As I was going along and doing some deadlifts with dumbbells, I dropped a weight on my pen and busted it. Oops!
I decided to wear my heart rate monitor to see how many calories I burn lifting weights and I was impressed!
|Legs & Shoulders + plank (includes walk to/from gym)|
The other night I went to the grocery store and spent the night prepping food for the week. I've said all along that's the last piece I need and I should see better results. Here's what I had for the week.
I like to workout on an empty stomach, otherwise I feel nauseous and that's not good. When I get back from the gym I have two multigrain waffles with maple syrup and a small glass of chocolate milk.
Mid morning snack is either string cheese with cantaloupe or greek vanilla yogurt with some grapes.
Lunch is a salad with a hard boiled egg, slice of bacon, feta or blue cheese and whatever protein I had left over.
Mid afternoon snack is celery and peanut butter.
Dinner is usually some kind of meat, usually chicken on the George Foreman and a heaping side of veggies, either broccoli or green beans because I have a ton of those right now that need to be ate? eat? eaten?
If I'm still hungry and my sweet tooth is calling I'll go for some dark chocolate chips. If I didn't have my yogurt, sometimes I'll mix the chips in with the yogurt since it sort of tastes like whipped cream, in a not so whipped way.
I wrapped up week 3 with biceps and triceps. Again I wore my heart rate monitor and beginning to end, I burned 371 calories. There's just one more week in this segment before I move on to some new moves.
I picked up some new work out gear earlier this week and realized I matched my outfit to my shoes. #OnFleek
I've enjoyed going in to the gym every other day and picking up the same weight I used a week prior and having it be too light. It's proof that I am getting stronger, even if I'm not seeing the physical results just yet.
Bring on week 4!