About mid-way through my afternoon today, I realized that I still had a workout to get done. In the last two weeks of the 10lb. Slimdown Xtreme Challenge, there are actually no rest days, unless you count two days of yoga as rest days.
I’m not quite sure how I feel about having no rest days; honestly, they are just as, if not more important than regular workout days, so not having one today kind of threw me off. But I figured that since I did commit to the challenge and all, I should follow through with today’s scheduled plan, the Xtreme Total Body workout.
Granted, I did manage to stall for about two hours before finally suiting up into my workout clothes, including putting out a few more Halloween decorations.
Can you spot the new ones?
The majority of the afternoon and evening was spent fairly low key, since I’m still pretty exhausted from dancing my face off last night. But Jay and I did manage to squeeze in some extra Cody time.
Can’t you tell he was thrilled to be getting his photo taken…again?
Tonight’s dinner came together quick and easy, thanks to some leftovers taken out of the freezer and a couple quick-to-prep sides.
I noticed this morning that we had some leftover BBQ Pulled Chicken in the freezer from the last time I made it, so I reheated that along with some sautéed zucchini, the remaining roasted cauliflower, and some baked sweet potatoes.
The sweet potatoes were super delicious, thanks to a little spray butter and a generous sprinkling of Garlic Gold sea salt nuggets coated on the skin, along with a big ‘ol dollop of plain Chobani. They baked in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes and were perfectly soft and flavorful.
Since we didn’t have any rolls on hand, Jay and I ended up using some baked Tostitos scoops to dip in our BBQ pulled chicken, so I had a bunch of those, too.
Now, believe it or not, I just whipped up a little baked good and am waiting for it to finish in the oven. (You’d think I’d be a little baked out, right?) Well, apparently I still had a little more in me, so hopefully it turns out tasting as good as it smells!
Time to go watch some DVR’d Jersey Shore, since my poor, crappy Jets just lost…again!
Question for the Evening:
How do you feel about rest days? How many rest days do you typically take each week?