Last night after slipping into my carb comma from our pancake dinner, Cody and I enjoyed a little more cuddling. This guy seriously just cannot get enough of my lap these days.
And the positions he gets himself into? Seriously, hilarious.
P.S. – Have you noticed my repeated cozies outfit for the umpteenth time in a row? I almost feel bad about my constantly looking like a scrub after 5pm, but then again, I really don’t feel bad at all.
Fast-forward to this morning and I am going to tell you that I survived one of the most intense workouts that I’ve done in a long time. And by long time, I mean since about January 21st…
This morning, I was thrilled to see that the Rock Hard Total Body video was BACK! Not only do I love this video for the killer workout that it gives me, but I also found it extremely interesting to do this time around, since I’ve been studying for the NASM exam. Many of the things that Marco Reed would talk about during the workout were things that I’ve been studying, so I could totally relate on a whole different level.
For example, the Rock Hard Total Body video is considered to be anaerobic interval training, or as many others know it, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). The word ‘anaerobic’ literally means “without oxygen,” and when you’re working at such a high intensity, your cardiovascular system can’t deliver the oxygen to the muscles fast enough.
For that reason, anaerobic moves (or HIIT) should only be done for short periods of time; each move in this video is completed for 45 seconds, with 15 seconds active recovery, which allows for maximum muscle recruitment, ultimate fat-burning and muscle building potential. Needless to say, I already know I’m going to be sore tomorrow!
Ok, whew. Kind of long-winded there. Let’s talk about breakfast…
Does something look familiar to you???
It probably does, since this was my week-long repeat breakfast from a few weeks ago. The bread may look exactly like the original bread I was eating before, but it’s actually a totally new experiment of mine, which I worked on yesterday. I’m thrilled with how it came out so I’ll be sure to share it with you as soon as I write it all up. It’s amazing.
On the side, I enjoyed my ketchup-covered scrambled eggs, because that’s the only way to eat ‘em…unless they’re covered in raspberry jam, of course.
And another mug of coffee with my new Silk Pumpkin Spice. I actually used to drink my coffee with soy milk all the time, but I ended up getting out of the habit, and I think I know why.
As yummy as the flavor is from the soy milk, and even though it tastes nice and creamy, I miss the way that it doesn’t lighten up the coffee. It seems like no matter how much I add, the color doesn’t really seem to change much, which in turn, plays mind tricks on me. I know that it tastes creamy, but it doesn’t look creamy, so it throws me all off.
Anyone else have any idea what I’m talking about?
Okay, I apparently could talk the ear off an elephant this morning, so it’s time to wrap it up and get headed to work. Guess what…cookie recipe comin’ atcha this afternoon!
Questions for the Morning:
Do you think that you’ve learned more about exercise the more you do it?
Are there certain things about exercise you wish you knew more about?