What I Ate Wednesday

It all started with a green smoothie…

Green smoothie

You’d think I would get tired of this, but I don’t.  I actually miss it when I don’t have it.  To remind you what’s in it: a huge handful of fresh spinach leaves, 1 or 2 chunks of cucumber, 1/2 a fresh orange, 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup frozen pineapple, and a few sprigs of mint.  This makes 2 big servings.

Banana oat cookie & apple slices

I also had a banana oat cookie smeared with a little almond butter, and some apple slices.

At bootcamp today we did the Ladder workout.  In 45 minutes we did 75 pushups, 119 squats, 94 standing rows, & 75 burpees… it sounds kind of demoralising, but it’s not!  I mean, we didn’t exactly know our totals before we started… but each set progressively has more reps, up to a maximum number, then you work your way back down to the beginning set which only has a few reps.  It’s an effective way to build muscular endurance….

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Ladder Workout

Happy Sunday, folks!  It’s unusual for me to be blogging on a Sunday, and even more unusual to post a workout.  Sundays are my day of rest, in all ways… because I know Monday’s a-comin…

But as I was looking over my workout book to see what kind of heinous torture fun exercise we’re going to do in bootcamp tomorrow, I came across our ladder workout from 2 weeks ago.  Just eyeballing the simple progression on paper made me wanna do it again.

The ladder workout is aptly named, because for each given exercise, you work your way up in numbers of reps, then you work your way back down, resting minimally between sets.  You wind up doing a phenomenal number of reps for each exercise this way, and you usually hit that unique feeling of muscular failure….

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