Thursday, April 12, 2012
Me, Myself, and I
Whenever I see an article about losing weight and living well, the author always stresses the importance of getting 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Our body revolution book has a section on this as well. My wonderful son has never been a good sleeper. After two weeks of almost consistent sleeping through the night, he is back to 2 night wakings.... OY. My husband is taking him out of town on Saturday, so I will have the whole day to do me things. If my body cooperates, I may finally have a day of sleeping in!! I need to plan the rest of my day out. I can't get sucked into cleaning all day- ME time baby! After cardio 3 of course.
Today was back to workout 9. It was a little more challenging today because I am sore. My legs and glutes have taken quite a beating the last couple of days. Though workout 9 is front of the body, there is plenty of leg and glute work- curtsy lunges with lat raises, squats with front raises (an old familiar level 2 shred move), static holding of chair pose and one legged squat into plank. I also noticed I may have not had the greatest form on some of the moves on Monday. During divebombers, I noticed my butt dipping, so I really focused on keeping it lifted and it was much more challenging. My triceps are feeling it. All in all, a tough workout- but so doable. I am having the most trouble with the one legged squat into plank as well as the rock and roll squat cardio.
Food!!! For breakfast, I wanted a little more variety than normal- like a combo plate you would get at your local Village Inn, so I just had small portions of everything. Steel cut oats with blueberries, an egg on top of spinach and 1/4th of an avocado topped with hot sauce. YUMMM!!
The powdery substance on top of my oats is a teaspoon of Bourbon Vanilla Protein Powder. I use this to sweeten oats, cereal or plain yogurt on occasion instead of sugar. I don't ever use protein powder for shakes, so even though this can says 12 servings it lasts me a good 6 months! I really like the brand below because there are 3 ingredients and it's sweetened with Stevia. This runs about $32.00 at my local health food store, but this company was at our Natural Living Expo and they sell it direct for $20.00- score!!
Snack- oh, the best part of the day. My zucchini hummus is finally made. I forgot to thaw out some of the pita chips, so I just cut up some red pepper instead. I thought about cutting up some more zucchini, but it feels kind of wrong to dip zucchini in zucchini!!
I am still feeling kind of hungry and think my calories are a little too low today. I am trying to talk myself into making some banana soft serve rather than being tempted by the chocolate zico coconut water in the fridge!
Have a good night. If you're aching like I am- I hope your muscles recover so you can KILL your workouts tomorrow.