Ambition has always been one of my best qualities. I want something? I go for it. No questions asked. It might be a little naive of me, or too much confidence, or a combination, but there are no obstacles that seem “too big” for me. If I told myself I wanted to be president, in my head, I would actually believe that I could. Even though that is seriously SO far fetched(and i really have no desire to be president) it is just how I am.
Well today my ambition paid off. I don’t want to reveal too much until everything is finalized, but I promise you will get a full re-cap once it is.(Most likely Friday evening.)
Anyways, today has been another great day! My mood has been stellar, which always makes this a whole lot easier.
Steve(my awesome boxing instructor) was out of town last week=no boxing =sad Lizzy 😦
He is back this week though and that is how I started off my day!!
After the sweat-fest, it was time for back and biceps. Tuesdays and Thursdays can be daunting to me mentally. I wake up and realize i have an hour of boxing, another hour of strength training and at least 30 minutes of cardio ..all in a row. The best way to get through it is to focus on one thing at a time. If i am boxing, i focus on that, and if my mind starts to think about cardio or strength training, i ZAP those thoughts. Focus on the moment.
So my back and biceps workout today was KILLER. I could feel my lats like crazy today with every movement. I went way heavy today and did some drop sets. My favorite!! Here’s the workout
4 sets of jumping pull ups(jump up, do a negative down)-wide grip and close grip
Close grip lat pulldowns with low cable rows
Straight arm pulldowns with cable hammer curls
One arm rows with EZ bar curls
I was going to do bicep curls with DB’s as well, but my biceps were absolutely dead. Close grip really gets the bi’s and i was doing big drop sets with the EZ bar, which brought my little guns to failure.
I finished that workout and headed over to the cardio room and just did 30 minutes on the Arc Trainer. I had it at level 10 so still a good workout, but for me, the elliptical and arc trainer are more of a “relaxed” cardio session. I don’t mean that it is easy, cuz it definitely gets my heart rate going and has me sweatin!… but compared to a HIIT or incline walking or stair stepper it is.
Afterwards I STRETCHED..yay for 100 day challenge!!
I am also going to do another half hour of cardio with my friend tonight because she is really wanting to get back in shape and I have nothing better to do 🙂 I’m keeping it light though. Might throw in some abs as well..
Eats for today:
M1: 1 egg, 1c. egg whites, 2TBSP AB(i will most likely be cutting out the AB in the morning, i just don’t like how i feel during my workouts with all that fat..im sure it will find itself in me later in the day though :))
M2: 5 oz. chicken, 1/4 avocado, asparagus, 1 red bell pepper
M3: Salad made with mixed greens, a can of no salt added tuna, 1/2 roma tomato, and 1/2 TBSP coconut oil and 2 TBSP AB
M4: 5 oz. chicken, broccoli and cauliflower, 1TBSP AB
M5: 1c. spinach, 1 c. egg whites, 1 red bell pepper, 2 TBSP fresh salsa, 125 g. blueberries, a few strawberries
I added in that fruit at the last minute because I knew I would be burning it off at the gym tonight and also because I had a taste for it. I am working on going with what I want, while sticking to a contest diet. It seems to keep me less insane. I have gotten a lot of e-mails about my fat intake, and I just have recently found out how much better I do with less carbs and more fats. I am still experimenting, but it has been doing wonders so far.