I was up bright and early Monday morning to whip out this metabolism boosting back and shoulder circuit:Three rounds, 10 reps or 30 seconds per exercise with 15 seconds to allow for transition time in-between each set:
Squat Jumps 30 seconds
Travelling Press Ups with Leg Extension x 10
Backward Lunge with Resistance Band Lat Pull Down x 10 each leg
Resistance Band Alternate Step Row x 10 each arm
Up Up/Down Down Planks x 12 or as many in 30 seconds alternating starting arm each rep
Body Weight Skaters 30 seconds
Dumbbell Fly with Side Leg Raise x 10
My chest and shoulders definitely felt more open afterwards! I finished my workout with a plank based abs circuit. All set for the day!
Paul got our Christmas tree on the way home and I spent most of the evening decorating it. Finally it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Yep, I like animals and red’s the theme.
Total body workout Tuesday morning and my Tone It Up Cyber Day parcels arrived! I’ve recently been wearing necklaces as bracelets (I’m a bracelet girl) and I’m looking forward to wearing this little shopbeachbabe.com seahorse more in the summer.
We tried a new veggie burger mix for dinner that we picked up from WholeFoods in London. More how I remember chicken nuggets tasted than veggie burger. We’ve (okay Paul as he’s the chef!) been experimenting with veggie burger recipes and have still to find one we like and has good texture. I think Amisa Organic mix is a keeper!
I had a great pre dinner yoga session. I’ve scaled back yoga the past week as the ankle’s been playing up in the evenings. It felt good to do tree and half moon poses again.
10km mid morning run Wednesday. I kept the pace steady and am gradually getting used to running in long length leggings. I generally wear cropped leggings as I’ve got short legs and most long length leggings are too long for me. I got these Lululemon Speed Tight *IPLUX leggings from their showroom in Covent Garden, London. Despite tucking the hem under, they feel like second skin. Today I let the hem bunch and I was surprised they didn’t annoy me running. Oh the joys of short legs!
Do you have preference over workout wear length? If you have a good veggie burger recipe, I’d love to try it out! (no tofu, soya or cashew ones please, as they don’t agree with me. Bad things happen.)