Funky Town – Getting Back on Track

Happy hump Glee day! Yes, I’m a tad obsessed, I admit it.

So yesterday ended up being a productive day at work with a lot of productive desk time and a few meetings thrown in there.

After work, I came home, chatted up the husband, and got to work on some cardio and yoga.

On the elliptical I did a 30 minute circuit workout…which brings me to introduce Circuit Workout #3!

This is a 30 minute workout (including warm-up and cool-down) that will bust your booty and get your heart rate up. And as always, you can replace the elliptical with jumping jacks, jump rope running in place, or any piece of cardio equipment at the gym

Kick-My-Booty Circuit Work Out #3

Here’s what I did:

  • -started with a 3 minute warm up
  • -2 sets of 10 dead lifts with 15 pound weights
  • -back on the elliptical for 3 minutes
  • -one legged squat – 2 sets of 10 on each leg with 15 pound weights
  • -3 minutes on the elliptical
  • -raised calf raises – 2 sets of 15
  • -plie squat – 2 sets of 10 with 15 pound weights
  • -3 minutes on the elliptical
  • -one legged squat – 1 set of 10 on each leg
  • -3 minute cool down on the elliptical

Yay 3’s…

Then I saw that I had some extra time before class, so did another 20 minute yoga session from yogadownload.com For some reason, I couldn’t get into the right mind set (probably because I had overestimated how much time I had left) and quit before shavasana.

Class was in 20 minutes, and I had already had quinoa leftovers for lunch today:

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Enter the ever efficient and delicious Amy’s burrito:

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Last week, I had bought two Amy’s burritos – one southwestern, and this one (non-dairy.) Well, I told the hubski he could grab one if he were hungry – to just pick one. So he pulled them both out of the fridge and said, “hmmm it’s a tough decision – southwestern burrito or NONDAIRY (how it’s written on the package.) Well I don’t think I’m much of a fan of the nondairy flavored burrito, so I’m going to go with the southwestern.” LOL He just couldn’t get over that the flavor/type of burrito is was was called “non-dairy.” hehe

It was quite good, by the way, as always.

On the side, I had a couple of Trader Joe’s Flattened bananas:

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Yum!

Then it was off to learn cool things about personal training! Tonight we learned about what tests and evaluations to do when you have new client. Each class just excites me more and more each class to become a personal trainer 😀 Now I just need to come up with a plan to how I’m going to fit this all in my life… ay ay ay, don’t want to think about that part! I have so many questions I want to ask personal trainers, too – especially about new clients.

I got home from class, showered, and felt a little snacky, so I had some of the best zucchini bread you’ll ever find from Fresh Market:

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YUM! So delicious, soft, chewy! And, the first ingredient is zucchini, so there ya go, right?

Back on Track

Every year when the time falls back, my mood falls back a little along with it. I’m just kind of ho-hum, mood funky, Paige instead of chipper, happy-go-lucky, Paige. I absolutely hate feeling like this, because it gets in the way of other areas in my life, too. My workouts are half-assed, I don’t have the motivation to try out new recipes, and I’m not as friendly to my loved ones.

Well instead of moping around a few days before I get my rear in gear, I’m going to make a plan of action…right now!

Angela posted about getting back on track after Halloween this morning and Caitlin posted last week about getting back on track the whole month of November. I decided to partake in both of the movements by plotting out a list of goals I want to work on. My ultimate goal is to become a happier, healthier, more optimistic me. For the most part, my eating habits don’t change too much, they stay pretty constant, so I don’t think of “getting back on track” in that aspect, but there’s definitely things I can improve on. But, I’m not going to post things I already try hard to do like “limit processed food” or something like that.

Short term goals work better for me than long-term (I have a tendency to want to add things or change my mind,) so every Monday I’m going to post my goals for the week for exercise, diet, and mental balance.

OK, so this week I’m posting them on Wednesday:-p

Nutritional Wellness:

  1. Eat at least 6 veggies every day
  2. Eat at least 5 fruits every day
  3. Only drink wine one night this week (this will be a hard one!)
  4. Cook one vegan meal from one of my new cookbooks

 

Fitness Wellness:

  1. Run twice outside
  2. Take one exercise class
  3. Do a 20 minute yoga session after waking up ever week day

 

Mental Wellness:

  1. Walk Niko three times this week
  2. Do one load of laundry a night
  3. Spend 15 minutes when I get home from work/gym cleaning up the house
  4. Read homework for Thursday
  5. Read leisurely material before bed
  6. Call a friend I haven’t talked to in a while

 

I’m going to keep tabs of my goals in the very end of my blog posts each morning for how I did the day before.

Would you guys want to set up a list like this too?

Does this time of year affect you like it does me?

What would be something you need to do for each of the categories above?

Time to go finish getting ready for work and eat some breakfast! I’m pretty excited for breakfast because I made a breakfast cookie before going to bed last night! 😀

Have a wooonderful day, all!!

Back on Track Tacking:

Nutritional wellness: Got 1 and 2 in, did not drink wine, planning on cooking a meal tonight

Fitness wellness: did my yoga session

Mental wellness: missed laundry, and niko walk, did 3 and 4, didn’t do 5 or 6 yet.

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