Sweaty Cardio, No Bicep Curls

Well good eeeeevening. Thanks a bunch for your feedback on this afternoon’s nutrition plan update. I always love hearing your thoughts and/or questions!

Alright, moving forward…let’s talk about this salad I put together for lunch. Can we say, awesome?

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Lunchtime salads are my jam lately. Today’s was filled with lots of mixed veggies, leftover snow peas and corn, two slices of deli turkey, and my super easy homemade dressing.

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Shortly after lunch, I had to head back to work for a meeting, so I grabbed a pre-meeting/workout snack, and a post meeting/workout snack. (I’ll get to that mumbo-jumbo in a second…).

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I knew I was going to be putting in a cardio workout right after the meeting, so I munched on two pumpkin protein bars with a tiny smear of peanut butter. Perfect workout anytime of day fuel, if ya ask me. Winking smile

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SMILE! Smile

Once the meeting was over (which finalized some of my schedule changes and classes I’ll be teaching!), I headed over to the cardio equipment to squeeze in a quick sweat session. Before I get to that…can I just say how much I miss doing upper body workouts already? Seriously! It’s only been like, four days, but I just want to do some darn bicep curls, man.

The swelling does appear to have gone down a bit, but it’s still there and still feeling sort of awkward, so I’m staying away from working ‘em for now. No need to be sportin’ Popeye arms while lounging on the beach next week, know what I’m sayin?

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So with no upper body work in sight, I kept with the cardio machines, and wound up doing a little hodge-podge of things:

  • 10 minutes elliptical intervals, alternating forward and backward (<—DO THIS! Makes a huge difference and works more muscles, too.)
  • 20 minutes treadmill running, just over 2 miles covered
  • 10 minutes StairMaster (<—Ooof. Still kills me.)

Nice and sweaty by the time I was done. Then I ate that spotty banana you see up there. Yes, it was perfection.

My legs are actually quite sore from yesterday’s lower body workout, so I’m glad I was able to get through all of that no problem. I’m sure I’ll still be feelin’ it tomorrow though.

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Time to throw something together for dinner, and then we’re headed out to visit with some friends for the evening. Catch ya later, gators!

Comments

  1. alex says

    i live on a 5th floor walk-up apartment so i can only imagine the torture that is the stairmaster.
    those protein bars look amazing but all jamie eason’s recipes require vanilla protein powder and i’m too cheap to buy any until i run out of my chocolate. maybeee you can use your baking skills to come up with some new protein bar recipes…?

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