What a week! Worked hard and now Friday is the reward 🙂 Hoo-rah!
Currently trying to decide what to whip up for breakfast. I took the morning off from exercise for my Birthday Eve 😉 Plus, tomorrow is the Big Birthday 10 Miles (*shudders*) and I’m petrified. Gah!
Before I get started into my day yesterday, I HAVE to show you this new thing I got for miss Clarabelle…
I got her her own wheat grass!
I had to grow it myself – and I started it last Friday, and I’ve already got grass!
I just poured the water in this litter looking stuff, and a few days later, it was sprouting!
I know she’s going to love this stuff. Seriously, who though of this? I mean, I make sure I get my greens, so why not make sure kitty does the same? hahaha awesome 🙂
OK, back to the topic at hand…
After office-work last night I went to the gym to train a couple clients, and when I got home, it was already somewhat late. And I was staaah-ving.
This’ll do the trick!
While the oven was pre-heating, I noshed on some veggies!
Shane had a bunch of guys over from work, and one of them brought in a veggie tray (!!) and left it at our house. I told Shane to give him a hug and kiss from me 😉
Look at the cute little seedless bell peppers!
I’ve never seen these before, but they are delicious! I opted for hummus as a dipper instead of the ranch. Yum!
Look at what else I came home to today:
My mom and dad sent them to me for my birthday. How sweet is that? Thank you mom and dad! Love you! 😀
Finally, the pizza was done cooking, and I filled up a plate:
Three big slices.
Minus one and a half crusts. Just because the hubski begged it off of me 😉 Also had a glass of red to wash it down:
Everything looks better with daisies as a back drop, don’tcha think??
For dessert, I had my attempt at making a POMcicle:
Last night I poured 100% POM juice into this cute little ice cube tray that my Secret Bloggy Valentine sent me:
And stuck…errr lay tooth pics on top. Turned out pretty OK!
The Burn Factor
The other day, I did some Saxon side bends in my full body workout, and it apparently, it’s been ages since I’ve done this exercise, because the day after, I was sore all the way from the top of my rib cage to my hip bones! And although I was sore, I recognized it as a "good kind of sore."
I know I’m not the only one who actually likes feeling sore from a workout the next day, right?!
And I know that you don’t have to be sore the next day in order to have a good workout. Really, the only reason we should be sore is if we’re doing a new (or new in a while) exercise, or working with a lot more weight or intensity. Although it’s not been proven, this soreness is believed to be caused by lifting eccentrically (i.e. the lowering motion of a bicep curl.) We get tiny microscopic tears in the muscle that need to be repaired. This is also called delayed onset muscles soreness, or DOMS.
This is different from the soreness we feel while we are actually doing the lifting or exercising – that’s a different type of soreness. That’s lactic acid build up that makes our muscles feel the ‘burn.’
Do you feel accomplished if you’re sore the next day from a workout? Like I said above, I do kind of like it, because I know I ‘got a good workout in.’ But on the other hand, it also helps me by reminding me that I’ve been slacking on that muscle/muscle group.
Any big plans for this weekend?? I’ve got birthday plans, obv 🙂 Tonight after work, the hubski and I are going to a little vegetarian cafe for an early dinner, then celebrating with some beers at a local bar with another birthday friend. Then tomorrow, we’re heading to my home town to hang out with some girlfriends (and their mens) who we haven’t seen in a while. These girls are my BFF4L’s (hehe) and I can’t WAIT to hang with ‘em!!!