Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lindsay hits the gym!

Well, the weather took a turn for the worse on the weekend. How about a snow storm to really get you motivated? There was enough snow to stay on the ground for a day or two, but June is here so hopefully it is the last time I see the white stuff until I am heading up Rainier. Watching my husband run in the Calgary Half Marathon over the weekend certainly helped get me in the mood to really hit the pavement. The winning time in the men’s half was just over 1 hour and 9 minutes. Definitely not something I will be able to accomplish, but very inspiring to keep at it. Day 2 exercises are starting to grow on me. I increased the amount of weight this week to see if this would improve how I felt about the exercises last week. The cable machine was being used so I modified my dead lifts to just using a 40 lb straight bar (3 sets, 15 reps/set). For the dirt digger exercise I used a 25 lb dumbbell weight, but I think I will be increasing this to 30 lbs next week (3 sets, 20 reps – 10/side – alternating). The assisted pull-ups I am using 60 lbs (the more weight you use, the more assistance you have) (3 sets, 12 reps/set). I’m only using 12.5 lb dumbbells while doing my lunges on a bench as this exercise really burns after running 6 Km on the treadmill (3 sets, 12 reps/leg). I used the 25 lb dumbbell for the oblique dead lifts, but I found more weight is needed to really work my obliques. As for the nutrition side, I have tried 3 new recipes, broccoli and pesto tagliatelle, chicken fajitas, and Moroccan stewed fish and shrimp over couscous. Each recipe was really easy and quick to make, plus you don’t need a lot to feel full. Very yummy if anyone gets a chance to try them.

Thanks, Lindsay! Stay tuned - hopefully we can get our hands on one of Lindsay's recipes...

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