Hi friends! How’s the day going? Thank you so much for chiming in with your productivity tips this morning.
Speaking of productivity, mine has been LOW today… because it’s 1:30pm and P is taking her first nap. Her energy is admirable, and it’s hard to be like, “Why aren’t you napping?!” when she’s smiling and cracking up the entire time. I tried to rock her and sing her a lullaby, and it resulted with her entire hand in my mouth while she belly laughed. Successful.
Speaking of energy/stamina:
You guys. I’ll stop mentioning this eventually, but I’m having to WORK to get back my cardio endurance. Teaching spin killed me last night. I had to get off my bike twice to walk around for a second, just to catch my breath. It also didn’t help that the entire class was packed, so I was feeling really pumped, but my body couldn’t keep up with me. I’m listening to what it’s telling me, and easing into everything. As tempted as I am to go crazypants, I don’t want to regret it later.
I was pacing around the kitchen last night, telling the Pilot about my realization that spin is really hard, and he reminded me of the great fitness legend:
“When your baby bangs grow out, you will be strong again.”
We still have a ways to go there. Haha.
(Please to ignore my eyebrows. K thanks.)
Here’s an upper body workout I did recently! I combined some of my favorite moves into a circuit, and it was a serious burner. The best part: it only took about 20 minutes.
In dinner news, we’ve had some amazing dinners so far this week, including this Paleo recipe. (<— her photos are beautiful. Mine are subpar, but I was also giving P bites of dinner while listening to Liv regale me on the horrors of Brussels sprouts.)
I followed the recipe pretty much exactly, and combined turkey bacon, onion, brussels sprouts, baked sweet potato cutes, garlic, apple, chicken, thyme, and a little cinnamon. I loved all of the harvest flavors, even in the beginning of June, and couldn’t help but think how wonderful it would taste with some fresh sage. It has made a produce and protein-packed lunch option since it’s so easy to reheat leftovers and eat.
Just wanted to pop in and say hello. See ya in the morning with a fitness find!
Today’s workout jam: I played this for a hill climb last night, and LOVED the lyrics, the drum beats and the steady tempo. It’s one of my newest favorite workout songs: