Well hey party peeps! I hope everyone had a stellar weekend. Mine was pretty lovely – I got to spend some time with my adorable little nephew Saturday afternoon which is always a treat. Sunday however was not so nice as I was hauled up in bed with a massive migraine. If you’ve never experienced a true migraine, consider yourself lucky. I had ice packs on my neck and head and was just hoping for the pain to subside. Luckily Steve is awesome and brought me some lovely drugs that alleviated the nasty pounding in my skull.
As I mentioned in my last post, last week was my chance to test my current 1RM (1 rep max) for my main lifts and try and set some new PR’s. I hit 215lbs on my squat Monday, benched 155lbs on Tuesday and on Thursday I finally managed to pull 315lbs on my trap bar deadlift!
It may not have been the prettiest lift, but it went up! I was pretty stoked and am looking forward to seeing what I can do in another 6 weeks.
Friday had it’s own PR as well, I managed to rep out 95lbs for 25 reps! The last time I tested this I got 18 so I was pretty happy with 25. Repping out on bench fatigues my whole body, my legs, upper back, triceps, chest – they were all tired. Bench is a lot more involved than most people realize.
Saturday I did some ‘light’ lower body bodyweight work that wound up leaving me with a serious glute pump, lol. If you’ve never experienced this it really is something else, it almost felt like a heart beat…but in my glutes.
Steve and I always try to make sure we incorporate a lot of veggies into our day so lately I’ve been making large batches of soup to enjoy during the week. There really isn’t anything to it – some tomatoes, broth, a ton of chopped veggies, seasonings – throw it in the crock pot in the morning and it’ll be ready when you get home.
- 1 can no salt added diced tomatoes
- 2 cups stock - homemade or from a carton
- As many chopped veggies as you'd like! I usually include: celery, onion, carrot, peppers and cabbage
- 1 box frozen spinach (optional)
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1-2 tsp sea salt (may need to adjust depending on the sodium in your broth)
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1-2 tsp poultry seasoning
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional for added spice)
It really is a no-brainer and soup is just so warm and comforting this time of year.
Well I’ve got some nutrition guidelines to write up for some clients so I’m outta here for today. Go lift something heavy, it’s good for your soul, and your bod 😉