Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Icy Tuesday Morning

Total-Body Workout on Tuesday
Even though the streets were icy this morning, we had no two-hour work delay. There was no way I was going to be able to get my car out though, especially by 7 am. So I opted to ride in with Jason at 9 am and just work 9-5 through lunch (which made the day feel so incredibly long). However, this allowed me time to get my workout done at least. I did just 30 minutes of Cathe's Imax 2 then on to my weights. Today was a superset again of 2 sets of 8 reps increasing the weights 1.25-2% from last week.

SS#1
Chest - Dumbbell Bench Press
Back - Dumbbell Pullovers

SS#2
Quads - Squats
Shoulders - Military Press

SS#3
Biceps - Incline Biceps Curls
Triceps - Lying Dumbbell Extensions

I felt like I really struggled with the bench press this morning, but felt stronger with the military press. I guess it's true, every day is a new day! So, I know that "they" say to do weights first, but first thing in the morning, I need the cardio to get me awake enough to do weights. Sometimes I think we have to listen to our bodies rather than always listening to the "theys" of the world.

What are your thoughts on cardio before weights?

Easy Tuesday Dinner
I've been so caught up in trying out new recipes lately, that I've sort of worn myself out about it. Tonight I just wanted something simple and easy, so I heated up some lentil burgers that I had in the freezer along with sweet potato "fries." I topped with spinach, roasted red bell pepper, and vegan mozzarella. I put mine on a Whole-Wheat Oroweat Sandwich Thin.