Saturday, January 7, 2012

Try again

7 is early for me though honestly, I'd like to wake up at 6:30 more often. It'll just have to happen one day and I'll be so exhausted that I will need to sleep early.

I woke up "early" and headed to a new-to-me gym location: downtown/pier!

It's small, and everyone was older or a meat-head. I don't live in Venice Beach, but it sure felt like it.

I biked for 20 minutes on the stationary bike, which has been foreign to me since I started using the upright bike.

The muscles you work are so different on the two bikes that I really had to work up to the stationary bike. My lower back/booty sweats more. That's always welcome.

I wanted to TurboKick with my BodyPump instructor. She was sick though. Fortunately, her sub was none other than my usual TurboKick instructor. I was glad it was her and not someone else.

My shoes kept slipping and getting low was hard (thanks to the video workout yesterday) so I jumped more today.

I joined the weightlifters downstairs for a quick session.
  • Abs on the ball.
  • Bicep curls.
  • Hammer curls.
  • Attempt at chest that hurt my shoulders still!
  • Triceps with the pull down machine, which was fruitful.
Overall, besides the chest, I was able to work the correct muscles.

On the way home, I made a quick pot stop to buy plant-based food enzymes as per my masseuse's suggestion.

I had one before my salmon + goat cheese + pineapple salsa spinach salad.

It's a little personal, but it looks like it will help.

Since I have a whole loaf of bread now, I made myself another PB sandwich.

I picked up a shift today in exchange for next Saturday off. Preferable since 12-4:30 is friendlier than 10:30-3:30.

Other eats:

The apple-cinnamon pack:

I'm trying to get more protein in my diet. Funny thing: Live Laugh Eat's Allie just wrote a post on protein intake.

I sampled some hummus from The Hummus Bar & Grill at Whole Foods. So fluffy and creamy. I had it with green beans.

Are you working today?
What exercises do you do for chest?
Do you eat gluten-free food or have you self-tested for gluten intolerance?

1 comment:

  1. I work out about five to six days a week.I love the elliptical and arc trainer. I am not much of a fan of the bike but I love spin class odd.

    For my chest I do about three machines. Until recently I was only doing one machine at my local gym but I bought a personal training session and she showed me three machines. Two machines were chest press types and one was the fly's machine.

    I eat some gluten free food and I actually like those foods better but I never tested myself about being gluten intolerant. I do find my digestion is better without the gluten but it is not horrible with the gluten either. Being vegan many products are gluten free as well so it is like a package deal hehe.