Two of the best parts of my day…
Glad y’all are getting some laughs from my gym peeves.. and agreeing with them!! Sometimes you just need to get some things out of your mind.. and onto.. or shall I say into, the blog world!
I’ve been a busy bee today. I did the load of laundry that had accumulated since the weekend…folded it
neatly and put it away tried to squeeze it into my overstuff drawers.
I realized something – that was a little concerning to me. Since Sunday, I have ONLY.WORN.WORKOUT.CLOTHES. Yes, I understand I am on vacation. But I did not once get dressed in jeans… a cute top. I spent a lot of time in the kitchen and working on this little blog! Perhaps a little more time then I had thought. But I am feeling nice and relaxed and will go with that flow. I know I won’t have quite as much time when I am back at work.
However, if you look at Justin’s pile….apparently he only wore undershirts, socks, and underwear this week. Calvin Klein model in training?! Or may his work clothes just get dry cleaned!
More tedious tasks followed – kitchen cleaning, dusting, floor cleaning.
Then it was my favorite part of day. Gym time! Love getting those endorphins going! I waited til mid morning because I knew group sessions would be over.. and I would be able to get into the room and do some exercises. I love being alone in a big empty room.. jammin’ out to my pod and gettin’ the damn thing done! 😛
I strayed from my training plan today – wanting to run on the treadmill (strange) and keep myself occupied. I opted for interval training.. when I interval train – I normally make up my speeds, the lengths of time, etc… as I am doing it. Ultimately, I am trying to get my heart rate up really high – and then slow it down during the recovery phases. This is what my 40 minute workout looked like today:
Afterwards, I headed on over into the group fitness room and did a serious of exercises on the fitness risers…Kept my heart rate a flowing!
I really went all out today. My Polar told me that my maximum HR was 192 – and I had an average heartrate of 157 throughout the entire hour and seven minutes. Probably one of the most uptempo workouts I have done in a while!
I came home.. fueled my body with some grub.
And set of for the parents house. It is great being home with my family and my doggies! I miss them all dearly when I am gone! I showed them my blog – which they are all impressed with 🙂 and had them taste my hummus and a few other goodies I had thrown together for them!
Overall – favorable review of everything!
I had some delicious sushi for dinner from a local Chinese restuarant down the street with a side of Edamame. I.love.edamame. I tried it once about a year ago when I saw another couple order it while I was out at dinner. I was intrigued.. and have not looked back since!
My brother yoinked one of these bad boys from a Vietnamese Restaurant in NYC earlier in the week: Fresh Ginger Ginger Ale. It is all natural.
I enlightened my taste buds. Lots of ginger. I am not a huge ginger ale fan as it is, but it wasn’t half bad. Not something I would drink on a regular basis, but a little sip wasn’t so bad.
Tonight, I’ll be spending QT with the fam and brainstorming some ideas to whip up in the kitchen tomorrow! Any ideas for me to play around with! I am game for anything.. especially when I am in a nice big kitchen and dad told me to leave him a list of what I needed and he’d go to the store in the morning. Yes please!