Wowsahs!! It has been such a long time…
It was strange when I read Cassie’s post today, because it is exactly how I have been feeling. I have not felt like my productive-busy-body self since Friday and blogging has been the last thing on my mind. Today was much better and I have crossed many tasks off my SBTD List (!!!)
I left you all Friday afternoon ~ I traveled home Saturday morn…
I love going home and being with my family – but you all already know this. Lil went home with me and we have spent so much QT together.
Lilly is obsessed with socks ~ she can just hop in my suitcase and dig all of them out and take them apart. I am missing more socks than ever lately.
Once again – no foodie pics from home. Except for this guy…
He is the ultimate enemy when I go home.
I cannot seem to leave him alone…
It happens to be filled with m&ms in this picture. On a separate occasion it was filled with Cadbury Eggs. WOW! ~ Cadbury Eggs are amazzzing!!
I wish my mom would get rid of this candy dish because I can never resist.
Other sweet things I could not resist at home over the weekend included but are definitely not limited to the following:
- Homemade zucchini bread (!!!)
- Fudge Shoppe Fudge Stick cookies
- Blue Bunny raspberry vanilla frozen yog
- Wedding cake – lemon (!!!)
My mom said these two comments to me over the weekend in regards to my eating the above items in rather large quantities:
Ann, remember what happened last time you were home – Don’t give yourself a stomach ache eating all that chocolate…
You better stop eating like that or you really won’t want to put on a swimsuit this summer…
The second comment was after our shopping trip on Monday in which I whined incessantly after trying on multiple swimsuits – liking not a one.
I talk about it like it is nbd – but on the contrary friends… I believe the trying on of swimsuits really put me in my horrible mood. I think it is what started the entire mood change I was telling you about earlier…
I always leave home feeling like I gained at least 5 lbs over the weekend – even though I know this is not possible. I got back to Indy on Tuesday and was ready for some workout action – despite my strange mood.
In a magazine I read over the weekend, an article about plateaus said It is better to go harder than go longer. I kept this in mind as I did the gymmie thing on Tuesday ~ running a hilly 5 miles with inclines up to 8 @ 7.5 speeds.
It felt good – but I was not pumped about it. Not like Friday’s workout…
Who do I confide in about this not-being-pumped-about-a-workout feeling ??
Duh ~ Cassie :) and KT :) I confide in these two girls about everything related to workouts & nutrition.
Cassie suggested maybe I was just pushing too hard. Maybe ?? So this morning I stuck with Turbo Jam – instead of hitting the gym.
Not that Turbo Jam is not pushing hard – because actually I probably push harder when I do these workouts… But they are fun. They keep my mind off the fact that I am even working out ~ which sometimes I do not like.
Turbo Jam Cardio Party Remix ~ 30 minutes
Turbo Jam Booty Sculpt + Abs ~ 25 minutes
These fun-but-tough workouts were just what I needed this morn!! Before I get to my tough-but-not-fun workout from this afternoon…
… to last night’s Dinner
Because it was amazing ~ and the first time I have ever roasted veggies…
When I searched How to roast vegetables I was continually told to use olive oil. I searched to see if there was another alternative…
Not that I think olive oil is bad – I really have no clue. I just did not love the n-facts.
I found / used this instead:
^ Blurry comparison…
For under the veggies:
^ Full Circle whole what capellini
Yum ~ With a side of peas (as if I needed more veggies)
And guess what was for Lunch today ??
Leftover veggies + green beanies (!!)
And guess what I just had for a snack this afternoon ??
Veggies with FF Italian dressing for dipping (!!)
OK – You get the idea: Veggies = Yum
For some sweetness after lunch – as I get completely out of order with pics:
GOLEAN Crisp! Toasted Berry Crumble… Yes, measuring cup = cereal bowl today!
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And the tough-but-not-so-fun workout I mentioned earlier. You can probably guess!
Plyometric Cardio Circuit ~ 40 minutes
I died the whole way through this workout – but still felt awesome afterwards!
Plus I was pumped because it is the first time I used this baby:
Yes!!! After much thought I decided the $ would be worth it…
I used my Garmin FR60 today during Insanity. I think I was too excited to use it and did not read over instructions long enough. After the workout – I realized the Garmin was not counting my cals, only monitoring my heart rate…
My average heart rate during Plyometric Cardio was 164 and my high was 184. Wah! I am honestly not even sure exactly what this means. Tonight I will be researching more about heart rates during workouts… ??
Here is something new I tried today before my Insanity workout:
Clif Shot Bloks as recommended by KT
These electrolyte chews are delish! From what I gather by reading the package, these are geared for hikers.. maybe ?? Who are going to hike all day ?? Because it says to chew 2-3 Bloks each hour for energy…
I think they taste great and I think maybe I did have a bit of extra energy – it is hard to tell during an Insanity workout. I did make it all the way through so perhaps that means these Bloks did their job ??
Finally ~ as this random post comes to an end…
You will never ever ever guess what else I have been up to over break:
Wow! Can you believe it ?? I finally feel like I am making progress and making important decisions and contacting important people. It feels good!!
According to this handy-dandy mag ~ I am ahead of schedule by four months!!
I created this binder to begin storing all important info / notes / ideas (!!!) There is nothing in it yet – but hopefully it will fill up fast!
This has been a long random post – but can you expect anything different when I have not blogged in 4 days ?? I need to get with the program…
Off to make dinner / Catch up on DVR with my two favs :)