I am feeling full of energy this morning, despite the crick in my neck that just doesn’t want to go away. It is a touch better but turning my head is still quite the obstacle.
I am guessing that my workout last night didn’t do much to help but hey, I needed that workout and it was totally worth keeping the crick in my neck!
- 2 mile run- Really hard. Must start running more often!!!
- 20 squats, 20 shoulder presses, 10 burpees, 20 bicep curls
My run was pretty pokey but I haven’t been running consistently in quite a while. My legs and my lungs ached but I only left myself stop for one walk break(on a very steep hill). During the run I got a little irritated at myself when I heard my time on my Nike plus so I had to remind myself that it wasn’t important. I was out there getting it done and THAT is what mattered!!
As you can see, last nights workout was a little different than the other 5 Factor workouts that I had been doing.
Here’s the deal: While I totally support the idea of shorter workouts being effective, I have decided that I want to do them in my own way. I was a bit bored last week, keeping to the prescribed workouts. I have no doubt I would have seen results strictly following the 5 Factor plan BUT I have decided to modify the plan to make it desirable to me. Working out should be something that I look forward to (at least most the time.) I will continue with workouts that range in time from 25-45 minutes but will incorporate my own circuit and lifting schedule so that it is more enjoyable!
Last nights dinner was a big plate of taco salad!!
This was SO, SO good!!! I haven’t had it in quite a while but it is going back into regular rotation. Of course, next time I will have to save it for Tuesday. A few months ago, we had “Taco Tuesday” every week and the kids really looked forward to it. Last night when I told my daughter what we were having she said, “But mom, it isn’t even Tuesday”!!
Part of the reason for my energy this morning, besides the awesome cup of coffee I had was the power walk I got in bright and early. After dropping my daughter off at school, I came home, laced up the sneakers, got the boy in the jogging stroller and off we went.
It was a brisk 64 degrees this morning and I loved it!! I have the hardest time keeping my workouts indoors during the Fall. I get a bit giddy knowing I get to head outside, enjoy beautiful weather and bask in the “Fall-like” smell in the air. Is it just me, or does anyone else know the smell I am speaking of? I can’t really describe it but it is like a natural uplifting drug!!
Speaking of Fall, I think we found the most festive house in the neighborhood!
I bet this will be the house to hit up come Halloween night!!!
When we got home, I decided to fuel up with some peanut butter and jelly Ezekiel toast, topped with chia seeds.
Do you decorate for the Holidays? Inside or out? I have a wreath on my door and a few Fall items on the mantle but I definitely keep it simple….until Christmas!!
Have you ever tried Chia seeds? What is your favorite way to use them?