11/13/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Wednesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 11. November 2013 07:55

It’s fun how different kinds of exercise can teach you about proper form in another.  I’m speaking about what we do during classic Pilates reformer class, called hug-a-tree.  It is done on a reformer with one of the straps over your hand.  The movement form has the elbow high and level with your chest, held out in front of you as if your arms were hugging a large round tree trunk.  You then open your arms out to both sides till your arms are parallel with your ears, then you return them in front of you.

This same arm shape is the proper form for a lying chest flye.  I was corrected on this form by my trainer a while back.  My arms had become too ‘bent’ (more like the form for a chest press) which makes the exercise easier.  The proper form is to lower your arms from high above your head, with an arched-shaped arm, to the point parallel to your ears.

By practicing good form in one exercise medium, I was reminded about good form when weight lifting.  Good form is important to get the most out of every exercise, and to protect yourself from injury.

Wednesday 11/10/10 Workout Diary-

Elliptical- 30 minutes, 2.55 miles

Strength- Legs(At the gym)12 reps X 3 sets

Smith machine squats- 40 lb

Lunges 50 X 3 sets

Rear kick machine- 70 lb

Leg extension- 40 lb

Wednesday 8/25 Food Diary:


1/2 cup non fat vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cottage cheese, 1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 cup blueberries (203 cal)

A.M.  Snack-

Protein shake (151 cal)


Salad- spinach, zucchini, snap peas, green beans (60 cal)

 turkey sandwich with 3 0z turkey on whole wheat with yellow mustard, tomato slice, spinach (210 cal)

 P.M. Snack-

1 slice Ezekial toast, 1 wedge of laughing cow cheese  (110 cal)

handful of pea pods (20 cal)


1 cup reduced sodium tomato soup (120 cal)

1 1/2 cup whole wheat rotini, 1/2 cup steamed brocolli florets, 1/2 carrot, balsamic glaze, splash of EVOO, 2 tbls fast free feta (225 cal)


greek yogurt, 1/4 cup bluberries, sprinkle of high fiber cereal ( 120 cal)


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