WIAW & A Leg Workout

Okay, well, I'm over my little pity party. Thank you all for listening to my venting! I'm always honest when I share my thoughts on here. I have my good days and my not so good days, just like everyone else. But I'm over it and moving on!

It's been a while, so I decided to do a "What I Ate Wednesday" post...on Thursday, haha.  I don't track anything so I don't know how many calories or carbs this is, and I don't want to know! All I know is that every meal is satisfying and keeps me full, and I don't stress about my eating like I used to. I eat foods that I enjoy for the most part (I will never enjoy veggies, but I do try to add them in there!).

8:00 (Pre workout)
3/4 cup oats, scoop of protein, spoonful of pb +coffee w/cream

11:30 (Post workout)
 2 chocolate chip pumpkin muffins + Platinum Iso-whey protein shake w/almond milk

1:00 Lunch
2 eggs, 2 whites w/mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, bowl of Puffins cereal(about a cup and a half?) w/ almond milk

4:30 Mid-day snack
4ish oz of chicken, apple

7:30 Dinner
1 cup brown rice w/ 4 oz ground turkey and salsa

10:00 Bedtime snack
Cottage cheese, 2 spoonfuls pb, rice cake

Yesterday's workout was legs. I've decided to take a break from barbell movements for a couple of weeks(with the exception of cleans), since I want to take advantage of not being on a plan and do all the stuff I haven't been able to do for the last 3 months. So it'll be lots of single leg exercises and dumbbell stuff for the most part. Plus it will be good to take some time to just "exercise" versus "train" and not worry about how much weight I'm lifting.

I was so excited to do cleans yesterday-I've really missed my Olympic lifts! I woke up this morning with sore traps, which I love, because I love big traps. You can tell if someone lifts by their traps. ;) And yes, I even did hack squats! I was thinking of a squat alternative and just thought, why not? Don't worry, I'm not going all bodybuilder on you. I definitely prefer barbell squats and will be going back to them soon, since I really do NOT like machines. Just figured I'd give my body a break from heavy lifting for a little while and do some higher rep stuff, focus on "feeling the buuurn" and all that fun stuff. My glutes are sooo sore today, I love it! ;) Has to be from those walking lunges!

So here was the workout I did:

1)Hang power clean: 95x3x5/ 115x3-2-1
2)Hack squat(facing backwards): 3x12
3a)Walking dumbbell lunge: 3x10
3b)Cable pullthroughs: 3x15
4a)Single leg hip thrusts: 3x10
4b)Seated abductions: 3x25
5)Reverse crunches: 3x12


  1. Nothin' wrong with a good ol' pity party on occasion! So you have high expectations - nothing wrong w/that either - it drives you. If you didn't have high expectations, you'd be just fine sitting at home doing puzzles or something, though you may end up adding your own little twist to those too! ha ha

    Just enjoy your time now and maybe spend some time realizing that it's absolutely fine to be Lindsay. You like to vary your workouts, you like to dabble in new things, you like to not be too strict - that is all absolutely fine - I think it makes you YOU!

    The bigger question is why do YOU feel like you let yourself down? It's not one of those answer overnight types of questions, but you like to think into things and maybe this is part of what makes you the person you need to be in life. When it is all said and done, you can look back and say you did this and you conquered a huge fear - that is amazing and something a lot of people don't even bother to attempt.

    Glad to hear you are getting over your post-meet funk!


    1. Thanks Jen! Puzzles-ha! Well, who knows, I may have to resort to that! lol. Thanks for the encouragement. I am really proud of myself for conquering a fear! I guess it's just because I've been lifting for so long and I wanted this to be like the "payoff", or just to be able to show the result of all of my hard work over the years! It's frustrating for me to have goals and fail them! But I knew there was a chance of that, but I took the risk anyway and didn't let fear of failing stop me. Something that I can apply to all areas of my life, as I'm one who tends to stick to think I know I'll succeed at! Thanks again! :)


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