Another awesome pool workout! 🙂 Does anyone else get really excited about changing and showering at the gym?
First up was the Intro to Iron Pumping Challenge workout! Thatâ€™s 3 days this week â€“ goal met!
Day 7: Shoulders, Chest and Triceps
- Warm Up: 5 minutes of cardio
- Overhead press: 3 x 12 with 10 lb dumbbells
- Dips: 2 x 10 with body weight
- Stability Ball Push Ups: 10 push ups
- Planks:2 X 30 seconds
- Lateral Raise: 3 x 12 with 5 lb dumbbells
- Cable Tricep Extension: 3 x 12 with 30 lbs
- Swim: 1,300 meters total.
- Warm up: 300 meters, 50% effort
- Interval Set 1: 4 X 100 meters, 75% effort, 30 seconds rest in between intervals
- Interval Set 2: 4 X 50 kick, 75% effort, 20 seconds rest in between intervals
- Interval Set 3: 4 X 25 drill, 50% effort, 10 seconds rest in between intervals
- Warm down: 300, 50% effort
It took me about 35 minutes. I swam the entire time, except during the 300 meter warm-up. It took me a while to get â€œinto itâ€ and I wanted to talk to the girls! 🙂
Iâ€™ll be unveiling my triathlon training plan on Monday!
Pre-workout snack was PB toast:
And post-workout lunch was a veggie sandwich:
This is definitely my favorite vegetarian sandwich (well, I guess all my sandwiches are vegetarian sandwiches, but you know what I mean). I grilled squash and eggplant with soy sauce on the George Foreman, and combined sprouts, mustard, and melted Cheddar cheese. Nom, nom, nom.
With Stacyâ€™s Pita Chips and a kidney bean/salsa combo:
The Power of Positive Thought
So many cool and eerie comments on the Voodoo Magic post. :) A lot of you mentioned the book The Secret, which I havenâ€™t read but I know the basic premise. Basically, the book is about the power of positive thought â€“ how you can â€œattractâ€ positive things (love, money, health) by thinking of them and banning all negative thoughts.
I know it sounds hokey, but I 100% believe in the power of positive thought! Iâ€™ve written before about how I used to be a VERY negative person. You know what? When you think things will go wrong, they will. If you think you canâ€™t run a mile without stopping, you wonâ€™t. If you think youâ€™ll drown during your triathlon, youâ€™ll panic and quit.
I started to think more positivity after I met the Husband. Heâ€™s really into positive visualizations. Once I started to put a little more faith into things working out, more and more things began to turn up ROSES! Even when bad things happen, I try to look on the bright side and end up feeling better faster an I would if I wallowed in my misery. Not saying that my life is perfect (itâ€™s notâ€¦ not everything goes on the blog), but itâ€™s SO much easier now that Iâ€™m more positive.