If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times, but this weekend was seriously a blast. We were on the go non-stop from start to finish, but it was all well worth it! In case you’re just catching up, here’s what you may have missed:
As much fun as this weekend was, it certainly came at a price. All of the food, beer, and cookies were definitely making themselves known as I was heading to bed last night, and to say I felt sluggish would be an understatement.
I honestly do try to approach social situations and events like this weekend fairly nonchalantly; I eat well and workout hard most days of the week, so I don’t have to beat myself up for having an extra cookie
or five or two. Sometimes, however, I let my loosy-goosy attitude get the best of me, and I wind up feeling a little less than stellar.
So this morning when my alarm went off for the gym, I may still have been half asleep, but I was excited to break a sweat and get into my normal routine. It’s time to get back on track!
Today’s workout consisted of a BodyCombat class (which was really kicka$$ today) and some ab work, which looked a little something like this:
|Crunches on Stability Ball||25||3|
|Lower Ab Crunches with Stability Ball||20||3|
|Weighted Ab Roll Ups||20||3|
|Side Plank Raises||20 each side||1|
|Plank Hold||(1 minute)||2|
That ab workout left my abs rather fatigued, to say the least. It was great. If you want a good resource for ab exercises and/or names of moves, I’ve found that this website is very helpful.
Post-workout, I came home and made a beeline to the kitchen for a nice warm mug of coffee. It was chilly out there this morning (40-ish degrees?) and I needed a little comfort and warmth (never mind the fact that I may still have been sweating a little from my workout).
Coffee was enjoyed (x2) while attempting to catch up on the pile of mail + newspapers from the weekend and eating my cereal combo bowl.
Today’s combo included:
- Quaker Oatmeal Squares
- Trader Joe’s Multigrain O’s
- Erewhon Rice Twice
- unsweetened almond milk
I am now officially in love with Trader Joe’s Multigrain O’s. They.are.awesome.
Win Your Favorite Designer Shoe/Handbag!
Starting this morning, Shop It To Me is giving away either a designer handbag or shoe…winner’s choice!
The contest is for current Shop It To Me members, so if you want a chance to win but aren’t a member yet, you can click here to do so. To enter, just choose the designer style you like most (Marc Jacobs bag, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Christian Louboutin shoes, or Jimmy Choo shoes) and invite friends to join Shop It To Me. For each friend who signs up, you’ll receive an additional entry! The contest ends on Friday, so head on over and get your entry in; and if you more details on the contest, you can check out their website for more info.
Time to tackle today…let’s make it a great one!
Questions for the Morning:
WOULD YOU RATHER…
- Be unable to experience sadness –OR- unable to experience anger?
- Eat an entire package of Oreos in one day –OR- an entire bag of potato chips in one day?
- Work at a bakery –OR- work at a bar?