Hey, hey, hey! Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!! I have been a busy busy bee today! First off, I slept until 7am today! That is really late for me!
Not to mention.. I was in bed last night at like 10! I was exhausted from yesterday’s event.. Which reminds me..
THANK YOU for all of your kind words! You are making the event feel even more successful then it already was (if that is even possible!)
Justin was pretty pooped last night too – so we decided to finish watching “The Switch” after grubbin on some Chinese food. Is say FINISH watching.. because I could not make it through the whole movie on Friday night. I was too tired.
DAMN! I am just the SOCIAL BUTTERFLY lately.. huh? Well.. I really enjoyed this movie. It says a lot for me to enjoy a movie at home. I totally have trouble focusing on movies.. when I have so many other things that can grab my attention at home.. i.e., THIS COMPUTER… and YOUR BLOGS. But I vowed to let the computer BE last night.. and watched the movie.
I was really pulling for Bateman to tell Aniston about “the switch” … which is really saying something.. I was emotionally involved in a movie I was viewing from my own home!
After waking up, I decided to give Carrie’s oats a go.. and was very satisfied:
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 2.5 cups water
- scoop sunwarrior
- dash of vanilla (didn’t have almond extract)
- topped with cinnamon, PB and fresh strawberries
It was GOOD! The texture was so different then my regular oats – and it was definitely a nice change. I will most certainly be throwing this in the mix! Has anyone ever tried overnight oats using oat bran? Overnights are really all my schedule allows for during the week!
Justin and I set off on our weekly shopping excursion.. again saving 25$ on our 125$ bill. $100 bucks for the week.. not to shabby! I totally forgot to picture my goods before putting them away.. and while I LOVE you all dearly.. I was not about the remove everything from their homes. Instead, here is a look inside my fridge:
I hit up the gym for an easy 2.6 mile run and an hour of BOOT CAMP! We had a hard core class today. Everything focused on the core.. which was fabulous. I have totally been slacking in the core workout area.. so I loved every second of the BURN!
All of this.. my friends.. was done before noon! How about that for productivity!
Then.. came the frustrations of the afternoon! Remember how I said I would be at Walmart looking for a bistro set when the world ended yesterday?!
Well.. 1 – I was at Walmart at 6pm yesterday. The world did not end.
And 2 – We got a Bistro set. For $98. YES, PLEASE.
Well, today as a different story.. no more yes, pleases. A whole lot of &*#@^!#(*$%^#&. I am the assembler of our duo. I like to take control of these scenarios.. and refuse any help.
Now – I DID look at the instructions. Well.. the pictures anyway. I mean.. in my defense, I am used to putting together IKEA furniture.. where there ARE no words.. so I really didn’t think words would be that important.
Anyway… who tells you to assemble something by NOT screwing in the bolts all the way. Well, once Justin finally pointed out that piece of info to me.. after I declared we would need to take it back because there was NO possible way it would go together..and after a lot of tightening, then loosening, then retightening.. reloosening.. and the final tightening of screws… we finally had our bistro set:
Justin already spent some time reading a magazine out there.. but it is too chilly for me today. I am totally looking forward to sitting out there.. and eating, reading… blogging… as it warms up! 🙂
Alright.. let’s get down to this week’s workouts….
Weekly Work-Out Wrap-Up!
- Monday: 2.5 miles walk/run, 60 minute step class
- Tuesday: REST.. COMPLETE REST!
- Wednesday: 15 min elliptical; 60 minute strength training class
- Thursday: 5.91 mile run – 50 minutes
- Friday: YOGA! 60 min.
- Saturday: 2mile run at event, 4 mile walk
- Sunday: 2.5 mi jog; 60 min boot camp conditioning camp
Update for Amanda’s 100 Miles in May –
Since May 1st – I have walked/ran a total of: 106 miles..(Remember this also includes an approximation of my daily mileage at work.. and I have a job that keeps my on my feet and moving for most of the day) So – I have made my 100 miles in May goal.. but still plan on hoofin’ it for the rest of the month.. year… my life 😉
How I felt this week:
I gave my body rest. I tried to keep going strong.. and went to step class on Monday – and I was utterly exhausted physically. I knew a rest day was really needed. Taking rest days is the hardest thing for me. I mean.. in reality.. I KNOW that taking rest days is the BEST thing for my body -and that not working out for ONE day .. or TWO days.. will do nothing to take away from my healthy lifestyle. In fact.. it is more likely to benefit it! Still, corresponding those thoughts with my actions.. is definitely difficult!
I’ve definitely been having some body image/confidence issues this week as well. I am not quite sure where they are coming from – but I am working to get past the negative thoughts and surround myself with positivity.
How do you deal with issues of body confidence and self-image? If you are one of the lucky woman who never has to face these issues – I look up to you.. and hope to someday find that place.
Tell me something fun you did this weekend!