Like A Wavin’ Flag

Good morning everyone!

Did anyone eat a turkey cheese roll up for breakfast today?! I sure hope so. I talked Halle’s ear off yesterday morning on the way to school about how much I loved it….she is a lucky gal.

School went great yesterday!  I fall more in love with the kids everyday.  I can’t believe that I am almost done being in the classroom with these little people…since I go to the school 5 days a week for about 8 hours a day, I have successfully tricked myself into believing that I am a graduated, employed and happy teacher.

False.  Before we know it, I’ll be back on the sorority couch with a sore bum from studying my life away.

Moving on to happier topics: After class, I snacked on a Luna bar that Halle generously bought for me.  Some friends save money for real gifts, we just blow our funds on random food gifts for each other all the time.

I loved this bar!  It was like a lemon cookie…yay!

After my snack, I headed to the gym for a little afternoon exercise…well okay, I sat in the downstairs locker room and played with my iphone for a solid 15 minutes first because my “cookie” had to digest.  Goodness, the excuses I make to procrastinate.

Finally I got myself dressed and headed upstairs for the following workout:

45 minutes of cardio!

  • 10 minutes of running on the treadmill
  • 30 minutes of elliptical
  • 5 minutes of running on the track

I love mixing up my cardio to make it go by quicker!  I also love how Ellen is on when I come to the gym in the afternoon 🙂  Life is good.

For strength training, I made up this little circuit and repeated it two times through:

  • 1 minute front plank
  • 30 second side planks (both sides people!)
  • 50 crunches
  • 50 bicycle crunches
  • 15 reps each of two different arm strengthening machines (sorry, I’m not cool enough to know the names of the machines I used!)
  • 10 reps of the leg press machine
  • 25 calf raises

This circuit could be repeated 3 times if you really wanted to work your muscles!

The thing about workouts (and cooking!) is there is always room for adjustment.  If you look at this workout and think: Seriously?  My grandma could do this in her sleep.  Fair enough.  Just add more time or more reps/weight to the exercises 🙂

Or if it looks too hard, just take away time/weight from the exercises.  Adjust it to fit you 🙂  And then,

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For dinner, Halle and I made another batch of Bruschetta Toasts with raw veggies, turkey and hummus on the side.

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Heaven.

And we ate our fair share of the no bake cookies for dessert.  It was a great day!  I hope Wednesday is just as good for all of y’all!

Quote of the day:

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Audrey knows what’s up.

Song of the Day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syjqTV4Ubag

*Waving Flag by K’naan.  Because it is my favorite song. 

“Let’s rejoice in the beautiful game

and together at the end of the day, we all say,

When I get older, I will be stronger, Just like a Waving Flag.”

Bring it on Wednesday 😉

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