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My Roomie and a Full Body Workout!

November 22, 2011

Happy Tuesday! Guess what happens tomorrow!?!???

Yes, tomorrow is WIAW, but guess what else happens!!!????





Can you tell I’m excited? In a little over 24 hours, I will be boarding a plane to Kansas City and I CANNOT WAIT. I haven’t been home in over 3 months and I miss it like crazy! I got to go home a lot last semester because of a couple weddings (one being my brother’s!!!) so it’s been weird not to go home at all this semester!

Okay, got that out of my system. Now onto my roomie and how she will not allow me to be productive. Most of you out there either have real work or school work to do, right?

Have you ever attempted to do that work with a 5 month old puppy clambering for your attention?

It ain’t easy.

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She decided the best way to get my attention would be to jump up on my chair, and then climb into my lap. At first I thought she wanted to help with my tax outline. Then I realized she just thought my notebook tasted good.

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Very good, apparently.

I did take a break to practice a few tricks with her. Check this out, 5 months old and she can already roll over and play dead. Neither of my dogs growing up even attempted such a feat. Granted, I don’t think my parents had time to be teaching unnecessary tricks with three children running around…


After taking Molly on her morning walk, I headed over to the gym to pump some iron! Since I workout with my trainer tomorrow, I didn’t want to focus on one body part in general, so I opted for a full-body strength training session. These are usually my favorite because it’s really easy to mix things up and use some of my favorite machines!

I started out with 10 minutes on the elliptical and then 10 minutes running (I wanted to shake out my legs after my 10 miles on Saturday).


Full Body Strength Training Workout

Superset*: Pull ups and tricep dips (on weight-aided machine) 3 sets of 15 reps

Split Stance lunges on machine (I added 90lbs): 3 sets of 15 reps on each leg (did crunches in between sets – 50 x 2).

Straight arm side twist: 3 sets of 15 reps on each side

Superset*: leg extensions and hamstring curls, 3 sets of 15 reps

Superset*: seated row and chest fly, 3 sets of 15 reps


* A Superset is where I switch back and forth between two exercises with no break in between. Saves time and keeps your heart rate up!

I finished off the workout with 5 minutes walking at 4.0 mph at a 7 incline, and then stretched out and headed home for some Pumpkin Bread Protein Oats!


What is your favorite post-workout meal?

Do you like doing weights for one particular part of your body (like arms or legs), or doing a full-body session?

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Mollie permalink
    November 22, 2011 7:36 am

    Molly is SO cute!!! How impressive she already knows those tricks-I am so jealous, my dogs can only sit, at best!! Have a great Thanksgiving with your family =)

  2. November 22, 2011 8:38 am

    that is so impressive! My dogs could never do tricks like that haha
    Have an awesome time at home for Thanksgiving!

  3. November 22, 2011 10:03 am

    So cute! My cat acts the same way, anytime I start to study or do homework he is in my lap, on my book. or batting at my pen. Speaking of, he is currently chewing on my sweatshirt 😛 Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy being at home!

    • November 22, 2011 11:13 am

      My best friend’s cat is the same way! He climbs on top of her laptop when she’s trying to study! You have a great Thanksgiving too!

  4. November 22, 2011 10:14 am

    I’m heading home tonight!!! I’m so excited 🙂 Isn’t it fun going home?? I swear, being far away from my parents makes me appreciate them on a whole new level!

  5. November 22, 2011 10:27 am

    Hope you have a great time at home! I like full body workouts too and green smoothies can not be beaten for recovery food for me 🙂

    • November 22, 2011 11:13 am

      I haven’t had a smoothie in ages! I need to just get over the cold thing and make one!

  6. November 22, 2011 1:28 pm

    Sounds like a great workout! My biggest problem is finding post-workout meals, especially for after strength training. What are your suggestions? Protein or carbs? How much?

    Have an amazing time at home!

    • November 22, 2011 2:34 pm

      I am not trained as a nutritionist or a personal trainer, so I’m sure there are some more reliable sources you could consult. What I do know is that protein and carbs as soon as you can after a workout is best. Protein shakes are a great option, I even add protein powder into my oatmeal that I eat after workouts. That gives me protein and carbs!

  7. November 22, 2011 2:39 pm

    you live in Kansas City?? that’s awesome!! i go to school in Parkville! and my name is katie, too! lol
    i’m going home today… soooo excited!
    your dog is so stinkin’ cute

  8. November 22, 2011 7:52 pm

    I love LOVE full body workouts–they work everything and I feel amazing afterwards!

    I drink chocolate milk after lifting –and it totally helps!!

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