Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Working Away At Oryana

Even though my clinical seminar presentation is still a month away, thinking about it is making me crazy!


I’m currently stationed at Oryana, where I plan on spending the rest of the afternoon. I intend to get some serious work done.


I’m thoroughly enjoying the free samples located through-out the store, free WiFi, and the delicious café sandwiches (even though those are unfortunately not free).


I’m steadily making my way through their entire menu, and for today’s lunch I opted for the spicy grilled cheese panini. It had mozzarella, red pepper cream cheese, tomato, and was overflowing with pickled veggies.


It was good and just had the right amount of kick to it, though it was not one of my favorites. I was a huge fan of that spicy red pepper cream cheese though, and would love to get my hands on a tub of that stuff!

Yesterday I didn’t have anything to blog about, so I didn’t try and force it. My day started with a modified version of Julie's 100 Squats workout (which was killer, BTW, and my glutes and hamstrings are feelin’ it today!). My workout was followed by breakfast:


Two dippy eggs on a toasted whole wheat English muffin, with a side of blueberries. This is one of my favorite breakfasts, and is really quite filling. I’m not sure why I don’t eat it more often!

The rest of the day was spent at work, where I enjoyed the typical packed work food (protein bar, spinach salad, Greek yogurt). After a long day at the pharmacy, I firmly planted my butt on the couch with a bowl of leftover sweet potato and black bean chili and my laptop. I spent an hour or so catching up on blogs and surfing the internet before heading to bed. I know, wild night.

I took advantage of my day off today and managed to sleep in until 8:00, which is impressive for me. I then threw on my workout clothes and headed to the gym to complete the following chest and abs routine:

  • Lying dumbbell press (little to no rest between sets):
    • 40 lbs (total weight) – 1 set x 20 reps
    • 35 lbs – 1 set x 20 reps
    • 30 lbs – 1 set x 20 reps
    • 25 lbs – 1 set x 20 reps
  • Lying dumbbell flyes: 3 sets x 15 reps
  • Seated chest press: 3 sets x 12 reps
  • Abs: same routine from last week

I finished up with 20 minutes of cardio on the Arc Trainer. I really liked what I did with the weights in the lying dumbbell press. I’ve actually been doing this for the past couple of weeks, and sometimes I’ll do it with flyes and the seated press as well. You basically just do a set with your normal weight, then reduce the weight a little and immediately do another set. It’s a nice way to mix things up and quickly fatigue your muscles. I always wake up sore the next day!

I continued the egg theme again at breakfast, in the form of an egg white bagelwich with tons of extra egg whites on the side:


Alright, back to work!


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