workouts this week: 9.19 - 9.26

HiHi & Happy Monday, loves! Hope you guys had a great weekend! Adam is officially back like, for real! LOL He finally got back from filming all summer only to leave again for a commercial - which was only for 10 days but seriously felt like a year - but now he is home for good! Wee
Soooo, considering the nagging pain I have in my back which is stemming from my glutes - particularly my piriformis - from my boxing class on Wednesday, I managed to still get in a pretty decent week of workouts. The pain that I'm currently experiencing happens about 2-3 times a year after a super intense workout that just seems to get into my glutes/lower back the wrong way. Luckily, I know how to work thru it with loads of stretching, foam rolling and more rest days than I care to take. Thursday, I literally could not bend over and then stand back up without pushing myself up with my hands on my thighs. Bending over the sink to brush my teeth was painful. I took Thursday off and did absolutely nothing. I was on the couch at night with ice packs and aleve. UGH :( 
Friday afternoon, me & Adam did a long walk around town, and come Saturday morning, I stretched, foam rolled and made it to my favorite class of the week... boxing bootcamp but did modify a few things. 

Hope your Monday was a good one!
To quote my post on my health & fitness Instagram account this morning...
NEW MONDAY | NEW WEEK | NEW GOALS

Much Love,

MONDAY. 9.19
CARDIO / 45 MINUTES
15 minutes | precore AMT
15 minutes | running @ 6.0 on treadmill
15 minutes | stair master

60 MIN HOT YOGA

TUESDAY. 9.20.
3.5 mile walk all over uptown CLT which lead me to the new Not Just Coffee in Packard Place to meet one of my best friends for tea & matcha lattes

WEDNESDAY. 9.21
KICKBOXING @ EAST COAST FIGHTER

I pretty much always eat oats for breakfast on boxing days. They are such a slow burning, energizing carb. I without a doubt have more energy to get thru my workout. I use Bob's Redmill Gluten Free Oats. Just a touch more than 1/4 cup cooked in water, finished off with a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk + almond butter & banana. { SOOO GOOD }

THURDAY. 9.22
REST DAY

FRIDAY. 9.23
4.5 mile walk all over uptown with Adam

I am totally loving the Map My Walk App lately. Its so fun to see our route, time, calories, distance and total steps! 

SATURDAY. 9.24
BOXING BOOTCAMP @ EAST COAST FIGHTER

was so fun to have my boo come to boxing with me + my GF Heather joined, too! 

SUNDAY (FUNDAY) 9.25
Adam and I had a few friends over for the football game on Sunday. We had some yummy food, snacks & wine but we did get out for a little walk + a bike ride just before sunset

MONDAY. 9.26
CARDIO / 45 MINUTES
20 minutes | precore AMT
10 minutes | treadmill: ran for 6, walked for 4 (so random, I know)
15 minutes | stair master
+
UPPER BODY CIRCUIT | 3 ROUNDS OF EVERYTHING
Incline DB Press: 20x
Assisted Pull-Ups: 15x
Triceps Pushdowns: 20x
Superset: Upright Rows + Neutral Grip Shoulder Press with DB's: 30x (15 of each exercise)

Standard Salad
cucumbers + celery + carrots + tomatoes + chicken over a bed of organic baby kale | olive oil, pink salt & pepper