Personal Health Intiative Training

I am pretty tired today from having to stay late at work. I took a rest day yesterday. This morning, I got up at my usual time. I’ll tell you something funny…part of my workout included assisted tricep pressdowns. I put the weight where I would usually place it (I hadn’t done them in a while) and once I started, I thought the machine was broken. The reason I thought it was broken was because it seemed too easy! Lol! Then it dawned on me that I have actually gotten stronger, go figure. It felt really good to know that this stuff actually does work! If you just keep increasing your weight, you get stronger! It makes sense but I will be honest with you… in the past, I was scared.

I did not think I could get stronger. I was scared of the pain, the burn, and even the results. Deep down inside, I wanted to get stronger but shyed away from it. Now I embrace it, and even look for it. If I don’t feel the burn, then I know I am not working hard enough. I can’t progress if I am not challenging myself.  As the saying goes, “Pain is weakness leaving your body.” And, I will add to that, not just your body, but your mind as well.

Today’s Workout

(Supersets)

  • Incline Bench Press followed by Dumbell Flys
  • Incline Alternate Dumbell Press followed by Dumbell Bent Over Wide Grip Rows
  • Dumbell Alternate Bicep Curls followed by Tricep Kickbacks
  • Tricep Pressdown
  • Hyperextensions

Elliptical: 20 minutes of intervals

Eats

Pre-workout

  • homemade no-bake protein bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast

  • Shakeology
  • Oat Fit Cinnamon Oatmeal

Snack 1

  • Greek Total 0% Yogurt
  • 1/2 scoop of chocolate casein protein
  • half of a banana

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch

  • 4.5 oz of Tilapia
  • 2 cups of normandy blend mixed vegetables
  • 1 serving of chocolate protein pudding (yummy!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snack 2

  • homemade protein banana muffin
  • half of a banana

Dinner

  • 5 oz of chicken salad made with eggless, vegan mayo
  • tomato slices
  • one whole cucumber

Snack 3

  • 1 scoop of casein protein
  • 1 tablespoon of kettle cashew nut butter (soooo gooood)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
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