench. DOH!!

My exercises completed: dumbbell bench press, arnold press, dumbell bent over row, dumbbell pull-over, bar upright row, lat pulldown, bosu kneeling pushup, dumbbell deadlift.

I'm using this new IPOD application called iFitness. I love it so far. There are a ton of exercises for each muscle group and a complete description on how to perform the exercise. You can also watch video demonstrations for certain exercises if you're unsure how to do it. The program lets you create your own workout by combining selected exercises together or if you're a newbie to strength training, you can do one of the prescribed routines. Some examples are: Muscle Building Program, Complete Body Workout, and the Ultimate Arm Workout.

Post workout fuel:
 New chocolate whey!!
When I opened the package, a poof of powder came out and it smelled like hot chocolate mix! Could this be a sign of good things to come?
A scoop of whey and a tablespoon of Life's greens= dirty brown water. hehe.. It tasted about as good as it looks. I'm DEFINITELY waiting til we get a transformer for my Vitamix before drinking one of these again. I miss my smoothies!!

Baked chicken with a side of brown rice, mushrooms and spinach. The red splodge is sweet chilli sauce. I really dig asian sauces. This one in particular is so yummy. It gave the right amount of heat to my chicken. Maybe I should marinate it in the sauce next time. Mmmm....

Tonight's my first salsa lesson after taking about a month & 1/2 off. EEEP!! I'm nervous! Let's hope my feet don't fail me now.

1 comment:

  1. Mix it with milk, not water! T