After a 2.5 week half ironman induced hiatus, I jumped back on the New Rules of Lifting For Women bandwagon this morning.
I picked right back up in the middle of Stage 3 and I could tell it had been a while since I lifted weights. All of a sudden 40 lbs felt heavier than it did previously and I wasn’t quite ready to add anything else on. It was a challenge, but in a good way. My arms needed a good wake up call and they got it.
I’m still determined as ever to see The New Rules of Lifting plan through to the end, even if it means taking extended breaks here and there. This is only stage 3 of 8, plenty of room to continue to grow.
Before I dove back into NROLFW, I started my morning at the gym with a 25 minute walk on the treadmill at a 5.0 incline. Just a little cardio to loosen up my legs and warm up my body.
Post-gym breakfast included a cinnamon pumpkin fiesta.
- 1/2 cup Cinnamon Quaker Squares
- 1/2 cup Cinnamon Cheerios
- 1/2 cup Good Run Granola
- Plain Yogurt
- Honey Peanut Butter
- Lots of Cinnamon
This weekend was deliciously relaxing. From discovering a self-serve beer bar, to my breakfast party, to the beautiful weather, and even a disappointing 15 mile run – it was nice to just stay put for a couple of days.
I hope everyone else’s weekends were just as relaxing and the feeling crosses over into the work week (fingers crossed)!