This week is being consumed with Series 6 studying. I have 3 pretty slow days at work this week so I’m using that time to study.
Yesterday, I opted for McAlister’s for LUNCH (without realizing that I’d be eating that again today) and it hit the spot with a veggie spud & veggie club.
I love my clubs with some honey mustard! McAlister’s has excellent honey mustard too! I decided to eat at my desk (which I really need to break this habit) so I could watch my online videos and take notes for my Series 6.
Who else looks forward to Sweet Tea Day? It’s one of my Top 5 Favorite Days of the Year! It’s coming up VERY SOON! July 24th!
After work, I started planning for my potential visit to see Meg in September and although it’ll be a super quick weekend, I think it’ll be a lot of fun and completely worth it! I probably spent a good hour and a half mapping out my options! I love planning! I then made my trip to the grocery store for the week and stocked up on some fixing for smoothies & lunch items for the week. After the grocery store, I went to workout.
I’m loving the workouts from Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers! A lot of them are a little more challenging than I can do right now, but I hope to build my way up. Sometimes she’s all “Hey, this took me 20 minutes” and I’m all “Hey, that’s impossible… took me an hour!” But whatever, she’s super great and her workouts keep my boredom at bay!
My WORKOUT last night consisted of a 10 minute treadmill workout to warm-up, a Circuit workout, and then a 2 minute cool down on the treadmill.
My Killer Incline Walking Workout kept me at a speeds of 4 & 4.3, but the incline went anywhere from 2 to 12!! I was sweaty when I finished up and moved on to my circuit.
I used a 5 pound weight just to get a feel for how this workout would go. There were certain exercises that I could have used a heavier weight on so I’ll try that next time! I’m really loving my local gym because it’s not too crowded during the times I go so I feel completely comfortable setting up my station and getting to work!
Using notecards cut in half has been my ideal way to remember what exercises I want to do! I don’t have to keep it on my phone (Which was especially nice for this because I needed to use my phone as a 1 minute timer) and I don’t have to remember what my workout is, I can just bring it on this card. If the card gets sweaty or gross – no big deal! I strongly suggest finding quality workouts online and writing them down on a mini-card. By finding different workouts online through Pinterest or other bloggers, I’m consistently motivated to stay on track with my workouts and using this card system helps me go through the workout quickly. Another idea I’ve had is to keep my cards if they don’t get gross during the workout, so eventually I’ll be able to grab one and go! Using a file card box, I can sort them by type of workouts or which muscles are worked.
This morning, BREAKFAST started out as 2 pieces of toast w/ peanut & jelly with a side of pineapple greek yogurt. Eating the yogurt wasn’t very appealing at the time, so I opted for a smoothie! I tossed in the pineapple greek yogurt with some spinach, blueberries, OJ, peanut butter, and flaxseed. I drank that on my way to work this morning.
Today, my friend Lacy is coming town, so I’ll have lunch with her and then drop her off at the airport! I’m looking forward to another HIIT class this evening – this will be my Tuesday ritual!
Check back tonight for my day at Disney re-cap from this past weekend!
Questions this morning:
- What heart-rate monitor or workout watch do you suggest? I need to start looking for a good one.
- How do you keep from boredom during your workouts?