You want to? At the STUFT house? Yeah, I didn’t think so, but I couldn’t think of a better title for this quickie little post. He he.
Last night- This 10 minute circuit workout I just made up at the spur of the moment and jotted down on a piece of paper. I wrote it out nice though to share on here.
I really wanted to get a little resistance training in. It’s so important and makes such a big different. I hadn’t gotten that much in over the holidays because the time I had I was just trying to fit in some running. Last night I asked STUFT Daddy for 10 minutes and this is what I did. It got my heart rate up, I was a little sore this morning and it felt tough while I was doing it so it’s a keeper. Hmm… maybe the boys and I should do a video of it.
Taught an early morning spin class
Did an AT workout on the treadmill. It was an easy warm up mile and then 6 miles fast (4.5 at 7:03 pace and 1.5 at 6:58 pace), then 2 miles easy. 9 miles total. It wasn’t easy and I’m currently exhausted, but Kelly and Michael distracted me during it. I also had to tell myself over and over again that I knew I could do it even if it was hard. I tried to pretend like I was racing, but that didn’t go over so well.
My Inspires were the shoes for the day and I tried to bring my game face.
That person next to me was not impressed. Ha ha.
I did something else for the first time ever. I showered at the gym. I don’t know why I don’t do that more often. They have everything there- towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, Q tips, etc.
I’m usually so disgusting by the time we get home, but hey, not today.
Sure it looks like I was wearing pajamas, but I was clean. (I’m actually still wearing the same outfit and plan on sleeping in it. Win win.)
Since I was already clean, the boys and I could get right down to what we do best-
making hot cocoa for them and a dark chocolate peppermint mocha for me and roasting some squash.
Dang it. We made a video of how we roast kabocha, but I keep forgetting to share it. Soon.
The boys and I even spent a little time resting this afternoon and while looked at this Health magazine a bit.
Dang, which reminds me of something else, is it true that Bethenny and Jason are separating? That’s not okay with me.
Here’s a couple of things I found interesting to share in my quick look through.
If cocoa can make your memory strong I should have a really good memory. I’m not sure if that’s the case though because I keep forgetting things these days. Ha ha.
I totally agree with this. I wish I could work out first thing every morning, but my schedule doesn’t work that way. It’s so much easier to eat better all day if you’ve already worked out and are feeling good, isn’t it? Weird how that works.
Ooo… I thought this willpower one was interesting. It makes sense. Days when I’m short tempered with my kiddos are also days when I usually give into my crazy sugar and carb cravings. I guess if you don’t use willpower in other situations it gets harder with food stuff too. I sure need to practice willpower everywhere (yes, even on the road with other drivers). We’ll see it it helps and if I can strengthen that “muscle”. Ha.
Hmm.. another willpower one. I’ve never tried this drumming thing. Not sure if it would work for me, but if it did that would be awesome. Has anyone tried something like this?
And one last one just because.
Early risers have a more positive outlook than night owls? Well, okay then. I’m going to bed before 11:30 pm for the third night in a row. Yep, THIRD night in a row. This might just be a new thing.
And, well, before I go……
I really should stop wondering why we never have company for dinner.
The boys and I and Kitty hung out tonight while STUFT Daddy watched some important game or something. (He’s been doing way too much around here for me and actually deserves like a whole week to go do whatever.)
The boys had whole wheat spaghetti with roasted broccoli (prepared just like roasted cauliflower).
I had a chicken salad with balsamic vinegar as dressing and some red pepper to spice it up.
Then a massive bowl of roasted brussel sprouts, broccoli and some jalapeños topped with marinara, Cholula, fresh basil, nutritional yeast and more crushed red pepper.
Oh and look at this little gem.
I did a little garlic bread experiment with my microwave English muffin that turned out surprisingly well. I’ll try it out one more time though before I post the recipe.
Someone was not very impressed.
And…… good night.
What magazines do you read?
Are you an early riser or a night owl?
Thoughts on willpower?
Bethenny and Jason- someone fill me in. Seriously.