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Days in the Journey #1 & 2: Lifting makes the world go round.

20 May

Oh Hey Guys and Gals!

So today officially marks day 3 and day 1 and day 2 have been great. Of what, you ask. Well, of hitting the gym twice a day and hitting the weights hard! I realize this may sound weird but of all the times I’ve tried a workout program, my favorite has always been one where I can hit the weights. I love it! I love the feeling of strength that lifting gives you. Yes, I know its only been three days but I think I may have my niche. I am following a beginners program that I am tweaking (just a little) to make it effective for my body. It is a really simple program that uses simple moves that you can build up to be more advanced as you go. (I can post the workouts if you would like, just let me know.)

Day#1: Legs Day 5/17/13

15 minutes on the stairmaster to warmup
5 minute cooldown on the stairmaster

1 hr of cardio on the Elliptical Adaptive Motion Trainer (which i think is a new machine)

meal#1: postworkout protein shake and a huge coffee
meal#2: cherries & a string cheese
meal#3: asain chicken salad & can of tuna
meal#4: pre-cardio steel cut oats made with milk; i added cocoa powder and stevia for flavor
meal#5: shrimp & green beans cooked in coconut oil & a baked sweet potato

Day #2: Shoulders Day 5/18/13

jumprope/box jumps to warm up and inbetween sets

cardio: treadmill, stairs, & elliptical

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meal#1: banana(preworkout) & protein shake(postworkout)
meal#2: 2 hardboiled eggs & a greek yogurt
meal#3: 1/2 a pita bread with 4oz. of breast chicken and hummus
meal#4: pre-cardio oats
meal#5: baked sweet potato with hummus and two laughing cow wedges

These first two days were remarkably easy because I have been planning my meals and workouts ahead of time. Planning is key; failure to plan is planning to fail.

I hope everyone has a great week, kick ass and take names.

xo, Hanan.

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