So, now that vacation is over and I’m climbing out of my funk, I’ve got a new routine that I’m establishing. This is going to be another one of those short posts because I’m writing it as I’m sippin on a smoothie when I should really be heading out the door instead. I’ve got, oh, 10 minutes maximum. Here goes:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: Wake 5:45, make breakfast/lunch, leave by 6:30. Strength routine at the gym until about 8:15. Work until 5:30, then it’s home to cook dinner by 7. After dinner, go for a 30 minute walk/play racquetball. Then, from 7:30 on, lollygag–er, I mean, study, work on my blog, and generally have free time until bed at 9. I give myself leeway to read until 9:30pm, at which point I’m generally nodding off anyway.
Tuesday: Wake 5:45, make breakfast/lunch, leave by 6:30. Physical therapy (for my back. Finally. After almost 3 months) until 7:30am. Go for a morning walk/jog/bike for 30 minutes. Work on blog/browse the internet until 9am. Then the rest of my schedule is the same as M/W/F.
Thursday: Wake 5:45 just to stay in the routine. Make breakfast/lunch and watch My Little Pony until it’s time to go to work. Work. Then evening is the same as M/W/F.
Saturdays and Sundays are not nearly as structured except to say that there will be at least 8 hours of studying and at least 3 hours devoted to menu planning and grocery shopping, an hour to working out (on Saturday) and 30 minutes cardio on Sunday.
My workouts have gotten pretty darn good, too. My personal trainer really listens to me and I think we’re going along at a good pace. My strength training routine has an “A” day and a “B” day that alternate. My “A” Day looks like this:
Warm Up: Bird Dog, Adductor Mobility, Hip Flexor Mobility, Wall Slides, Ankle Mobility
Abs: Plank 1 minute; rest 30 seconds; Plank 1 minute [When I asked for more ab work, she said that if I’m doing the movements right, everything involves abs]
Strength: Squats (30lb DB); Chest Press (20lb DB); Static Lunges (10lb DB); Cable Cross-over Pull-Downs (25.7); Glute Bridges with a Bench (18lb Bar); TRX Rows; X-Band Walk
And that’s what I’m up for this morning. So there we go. There’s the old me that would struggle with cuddles vs. muscles and then there’s me: ready and rarin’ to go.
2 Tbls (Plain, non-fat) Yogurt
1/4 Cup Blueberries
1 (medium) Banana
2 Rounded scoops protein complete (meal replacement) powder
splash of milk
(smoothie button until blended)
(Icy drink button until blended)
Eat right away and rinse of all components before protein turns to glue. 🙂