The Exercise that Did Me In
So I never got around to that yoga session (oops) but I did get in some serious coffee drinking:
Coffee’s just as good for the soul as yoga, right? This Americana w/ half and half sure put me in a happy place
I’ve been a busy little worker bee today! Before heading into the office, I was an email-responding machine. Seems that’s the trend, because when I got to work I had a full inbox waiting for me as well.
On Sunday, I made a big batch of warm quinoa and grapefruit salad so I could just put it in Tupperware and go for quick lunches:
Although I ate this warm quinoa and grapefruit salad cold, it was very tasty.
Plus an apple and some cookies.
The Exercise That Did Me In
Remember when I told you my workout left me grimacing every time a sat down to use the toilet? Lucky you, today I’m going to share the main culprit with you today!
I wrote up a post on it (and other hamstring-targeting exercises) for a guest post on Ashley’s blog, but I like this exercise so much that I thought I’d share it twice!
Deadlifts have to be my favorite exercise out of them all, but this is the mac daddy of deadlifts.
The Single Leg Plated Deadlift
remember to check with your physician before beginning any new exercise
Set up: Grab a big plate, like a 45 lb-er, and place it flat side up (if possible)
Now, stand on the big plate with a dumbbell in each hand.
Move: Push your hips back and hinge forward at the hip, lowering the dumbbells as far as you can. Stand back up to starting position. You could also hold one (heavier)weight in the opposite hand as the working leg to engage the core more.
Have a lovely afternoon!
What’s your favorite lower body exercise right now?