Healthy Eats and a New Leg Routine
Good Evening friends How are all of you tonight? It is approaching my bed time, so I thought I should post before I got too tired and was unable to make sense My brain pretty much turns off after 7:00 pm which is really unfortunate when it comes to exam time… No late night studying for this girl!
I feel like I am getting back into my groove Which makes me ultra happy and a lot less overwhelmed with the whole summer to school transition. The transition always takes a while, so I just need to enjoy the ride and be OK with not being totally sure of things yet
I have been doing food prep the night before I leave for a day of classes. Prepping a days worth of food really helps me know that I will be able to eat everything I need to be eating rather than relying on random cafeteria food. Last night I packed three meals for my time on campus today A post workout meal, lunch, and an afternoon snack Of course my David’s Tea Travel Mug was present as well
I have an awesome insulated Built lunch bag, but it only held two of the three containers So, I just put my post workout meal in my gym bag
Breakfast was fab as per usual; my eggs were fluffy and oh so tasty, but my oats need a special mention because they were a gorgeous purple colour and yummy too
– almond milk
– pinch of stevia
I met one of my sweetest friends at the gym this morning and did a leg workout that I found in my September Oxygen mag
I absolutely love Oxygen. It is the one fitness magazine that I feel I can trust; it doesn’t feed you a bunch of phoney baloney information and actually provides you with great workouts that make you work hard! Of course I still think critically when reading this magazine because no matter which magazine it is, there can be false information. One thing I never follow from the Oxygen magazines is their meal plans. Personally, I find that the meal plans do not provide enough calories for my lifestyle.
The workout I did today was an isolated leg workout which I will be doing once a week; every Thursday. I am wanting to gain leg muscle, so I will be doing another leg day on Sundays that will incorporate more compound exercises.
This is the workout I did today (I followed it to a T).
|Seated leg press||3||8 – 10|
|Standing leg curl||3||10 – 12 each leg|
|Standing hip flexion||3 – 4||12 – 15 each leg|
|Seated leg extension||3||12|
My gym buddy and I decided that it would be a good idea to through in a calf exercise, so we did 45 degree calf raises when we finished the Oxygen workout.
I warmed up before the leg workout with a high intensity interval (HIIT) circuit that I made up this summer and fell in love with. You can totally feel your abs burning throughout this entire circuit It’s a wonderful feeling
|High knees||30 sec.|
|Hanging leg raises||30 sec.|
Repeat this circuit 4 times
My wonderful post workout meal greeted me when my shaky legs led me downstairs to the change room I totally took a picture of my meal in the change room while other girls stared at me strangely Whatevs.
This is another excellent combo of protein and carbs post workout that I will be adding to my recipe page
Oatified Chocolate Protein Pudding Banana Bowl
– 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
– 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
– 1 banana
– rolled oats
Mix protein powder and yogurt together. Top with banana and oats. Devour like a mad woman
Even though I had a non-stop 6 hours of class today, I needed to fuel the fire and this little treat did just that
I took this picture sitting right at my desk I didn’t feel silly about it though, my desk neighbours were commenting how delicious it smelt
– red pepper
– Greek yogurt
– tuna (in a tomato & onion sauce)
– chopped almonds
My last 3 hour class felt like it went on forever! The classroom was so cold. I actually think I tweeted about how cold I was multiple times Oops!
Dinner was a delightful combo that I created on the spot I felt like something spicy after all of the spicy food talk over at Gina’s So I went with a curry theme…
I sautéed broccoli, mushrooms, and shrimp in almond milk and curry. Once the veggies and shrimp were ready to go, I shovelled it on top of a bowl of sprouted brown rice. I thought it needed a little something else, so I chopped some almonds and threw them on top
Thanks for letting me know how often you talk to your parents after my post last night It’s so interesting to hear how others communicate while they are away for school
Speaking of communication, I am awaiting a phone call from my parents right now, so I better be on my way
Sweet dreams friends!
When do you do your best studying? Morning? Afternoon? Evening?
Have you ever bought an Oxygen magazine? What are your thoughts about the content?