And not in my knee! My shoulders and triceps were feeling the burn when I woke up this morning, and it made me smile a bit. I hope this workout stays on Comcast for another couple weeks. Definitely want to try it out again. But since I was pretty sore, I decided to focus on my abs today. While I’m a healthy weight, and decently fit (when I’m not injured!), my abs are not my strong-point. Actually, they’re really weak. I went online to find some ab exercises that didn’t involve me squatting, or injuring my knees too much, and this what I came up with:
Pilates 100s – 100 reps
Elbows Plank – 1 minute
Seated Russian Twist – 25 full rotations
Twisting Side Planks – 10 on each side
Bicycle Crunches – 50 reps
I did this circuit twice, and then called it a day. Told you my abs are weak! I’m getting kind of excited that my knees are starting to feel better, and I’m hoping to get a small elliptical workout on Saturday morning. I think I’m going out for a friend’s birthday after work on Friday, so no time for exercise then.
All-natural peanut butter and apple slices on a honey wheat English muffin made up the majority of my breakfast this morning.
This breakfast was satisfying, but it left my stomach grumbling around 10:30. Usually, I have my mid-morning snack at 11 or 11:30, but I couldn’t tough it out today. Instead, I had some Fage Greek yogurt with blueberries. Yum!
I went out for lunch with one my old co-workers from the National Hellenic Museum. We went to Subway, and I had a 6-inch oven roasted chicken breast sandwich on the wheat bread, topped with tomatoes, cucumbes, green peppers, banana peppers and olives. Pretty good!
This was the last time I’ll see my friend for a while. He’s actually moving to Turkey (the country!) on Monday, and he has no idea when he’ll come back. While he’s there, he’s either going to work as an English language teacher or for the Patriarchate (the head of the Greek Orthodox Church) as a translator. Pretty cool!
I wish I had the courage to just get up and leave, and do something adventurous. My friend doesn’t even have an apartment in Turkey yet. He plans to stay with a friend for a day or two, and then basically just find a place to live. I admire anyone who can pack their bags like that, and leave. He’s also going to be starting a travel blog soon, too. He’s been to so many amazing places all over the world already, and I think it’ll be great for him to be able to share his pictures.
One more amazing tidbit! The Dark Knight Rises information has been released.
Tom Hardy will be playing Bane and Anne Hathaway will play Selena Kyle (she becomes Catwoman). I’ll try to write a post sometime this weekend on my thoughts regarding these choices.
Do you do ab exercises regularly? What’s your favorite? Peanut butter for breakfast…yay or nay? What do you think about the villain choice of Bane? I thought Hugo Strange was a better choice, but more of that later 🙂