What comes after “Z”?

September 24, 2012

 

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After some headaches, some major kitchen fails and a few outbursts that I am not proud of, the goal for this week is to step away from plan A and be ok with working my way through the alphabet.  1 down, 25 more letters to go.

Happy Monday!

xo

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Will blog for coffee

August 28, 2012

Yesterday was a crazy mix of weird, that didn’t add up to “bad day” but “weird day” or rather, “weird day, with a distinct lack of coffee”.

This morning, the fun continues.  I seem to have woken up with a hangover, having not drank last night.  I repeat.  The only fluid that touched my lips last night was water.   In all honesty, I think its the start of a migraine.  So its a steady regiment of aleve, water and caffeine for me.  So while I’m nursing myself back to health, enjoy some of these things that have been keeping me busy outside of work 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQkBeOisNM0

Some Nights, by Fun.  This song is so catchy – I catch myself humming it to myself.  Can’t say  I care for the music video, but the song is worth a listen.

 

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I’m sure all of us are starting to look ahead to the fall in some shape or form, either dreading it or looking forward to it.  When we were home this weekend, my MIL had out candy corn (!!!)  So I’ve been on pinterest during my down time checking out some fall appropriate treats and decorations.  These cookies are darling and while I have no illusions of my turkeys turning out ANYTHING like above, we’ll just call it “rustic” then lament about how artists are never appreciated in their time 😉  We may end up with sugarcookies with a flat outline of a turkey, ala 5 year old drawing talent too.  My dad would be so proud…

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Another song for you, this one is J’adore Hardcore, by Scooter.  Despite my slightly off  tilt Monday yesterday, it started off the best way possible.  Back to body pump for my early AM weight sesh.  One of my favorite parts about working out, especially in a big group setting, is the loud music that makes you feel bad ass.  This song stuck with me all day and its so great for lifting. 

Finally – my friend sent me a link yesterday that talked about a new kind of push up (click here to read it).  They call it a Reverse PushupIts worth the look and a try.  We both tried it last night and agreed that it was mostly awkward to do.  For me it was the reverse part that was the hardest, but I think I wasn’t quite at the right “butt in the air” angle, now that I look at it again.  They were fun though, and now that I know they exist, I don’t think I’d mind rotating them into the random pushup lineup. 

Goals for today:  Nurse away a headache, work work work! (Deadlines are approaching), cardio.  If I can hit that trifecta, I’ll be happy.

How does everyone else’s Tuesday look?

xo

Dear Friday, welcome back

February 17, 2012

Three cheers for Friday!!! 🙂

Day three of fighting this cold and at least I can say that it hasn’t really gotten worse.   Its been a pretty consistent cycle of wake up clogged and stuffy, have a strong run in the morning and lose my energy mid-afternoon.  Lucky for me and my training schedule, i’m pretty stubborn.  I’ve been able to hit each goal for this week training wise, even though I swapped a few days and skipped a morning workout today in favor of some rest and an evening run.   Here’s a look at what i’ve been up to:

I’ve run a total of 9 miles so far, two days of 4.5 miles.   Happily, despite being sick, I’ve been able to keep both runs at under a 10 minute pace.

I’ve done two mornings of XT on the bike and have been trying out different workout programs to keep from getting bored.

This week I also joined a gym!  I stepped outside of my comfort zone and went to a class on my own for the first time ever.   Despite feeling drained and sniffly – I wanted to start making the most of my money right away.  So I took my first Body Combat class last night.  The class was SO Much fun – a high intensity mix of different Martial Art forms.  It was great to get back into some kickboxing moves and to be sweaty and out of breath.  I did some lifting before hand too, so my body is TIRED today.   I love that achy sore muscle fatigue that lets you know you did it right 🙂  I can’t wait to go back next week for another Body Combat class and to start mixing in other classes into my routine.

Lifting wise, I was sort’ve slacking this week, despite increasing my weights last night when lifting.  I”d really like to start seeing some change in muscle definition and I’m worried that the same old lifts just aren’t cutting it anymore – anyone out there have some lifting advice for how to tone up the arms???

Even though I’ve been half sick for the 2nd part of the week, I’ve really felt my best during and after a workout and even though its probably more of a mental thing, those smoothies I made the other night just make me feel 10X better and i’ve been on a HUGE greens kick ever since.  Almost every meal, while relatively unexciting this week, has included some sort of greens.  I just feel better after eating them, I even jazzed up some already delicious leftover Pad Thai with a mix of sauted brussel sprouts, kale and broccoli.  Ob.sessed.

And now, I am off to enjoy some hot tea with a bit of homemade bitters in it and fight to stay awake – 8:30 is an acceptable bedtime, right???

xo

PS for your viewing pleasure – here’s some of my favorite quotes this week that have kept me going.   The first is from my Body Combat class last night and the pictures can be found on my pinterest boards, some “pinspiration” if you will…

“This is a fight and in a fight, somebody’s gotta win and somebody’s gotta lose.”  Don’t. Lose.

 

 

So true for this week.