Hey friends! Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!
I haven’t really posted about my workouts in quite some time, huh? Well, I’ve been toning it down on the HIIT and circuit-style workouts, opting to do them only once per week. Instead, I’m going to be strength training most days and doing HIIT once a week, and of course getting in at least one rest day. I might replace a strength day with yoga, depending on what I feel like. It’s just a basic outline, really. I’m just excited to get into a new routine!
Today, I did a shoulders and back (with a little bit of legs) workout, taking inspiration from Laura Bailey’s muscle building program. (Side note: Thanks to Meg for the recommendation!) I completed five supersets that looked like this:
- Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Bent Over Row: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Side Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Walking Lunges: 3 sets of 20
- Front Raises: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Rear Delt Flyes: 3 sets of 20 reps
- Arnold Presses: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Deadlifts: 3 set sof 20
- Plank Shoulder Taps: 3 sets of 20 (1 rep is a shoulder tap on each side)
- Downward Dog Push-ups: 3 sets of 15 reps
I totally felt the burn on this one, guys! A few of you asked for a workout created by yours truly, so I hope you try it out. If you do, let me know how it goes!
Today, Matty and I spent the afternoon together before he had to go to work. When lunch time rolled around, I made a batch of unpictured (oops!) sweet potato wedges and a gigantic salad.
This was heavenly. While the sweet potato wedges were in the oven, I sauteed 1/2 a block of tempeh in some cooking spray and 2 tsp. of Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki sauce. Meanwhile, I put a bunch of kale, 1/4 sliced red pepper, and 1/2 an avocado into a bowl and topped it with 1 Tbsp. of nutritional yeast and a homemade dressing made from 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp. of spicy mustard, and 1/4 tsp. garam masala. How random, huh? Oh well, I can assure you it tasted fantastic!
Update on the Bod Pod
So, I promised you all an update today on my journey towards getting my period back. Well, it’s here! This was definitely one of the more challenging vlogs I’ve had to shoot. My stomach was in knots because it is an uncomfortable topic for me to discuss so openly – and I’ve candidly laid it all out there for you. That being said, I hope you watch it and take what you can.