Uphill both ways!
I trekked to the gym this morning to meet my friend Mary. We had planned a gym date and decided to keep it given the weather. The “blizzard” was much worse than I thought and I was soaked when I got there, but luckily my coat covered up my underclothes pretty well.
Pump was cancelled, so we did the elliptical for 45 minutes while chatting and then went into the Group Ex room for a mini Pump session ourselves. One thing I love about Pump is it has given me a series of exercises that I can do on my own. Even if I don’t do the full 4-5 minute track for each, I have a nice plan for solo lifting. Mary and I did each of the muscles groups from Pump for about 1 minute each on the clock (a few of them we counted 15 reps x 4 movements instead of using a clock). We got through the circuit (without rest) in about 12 minutes or so and then did everything a second time with 30 seconds or half reps. It was a great mini workout and I can tell my muscles are tired! I’m so proud of myself being an anti-weight-lifter for the great effects Pump has had on me.
Back at home (our snow is now slushy consistency), I made this super green lunch!
First, a pickle, cheese + mustard sandwich on a Honey Whole Wheat roll. Rocking the preggo pickles!! I just love the crunch they have on sandwiches. I’ve always loved pickles on them, and don’t know why I never think to add them.
Grapes on the side. My grocery store has been out of organic grapes for ages. But I have been craving them like crazy, so I got conventional and promised myself I would wash them really well.
Lastly, I made a salad smoothie!
A mix of half a cup of milk, half a banana, 2 cups of spinach, 4 cubes of ice and half a packet of Vega Vanilla Almond smoothie mix. Love the huge punch of flavor it added, plus a nutrient boost.