Good Monday morning! How is everyone this morning? I am exhausted, and I don’t really know why. I got plenty of sleep last night. I could back to sleep right now, but I don’t think work would like that very much.
Today finished out the first week of Bootcamp, and I just have to say, I LOVE IT! It has really pushed me and challenged me and I can’t wait to for more.
Even though, we’re only finished with one week, it has sparked some many new workout ideas for the future, which I am SO excited about.
This is actually the first time I’ve ever worked out this much in one week. I took yesterday and today as rest days so I could get somethings done around the house.
Monday began with A HIIT workout and Workout A, which was Upper Body. My arms were so sore in the most amazing way possible!
Tuesday consisted of 20 min of cardio followed by Workout B, Lower Body. I consider my lower body to be much stronger than my upper body, but this workout made me second guess myself. LOL!
Wednesday was Intervals and Core. I found a new love in Intervals.
Thursday was Workout C (Total Body) and 20 minutes of cardio. I upped my cardio time so I could fit in a C25K workout. I set a OR for pace, time and distance. It was fabulous! If there weren’t so many people at the gym, I might have actually jumped up and down with excitement.
Friday finished off Week 1 with a final Intervals and Core Workout, that I struggled with. It was the same as Wednesday but after such great workouts the rest of the week, my body was tired. lol.
I learned a lot this first week:
- exercises I thought were simple turned out to be some of the most challenging
- I am capable of so much more than I ever gave myself credit for
- On the opposite end, I do still have a long way to go
- The variety of exercises I was shown this week has shown me how to work each part of the body separately or together.
It’s Friday! Woo hoo!!!! I just have to make it a few more hours and I’m free!
I will be honest, I did NOT want to get up this morning. I stayed up later than I planned reading 50 Shades of Darker. This picture below just about sums up what it’s like reading anytime during when the kids are still awake. haha!
Finally! My first What I Ate Wednesday post! What I Ate Wednesday is a link-up hosted by Jenn from Peas and Crayons. It’s a great way to see what other bloggers are eating (you always know you can use a few ideas) and it’s a fabulous way to hold yourself accountable and can make you see what you’re really eating and maybe what you could work. For me it’s veggies….BIG TIME!
I have been wanting to do one for a while but remembering to take pictures at each meal isn’t easy. I’m awesome at taking pictures of my breakfast but the rest of picture taking goes downhill after that.
Last Wednesday, I successfully took a picture of each meal. Proud moment in my day. (yup, it’s the little things. haha) So let’s get started.
My arms are SO sore from yesterday’s Bootcamp workout and I’m loving every minute of it!
Whew! What a great way to start off the morning!
This morning began Best Body Bootcamp and boy did it begin with a bang! The first two weeks are focusing on upper, lower and total body supersets. And this morning, it was all about the upper body: what I am weakest at and definitely need the most improvement on. For the supersets, I used 10 lb weights but I struggled and think I should have gone with 8 lbs instead. While my form wasn’t awful, I don’t know if it was perfect and I think I could have had better form and more control with a slightly lower weight. Lesson learned for the next workout.
Today’s workout also consisted of a 20 minute HIIT workout. It was my first HIIT workout and I can honestly say I LOVED it. I will definitely have to incorporate more of these into my workouts more often.
Last, I completed my bridge and plank for the day!
Happy Monday!!! How was everyone’s weekends?
Saturday, I started my weekend with a run. I’m not sure what it was but I was having some breathing issues. I had to slow to walk several times to catch my breath. It’s not the first time it’s happened and I really hate that feeling I get. but I was determined to get my run in and power through the best I could. While my time wasn’t where I wanted it to be, I did finish and I’m glad I did.
I have been HUGE slacker! Several weeks ago, I promised cookie recipe that I never delivered on. Oops!
Well, it’s about time, that recipe was posted.
- Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together and set aside. (I didn’t have a sifter so I used a whisk to loosen the flour and mix it all together.)
- Blend applesauce, sugar and vanilla together. Beat in egg.
- Add flour mixture and mix.
- Stir in Muesli and chocolate chips.
- Drop by tablespoons on lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes.
This post is going to be short, sweet and to the point.
|Reused photo from here|
Fingers crossed for a better workout tomorrow morning.