My mom and I are currently having a dance party in the kitchen, which makes it difficult to type and to cook, but we persevere. We have to practice our dance moves for the wedding. I think we scared my sister and Nick when they walked through the door. With our greatness of course.
Speaking of perseverance, this morning while I was on the treadmill, I had to push myself through it a few times. I try to mix up my runs to incorporate different speeds and variations, especially to keep things from getting boring on the treadmill. Last week, I decided to try mixing strength and cardio up.
For my workout, I started by doing two sets of ten reps of a dumbbell strength routine before running for a 1.05 mile run. Next, I hopped off for two sets of eight reps at higher weight and a 1.10 mile run. I finished up with two sets of six reps at my highest weight and another 1.10 mile run at a faster pace. By the end, I was sweaty and sore but feeling proud that I talked myself through it. To cool down, I did a few planks before heading out to start my day.
On my way home from the gym, I actually saw a few signs for a movie filming near my house. Y’know, only the one that features Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. No biggie if I run into either of them, right? Yeah, you bet I’m on the lookout.
For my snack before the gym, I had a peanut butter roll-up with banana and raspberries. My follow-up official breakfast included two eggs I scrambled in the pan with a dash of butter, toast, and fruit. So delicious!
Lunch was also a delicious assortment of flavors with leftover chicken potpie, mashed potato, and a salad for an extra kick of veggies. It helps to get through the day when you have a good lunch in which to look forward. Maybe that’s just me…but I doubt it.
For dinner, many veggies were chopped up and prepared to accompany some tasty steak and brown rice. I of course dipped my tips in a little barbecue sauce for a kick of flavor.
I can’t wait for the weekend to just sleep in and make my pancakes!