Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday is supposed to be rest day

So today was supposed to be rest day. Bah...!!! No needed to get out of the house and decided to do a cardio workout. Today I did my workout at Goodlife Fountain Gate. Got there nice and early 8.30- 9 (can't remember exactly what time) and did 20 mins on the stepper and 40mins walking on the treadmill - keeping my heartrate between 118 bpm and 128bpm. Supposed to be that fat burning zone for me so that is what I do. Don't know if it makes much of a difference but will stick at it. 

I actually burned about 400 cals in the workout - forgot to turn my monitor off when I had finished so ended up with over 500cals in total. Not bad seeing my weights workouts and cardio combined don't normally work out to be that much.

So nutrition. Today I had breakfast when I got home. A smoothie. Maxines Vanilla Burn Protein powder, 1 serve super greens, 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 2 tablespoons steel cut oats, water. Was really nice. Might have to have that occasionally during the challenge. 

One of my goals for the challenge is to not having any cheat meals - or deviations from the meal plan. I am actually getting a dietitian to write up a proper meal plan for me using the Maxines products. The gorgeous Holly Baxter - whom I did my PT course with and is also won 3 Gold Medal at the World Championships in Dubai in Fitness Model novice and open. She is also an Alpha Cuts and Maxines sponsored Athlete. She is gorgeous. If you don't know who she is look her up on Facebook. Anyway - she is doing a plan for me for my goals - I have only told her my goals thus far. Might tell you all along the Maxines Challenge journey but it is kinda dorky.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Ready to go - Can I do this....???

Firstly. Today. Shoulder day. Did a Massive session. My shoulders, arms and abs are all sore. Yes I probably didn't do too much abs but it is better than the small amount I have been doing. I felt pumped. Ready. 

My workout today was:

Seated shoulder press. SS- seated lateral raises with bent over flies. Alternating front raises with tricep push up (on step). Single arm bent over DB row with unilateral upright rows. 4sets of reverse crunches x 20 . Finished with 20mins stepper and 10 mins steady state.

I have been using Alpha Cuts and just ran out today - can you believe that. I am yet to get my greedy little hands on the Maxines XT Burn which was released this week but all the stores in my area don't have it yet. 

So in saying that - I went out and bought me some Betapump. Whoop whoop. Love this stuff but was dying to try the XT Burn. I guess I might have to alternate on days when I do get my hands on it. Here comes the Blue Tongue Bandit Squad - watch out Danni. LOL. 

So I got myself ready for the next challenge. I have my preworkout. Woot. I have 10 weeks (approx) of Protein powder. The bag at the front of the picture below is nearly a full 1.25kg bag of vanilla from my 2.5kg box. I love the night time. I love making mug cakes with the protein powder. The mug cakes are a lot more filling (for me) than having a shake. Coz it has a cake consistency it fills you right up and you don't feel as hungry when going to bed. Of course, if you do what I do and drink at least one litre of water while watching TV of a night time (or whatever you do) then you shouldn't feel it as much. Of course - haven't been doing that at all lately. I actually am still 69.3kgs. Looks like I will be starting the next challenge on Monday 3rd August at that weight. We will see. Likelihood of me losing weight over the next couple of days are slim but that is okay. I have a good starting point.

4 weeks worth of protein bars. Um - probably not the way I eat them but you know. Better than a proper chocolate bar - right....!!!!! LOL.

Have a good one.