I must warn you in advance, I have a lot of photos for this post. They’re mainly from my workouts, because I found this cool new way to layout the photos in a film strip. It’s fun!
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Insanity Asylum 1 Strength is my favorite workout of this program. I brought my own weights because I love them and because the ones in the gym are not friendly. Doesn’t this look like fun?
A few chest presses with my awesome weights
Push-ups with weight… get ‘er done
I had a fun workout, and a little fun after 🙂 I was SO happy it was Friday.
Friday was a good day at the office. After a doctor’s appointment I headed into to get a number of things done. I called it quits at 5:30 p.m. because I needed to go home and grab a bite to eat before heading out for the night with a MeetUp group. Another event, another fun night. I met some really cool people at this event, and ran in to some familiar faces. I was a little intimidated going to the event because I went in and didn’t know anyone. It all turned out well. I was having so much fun meeting people and dancing, yep dancing, that I was out late.
Saturday was supposed to include a Retro 5k Run, BUT I set my alarm wrong. Instead I slept in (until 8 a.m.), go in a little stretch, and then planted myself by the pool. Just what the doctor order. Seriously, I needed this relaxing day.
The only thing I remember eating on Saturday was this delicious snack – rice cakes, almond butter and a banana. SO delicious, gluten free, and easy to make.
Saturday evening was relaxing. I organized my apartment a little more and went to bed early. I was exhausted from being in the sun all day, and more than happy to have such a lazy day.
Sunday was a mixture of insanity, pool time, making new friends and watching some hockey. Got up and went to the apartment gym and got my workout on.
I’m part of a challenge group on Facebook (think weight watchers, virtually). This has been a great support system for me during my journey. It’s not to be a part of a group of strong women who are all working towards the same thing – a healthy lifestyle. We all have success, we all struggle, and we all respect and appreciate on another. This month we were challenged to do wall and v sits (I think I mentioned this before). We started with 10 seconds on the first day and are building our way up to 5 minutes. Sunday was 3:10. Wall sit is no problem; the v sit is still getting me.
Today’s workout was Game Day and Overtime. The workout feels like the hour and 15 minutes it is. Just when you think it’s over, there’s more. I had some fun with the workout today, but still couldn’t wait for it to be over.
Sprints and “mountain climbing”
A little football and quick feet
Don’t remember what sport this is, bu there is a lot of balance involved.
At some point I also did a few tennis moves. Game day really covers it all. I was spent after, but new I had a full afternoon ahead. Got a few things done before plotting myself in front of the pool, again!
After enjoying the pool for a bit I went for a hike. I was invited by a friend who was going with a Meet Up group. I wasn’t sure I was ready for a hike after such an intense workout in the morning, but I went regardless. I’m glad I did. I had fun catching up with my friend, and enjoyed meeting some new people.
Sunday’s activities meant I needed to properly fuel my body. For breakfast I enjoyed Chocolate Vegan Shakeology with berries, almond milk, almond butter and protein powder. For lunch I enjoyed some tacos with chicken, spaghetti squash, hummus, peppers, and creamy garlic dressing. For dinner I had lettuce cups with shrimp, peanut sauce, rice noodles, spaghetti squash, peppers, and cucumbers. My belly is so full!
I had such a great weekend! I love this city, the people I’m meting, my job, and the healthy life I’m living. Stay tuned for a busy week ahead!
Question: What did you do this weekend?