Friday, 15 July 2011

You've been schooled!

more yummy beet and piri piri chicken leftovers for lunch.
more of the same hummus and eggs for breakfast.. I better switch it up before my tastebuds get tired of the combination!
I had such high hopes for this watermelon but it turned out to be overly ripe. Note to self= eat watermelon that sells itself as "ripe watermelon" right away! :o)  Booooo!!!
I had a few overly ripened bites and then gave some to the dog.
she loves it for its sweet taste!!
 nom nom nom....

In the gym: 3 sets of 12-14 reps
  • swiss ball dumbbell chest press
  • plank single arm row with dumbbells
  • straight arm pulldown
  • push ups (I'm trying this new thing called being on my toes instead of my knees! haha.. I could only squeeze out 6-7 reps but I was shaking by the last rep so I could tell my muscles were reaching failure!)
  • oblique side bends on back machine
  • swiss ball reverse curl
I was doing some ab exercises and a gym floor PT came up to me and totally schooled me on how to do my ab exercises more efficiently. He pointed out that my hip flexors and lower back (rookie error!!) were doing most of the work instead of my abs. I have to be conscious about keeping my belly button pulled in and shoulders off the ground more. Ouch!! I could definitely feel the difference. It's such a small change but it hones in on your abs instead of other body parts (legs, back, hips). He was incredibly helpful in pointing out what I could be doing better- turns out just because you're a level 3 PT, doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement!! Love it! Bonus- I also managed to get some help with the dreaded assisted pull up machine. For some reason, that machine has always scared me and I never went on it. Turns out, its not so bad and I'm really looking forward to using it to strengthen my upper body!! 
Pret a Manger tuna salad--- why mess w. perfection! :-D

Agenda: take my whiny ass pup to the park

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