I woke up this morning to about 6 inches of snow! I had grand plans to make it to my first day in a LONG time of getting to the gym before work to crank out a 4 mile interval run, but there was no way I was getting out of our driveway before the hubby woke up and dominated it with the snow blower. Run will have to wait until tomorrow morning!
So instead, I improvised, and bounded upstairs to get in a work out in our home gym 😀
Since we only have an elliptical, and no treadmill, I did a 5 minute ellpticizing warm up before doing about 25 minutes of legs/glutes. I forgot how killer bowler’s lunges are. In a good way of course 😉
Finished it up with a sweaty 30 minute elliptical session while reading this month’s Clean Eating magazine. There are some potentially good recipes in there this month! Can’t wait to try some out J
Post workout fuelage:
Coffee and protein.
And a little bit later – I had a quickie rendition of the breakfast cookie:
Around 6:20 this morning, I made this cookie consisting of 1/3 c. oats, 1.5 T flaxmeal, 1.5 T PB2, some raisins, a banana, and a little squirt of agave. Put it in the freezer for about an hour and viola! It was good, but much better when it’s done overnight.
Then it was off to work!
Unfortunately even though it’s pretty blizzard-like, word was not cancelled. But fortunately, my awesome husband offered to drive me again to work again, including curbside service. Can’t beat that!
It’s so easy to get caught up with to-do lists, multi-tasking, and a tight schedule, that sometimes we forget to take a moment for ourselves! I’m definitely guilty of this, but it helps to remember that by taking a little break – whether it’s by reading a book, meditating, doing yoga, or playing with a pet – can make the hectic world we live that much easier.
Plus, it’s SO healthy to give yourself a little break from thinking, doing, and working.
I’m a Planner by trade, so I often find myself planning out my day, my week, my weekend, my schedule, ALL the time. When I’m walking to a meeting. When I’m driving in my car. When I’m brushing my teeth. Sometimes we just need a time out.
Today I took my time out in the form of tea time!
After working for a couple hours, I found myself distracted, and couldn’t focus. Instead of becoming frustrated and stressed, I walked over to the cafe and made myself a nice, hot cup of tea.
Hellooo down there!
With it, I had a leftover biscotti that I had made for the Super Bowl party:
On it was some Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter:
And all it took was 5-10 minutes, and I was refreshed, focused and ready to get back to work!
I think Tea and Biscotti time just might become a staple of my mid mornings during the work week 😉
Since I was able to get my workout in before work today, I had plenty of time when I got home from work today to do some odds and ends before around the house before getting started on dinner. I finally got all the paperwork ready for future personal training clients, and organized my “personal training file cabinet” so I know where to go when I need something that’s related to anything fitness 😉 Then I played chase the dog around the couch to exercise Niko since it’s currently blizzarding and 5º outside. Not quite the right conditions for a walk in the park. But hey…I can’t complain 😉
Dinner was on the very simple side of the spectrum for both the hubski and myself. I made Shane whole wheat penne pasta with meat sauce, with sides of a biscuit and brussel sprouts. And for myself, I made…
Brussel sprouts were tossed in EVOO, s&p, garlic powder, roasted @ 425º for 10 minutes on each side, leftover tofu to their right, and millet toast with a little Earth Balance and the best jam ever:
I anticipate it getting a little snacky up in hurr after I venture downstairs to catch up on more OTH (One Tree Hill) with the hubski later on.
But for now, I’m going to go kick it with said hubski and these two creatures:
…for a little re-lax-ation time 😀
Catch ya’ll tomorrow!! Have a fabulous Tuesday night and a happy hump day!
What do you do during your work day to give your mind and body a mini break? If you don’t have anything you currently do, what’s something that you could do?