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Deadlift pain
July 5, 2013, 2:47 pm
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Yesterday I started the day with a mango smoothie: soy milk, complete green protein powder, and frozen mangos. It was a simple smoothie, it doesn’t look as good as some of my other smoothies but it was good.


I did some cooking yesterday before it got too hot. I made some potato salad, cooked some chicken breasts, and roasted chick peas. Here is what my lunch looked like yesterday:


I got hungry before dinner, and had a handful of almonds. My dinner looked pretty similar to lunch yesterday.

In the evening Kurt and I went to the gym. Kurt helped me with my dead lift form before he went swimming. It turns out I was bending my knees too much when I was dead lifting, and that was probably the cause of my hip pain after dead lifting. I dead lifted 75lbs yesterday for 3 sets with 10 reps. No pain or hip clicking after my dead lifts, so I would say the corrected form was a success. I finished off my weights, and rowed 4 sets of 500m. I just got on the treadmill, and Kurt arrived finishing his swim earlier, so my workout ended early.

After I got home and showered we decided to watch a movie. I had some popcorn to munch on while watching Parker. I enjoyed the movie, but thought that there were a few too many gratuitous Jennifer Lopez bum shots. I also have to admit that I am a big fan of Jason Statham.


Oh it was tough
July 3, 2013, 2:16 pm
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Oh it was so tough to make it through my workout yesterday. I headed to the gym yesterday evening after I got home from Ottawa. I thought I would get into the workout once I was at the gym, but I was just tired. I did NROLFW workout 6A, and I really struggled especially with my push ups. I’m still working on incline push ups and I wish I could do full body push ups. I normally do about a half hour of cardio after I finish my strength training, but yesterday I just didn’t have the energy for it so I called it a day.

This morning I got up, and immediately headed out the door I had to drive a friend of mine to a Service Ontario office. That took about an hour, and I came back to a great breakfast of Vans Gluten Free Waffles, berries, and scrambled eggs. Yummy.


After breakfast I caught up on my emails, and headed out for a run. After my 5.4 km run around the neighbourhood I was ready to eat again. I made myself a great smoothie with: strawberries, mangos, soy milk, protein powder, and greens+. I had my smoothie in a bowl, and topped with granola. Mmmm, I sure am managing to get my sweet food in.

Now it’s time to get going on my cleaning. Do any of you have a cleaning schedule or routine, to help you stay organized with your cleaning? I don’t have a cleaning schedule right now, but I am thinking about implementing one.

Back at it
July 2, 2013, 3:41 am
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Well today was my final day in Ottawa. In the morning we checked out of our hotel, and then headed down to the market for some breakfast. Kurt wanted to go to a music store, so I took a walk around the market while he looked at guitars.

Afterwards we made the three hour drive back home. We stopped in Kingston on our way home to have lunch at Golden Rooster Deli. I had half a bratwurst and some potato salad.
Now that we are at home I want to get back to eating healthy. I tracked my food on myfitnesspal over the weekend, but it wasn’t perfect, and I realized that even when I try to make better choices while I’m traveling, restaurant food has a ton of sodium.

I feel fine about my level of activity while I was away. We walked for hours exploring the city every day, and I did some lunges, squats and push-ups in our hotel suite. That said as soon as I am done writing this post I plan on killing it at the gym.


30 Day squat challenge
April 10, 2013, 3:10 am
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Okay, so the 30 day squat challenge has been going around the Internet quite a bit lately, and since I am not afraid of squats or a good challenge, I decided to start it. The first day requires 50 squats, no problem, but by day 30 I have to complete 250! In case you are interested, here is the challenge information: