Body pump and a gross looking dinner.

Well, the work week is almost half way over. Right? They are calling for snow in my area tomorrow, so I’m doing my snow dance and wearing my pjs inside out.

Once lunch time rolled around today, I went down to my work gym and took a body pump class. I try to run 3-4 days a week and cross/weight train 2-3 days a week. Today’s class was Release 98 (each new release has different music and different choreography) and it was INTENSE! My legs and arms were shaking, my elbows were sweating, and my heart rate was climbing.

I don’t know what it is about strength training, but it makes me so hungry all day long. I was absolutely starving when I got home, so I went with quick and simple for dinner. I had vegetable and barley soup on top of mashed sweet potato and it was amazing. Man, this looks nasty.

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(Don’t worry, I won’t quit my job to be a food photographer.)

I’m super tired tonight, so I’ve been on the couch since Annabelle went to bed around 8. I’m enjoying one of my guilty pleasures…Dance Moms. Ok, I might be enjoying two guilty pleasures…

What dessert did I eat tonight?

A. Brownie
B. Cookie
C. Ice cream
D. All of the above 🙂

If you don’t take Body Pump regularly…

you will be sore every time. I took a class during lunch yesterday and my inner thighs and my chest/arms are really feeling it today. I definitely challenge myself each time and if I don’t go on a consistent basis, I am sore for days! In order to help my running and my overall strength, I’m trying to take classes twice a week from now on. 🙂
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Rewind to breakfast yesterday. I had overnight oats with sliced bananas. You can make overnight oats a ton of different ways, but this is what I do.

Overnight Oats

1. Pour 1/2 cup of oatmeal into a container.
2. Add 1 cup of vanilla almond milk.
3. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
4. Cover and leave in fridge overnight.
5. Add fruit and granola in the morning and enjoy!

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I was famished by the time Body Pump was over (anybody else get super hungry after weight training?). I ate an almond butter and strawberry jam sandwich and a blueberry Chobani.

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Later in the afternoon I snacked on two clementines and I ate yogurt covered raisins on my drive home from work. Snacks make the commute so much better!

On the way home I picked up Subway for dinner. I went with a turkey and ham salad and I had some pita chips on the side.

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Annabelle finally fell asleep around 9:30 and I ate some “healthy” dessert while watching Dance Moms. Lucky for me she woke up right as I was getting into bed. Good thing she is so darn cute. 🙂

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What did you eat for breakfast today?

How many hours of sleep do you average per night? If I get 6 hours, I consider myself lucky.

Card Worthy

So, it felt great to get a PR on Saturday. However, it did not look so good. I can’t stop laughing at this picture.

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I’m sad that I didn’t have this picture before making our Christmas cards…this would have been perfect! 😉
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Yesterday’s workout was “body pump-ish.” The body pump instructor was sick, so another instructor filled in to teach. We used a step bench, a bar, and free weights for 45 minutes of fast paced strength training. It was definitely not as structured as body pump, but my arms are feeling it today. I also hopped on the elliptical for 15 minutes.

Annabelle used a soda bottle to strength train, she is really strong for her age. 🙂

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Yesterday’s Eats

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Pretend you see a picture of a turkey sub from Subway…dinner of lazy people champions.
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Today is a great day for 3 reasons:

1. Office Christmas breakfast
2. It’s Friday
3. I’m running 🙂 (as long as I can still run after eating my weight in pancakes at breakfast)

Tell me 3 reasons why this day will be great for you!