A pretty standard evening


Coming back to this after an evening in the gym isn’t all too bad! Going to miss this when I move out!

Hello my dears!  I for once behaved like an okay blogger and remembered to get some pictures from the gym yesterday evening. Em helped me out, thanks girl! We went in to do the extra cardio for the week. It was a combination of dumbbell box walk overs (or whatever you call them) and for the remaining time each round you had to get as many calories on the ski erg. Then you three minutes rest between each round. It was the first one in a while where I felt like I did alright! All the other extra cardio programming Dave has done so far I’ve felt like I’ve been dying. I suppose I like all kind of strongman/woman stuff where you pick up heavy stuff and move it hehe so dumbbells over box is something I thought was really fun.

It was over fairly quickly and then we moved on to mobility. Mobility is something I think a lot of people neglect but is so important for your training. Especially if you want to perform movements correctly then good range of movement is essential. For instance overhead squats and snatches require a lot of mobility in your body. It doesn’t matter how heavy you can lift when you can’t get your arms back properly in the bottom of the squat. With my lack of yoga in my life at the moment, remembering to at least stretch and roll out my body for a bit each session has become even more important. One of the things this week was to put some weights on the barbell and roll the barbell on your inner thigh. Ouch!! It was so painful and the faces I made were not pretty haha. I definitely don’t have a good poker face…

Once we were done with the mobility for the week I was starving. I hadn’t eaten proper lunch and I cannot cope well with life when I’m hungry. So I hung about for a bit but then had to head home and stuff my face with all the food. When I’m this hungry I eat until there is no food left. I feel like a bottomless pit and the food just runs through me! I do eventually feel full but it takes forever. Good thing I had leftovers in the fridge I could just heat up. I would not have been able to wait for any kind of food to be made at that point. I needed it urgently!

Preparation is so important and I can really see why people can struggle to cook a meal from scratch when they’re busy with work or school. Then coming straight from the gym in the evening when you just want to sit down and have a meal, it’s easy to reach for the convenient and maybe unhealthier options because they’re quick, like a ready cooked meal or a take away. All I can say is, a lot of the time it takes about the same time to make a quick healthy meal in these cases. It’s just having it available in your fridge. Veg cook quickly in a pan. Have quinoa or rice prepared and then beans, lentils, chickpeas and tofu are quick to cook too. It may feel like a chore when you just want food then and there but your body and health will thank you for it.

Then I just lied down on the carpet in front of the TV with Taylor and cuddled her for a bit before having shower. She’s just the cosiest and our evenings together are the best. She’s such a lovely dog to take care of that little old lady. Don’t know what I’ll do when I don’t have her to snuggle with every evening hehe. I’ve really missed having a dog around in my life, they’re such great company.

 

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