Hey everyone! How’s your day going? Mine has been bueno- much more laid back than yesterday!
I woke up extra early this morning so I could go for a run on the base trail.
I grabbed a messy nanner with AB before leaving the casa:
And drove down to base. When I got there, it was already too hot to run. I took off, and with the sun blaring down at me and the intense humidity, I couldn’t do it. I didn’t want some active duty member doing PT to find me passed out on the side of the road, so I went inside the gym to get in a little cardio and weights.
I did 40 minutes on the stairclimber –that thing is EVIL!- reading SELF and then did some shoulders, triceps and chest.
After that, I munched a dried fruit strip (for carb replenishment):
And took a Cardio Kickbox class 😀
You’re probably wondering why the heck I worked out before taking an aerobics class, but I’ve never taken the class before and wanted to make sure I got in a quality workout since I’m not teaching spin tonight. For me it’s all about quality over quantity and I didn’t want to be bored out of my mind in kickboxing and leave the gym knowing I could have gotten a better workout by myself. I guess I’ll never have to worry about that again because kickboxing was KILLER!!!
I LOVE being able to take classes (instead of just teaching them) and we recently got a new aerobics instructor at the base gym. Before she got there, I had been the only aerobics teacher and never got to take cardio from anyone since the other instructors do yoga and pilates. The new teacher is FABULOUS! We did a circuit style workout with light weights, kicks, punches, cardio blasts and abs. A-freaking-mazing.
So yes, I was a bit of a workout machine this morning and decided to drive a little out of the way to get a juice before going home.
I picked up a smoothie for Jeni and wanted a green juice, but they didn’t have green apples today! So I munched this instead:
(Review is here)
I took Jeni her smoothie (we’re neighbors) and then came back to the casa for another snack since I was still munchy.
Maybe I’ll have something green in my life today because as of now, I’m rockin the carb boat 😉
Next, I got to work on a white chocolate cheesecake to take to the coffee tonight.
I used this recipe but instead of doing the raspberry sauce (which I added wayyyy to much corn starch to and as Stewie would say turned it into a culinary abortion) I used melted chocolate chips and drizzled that on top.
Viesa slept in a bed that’s way too small for her while I cooked:
She’s a petite thing but has a knack of thinking she’s much smaller than she actually is— like when she plops herself on my chest while I’m sleeping 😀
I’m off to finally catch up on your blogs, lay by the pool with a new book for a while, train a client and then to the wive’s meeting. Jeni and I are hosting this one and we’re having it at the Indian restaurant—I get Indian a day early this week! 😀
Take care and I’ll see ya tonight.
Today’s tip: Like I said above, quality trumps quantity when it comes to working out. I’m back and forth between two of the gyms here and every day I see a lot of the same thing… people la-di-da-ing on the treadmill at a snail’s pace (SLOWER than they would walk in their natural surroundings) for way longer than necessary, without the slightest glisten of sweat on their face. My motto is: get in, make yourself sweat, and get out. No one wants to live at the gym (unless you make some dollas for it, like I do), and there’s no reason to work out more than 30-45 minutes each day if you’re working at a moderate intensity. Of course, if you’re la-di-da-ing, seeing results will take MUCH longer and much more time out of your life. So if you use your time wisely and work out efficiently, you can be in and out in less than an hour and see amazing results 😀