Our first day back to normal schedules. How did you survive? My co-workers and I were definitely dragging today!
I got a little jumpstart on my day with some fun at-home torture. Last night, I couldn’t decide if I was going to get up early or not to sneak in some strength training. I tricked myself out of bed by promising myself I would just do some Pocket Yoga.
Oh my. Child’s pose felt. so. good. today. But I am so out of shape. I about died when I had to lift a leg while in Downward Dog. My runner legs are tight. I lasted about 15 minutes with one of the Mountain routines. That’s about all the longer the yoga app can usually hold my attention, especially when nobody’s watching!!
By that time, I was awake enough to move on to some bodyrock! I saw their It Will Rain Sweat workout posted, and I wanted to try it for myself. You are supposed to do 10 rounds of 10 reps of 8 exercises. I suffered through 3 rounds, and it wasn’t pretty.
If you’d like a little taste:
- 10 Burpees
- 10 Squat Jumps
- 10 Push Ups
- 10 Toe Touch Sit Ups
- 10 Tricep dips
- 10 Tuck Jumps
- 10 Plank Jaxs
- 10 Split Lunges
The problem is that burpees are killer for me so I started every round exhausted!! But I really get into it because you’re supposed to write down your time after each set and compete against yourself. That’s very motivational for an introvert. Lol.
Top top it all of, these days I have the Bodybugg to please!!! The thing is asking me to burn a whopping 2700 calories per day. It has really opened my eyes to the bummer of a sedentary job. I’ve never been able to stand sitting at my chair all day, but this realization has made it even worse. Let’s put it in perspective, I also ran 7.69 miles @ 7:43 pace at the gym tonight. But since I was virtually completely inactive (I’m not hard core enough to wear my Bodybugg to the office — plus it would really clash with my pencil skirts) throughout the day, I’m still short on my suggested calorie burn. Isn’t that crazy? Of course, I have it set on the more intense end, because , well, that’s me. But still!!
We started our breakfasts with a nice, beautiful 1/2 grapefruit. Don’t think for one second that I didn’t scarf a super size bowl of Chex cereal afterwards!! I need some serious fuel when I eat in the morning! I just wanted a picture of the grapefruit because it looked nice in the bowl.
Look at us! We’re making progress on the vegetable front!! Look at all those greens. I also brought out my favorite fruit — the avocado!!
Check out this healthy living blogger famous recipe from Oh She Glows!
Creamy 15-Minute Avocado Pasta
- 1 medium sized ripe Avocado, pitted
- 1/2 lemon, juiced + lemon zest to garnish
- 2-3 garlic cloves, to taste
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
- ~1/4 cup Fresh Basil
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 servings/6 oz of your choice of pasta
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1. Bring several cups of water to a boil in a medium-sized pot. Add in your pasta, reduce heat to medium, and cook until Al Dente, about 8-10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the garlic cloves, lemon juice, and olive oil into a food processor. Process until smooth. Now add in the pitted avocado, basil, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.
3. When pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse in a strainer and place pasta into a large bowl. Pour on sauce and toss until fully combined. Garnish with lemon zest and black pepper. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.
Because I’m a huge cheater, I’ve been using ginger and basil in these little toothpaste tubes. Yeah. I bought it because I needed ginger for the channa masala, and I hate preparing ginger. It makes my hands smell so gross. And then they were 2/$7 so being the sucker that I am, I had to buy 2. Yeah, I said 2/$7. And we wonder why our grocery budget is always shot!! Actually, I bought these in 2011 because I figured we’d already ruined it for that year!! :) But it’s so convenient and truly wonderful. I would love to have a basil plant. Do you think they can grow in an apartment without any light? And I mean, zero light.
What fruits/vegetables did you eat today? Grapefruit, broccoli at lunch & dinner, green beans, avocado, and strawberries. Can’t believe I went a day without spinach!
Do you have an active or sedentary job? Man, I wish I would’ve had this Bodybugg when I taught music and P.E. Not to mention that my classroom was about a quarter of a mile away from the rest of the school which I had to walk several times a day!! I had it good!! :)