Thursday, July 5, 2012

My TRX Workout With Jenny!

Good afternoon Beautiful,
Today has been the longest day ever. The entire internet server for my company is down, so I have no way to do any work… I’ve been able to do some work here and there, but the internet always times out before I can actually get anything finished.  I had to make myself “make-work projects” the whole afternoon. Luckily, today a girl I work with, Jenny, and I did TRX together for our break! It was a free demo class, but I’m still really excited to get more people in my office more active. That’s part of the reason I wanted to become a SweatPink Ambassador, to try and encourage more people to get active! I don’t have a lot of influence over many people, but I’m hoping to start the trend with the girls that I work with!
Jenny is really cool, a really sweet person and I think she’s going to be so much fun to workout with. I’m really hoping to convince her to sign up for the 6 week TRX program with me (twice a week for 6 weeks) that happens during our lunches. Maybe if she does I’ll get her sporting some pink shoe laces and spread the SweatPink love!

Jenny and I before our workout!
Our TRX workout went like this!....
Warm up
Jumping Jacks, jumping sideways and jumping front and back for about a minute
Football drill thing where you run your legs hard and drop and touch the ground

Lunges 6x/leg
TRX Row, 3 sets of 5 reps
TRX squats, 3 sets of 8
TRX Chest Press, 3 sets of 8 then AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) for 30 seconds
TRX Tricep Press, AMRAP in 30 seconds
TRX Bicep Curl, 3 sets of 8
TRX Glute Raise with Hamstring Curl, 3 sets of 8
TRX Planks, 3 sets, 10 seconds each with 3 seconds rest
TRX Planks from Hands, 3 sets, 10 seconds each with 3 seconds rest
TRX Crunches (hand plank bringing knees to stomach), 3 sets of 8
Atomic Push-ups, 1 set of 5
Daily Challenge, TRX Crunches, Set of 5 then 4 then 3 then 2 then 1
We also stop twice during the workout to do what’s called a “conditioning break”. Basically he makes us look ridiculous via jumping jacks and jumping up and down. I was so sweaty by the end of it. Jenny had a great time! She’s done TRX before so she knew what she was getting into for the most part. It was fun to have another person to workout with! I hardly ever workout with a buddy because I enjoy the alone time of my workouts since I talk to people all day long, but it was definitely fun to have her there too! We’ll be signing up together in a couple of weeks, so I’m really looking forward to that! Hopefully I have the pink shoe laces by then J.

During our workout!
Tonight I’m going to see Magic Mike with some girls that I know at the theatre downtown Toronto. I’m pretty excited, I like having girl time. Not that I don’t love spending time with C, but it’s nice to have time apart. These girls are all really fun, and it’s the same group that I usually watch The Bachelorette with. I’m going to back some healthy munchies to smuggle in with my giant purse. I’ve done this before, I brought cherry tomatoes and a cold chicken breast cut up into slices with a bottle of water. Whenever I walk into a movie theatre, I instantly want popcorn. I love popcorn. I love how salty and buttery and heavenly it is. But I know that the corn is making me fat, and the buttery goodness is clogging my arteries, so I’m not going to eat it.
Do you have a treat that you gravitate towards but know you shouldn’t have? I seem to have more than a few.
I did really good with my diet today! I forgot my food journal at home, but I wrote down everything I needed to in order to update the journal tonight! I love writing things down because it makes me not want to eat bad things. If anyone saw “bad things” in my food journal I’d be so embarrassed. I have this whole “perfectionist” thing and when I have a goal in mind I do it. I succeed because I hate the thought of failure. It’s how I’ve always been with everything, and so it relays into my diet/exercise/food journaling. I was reading a blog where the writer highlights all of the really good foods she eats, and I’m doing to adopt her method, but use it for the bad things I eat. I eat a lot more healthy things than bad things, and if I know I have to highlight a treat to make it stand out even more, I won’t do it!

A company I connected with on Twitter, BioCore Foods, has decided to send me some of their product for review. I’m really excited about this because the man with whom I was speaking with made me SWEAR to take it every single morning for at least 2 weeks as part of my breakfast, mixed with almond milk (apparently this is the tastiest thing to mix the powder with). He said I will notice an instant improvement with my energy level and how I feel in general. He shipped it to me yesterday, so I should hopefully be getting it tomorrow just in time for my healthy weekend. I will post about it occasionally, but I’m going to save the actual “review” part of it until the 2 weeks is up, and see if I notice any real improvements (I hope I do!).
Stay sweet.
xoxo


4 comments:

  1. You know what's weird? When I go to the movies, I friggin crave a hot dog! I got one once because I was more than snack hungry.. and now whenever I see those greasy things rolling on that weird cooker, I instantly drool.

    Thanks for the motivation to do that CrossFit WOD the other day. My arms say other wise though.

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  2. You're arms STILL hurt?? I'll get you doing more for sure! I didn't end up going to the movies, and had a nap instead. I was soo tired, so I didn't he popcorn tempted! Woohoo!

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  3. Ehem... TRX rocks!

    PS: The internet outage was external not GoodLife related. :0

    PSS: Jennifer! Wussup wussup.

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