Sunday, August 29, 2010

Leg Day on a Sunless Sunday

Sunday Leg Day
This morning I got up sort of dreading my workout - leg day. I almost always dread leg workouts. But typically, once I get going, they fly by. Today I did supersets of 3x8 for most exercises:

SS#1
Step ups
Deadlifts

SS#2
Narrow-stance squats
Alternating plie squats

SS#3
Static lunges - 3x10
Calf raises - 3x25

SS#4
Wide-stance squats with low-end pulse
Plie squats with low-end pulse


Rear leg slide back lunges
Firewalkers - 8
Donkey kicks with weight - 2x18
Outer thigh raises with ankle weights - 24 single, 16 pulse, 24 single
Inner thigh raises with ankle weights - 24 single, 16 pulse, 24 single
Glute roll-ins on stability ball - 8 roll-ins, 8 hip lifts, 8 roll-ins, 8 lifts with one leg, 8 with other leg, 8 both legs (heel is pressing into the ball)

I followed up with just one combo from Cathe Friedrich's Kick, Punch, and Crunch (just for fun) and then the ab work. I love the ab work from this DVD. It's stability ball abs and ends with roll-ins and pikes on the ball. Killer.

Do you dread leg days? What weights do you dread the most?

Sunless Sunday
Unfortunately it wasn't a sunny day here. We even had a short rain shower. I have gotten so used to my Sunday lounging and reading time that I didn't know what to do with the day. I actually sat and watched a bit of TV for a change. I haven't sat and watched the Food Network in eons. So I indulged in a few shows and also watched about half of In Her Shoes, which I've seen before and read the book. I very rarely re-watch a movie. There are seriously only a few movies that I will watch multiple times: Pretty Woman, The Pirates of the Caribbean Series, Reality Bites, and a few Audrey Hepburn movies.

Are you a repeat movie watcher? What are your favorite movies?

I also finally changed over my commenting to Intense Debate. We'll see how that goes. Please let me know if you have any problems commenting. I just had to get away from Bloggers horrible commenting system that won't allow me to reply individually to each comment. It was getting to be extremely time consuming trying to reply, and I think you all deserve replies ;-)

I am not sure what we'll be doing for dinner tonight. Maybe a grilled veggie salad (or roasted if it rains again). It likely won't be any new recipe. I may make some more seitan at some point so we can have some for this week. Other than that, I am going to go ahead and post early and enjoy the remainder of my lazy, sunless Sunday. I'll leave you with another review for Amazing Grass though...

Another Amazing Grass Review
Don't know if you remember my post mentioning that I had received a package from the folks at Amazing Grass to try or not. I've been slow to sample the products I admit. I don't drink a lot of shakes so that is why I haven't tried some of the powders yet. That, and I kind of forget to add them until after the fact. But today Jason and I decided to try another one of the bars yesterday. We shared the Berry Whole Food Energy Bar.

Again, I had no idea what to expect. The one thing I will say is that if you are looking for an energy or protein bar that tastes like a candy bar, these are not going to be for you. Yes, they taste healthy, in a good way. They are not sickly sweet, which is one thing I think I enjoy about them. You know you are eating something that is not some over processed concoction that has to be enriched with vitamins and minerals. Just read the ingredients list on these bars and you know where the nutrition comes from. So, the energy bar...thumbs up. It's not something I would eat daily, but it would be perfect to take on trips for a snack, to carry along on hikes or to keep in your purse for emergency snack purposes. 

Disclaimer:
  • I received these products as free samples from Amazing Grass.
  • My reviews are (and will always be) my honest opinion of the product.
  • I will only choose to review products that I believe are healthy and fit into my lifestyle for healthy living.