Monday, January 16, 2012

Super Mom

by Meghann on January 16, 2012

Go Mom, Go!

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A couple of weeks ago my Mom called to let me know she had just downloaded New Rules of Lifting for Women to her iPad. She has enjoyed following my own progress with the program on the blog and wanted to try it out for herself. She read it cover to cover and was excited to get started – only the actual plan layout confused her. She’s not the only, I’ve received more than one email and tweet from confused readers who weren’t quite sure how to interpret the plan with how it’s presented in the book.

It’s complicated because the paper you print and fill out looks different than the one that displays the workout in the book. It took me a while to get it too. I attempt to explain it in my first NROLFW post, but I’m pretty sure I fail miserably too.

Anyways, when my Mom was telling me how confused she was, I just offered to take her to the gym to show her how it’s done. I’m a visual learner, my mom’s a visual learner, and she was going to the gym anyways. Perfect.

We each started with a 10 minute warm-up on the treadmill, then got to business. My Mom was a tad intimidated at first at having to go in the free weight section where all the boys hang out, but she held her own. In fact, she rocked it. She was had some choice words to say about the step-ups and the prone jacknives (I’m not a big fan of those either – ouch), but she’s already excited about trying 1B on her own on Wednesday. Yay! Go Mom!

Since I was there, I just did the sets of 1A with her. It was a fun flashback to the beginning stage and reminded me how much I hate step-ups too. You’re not alone Mom. Trust me.

Backing up…

I managed to snag one last free meal from my sister before I headed to my parents’ place in the afternoon.

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She had some leftover pad thai that was just enough for one person, but was kind enough to bulk it up by adding some steamed broccoli and chickpeas to stretch it out to two. Thanks Sis!

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I ran a couple of errands and had a mid-afternoon apple for a snack.

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My Dad played the leftover card this evening as well, but he did it in the form of soup.

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His inspiration came from the leftover rotisserie chicken he had picked up for lunch on Saturday. Half the chicken was still left and was begging to be turned into chicken soup. I helped him peel and chop that potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrot, zucchini, and bok choy that he then heated up in a big pot with the chicken and two cans of broth. Everything came t a boil, then back to a simmer where he thickened the soup up with a little corn starch mix.

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Served with a shared roll (there was only one left).

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The soup was perfect for the slightly cooler weather we’ve been enjoying. Nice and hot and hearty. ๐Ÿ™‚

I stole a couple of pieces of chocolate from my parents’ leftover Christmas stash for dessert.

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After dinner my brother and I met our friends Rachel and Eric at The Pub for a drink.

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I had a black and tan, something I rarely order out, but really do enjoy. I used to get black and blues in college all the time. LOVED those too.

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I have a follow up appointment for the routine blood work I had done last month in the morning. I’m crossing my fingers for a clean bill of health. ๐Ÿ™‚

Good Night!   

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