Monday Check-In

I’ve been frustrated by the recent return of my late-night snacking habit. I tend to blame my husband and son who often grab a 9:00 pm snack–it is so hard to fight off the munchies when others are crunching around you–but I know that I am responsible for my own choices. 

I decided to hold myself accountable with weekly weigh-ins, but I was shocked when I had to slide the marker on our doctor’s-style scale to a lower weight this morning (about 1.5 lbs below my “target” weight). Now, some of that could be a sign of dehydration. I know I didn’t drink enough water yesterday–I never do on the weekends. But I also think that it’s a sign that I need to eat more real food during the day–especially with all the extra milage I’m putting in at the other end of the leash.

In other good news, my right ITB/glute/piriformis is feeling good after that 9 mile treadmill workout yesterday.  I will continue my “rehab” program, including my weight routine that focuses on single-leg moves:

Superset #1 (3 cycles)
Single-leg dead lifts (12 reps each leg)
Military presses (12 reps)
Push-Ups (15 reps)

Superset #2 (3 cycles)
Bent-over rows (12 reps)
Single-leg squats (with the resting leg on a bench and holding on to my elliptical for balance!) (15 reps each leg)
Tricep dips (15 reps)

Superset #3 (3 cycles)
Lateral arm raises (8-12 reps)
Front arm raises (8-12 reps)
Lunges with bicep curls (15 reps each leg)

Superset #4 (3 cycles)
Chest flies on fitball (12 reps)
Crunches on fitball (20 reps)

Superset #5 (3 cycles on each side)

Glute bridges with skull crusher (15 reps) (I do these three times, not six)
Side leg-lifts (upper and lower leg) (15 reps)
Crunches (multi-directional) (20 reps)

I have cut out some upper body moves, but this still takes a solid 40 minutes with no dilly-dallying!

How did you kick-start your week?

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2 Responses to Monday Check-In

  1. FindingMyHappyPace says:

    You LOST? I need to follow your late night snacking plan. Glad the ITB is cooperating again!

  2. Seriously! These boys… they can eat and eat and eat….
    I too am going to have to watch the food thing. My GAWD he eats a lot – and all the time!
    Funny, I haven’t been much of a snacker, but here I am… nibbling away.
    I think we should blame the boys.
    I’m totally fine with that.

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