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Rest Day on Thursday 
Today is like my Friday as I am off work tomorrow. My legs are screaming at me from yesterday's hill repeats, so I am happily taking today as my rest day. I will, however, admit that it's sort of hard to take today off. It's another gorgeous day and I believe I'm getting addicted to the lunchtime runs. But, I'll behave myself and listen to my body.

Tomorrow I plan on starting a new weight rotation. Really looking forward to that actually. I am taking the concept of the Chad Waterbury Total-Body Training rotation that I did previously but with a little bit of a change. I felt that it was an awesome upper body rotation. I saw some real gains in that area, however, lower body seemed to suffer. So rather than doing 3 total body days working each muscle group with only one exercise, I am going to alternate between total body with more leg work, an upper only with plyo legs, then another total body with more leg work.

The the general set up is that Weeks 1 and 2 I use a different exercise for each muscle each day of the week and each day the sets/reps change. Week 1 is done as a straight sets and Week 2 is done as supersets with the goal of increasing the weight 1.25-1.75%. Then weeks 3 and 4 the sets will increase by 1. Weeks 5 and 6, the sets/reps completely switch starting the week with super high reps and ending with low. Same again for Weeks 7 and 8 with sets increasing by 1. Sorry if this is all boring and confusing. Here's an example of Weeks 1 - 4.
Happy Hour Canceled
I was supposed to be heading to a Girls' Martini Happy Hour, but that sort of fell through unfortunately. Maybe it was for the best though. I don't usually drink martinis, but there is the swanky little restaurant around the corner from my office that offers $4 fruit infused martinis for ladies on Thursday nights. I almost never go to the happy hour because I work on Fridays and don't typically go out on "school" nights. However, I am off tomorrow so thought I might actually enjoy one of these awesome bad boys. Seriously, they are almost too good. The flavors change weekly from melon infused to combos like pineapple and strawberry. MMMMM.

I usually prefer beer or wine over hard liquor. Are you a martini drinker?

Boring Dinner for a Post (but tasty)
Jason did end up meeting me at Lulav, but they only had one martini flavor "ready" and the service stunk. Sorry, not sticking around for that. So we went next door to a relaxed little lunch spot that we typically hit for Friday happy hour. At least the service is good there. We just enjoyed relaxed conversation for about an hour then headed home. No fancy dinner tonight. Just a go-to dinner of a pre-made veggie patty (Eggplant Cannellini Burgers) and baked sweet potato "fries." Yep, sometimes I can be boring with meals LOL. Since this is such a staple, I opted out of photos. I hope you don't mind. BUT if you don't mind repeat pics, let me know please. I'll post pics of dinners, even repeats, if you that's what you guys want. I'm here to please. ;-)

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  1. I don't have a problem with repeat pictures at all! We all have those nights where we just need an easy "go to" meal. Pictures just make posts so interesting!

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  2. Hey girlie!
    sounds like you had a great hill workout yesterday! I loveee the scream of the legs! and I know what you mean about the nice weather making it hard for you to take a rest day!
    Your meals are always delicious looking, I am sure the repeat meal did not disappoint! I just got an eggplant today..can't wait to grill it tomorrow!
    I hope you are having a great night!
    xoxo!

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  3. "$4 fruit infused martinis for ladies on Thursday nights."
    THAT sounds great!
    when i was childless i would always take advantage of that kind of thing but as life has moved on, and i dont drink anymore just b/c it just doesnt fit in much to my current life, i dont really miss those old days, til i read stuff like that :) sorry for your sake it was cancelled :(

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  4. I love the look of that rotation! I'm deep in Meso 2 right now but always on the lookout for new ideas. Keep posting details and the rest of your weeks. What are you doing for the plyo work?

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  5. Candice @ ChiaSeedMe Thanks for the input. I'll be sure to include pics even if it's a repeat meal! :-)

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  6. Hi Lizzy hope you enjoy your eggplant. I need to pick up some more to grill myself. Yum. Thanks for the idea.

    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga it was probably for the best that it was canceled. LOL

    Hi Patti I think for plyo I'll likely do some of the HIIT workouts. 40/20 and 30/30 are very similar to the plyo drills from STS plyo legs. Plus they're short. Looking forward to this one.

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  7. Good for you for sticking to the rest day even though you *really* wanted to run. I know the feeling. I almost doubled up last night and ran after work because it finally got sunny here but chose to have a bit of a mini "date night" with Scott instead since he's working most of the weekend. It was worth it. :) Have an awesome day off from work today!

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  8. Jessica @ EatDrinkBreatheSweat my legs were really too sore to have done anything so I was completely honest with myself on that one. So glad you had a great evening!

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  9. Don't you love that sore feeling?!?! I do! Have a GREAT Friday honey! :) Oh and have fun on the hike!

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  10. Kelly @ Healthy Living with Kelly yep, always makes me feel like I've really worked hard. Thanks girl you have a good one too!

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  11. Your pics always look so good, I don't mind repeats!
    What a workout! Good luck!

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  12. Thanks so much <a href="http://swankyrd.wordpress.com/> Kristen @ The Swanky Dietitian </a> I promise to not be so lazy in the future! ;-)

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