The temperature reached 82 degrees here today…which is HOT for the UK! My office doesn’t have air-con, so it was like being in a sauna all day. Needless to say I got nice and sweaty, so as soon as half five hit, I was out the door. No overtime for me tonight!
The heat aside, today’s been a good day. I got up 10 minutes early to fit a quick bit of strength training in, a la Caitlin. I’m really new to strength training, but I know it’ll help to tone up my body, so I really want to start incorporating more of it into my workouts. Since I didn’t really know what I was doing, I kept things simple and did about two minutes each of:
- bicycle crunches
They’re about all the strength moves I know to be honest! Does anyone have any good website recommendations for a beginner?
Breakfast and lunch today were both fairly uneventful. Muesli with strawberries and raspberries this morning, and a spinach and hummus sandwich for lunch.
Dinner was a prawn and vegetable stir-fry:
Ingredients: broccoli, red pepper, green beans, spring onion, baby corn, asparagus and prawns. I love stir-fries, they’re a great excuse for eating lots of different vegetables all at once.
For dessert I had some cranberry and almond muesli with some natural yoghurt. What can I say, I’m obsessed with cereal!
Sorry for the short post, but I want to get out for a run while it’s still light. In the next few days I’ll be documenting my latest baking attempt (rocky road slices!) and giving you a sneak peak into my fridge.
Are you a fan of strength training? How often do you do it and what are your favourite moves?