Yesterday’s workout was a tough one. I did the Pick 6 Challenge again at work. Right now we’re doing a 12-week Health Challenge and there are different teams competing. I am the captain of my team, Progress not Perfection. Every couple of weeks we have different challenges for the teams to do.
For the Pick 6 Challenge You pick 6 events (out of 10 total). You must do 3 carido and 3 strength events. You have 2 minutes in between each exercise, so it goes pretty quickly. I felt as though I was in a dead sprint for the entire duration of the workout!
For my Pick 6 I did the following (and in this order):
- 1 mile run: 8:27
- 1 minute curl ups: 77
- 2 mile bike: 6:58
- Bench Press (as many as I could do at 37% of my body weight on the smith machine): 25 reps
- 10 minutes on the AMT: I went 1.1 miles and kept the resistance between 8 and 10 and kept my stride long.
- Leg Extensions (as many as I could do at 40% of my body weight): 70 reps
Phew, this was a tough workout! I felt as though I gave 100% of my effort. I also taught 2 classes earlier that day, so my strength was a bit fatigued. But overall, I did my best and had fun doing so. I’m glad it’s over though 😉
This workout could be implemented easily into anyone’s routine for a nice challenge. Give it a try! Here are the rules and exercise guidelines.
Clean Plate Club
After work yesterday, I was exhausted. I knew that an easy dinner was a must! I threw a couple of chicken breasts in the the crock pot, covered em’ with low sodium chicken broth, a few dashes of hot sauce, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper to make shredded chicken for Taco Night.
I cooked the chicken on high for about 2 hours and before I knew it, dinner was ready! I got out some essential taco toppings to make a taco buffet for Andy and I:
Andy and I piled some toppings onto soft tortillas and chowed down while watching “How I met your Mother”:
I filled my taco with chicken, salsa, sour cream, cheese, and chopped onions. On the side I had some Guiltless Gourmet chips:
Taco night was a success! I love how simple yet delicious this meal can be.
Sophia was on crumb control just in case I happened to drop anything:
Sophia is definitely a member of the Clean Plate Club. Even after she licks her bowl clean, she makes sure that Boo’s bowl is just as clean. And to be honest, I’m the same way! When Andy and I get ice cream I always inspect his cup to eat any left over fudge and chocolate. Clean Plate Club for life! 🙂
Always room for Sundaes
After dinner I went to the book store to get the third installment of the the Hunger Games, along with a couple of other purchases:
After the book store, I hit up Dairy Queen to pick Andy and I up some hot fudge sundaes. I think I say this every day, but in my life there is always room for sundaes! I think I could live on soft serve ice cream.
This sundae was extra delicious tonight. And I did lick Andy’s cup clean when he was done. For some reason he always leaves a lot of fudge. I make sure to not let it go to waste!
After eating our Sundaes I was ready for bed. But first we had to find Sophia…oh wait, there she is:
The little monkey was laying under the bed! I think she was on the same page as me: ready for bed!
This weekend we have Andy’s little niece’s Baptism. Little Claire is so cute, I can’t wait to spend some time with her and Andy’s family. Other than the baptism we have no other big plans except for the usual errands, cleaning and relaxing. Pizza Friday will be taking place tonight (of course)! Happy Friday!
Are you a member of the Clean Plate Club? I don’t always clean my plate with my meals but desserts are usually licked clean!