I was determined today to get in a great workout. I feel like I’ve been pushing in the gym but because of my fear of injuring myself even more I have held back. You know what I mean?
And today I was determined to get over it and push through a tough workout. And that’s what I did! It’s been hours, but yet my arms are still shaken up! I can’t deny the fact that I love it, after all I am a fitness freak, right?
Here’s my killer arm workout that I did today!
I timed each exercise to see how long I go do the reps in, but of course I deleted them off my watch by accident so I can’t put it down here. I know it was an average of around 3 min, 15 seconds or so.
Hurt Knee = Killer Arm Workout!
- 30 Hanging Leg Raises (3 sets of 10, with Dan before we started our workout)
- 50 Incline Push-ups (feet on top of an aerobic step box, raised by 3 blocks on each side)
- 50 Hanging Dips
- 50 Barbell Windshield Wipers (25 lb plates on each side)*
- 30 Skull Crushers (30 lbs)
- 30 Upright Rows (30 lbs)
- 50 Stability Ball Crunches (with 8 lb med ball)
- 20 Crossover Push-ups (on stepper top)**
*For the windshield wipers, lay on the ground and hold a barbell over your chest, arms at full extension, keep the bar up while you bring your feet off the ground and together, up to one side of the bar, then back to the ground in the middle, raise back up and repeat to the other side. This is a great core move and arm exercise.
**Push-up crossovers are done on the side of a box, one hand on top of the box, one hand on the ground so you’re staggered. Complete a push-up, then walk your hands so they are in the opposite position and complete another push-up.
What’s For Dinner?
Tonight’s dinner was much better than last nights! It definitely made up for it:
It was delicious! I had never had piccata before, it rocked! I’ll post the recipe up tomorrow, it’s a must share. I got it from Appetite from Reduction. And yes, believe it or not I actually followed a recipe. It’s because I had no idea what this was going to taste like! Next time I can add some “Taylor” to it!
I served the chickpeas up over a heaping ladle of mashed cauliflower with a side of arugula that we had picked up from our farmers market.
Sorry for the shot focusing mostly on the salad but I love the little pea shoot sticking up!
How to make mashed cauliflower
If you’ve never made cauliflower mash, then I high recommend it! All I did was microwave a bag of frozen cauliflower up for 3 minutes in a microwave safe dish. Then once done, I added it to my blender (I was too lazy to get the food processor dirty)… along with 1 garlic clove, 1 tbsp almond milk, and 1 tsp Earth Balance (vegan butter).
The perfect bed for the chickpeas!
The Rest Of The Day:
Lunch: Green Shake and a side of sweet potato fries and roasted brussel sprouts
Snack: Mango Chips and slice of Ezekiel with sunflower butter