It’s been another busy day here in the life of Courtney! Let’s get started from the beginning…
This morning, I headed on over to the gym for an early morning workout. Like many of you said yesterday, working out is a GREAT stress relief, so I did what I could to release all that “BLAH” that’s been cooped up inside.
Before leaving the house, I snacked on half an Arnold Sandwich Thin spread with a little Blizzard Butter.
Once I got to the gym, I did what I will now proceed to coin as my own “Power Hour”:
- 30 mins HIIT on the treadmill (see below)
|0-5mins||Warm-Up, 4.0mph, incline 1.0|
|20 seconds||Sprint @ 9.0mph|
|40 seconds||Walk @ 4.5mph|
|5-25 mins||Repeat sprint/walk intervals above|
|25-30 ind||Cool Down|
- 20 mins arc trainer
- 10 mins Stair Climber
I felt like a million bucks after this workout!! It most definitely kicked my butt, but it the best way possible. I think I may have even had a little extra “spring in my step” on my way out the door. ;)
Knowing that I had to run a couple quick errands before heading home (yes, being the sweaty beast that I was), and I’d be famished if I waited, I packed up my goods with me, cooler style. :)
I ate it right in the car, with the AC blasting. There’s no judging here.
After running my errands, doing some laundry, and a little work for school, it was time to break for lunch.
Thank You Leftovers!
Leftover roasted veggies
And leftover pizza!
Dare I say it was even BETTER today than it was on Monday? My one tip for reheating pizza: DON’T use the microwave! I do not like how it gets all chewy. Instead, spend the extra 5 minutes to heat it through in a small skillet on the stove. Nice crispy crust. Bingo! :-P
Time to get back to work!!
Question for the Afternoon:
Do you pack your own lunches during the work week? What’s your “storage style” of choice?
When I’m teaching I always bring my own lunch (no thanks cafeteria chicken patty!), packed nicely in my favorite Vera Bradley lunch bag. :)