How cute is this leaf that fell out of my ponytail after my little jog with Pippa today?
I guess I ran underneath a low branch!
Okay, so I was probably walking and reading emails.
I got going a little earlier to the gym today so I could avoid the lunch break crowd.
I just have to say that I now OWN the 30lb kettlebell. I can swing that thing around all day. Or at least for 25 minutes! I was proud of my progress today because I was flipping through my own DIY WODS and noticed a posting where I bragged about using a 20lb kettlebell. Ha ha ha. And do you know what? I own ONE lonely kettlebell — it’s 10lbs. Hahaa. I always look at thing and wonder what I was planning to do with it. I had no clue at the time I bought it because I had never used kettlebells before.
25 minutes AMRAP
I used a the 30lb kettlebell for each exercise except for the stand-kneel-stands. I substituted 2 15lb kettlebells racked on each side because it was too awkward to have the 30lbs all on one side.
My score: 4 rounds + 4 jump lunge to box jumps!
I did a slow mile on the stairs (playing with my phone), then biked home to walk/jog it out for a mile with Pippa.
So I really love the Bolthouse Farm yogurt dressings! They are making me actually start to LIKE salads. Haha. This one is the Caesar Parmigiano, and it’s amazing! I tried it with some tri color cabbage slaw as my first course for lunch! Clocking in at about 70 calories, this bowl would make a great snack! I think I might even eat it at night!!! Lol. It’s cheesy!!!
Rounds 2 & 3 were leftover Pumpkin Paleo Chili and, of course, Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Fries.
So my little brother sent me this article about schools banning Flamin’ Hot Cheetos! I’m not going to discuss this in a serious waySadly, as a teacher, I have to agree that they probably aren’t the best thing for kids to eat! I was actually introduced to them by my students when I was student teaching! And I did get addicted! I am not exaggerating when I say that I lived right behind a convenience store, and I would buy flamin’ hots and Diet Coke there every single day. So I would definitely agree that they are hyperpalatable. Okay, I mostly just liked that word. I was also kind of addicted to McDonald’s for a while when I was going to a different college in Minnesota. I haven’t had McDonald’s or flamin’ hots in a really long time, but my mouth still tingles when I think about flamin’ hots. I’m serious. Haha.
As a side note, Kevin and I are trying again to cut way back on Diet Coke. We did really well for a while, and then Kevin was traveling and I was home alone. So we were both stressed. And drank it!! Doesn’t that sound horrible? Well, we are just trying to not keep it in the house. It works better for me because I don’t even have the temptation of pop machines in the office!
I wanted to give you a little update on my Fitmixer boot camp experience!
As of yesterday’s weigh in, I’ve lost a solid 5 pounds!!!! I’m kind of shocked. Almost a pound a week! I know some of you are curious about doing the Fitmixer boot camp (the next one starts Jan.7!!) so I’m going to tell you what’s up.
The #1 thing for me has been that I have logged my eating for 37 days straight with a manageable goal of 1600 calories per day. If I do some sort of a crazy workout, I tack on 200-300 calories. I also add some on the weekends since I usually never take 2 total rest days. My mood can’t handle it!! One of the most helpful things for me is that I know that I will be accountable on Monday morning when I have to submit my weight!!!! I sort of follow the meal plan – with the exception that I don’t even come close to meeting the fruit requirements. I’m not crazy about fruit and would prefer to double up on vegetables. Okay, let’s be real, I’d prefer to double up on carbs!! Haha.
A lot of people have raved about the workouts… I have to confess that I haven’t really been doing them. I do my own thing instead. I don’t want to say they’re too easy for me…. but they kind of are. They are all bodyweight workouts — which are AMAZING — but I’m used to doing some lifting! Also, I’m used to doing more advanced versions of moves like burpees (I do them GPP style). I also really struggle with boredom in the slow pace of some of the workouts. Not all. I’m not ripping them. I think they’re all amazing. I just don’t have the patience level and attention span! However, I have enjoyed some of the tabata and deck of cards workouts.
That said– the workouts are AMAZING for someone who can’t make it to the gym. Also, you could certainly modify the workouts to a more advanced level. I’ve done that a few times, but I really have a tendency to throw the baby out with the bath water!! Lol.
In my opinion — GO FOR IT!!! If you’re considering doing it. The whole boot camp is a SWEET deal because (I think) you mostly only pay at-cost for the products you receive (protein shake, slim shake, and two aminos)… those things are taking up half of my pantry right now! And I love them all.
Are there any foods you find hyperpalatable? Basically any chips or fries!!! Diet Coke.
What did you eat for school lunches? I was home schooled! I ate whatever my mama made. A lot of Midwest meat & potatoes!