And I got in some training too:
Squats (with Safety Squat Bar)
warmup: bar x 8, +20kg x 5, + 30kg x 4, + 40kg x 3
sets: + 45kg x 5, +50kg x 5, + 50kg x 5
I like these. Using the SSB teaches you to keep upright as it tends to tip you forward. I also felt myself go a lot lower than I have before... probably something to do with the fact I had to position myself so upright. I think I will continue to do squats with this bar for a while.
Glute Ham Raises
4 x 10 x 5kg behind head
1 x 10 x 40kg (2 x 20kg kettlebells)
1 x 10 x 48kg
Reverse One Arm Cable Pulldown 3 x 10
Face Pulls 3 x 10
Cardio: Tempo Training, 6 cycles. I started off on the treadmill then finished the last 2 cycles on the rower.
Today, I was back to my diet.
M1 - 3 boiled eggs
M2 - Baked Pears
M3 - Sirloin Steak
M4 - Small can of Tuna
M5 - Red Curry Tofu with Spinach
My macros were a little off today but not too bad. Here's the recipe for the Baked Pears... it's a really nice, simple and relatively healthy dish.
4 whole pears
1 heaped tablespoon of brown sugar
1/4 cup white flour
20g unsalted butter
30g almonds, chopped
Slice pears length ways and scoop out a little of the centre to remove core. Combine the sugar, flour and butter together. Rub the mixture together until it forms a crumb-like texture. Add chopped almonds and mix together. Fill the hollows with the mixture evenly between the pears. Bake at about 180 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes.
***I was just thinking today about how relieved I feel not to be competing. It feels really good. For once I don't have to worry about looking a certain way by a certain time. It's nice just to go to the gym and do what I feel like; not having to get in x amount of workouts and y amount of cardio done per week. I am slowly getting leaner too - my back is looking pretty lean and I'm starting to get abs again (slowly). I feel really good too - very positive, happy and excited! Yay!