I wish I could convey with words how sore I woke up this morning. It was ridiculous, but ridiculously good. I’ve been craving a sore body lately and this morning was the winna! Thanks to good ole’ Jackie.
I did this workout for a full body strength train yesterday after a 30 minute run outside. I forgot how challenging it was, and how fun it was to have a virtual workout partner! Honestly I find myself getting super jealous over people who always have someone to hit the gym with. One thing it made me realize: when I weight train, I just go through the motions. I don’t try to feel the burn-I try to block it out. One thing Jackie emphasizes is a mind-body connection…it’s important to focus on the muscles you’re working and to feel it. Maybe that’s what made my body conspire against me when I tried to get out of bed this morning-not an easy feat!
This morning I had to get a quick cardio workout in because the only cure for soreness=working it out some mo. I walked to the gym for the first time in a while and forgot how beautiful the mornings are. Despite it being 78 degrees and 200% humidity at 6:30 AM, the sunrise really does make up for the nasty weather. The birds singing, the peace, the sky-I can’t help but be in awe of our awesome Creator!
I walked 5 minutes on an incline, and then whipped out 30 minutes on the elliptical. While reading my new book of course. Okay okay, I caved in and am reading Something Borrowed. I tried for so long to resist because I didn’t want to hop on “that” bandwagon (or get lovesick 😉 ) but it was only $3.00 at Half-Price Books so I figured why not? I’m hooked.
So I’m finally catching up on my days via blogging. I realize I’ve been posting about my days the next day, so here I am recapping about today. Pictures were scarce, as I’m still trying to get readjusted to carrying my camera everywhere I go.
I admit I am monotonous-I had the same breakfast as I had yesterday. One small change-I added milk to my iced coffee. Baby steps 🙂
I then spent the whole day working on the condo. Which was definitely not picture-worthy. My dad and I took a break for lunch and feasted at McAlister’s, where I had a small veggie spud and a bowl of fire-roasted vegetable soup.
We stopped at a farmer’s market on the way back and will be uploading pictures of what I snagged there because there were some goodies! A bowl of granola and cold almond milk with blueberries awaited my arrival at home for a midday snack and to hold me over for dinner.
I’ll admit I hate going to Mexican restaurants. Not because the food isn’t good (because it’s fantastic), but because it’s impossible to eat without unbuttoning your pants. No lie, I was nervous about going because there aren’t often healthy choices offered at Mexican restaurants around here, but I figured that today being one of my best friend’s birthdays required a small sacrifice on my part. It’s so much more important to me now that I spend time with good friends and family even if it means I have to deviate from my “healthy” food habits. I ordered the portobello mushroom tacos…wait what?! Mushroom tacos, now that is my kind of Mexican restaurant! I’m pretty easy to please when it comes to food, and I was severely disappointed in the tacos. Thankfully I consumed copious amounts of guac, chips, and salsa to curb the hunger. Without greasy meat and beans solidifying in my stomach, I left the restaurant very full but not feeling overly disgusting.
I’m off to bed to get some much-needed beauty sleep, so see ya in the morning!