Well, I started writing an update post on my injury and my limited exercises, but kicked that idea to the curb pretty quickly. There are just too many things I’m loving right now to be a Debbie Downer at the moment and I’m doing a pretty good job of blocking out the fact that I’m injured so let’s just roll with it.
In no specific order here are all the random things that are making me smile right now.
The grand opening if this gym. Can’t wait and so excited to be teaching some classes there. If you’re local next Saturday (June 1st) is the big open house.
Warmer weather makes salads that much better.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, whenever.
Try it. Like now.
This hummus in my humming balsamic dressing.
I just gobbled up this salad with it for lunch.
Kitty in my bed, especially before 6 am. STUFT Daddy doesn’t even know what he’s missing.
My first attempt at zeggs (zucchini and eggs).
I made mine chocolate of course with a nutty americano on the side.
I also added a little unsweetened almond milk because that’s what I see the cool people do.
Fresh spring vegetables.
Perfectly roasted for a change.
Along with the return of roasted zucchini noodles.
Huge bowls of roasted vegetables topped with fresh basil.
New wallflowers from Bath and Body Works.
They make me so happy. Our house might be dirty, but it smells lovely. (Kinda like those Febreze commercials- kidding. It’s not that bad.)
that has some darn amazing stuff coming up and has my good friend Michele in their video.
If you haven’t joined you can do so here.
Yep, again. We love it.
Hey, can you tell who is who?
Ha ha. Good times.
And, well, obviously you knew this was coming, but
Or just plain with a little maple flavored coconut cookie dough crumble.
And, well, balls.
What’s making you smile right now?
You know you want to try this.
40 minutes on that stair mill- cardio program level 13
Taught an interval boot camp class
That picture was not easy to take by the way and there were people in my class, I just wait until after to take self pictures that I’m pretty sure no one really wants to see. Ha.
Afternoon strength session in the back yard with the boys timing me- 1 minute on each move. 16 moves total with weights and bands. Basics- lunges, squats, push ups, rows, etc.
Taught 1 hour spin class
Elliptical 1 hour- random setting- watched Live With Kelly and Michael
Nope, the Next Fitness Star is not me. Not even close, but Women’s Health is hosting a Fusion Fest event today at quite a few Exhale Spa locations. It’s a free event with a DJ, fitness classes, giveaways, snacks, and a chance to meet the Next Fitness Star finalists.
Sounds like a good time. I was actually supposed to be headed to the one in Santa Monica for some evening classes, but we’ve had a little situation here today so something had to give and I’m not going to make it. Oh well. I definitely won’t miss sitting in traffic or driving 2 hours to take some classes. Too bad I didn’t live closer though. I was super excited to hang out with some Women’s Health people and meet the Next Fitness Star Finalist. Beavis.
Has anyone heard of the event or did anyone go to one?
Okay, so I’ve been super tired lately. This morning it was ridiculously hard to get out of bed and I really haven’t been the most pleasant person to be around. Oopsies. Days like that just aren’t fun sometimes. I’m always extra hungry on days when I’m tired too. Here’s yet another interesting article from Women’s Health on the whole sleep/hunger connection thing.
You’d think I’d learn. It’s time to get back to an evening curfew and try out the early morning thing (that really didn’t last too long to be honest).
But, I did finally have time to get a few new songs on my spin play list the other day. Since I don’t know anything about cool songs and you all helped me, it’s only proper that I share the few I added to my class today, right?
Here’s a little something I put together for class and well, for you.
Keep the suggestions coming by the way. I have a really long list of the songs you gave me that I’m slowly going through. I’m adding them in one at a time.
Now for a little giveaway action for you all.
My pre workout fuel this morning was this little gem (microwaved mixed berry Quest Bar consumed in the car).
I figured I’ve been raving about these bars long enough that it’s time to give some away to you.
Here’s what Quest Nutrition has for you:
One variety sample box of 12 flavors for two different winners.
Oh yes. That’s a darn good prize.
Just promise me if you win, you’ll try baking at least one of the bars.
Leave me a comment here telling me which flavor Quest Bar is either your favorite, or one that you really want to try.
For additional entries (maximum of two):
Giveaway will be open until Saturday night, May 25th, 8 pm PST. The two winners will be announced Sunday, May 25th.
Enjoy the rest of your day!
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