I stumbled upon a 12-week program by Jamie Eason last night and thought it would be the perfect program for when I go back to school.
It isn't too time intensive, but it boasts real results. I'm hoping I can stick with the program as closely as possible with only a few changes here and there to which day of the week I do the workout on.
Here is what the next 4 weeks will look like in terms of my strength training routine...
I was able to start with Monday's Upper Body workout today, so I will be doing these strength training exercises for the month of September. Then, there are two more 4-week phases which will take me right through October and November. I'm really looking forward to this plan! I'll just need to try really hard to stick with it.
After my 5k run and upper body workout, I needed some serious refueling. Breakfast may have kept me from feeling hungry all morning, but it was definitely not enough fuel for a 1:00pm workout.
I blended up a protein shake as soon as I got home and enjoyed every last sip. I blended together one scoop of Bodylogix chocolate protein powder, one and a half frozen bananas, and one cup of unsweetened almond milk. This combination was enough for one big protein shake for me and about half of one for Casey.
We laid around for the rest of the afternoon watching movies, eating popcorn and enjoying my last little bit of freedom. Before I knew it, it was 7pm and time for dinner! We were planning on using a few multigrain thin pizza crusts we had bought grocery shopping for dinner. I loaded up my half with hot peppers and red onions, while Casey stuck with plain cheese.
I almost finished my half of the pizza, but it was just too much for my stomach to handle. Casey ate his half plus several pieces from the second pizza we baked to save for leftovers tomorrow.
Shortly after diner, my sweet tooth was callign! I made an impromptu dessert by slicing up half of a banana, topping it with about half a tablespoon of organic unsweetened peanut butter and a very small Nesquik Plus chocolate drizzle. This little dessert satisfied my sweet tooth without doing too much damage to my waistline. Yummy!
It's time for us to take Zeke out for his final walk of the day. I want to get a good night's sleep tonight to prepare myself for a busy first day of school tomorrow. Eek!
How do you prepare to go back to school, physically or mentally?
Is your first day of school also tomorrow?
Are you looking forward to going back to school or not?