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Back to work on Monday ūüė¶

I had Mad Hectic Almond Pecan Oatmeal for Breakfast. ¬†I added some blueberries in the mix ūüôā

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For lunch I packed a veggie filled salad with¬†Annie’s¬†Organic lite raspberry¬†vinaigrette¬†dressing and a Greek yogurt.

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Fresh mozzarella cheese, sunflower seeds, cucumbers, orange pepper, craisins

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Dinner was homemade chicken and vegetable soup that I made in the crock pot on Sunday.

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Ingredients:

  • Organic low sodium chicken broth (I used about 1 cup)
  • Water (I used probably about 3 cups)
  • 2 chicken breasts- (I put them in the crock pot frozen)
  • spinach
  • corn
  • edamama
  • carrots
  • salt & pepper

Directions:

Add everything to the crock pot! I put everything in frozen.  Cook on high for 4 hours.  Shred the chicken and add back to the crock pot.  Let Simmer and Serve!

Monday’s WOD:¬†Biceps¬†

I like to train my arms in one workout, typically on their own separate day because they get a secondary workout on chest and shoulder days.   Sometimes I choose to do them twice a week If I can fit it in since I do want to gain more muscle in this area.

  • Alternating Bicep Curl Drop sets “Down the Rack” : meaning you literally go down the rack. ¬†I started with 25lb dumbbells and did as many reps as possible. ¬†When you cannot possibly do any more go down the rack to the 20lb dumbbells and so on. ¬† The most common is a triple drop where you use 3 different weights and do 2 weight reductions.
  • Super set Bicep curls with Hand Release push ups
  • Hanging Curls –¬†Super set with¬†Standing oblique crunches with 25 lb plate
  • Hammer Curls – Negatives – super set with ab crunches on the ball- negatives
  • One arm cable curl – super set with russian twists with medicine ball – 40 each
  • 21’s
  • Preacher Curl

Abs:

  • Plank Jack- 20

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  • Reshaping reach – 15

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Repeat Sequence 3 times!

You can check out some of my previous posts on these exercises too!

 

Question of the day:

What are your favorite salad toppings?


I hope everyone had a good weekend. I had a fun one. Sunday was a pretty lazy day, but Alec wasn’t feeling well so we just relaxed. I¬†didn’t¬†feel like making an extravagant breakfast so I had a banana and a bowl of cereal. I’m like a kid, I love cereal!

Breakfast

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Before I went to the gym I played with Lily for a bit.

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Sunday’s WOD:

Triceps/Abs

Assisted Tricep dips – super set with tricep push ups (I do girl ones and I can only do like 5 each time!)

Tricep Pull down with Cable Machine – super set with ab crunches on ball (20 reps)- Go slow to really feel the burn in your abs!

Skull Crushers with EZ Bar

Cable Tricep Kick Back – super set with Incline sit ups

Seated Overhead Triceps Extension

Cable Machine Rope Pull Downs

ABS:

Straight Leg Lifts with Medicine Ball 3 sets of 10-15

Planks for 30 seconds –¬†Planks help improve core strength and stability!

Elliptical for 15 minutes.

I had a late breakfast so Lunch was a light one:  Apples and peanut butter and some blueberry Greek yogurt

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¬†We are counting down the days until Christmas at the Puckett home. We are doing this by celebrating “24 Days of togetherness and Sunday we picked “Give foot massages.”

I had dinner at my parents for my dad’s birthday. We had tenderloin, rice, bread with spices in olive oil, and a salad. The tenderloin was so moist and delicious!

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And ice cream cake, which I passed on because I had a handful of candy!

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Me and Dad.

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Question of the day:

What is your favorite Holiday candy??



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