Daily Blog: My Full Leg Workout & What I Ate!

Friday, 29 July 2016

Happy Thursday! We're so close to the weekend now. 

I've been really good and went to the gym twice a day all week, but I woke up at about 3am and my whole body was aching, so I thought I should skip my morning workout to rest up. There's no point training myself to the ground and I'll still get a good session in a little later. 

So happy it's time for breakfast! I made my usual protein porridge with banana and tamarillos on top. I like adding some honey to it as well, just because the fruit can be a bit sour.

Making some more granola because my Mum snacks on it like there's no tomorrow. I just mix together: walnuts, macadamias, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, raisins, chopped dates, cinnamon, coconut oil and maple syrup. Most amazing granola I've ever tried!

Time to hit the gym! I definitely needed the rest this morning.

I thought I would take you through my whole leg workout today, which is always the best day at the gym (besides boxing, of course.) My warm-up today was a bit of cardio on the SkillMill, my gym's new toy. It's self-powered and the resistance power is crazy, I can only handle level four at the moment. Leaning forward on the bars really gets your calves and glutes burning! I adjusted the resistance every minute to push myself.

Next up was my gym love: Squats. I always put on 40kg then add more as I go. I've really been concentrating on my depth and keeping my knees parallel through the whole movement. I also squat best in my socks!
I did 5 sets of 8-10 reps.

I like doing some circuit training and cardio as a follow-up from strength training. For this one I did:
Box push 30-60kgs, 1 lap
Glute Kickbacks, 12 reps each leg
Bulgarian split squats 6kg, 12 reps each leg
Doing them one after another is killer, but really great for endurance.

Next I did another circuit of:

Side Leg Presses 40-50kg, 15 reps each leg
Frog Squat Jump, 12 reps
Wide Side to Side Squats, 15 reps each leg 
And repeat three times!

Finishing up the leg part of my workout with a 5 minute session on the Wattbike. This machine never fails to get me sweating!

I did a little bit of core work today too. To get my abs activated, I did 15 reps of swiss ball roll outs  and crunch over benches with my legs raised for an extra challenge (20reps.) I do three sets of both. Final exercise was a couple sets of Oblique Jack Knifes to help tone my sides.

Finally done and I am starving! I bought a couple of my favorite protein balls from the cafe next door. These are so incredible, I could live on them.

Time for lunch and a much needed coffee. I went for the avocado smash and I'm so grateful for the extra protein.

Back home from the mall and I managed to pick up both items that I was after today. I really needed another Goodness moisturizer that I like to keep in my bag. I also picked up this sticker book from Typo for my travel journal! Beyond excited to use these soon.

I'm in need of more food, so I'm just having one of my meal prep containers to keep me going until dinner time. I'm loving having soba noodles again.

Just been doing some boring bank/budget stuff and arranging a surprise present for my Mum's birthday! She's going to love it.

Since I've been out pretty much all day, I'm having a very easy dinner tonight. It's GF/DF toast with salmon, spinach and cream cheese on top, with some veges on the side. It was what I was craving most, and I could use the carbs for the gym tomorrow.

I'm just getting some blog work done, watching season four of Chuck and having a light dessert. Nothing beats yogurt and fruit with some of my paleo granola!

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got up to at the gym! That was such a great session, I wish everyday could be leg day.

Would you guys like to see more full workouts?
Steph x.


  1. That granola looks and sounds amazing - I'd love to try this out when I get the chance! I have granola with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of honey every morning which I love, but it would be nice to mix it up with something new :-) Your gym routine sounds intense and awesome!! I love squats too!

    1. That breakfast sounds amazing! This one's more of a topper with yogurt and fruit, but still so good. Haha thanks! Glad you love squats too :)
      Steph x.