Monday, March 1, 2010
A Week in the Life of Jenny: Day 1
This next week I am going to be taking you all day by day through a week in the crazy life of Jenny LaBaw. I am going to also include my workouts and my nutrition. Maybe you can get some ideas from it.
Today started great. Got up around 6:30am and got a good hard workout in (see below). There's nothing like starting your day off being active. It gets your ready for the whole day!
Warmup - 15 min Elliptical
DROM (Dynamic Range of Motion) - Leg and Arm Swings, Squats, High Knees, Torso Twists
Workout - Descending Reps - each exercise x30,25,20,15,10,5
Clean and Jerk
Prone Back Extensions (Supermans)
Time = 22:22:09
Cooldown - 15 min Elliptical and Stretch
After the workout I cooked up a delicious breakfast and was ready to attack the day.
Today was a rare day for me. Usually I take Monday's and designate them to working on my online training business, but today I went to Rifle High School (my alma mater) and spoke to a few PE classes about my job as a trainer and took them through a short workout. I was a bit nervous going into it because I remember back in high school PE how most kids didn't want to really be there. However, today I was pleasantly surprised at how attentive and engaged these kids were. A few of them even came up to me after to quiz me more and tell me that they think they'd like to be a trainer.
It was emphasized to me even more today that the problem with kids and the junk they eat is their parents'. When I asked the kids if they had breakfast, most of them didn't. When I brought up trying to sub more veggies in instead of as many grains, I was shocked by the responses. One girl said, "It's hard though. I try to eat right and my mom comes home with bag of chocolate or boxes of cookies." It's no wonder our nations childhood obesity rate is out the roof! I told them that they needed to take what they learned today and go teach their parents. Hopefully it will rub off on a few families.
So, productive day at the school. I had a blast working with those kids. I would love to get into the schools more and teach these kids how to take care of themselves.
I was able to get away a few times today to play ball and go for a walk with Ziggy, my 2.5 year old yellow lab. It's true what they say about dogs, they really are a man's best friend. She brightens anyone's day!
Tonight, I have to play catch up with my online training... and try to get up at a decent hour so I can get up at 4:45am.
DAILY FOOD INTAKE:
Pre Workout - 3 slices of dried mango and handful of almonds
Post Workout (breakfast) - 2 eggs scrambled with sauteed broccoli, mushrooms, and zucchini topped with salsa. 3 pieces of turkey bacon.
AM Snack - Lara bar (on the go...)
Lunch - 3 oz chicken breast, mixed veggies (onions, peppers, tomatoes with olive oil), orange
PM Snack - Handful of almonds
Dinner - Crockpot Meatloaf (recipe of the month on www.afitplace.com), steamed broccoli and asparagus
Water Intake = 110 oz
Overall a good day's intake. Had too many nuts today, but that's because I didn't plan well for being out at the school.