Today is brought to you by apples, finally working out, poor form, changing my form.
Snack: 1/3 of a piece of pumpkin pie..FROM scratch. You should have seen the American students when I put the rest of the pie down in from of them at lunch. All of the Australians politely declined and then the Americans swooped. They know a good thing when they see it. Also a little bit of roasted butternut squash got in so I wouldn’t eat the whole piece of pie.
Lunch: spinach salad w/ 1 TB EVOO, beets, pineapple, 1 apple, 3 oz roast beef, 1/2 cup frozen veggies
Dinner: Salad, 1 c. of rice w/ sautee veggies, 2 c. of fruit salad, 2 coffees w/ 2 TB of full cream milk and…..8 Jo Jos (bad choice)
FINALLY WORKING OUT
I got to the gym and I looked at this.
I haven’t seen if for SUCH a long time, I forgot the sub-par cardio equipment and the smell of the 4:30pm sweat from everyone running/biking/ellipticalling. However, it was SO good to get back to it. I even twittered 1/2 way through, after my cardio, that it felt so good to be back at the gym, working out.
- 27 minutes bike
- Level Seven, Random w/ hills
- 35 minutes weights
- Shoulder press w/ weights (6kg)
- Shoulder press w/ machine (15kg)
- Bicep curls w/ weights (6kg)
- Lat pull down w/ machine (25kg)
- 3x @ 10 reps each
- 10 reps of back extension
- 30 normal crunches
- 30 pulsing crunches
- 30 butt lifters
- 3x through
There was a girl at the gym who was doing lunges like this (this is not her, I don’t work out in driveways)
I just wanted to walk over to her and say “Honey, PLEASE give your knees a break and do lunges properly. You’re killing me!”
However, I didn’t and just tried not to focus on the fact that I really wanted to correct her. Perhaps there’s a new lunge that I am not aware of? Is this the new thing in the fitness world? Am I out of the loop?
CHANGING MY FORM
Either way I am starting to change the focus a bit of EJ, because I am starting to change the focus in my life. I want to sort out what I am going to be doing not just for six weeks, but for my lifetime. The format will perhaps be a bit different….so bare with me. I don’t want to be a food/exercise blogger full-time. Won’t you get sick of seeing apples?
However, what I do want to do is use this space to bring up issues (like correcting total strangers) on a daily basis..with random deep posts like this one. Thank you for being there with me all the time. I have to say that Tricia @ Endurance Isn’t Only Physical is probably one of the most amazing people that I have recently started reading. Her story is just simply amazing. What’s different is that she changed her life…not just for a weight…but for a better life. That’s my aim.
So, would you correct someone at the gym? Has someone ever corrected you?
I LOVE the way I feel when I lift weights