lots of weights

I made it to the gym!!  It was just what I needed.

On my way to the gym, I snacked on a Chocolate Heart Thrive.

YUM!  I really love these little hearts.  They taste pretty good, and have a decent ingredient list, which makes everything better.  The chocolate bits are like little bits of heaven in my granola bar! 🙂

I ran 4.6 miles in 40 minutes on the treadmill, then did some upper body weights.  My legs felt pretty tight today, maybe from my faster run yesterday.  They were tired after the run, so I decided against my circuit weight session, which would have included lots of lunges and squats.  I save those for another day, and focused on my Shoulders, Chest & Triceps.

Upper Body Weights

  • Overhead press (12.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Triceps Dips (3 sets of 12)
  • Frontal Raise (7.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Crunches (3 sets of 15)
  • Chest press on a stability ball (12.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Triceps Kickback (12.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Lateral raise (7.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Bicycle crunches (3 sets of 15)
  • Upright row (10 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Overhead triceps (12.5 lb weight, 2 sets of 12)
  • Chest flys (7.5 lb weights, 2 sets of 12)
  • V-ups ( 2 sets of 15)

This was a great upper body workout!  My arms were shaking and burning at the end.  The last 3 exercises, I could only get myself to do 2 sets.  It feels great to have a workout like that.  I increased some of my weight today, so I felt proud. 🙂

After my workout, I sipped on a new Coconut Water on my way home – with a splash of Guava!

O.N.E. coconut water came out with a few new flavors of their coconut water, with just a splash of the juice.  I also bought the mango and pineapple, so I can’t wait to try them!  I loved the guava!!  It was the perfect amount of ‘splash’.  Not too sweet, but just enough to make it a treat.  And, coconut water is a natural electrolyte, so drink up!  Their other flavored coconut waters are a little too sweet for my taste, but I liked this, even though I’d prefer the original anyday.

This one 8.5 fl oz serving has 78 calories, 16 grams of sugar and 18 grams of carbs.  Not so bad, considering that regular coconut water has 14 grams of sugar.

Once home, I made and scarfed down dinner in a matter of minutes – literally.  I was starving!

This was the worst wrap I have ever made!  It tasted awesome, but the pictures are awful!  This guy fell apart from the start.

Anyways, I filled a Joseph’s flax pita pocket with spinach, a Dr. Praeger’s veggie burger, 1/2 an avocado and salsa.  Delicious combo – with a side of multigrain tortilla chips & salsa.

This has been a crazy week with what feels like every second filled – yay for Friday tomorrow!

Sleep tight!

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4 Responses

  1. What an awesome workout!!! Happy Friday!

  2. I need to try Joseph’s pitas, they looks so amazing! Even if it did break a bit, who cares if it tastes good haha

  3. Hi Jen!

    I love your blog, and just started reading. I was reading about your running history and see that you ran the Chicago Marathon. I am running it this year and it is my FIRST marathon! I’m super excited & nervous. Just wondering if you had any good tips for marathon running in general and/or about Chicago’s marathon!

    Thanks!!!

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