Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Stairmaster is Wicked

Hi friends!

Oh my goodness, my whole body is sore. Yesterday was a marathon of fitness type of day.

In the morning, I trained with my personal trainer. We hit shoulders and hamstrings. I have officially moved up to the big boy shoulder press. Woot! This was a big gym moment for me over here. After doing some weights, I decided to pass on the usual cardio on the treadmill and use this wicked machine. If the stairmaster and the elliptical had a baby, it would look something like this. Oh boy, this thing is rough....I only did 30 minutes on this bad boy and sweat was pouring down my face. Nothing like a good face sweat.




Since my workout took much longer than expected and ran into lunch time, I was famished when I got home. I made my usual peanut butter smoothie and chugged it in 5 minutes flat. Thank goodness I restocked my supply of peanut butter last week.
  
Ever since my manicure last week, I've been really trying to let my nails grow out. I painted them a new spring color so I will stop biting them. I even got a little creative and did tiny polka dots on some.

And apparently I never realized this before, but the color, Minted, ended up being the EXACT same shade as my kitchen. Kinda weird right?! My phone now has a nice collection of creepy hand against the wall photos shots.


Usually, I am never off work on Monday nights, so my mom was begging me to come with her to yoga. After my long workout in the morning, I was not in the mood. But I decided to go because it would be relaxing and I could lie down at the end haha. All in all, it was a good class and my muscles needed that stretch.


It was a good thing I burned so many calories yesterday since Sunday night involved lots of carbs and sugar. (Hey---it was the weekend!) We were out visiting family and the pizza place by them (FINALLY) got gluten free pizza. Needless to say, I knew I needed to try it. It was good, not my ultimate favorite, but pizza can never be bad in my opinion. On the way home, I picked up Coldstone to eat while flipping through the Oscars and Gator Boys, some combo right?


Have you ever tried the stairmaster?

<3 Ashley

10 comments:

  1. YUM. Everything looks delicious. Your workouts sound great too...good for you! We need to talk mor about the fitness competition you're doing! :)

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  2. Love that color of nail polish, I think you inspired me to paint my nails! I love the stair master but don't have one myself. I currently don't have a gym membership so it's been awhile. Way to go!!

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  3. The stair master is INTENSE! About 10-15 minutes on there is enough for me! ;)

    LOVE that nail polish color. Mint green is SO theee color for Spring!

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  4. Goodness, that does not look fun at all! Good for you!

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  5. Loving mint green right now, just got a mint green polka dot button down shirt recently from Target. The stairmaster kicks my booty! I've only tried the hybrid machine a few times... maybe I should give it another whirl!

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  6. I love the stairmaster. I usually bring a magazine and read while I work. It is great for the behind! :)

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  7. I love/hate the Precor machine! I used to use them at ASU when I was a student. Now that I've joined 24 Hour Fitness, they have come back in my life. I don't remember them being so brutal! But then I guess I'm a lot more out of shape that I was in college. I do the fat burner for 30 minutes plus 5 min cool down. I burn 450-455 cals. And yes, I'm dripping in sweat! Makes me look tough haha.

    My first session with a personal trainer is today at 3:30pm (PST). I'm nervous and excited!

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