Good morning, friends!
This week has just flown by in a blink of the eye, but I’m still ever so excited that Friday has graced our presence.
We have finally got spoiled by the weather gods and have a full week of sunshine. I can’t wait.
Sometimes, foods that once appealed to me no longer have that desired effect. I have experienced these phases several times. I go through food obsessions for a while and then come out of them. I had taken such a long break from toast at breakfast and decided to bring it back for some experimentation.
This little number was 2 slices of ezekiel bread slathered in protein frosting and topped with fresh strawberries!
Definitely good, but nothing compared to my usual oat bran breakfast. Its good to mix it up every now and again though. Maybe some pancakes tomorrow, now those were darn delicious.
Later, I got my daily coffee.
When does this turn into a problem? I think its quite possible I’ve gone too far on my addiction.
I thought that since I got such a horrible sleep I’d get a quad americano. Um, awful idea. Not good. I was basically a jittery, spazzy mess for half of the day.
Monday – 4 minute plank, followed up with this workout. Since I had done abs earlier, I replaced the toe taps with barrier jump overs and the scissor abs with jumping lunges. That workout took me about 15 minutes so after I completed Zuzana’s ZWOW #16.
Tuesday – spin class
I can’t get over how excited spin makes me, I just love the energy that comes from the class! Am I a nerd or what.
Wednesday – I wanted to complete a similar workout to the one I did on Monday, since I loved it so much. I completed this little number that I made thanks to the wonderful inspired workout above. And then did this quick workout from Amanda Russell after.
Thursday – spin class
I wasn’t planning on going to spin, I went to bed at 2 and the night before only got 5 hours sleep. As luck would happen, I woke up right at 5 so decided to just get up and get ready to go anyways. It felt great to get moving and it ended up being an awesome class, as always.
Friday – ZWOW #23 Burpee Torture. 100 Burpees = Death. Especially because they were 50 in a row. I was a complete sweaty mess after this one.
Saturday – I think I am actually going to try out a pilates class. I’ll either go to a class or find something online. I think I should probably round out my week of intense workouts with something more low key, like yoga or pilates.
I mean its doing some good for Miley Cyrus, might as well try it out for me;) Sorry to those that dislike her, I happen to be a fan.
Sunday – planned to have a rest day
I think it’s so important to workout with how it works for you. If you don’t like intense workouts, don’t feel inclined to do them because others are doing them. If you loathe running, don’t do it because other bloggers like it.
I always tried to live up to the ideal of someone else, but it never worked because it wasn’t something I was dedicated or passionate about. And then would get frustrated when it didn’t work out.
When you are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle its important to view exercise as a positive experience for well-being. And that it is a source of stress relief and something that makes us feel good about ourselves. It is meant to let us live longer and happier lives because of the benefits it brings to us, not about the calorie burn you get afterwards.
Once we start dreading exercise, its time to take a step back and reevaluate why you are exercising in the first place.
That’s it for today. Also honest opinions here, do you like having the Fitness Friday’s every week or would you rather me include my workouts in daily posts and then do another normal post on Friday? Seriously, feel free to be honest. If you hate it, let me know and I’ll switch things around. I just want to make sure you enjoy what you read!
And on that note is there anything else you’d like to see on this blog? Say whatever, I won’t be offended;)
The rest of my day look like it will be filled with more blood work! Eek, I always hate this. I bruise like a peach, so its really fun when I walk around looking like a heroin addict for a few days. And to also get my passport picture re-taken. Guess that must be done before HLS!!
Have a great weekend!
What was your workout today?
Do you workout for the calories burned or the benefits of exercise?