Boot Camp Day 3
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
When I push my body really hard for to many days in a row without proper rest, my immune system starts getting little cracks in it. I start feeling like a wagon whose wheels are getting ready to fall off. I get a little bit of a sore throat and get a real tired feeling around my eyes. So, when I woke up this morning and had those feelings, I changed a few of my plans for the day. I did not get up early and do my boot camp video. I laid bed for a few extra minutes and rested. I packed a little extra vitamin C in my lunch box and drank lots of water. At lunch I came home planning to take a nap infront of the pellet stove. When I got home I was starving, even though I had already eaten my packed lunch at my desk just two hours before. I made myself half a sandwich with ezekiel bread, sunflower seed butter and strawberry jam and poured myself a cup of skim milk. Then I did lay down for a little rest. I was feeling pretty good so I got up and did my bootcamp video upper body workout!!! I felt pretty pumped and ready to go back to work. This was my first night back with my trainer since December 17. I missed her! Buddy, she worked me out hard tonight!!! All my favorites (deadlift, military press, heavy bicep work, triceps) , some of my not favorites (walking lunges) and some new challenges (jack knife). She is so crafty. She said, "I have something I want you to try, but I'm not sure you are strong enough for it yet." She knows she just threw down the gauntlet for me! I am a fierce competitor and for me there is no 'try' there is do or do not. First attempt was comical. I didn't know it was possible to get bucked from a stability ball! But, yep, landed on my a*s! We both just laughed. I said, "I can do this, let me focus". Once I focused on my core, I was able to complete 2 sets of 10 reps each! I must say, I am proud of myself! It has been a good day!
8 minute Boot Camp Upper Body Workout
30 minutes on the Elliptical
40 minutes of lifting and core work with trainer
1/2 cup Steel Cut Oats with Banana, Pecans, and a few semi-sweet choc. chips
1 cup skim milk
Snack: 1 serving of pistachio nuts (yes, 47)!!!!
3 oz. Chicken Breast mixed w/ 1 cup spinach, roasted red pepper, 1 tbsp. cream cheese, 2 tbsp. part skim mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning
1 oz. chevre cheese
1 serving rye crisp crackers
1/2 a grapefruit
1 slice of ezekiel bread
1 tbsp. sunflower seed butter
1 tbsp. strawberry jam
1 cup milk
1 slimwich bun
1 oz pepper jack cheese
1 cup Parisian mixed veggies (green beans, broccoli, mushrooms, carrots)
Calories = 1,585 (still a little to low . . . I'm having a hard time getting in over 1,600. I eat pretty balanced nutrition, eat every 3 hours, and only eat what I am hungry for. So it is hard to make myself eat something just because I need the cals.