I slept in a little later than usual this morning, so I had breakfast on the go. I made myself a smoothie containing mixed berries, baby spinach, plain Greek yogurt and almond milk, along with a mug of green tea with lemon. I brought both with me to drink on my way to work and unfortunately forgot to take a picture in the rush. Enjoy this recycled picture which is exactly what I had for breakfast!
I had a fantastic workout today after the morning program. I started off with a 30 minute cardio session on the elliptical. Then, I moved on to do a 30 minute HIIT workout that targeted all major muscle groups for a great full body workout! I did more reps and less sets to focus on improving my endurance rather than pure strength. Here's how it went...
3 sets of 20 reps:
- Medicine Ball Wood Chopper (R+L=1)
- Kettle Bell Swings
- Step Ups with Knee Drive (R+L=1)
- Weighted Bench Lunges (R)
- Weighted Bench Lunges (L)
- Incline Push Ups
I felt pretty sore after this workout and knew that I had accomplished everything I wanted to in the gym afterwards! When I got home, I did a solid 30 minutes of yoga stretches to help relieve my tight muscles.
After my post-gym stretch, it was time to refuel! I made myself a vanilla coconut protein mug cake to eat before heading out to do some errands.
I'm not going to lie...between meetings with the bank and insurance company in preparation for picking up my new car tomorrow, I didn't schedule enough time for an actual lunch. It's been an absolutely crazy week between work and getting ready for the car, which has left my head spinning. I ended up having a banana during the after school program to sustain myself until dinner. Oops!
When I got home, I was starving! Casey made us some ribs on the barbeque and I gobbled them all up with a big kale salad on the side. I ended up eating about twice this amount of ribs, but only this small amount made it to the camera. The rest went into my stomach too fast to be photographed!
That's all for today! I have prepped all of my meals for tomorrow because I work all of my jobs from 7:00am to 6:00pm straight, then Casey and I are heading straight to pick up my car which is about an hour outside of town. It's going to be an incredibly hectic day and the only way I'll survive is lots of planning and preparation.
I can't wait to get my car tomorrow! WISH ME LUCK!