I was hoping to get some sleep after work, but instead, I made a trip to Wholefoods, made some Garlic and Cauliflower soup, and took a quick 45 minute nap. This nap is what powered me for the remainder of the day.
Every year, my girlfriend’s sorority host a Black & Gold Party. Each girl brings two dates. Its a way for the new inductees to meet other people. I’m a date every year.
This year was different, though. It was like I was back! I drank a little, I celebrated my friends birthday with some cake and nachos (without a panic attack), I socialized and laughed and danced, and reunited with some old friends. (And I had my first Bobbie hoagie since recovering!)
My crew of friends make the same cake for everyone’s birthday. Why? Because its that good! Its called the “Better than Sex” cake. I’m trying to figure out a way to make it a little healthier, but heres the jist:
Bake a Devil’s Food cake according to package instructions. While still hot, remove from oven and poke holes in the top with a fork or chop stick. Pour a can of sweetened condensed milk over top. Drizzle with caramel topping and cover with cool whip. Lastly, top the cake with chopped Heath Bars.
I crashed at my girlfriend’s apartment and woke up early to head to campus, making a pit stop at 7-Eleven for some much needed coffee. I could feel some anxiety starting to set in as I thought about all the calories I had consumed last night. Immediately, as I arrived on campus, I headed toward the gym and had one of the best, and sweatiest workouts I’ve had in ages! I completes Julie’s Make Your Face Sweat Treadmill Workout . She was not kidding when she said “sweat.” I know I have a good workout when my shirt is wet from sweat! Minutes 32 to 40 really intimidated me but I pushed forward. I needed to adjust this just slightly. Every so often during those ten minutes or so, I dropped back down to 4.0 speed to catch my breath a bit (for about 30 seconds), but enough to still keep my heart rate up. Even with the modifications, I managed to run 3.88 miles an burn around 500 calories! SWEET!
After this, I asked the girl at the gym to make me a circuit, explaining that I just wanted to burn today! With a few modifications to her set-up, this is what was completed.
|10 reps||Chest Press||25lbs||2 sets|
|10 reps||Lat Pull Down||40lbs||2 sets|
|10 reps||Tricep Extensions||10lbs||2 sets|
|10 reps||Row||40lb||2 sets|
|1 min||High Plank|
|10 reps||Weighted Squats||5lb in each hand||2 sets|
|8 each leg||Lunges with Bicep Curls||5lb in each hand||1 set|
|10 and 10 reps||Calf Raises (alternate 10 normal pace and 10 fast)||3 sets|
|1 min||High Plank|
|15 each leg||Bird Dog Crunch*||1 set|
|25 reps||Double Crunch||1 set|
|25 reps||Bicycle Crunch||1 set|
|1 min||Modified Plank|
* While returning to starting position touch elbow to knee to form a crunch
** I attached two links in case you were unsure about the form of these exercises
I finished with ten minutes on the elliptical. After a shower, I grabbed my laptop from the car, enjoyed a protein and fiber fix in the form of Chobani Flip Vanilla Golden Crunch topped with ground flax and hit the library to watch a lecture before class.