Monday, April 14, 2014
This weekends weather was just perfect.
I spent almost all of my time outside catching as much Vitamin D as possible, my body and mind are thanking me today as I sit at my desk in a room with no windows typing away.
After work Eddie proposed we go on a date, something we haven't done in too long. I couldn't resist a date so off we went to our favorite bar, T.J Finleys.
I tried two new beers, one that will be my go to all summer, "Harpoon BIG Squeeze" it's a shandy flavored with grapefruit and it's just amazing.
For dinner I got their bistro burger: Brie- bacon jam- arugula .. aka heaven.
After dinner I spent the rest of my night with Olivia Pope because I am obsessed with Scandal.
My day started out with a 40 minute walk with my two little men. There is something so peaceful about having coffee on the water first thing in the morning.
Took an unplanned rest day and did some more spring cleaning around the house and some self pampering! I did my first ever hair mask [1T coconut oil + 1T honey melted] followed by a pumpkin face mask.
It was the perfect way to spend a Saturday.
Saturday night was spent with friends, eating lots of yummy foods and drinking fantastic beers while playing Cards Against Humanity.
I was up and in the gym for the usual Sunday routine: Arms-Abs and Kickboxing
Followed by a nice long walk with these two little guys, I love being able to give them some fresh air and exercise.
Eddie and I food shopped at THREE stores, which is a new record for us but we find we get the best deals when we buy some things at different places plus we love running errands together so it's a win-win situation.
After food shopping I spent the afternoon watching Scandal [I only have three episodes left before being all caught up!] before venturing out for frozen yogurt for dinner and watching Game of Thrones to end a great weekend.
I tallied up my total burn for the week and with two rest days I am happy with my numbers!
How was your weekend?
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Is it really Friday Eve already?
I figured now is as good a time as any to recap this weeks workouts [so far] and post a semi-progress pic.
Elevated training, I changed my weights up this week a bit. I used 20 lbs for swing squats [kettle bell swings with a dumbbell] and 12 lb dumbbells for chest and triceps.
Jump & Drill. Class was actually cancelled last minute but Becky pushed me to have our own private class and we kicked each others butts.
Cardio Kickboxing in the morning, 40 minutes of heart pumping cardio and pushing my body to its limits.
See that sweat pouring off of my face? Yea that's SWEATCESS!
Power X at night aka 40 minutes of the hardest workout you'll ever do in your LIFE.
Here are a few examples of what the class is like:
Brutal but rewarding.
Before I share a mini progress picture I need to get something off of my chest:
I don't believe in dieting, or over training.
Lately I've noticed a trend that "Summers Coming," so we need to live in the gym 3-4 hours a day or go twice a day while eating next to nothing and restricting "fun" activities because it may hinder you from your "goal body."
NEWSFLASH: As soon as you stop doing all that you are doing, your body will go back to the way it was.
Restricting/over training is just stupid, plain and simple.
With that being said, I decided to take a picture of myself to see if I have changed at all since January.
I have cleaned my eating up a bit and changed some of my workouts but nothing drastic or life changing.
I have to say I am pleased with my results!
Do I have a 6 pack or flat stomach?
Do I care?
Because I am happy with where I am at, I don't have a specific goal in my mind and I am still doing whats best for me.
Stop the "Summers Coming" obsession and LIVE.
Because in the fall or 10 years from now or when you're old and grey, living in the gym and not living your life is going to be nothing but sad.