Five for Friday
Happy Friday everyone! I’ve got a few (hopefully) quick Five For Friday updates.
1. I’m becoming an evening workout-er. It’s been a total readjustment with working and getting in my workouts. I’m keeping things up, but I’m super thankful for Best Body Bootcamp right now. If I didn’t have a workout plan set out before me every day, I think there were a few days during this week that I would have skipped it. Not that I didn’t have time, I just would rather have chosen sitting on my butt on the couch. But, I’m glad I got it done, glad I got to put an X in the box on my tracking log. Never regret a workout. I’m already seeing a few changes to my body- my clothes are fitting better and I’m feeling great. I even went for a run/walk the other night when it was super cold. I bundled up like it was below zero out, but I think it was 50*.
2. Awesome Small World News: my running friend K just got a new job. And guess what? Her new job is in the same little business area as mine!!! I work in a little complex that’s nestled into a residential area. What are the odds of that? I’ve now got a lunch time walk friend. I’m so excited since we haven’t been able to see much of each other lately at all. The other day I shared a picture on Instagram while I was out walking, but I should have waited a few minutes until I reached this spot. Beautiful.
3. Aches and pains update: new shoes are amazing. Seriously, I know I’ve said this before, but why do I not just go get new shoes the moment something starts to hurt? I think I’m really really hard on my feet, no matter what the shoe is. One day of walking in bad shoes does a big number on my feet. When will I learn? My hip still aches a bit, but I’m working on an upside down pigeon stretch every day and things are feeling better. Today’s BBB workout calls for the lunge that seems to aggravate it, so I’m going to modify that to something else.
4. Timing myself at a plank makes me stick with it longer. Two of the Bootcamp workouts this week called for doing an elbow plank to fatigue. I found that if I did it without timing myself, I bailed out after what felt like a minute, but was likely 20 seconds. If I pulled out my timer and forced myself to hold the plank for a minute every time, I could do it. Here are 2 of the 3 sets that I did.
5. I jinxed myself the other day with my blabbering about avoiding getting ‘hangry’ by packing good lunches. That very day I did a horrible job planning my food and got a hunger headache by 4:00. I managed to not eat my whole house when I got home, but I did a much better job of packing some protein for my afternoon snack yesterday. Problem solved. Protein to the rescue – beef jerky rules!! Although it leaves a weird taste in my mouth.
random snack: Life cereal, cashews and beef jerky
I think it’s balanced, how ’bout you?
Hey – I did keep it pretty short and sweet. Happy Friday everyone!
Anyone else need the motivation of a timer to stick with their planks? Doesn’t a minute of a plank seem totally different than a minute of a commercial? Such a strange phenomenon.