Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Back To Back Workouts

This rotation is the ultimate test of my willpower.

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Actually, today it was sort of funny because shortly before lunch, a few of the girls and one of the veterinarians decided that they were going to order a couple of Hot-N-Ready’s and an order of Cheesy Garlic Bread. When 12:00 hit and I asked if it was cool if I left for my lunch break, one of the girls looked at me and said, “Yeah, fine, go eat your spinach!”

So I did Open-mouthed smile.


With my favorite protein bar on the side. They were on sale yesterday at Meijer for 10 for $10 (that’s almost 50% off!) so I stocked up:


SO much better than pizza. NOT.

Back To Back Workouts

Since I went to the gym last night and then again this morning (less than 12 hours later), it felt like I had two back to back workouts. I was worried my body would hate me this morning, but both workouts ended up being fantastic Smile. Last night I had some Greek yogurt pre-workout:


Then banged out 20 minutes of solid jogging on the treadmill. It may have been pretty dang slow (for me), but 20 minutes is 20 minutes and it’s progress. After the running portion of my workout was complete, I did the following leg circuit:

  • Step-ups 10 reps each leg
  • Leg press 12 reps
  • Calf raises (using leg press machine) 20 reps
  • Seated leg curls 20 reps
  • Butt blasters 15 reps each leg
  • Hip adductor machine 15 reps
  • Lunges 10 reps each leg

I completed the circuit three times and I was wiped out when I was done. It felt so good to get those legs burning again though!

Post-workout I enjoyed a protein bar (are you surprised?) and an orange:


And this morning’s workout focused on chest and abs:

  • Lying dumbbell presses 3 sets x 12 reps
  • Incline dumbbell flyes 3 sets x 15 reps
  • Seated chest press 3 sets x 15 reps
  • Decline bench crunches 2 sets x 20 reps
  • Ab/chest circuit (repeated 3 times)
    • Body scruncher things (again with this darn ab move, I have no idea what it’s called but I love it!) 12 reps
    • Leg raises 12 reps
    • Butterfly kicks 12 reps
    • Push-ups (on my knees) 12 reps

I finished off this workout with 20 minutes on the elliptical before coming home to enjoy this breakfast of champions:


Ezekiel toast, black cherry Chobani, and a banana. So satisfying and filling!

I was actually surprised when I woke up this morning and my legs weren’t sore at all. I expected to immediately crawl out of bed and have to limp around after last night’s workout. However, once I got my legs moving on that elliptical today the soreness quickly started to set in. I’ve noticed that this delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) happens to me all the time. I hardly ever get sore the same day I workout a particular muscle group; it always takes time. Sometimes it can be up to two days after a workout before the soreness hits! That just seems crazy to me, but it is what it is.

Do you frequently experience DOMS like I do? Or do you get sore right away after a tough workout?


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