Diet versus Exercise
There is no exercise routine that can combat a bad diet. Period. We know this. I know this.
Last week the weekend started off with a nice Friday off for me. It was the last weekday of Spring Break for the small one and we had a day of eating and shopping planned. Lunch at Argenta Market where I had a Cuban sandwich and we shared this key lime pie
And then I had plans to meet the girls later at Crush Wine Bar and then dinner at Gypsy’s Dizzy Bistro where I ate this dish that has at least a stick of butter and a pint of cream in it:
I had my morning workout though. But I would have had to have run a half marathon and spent another hour or two on the bike to make up for what I ate and drank. For a person who really loves good food and loves to cook, it is still a struggle to choose healthier meals outside my kitchen and honestly, I don’t always enjoy worrying with how healthy the meals I cook are. It takes time and planning. Things I’m not great at. But I’m trying. And I have to start trying harder because the effects of my lack of self control are showing in my family. So I have to set a goal. My goal is to spend one day each week making out a menu plan and shopping list for healthy meals. And Sundays are for prep. I have to be willing to set aside some time each Sunday to chop, precook, package and all that jive. Wish me luck.
Workouts for this week:
Sunday- Trail running and walking with the dog. I quit counting at 5 miles.
Monday: warm up and strength move Hang Clean 5 x 8 x 65lb
- pullups x 12 (band assisted)
- plyo press jumps x 15 x 135lb
- box walk (24″, 18″,12″,6″ and ground) x 5 push ups on ea, hands on box- then feet on box (45 pushups each round)
- yo yo x 12
- hanging knee tucks x 25
- 400m run
Tuesday: warm up
- ladder drills x 10 minutes
core circuit x 2 rounds 30sec work:25sec rest
- floor wipers x 85lb
- seated twists x 10lb
- toe touches x 10lb
- right plank
- left plank
- decline sit ups with 8lb med ball
- full sit up
finish with Animal drills: crab walk forward and backward, duck walk forward and backward, spiderman crawl, inchworm each x 20 yds
Thursday a.m.: warm up and strength Leg Press 4 x 10, 135, 150, 165, 180lb and partnered glute hamstring raises.
4 rounds: 1 min continuous clock, 1 minute rest at end of each round
- wall ball 10lb
- kettlebell swing 30lb
- box jump 18″
- push press 45lb
p.m. short run, about 2 miles and yoga stretching. Those glute ham raises are killers.
Saturday: 45 miles of cycling, 3700 ft of elevation gain. Yes.