Well, today didn’t start off exactly as I planned.
I woke up a little later than normal (but still bright and early at 5:15am) to head to the gym. I decided last night that I was going to take a BodyPump class this morning, but since I slept a few extra minutes, I knew that I had to hightail it out there.
I rolled into my clothes, gathered my stuff, and out the door I went. I was feeling pretty confident that I’d make it in time and then BAM…
The usual exit that I get off of was completely closed. As it turns out, although hurricane Irene didn’t have much of an impact at my house, it certainly did a number on some of the outlying areas. There was even a pretty destructive mudslide not 10 minutes away from where we live. Crazy.
So anyways, I rolled with the punches, made it to the gym 10 minutes later that expected and obviously missed BodyPump. I wasn’t feeling overly motivated for anything else in particular, so I spent my time doing a little mix of cardio and abs:
- 10 mins treadmill (@ 7.0mph)
- 10 mins StairClimber (<—UGH, still despise this thing)
- 10 mins elliptical intervals
Abs (3 sets of 20 reps each, unless otherwise noted)
- Crunches on stability ball
- Bicycle crunches
- Lower ab crunches with stability ball between feet
- Plank (1 minute hold, repeated twice)
I was happy with my impromptu routine and headed back home, without any closed exits in my way, to get started on breakfast.
Would ya take a look at that pile of eggs? Yowsahs!
Voluminous veggie scramble with 1/2 cup Egg Beaters, sautéed red pepper, onions, tomatoes, and broccoli.
On the side, a Thomas’ Multi Grain English muffin with half peanut butter, half raspberry jam.
And some very necessary coffee.
With the size of this meal, I’m expecting to be nice and full for a while. Whew!
Questions for the Morning:
WOULD YOU RATHER…
- Only eat fish -OR- only eat meat?
- Eat skittles -OR- M&M’s?
- Give up your favorite food for a year -OR- your favorite drink for a year?