It’s 4:24pm, my hair is on top of my head looking like a bees nest and I would not be surprised if there were some bees living there, I have no pants on (or does a bathrobe count as pants?), my dog is finding it harder and harder to hold her bladder as she gets older, and I’m finding it easier and easier to step in it and also, I may have just ruined your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sorry, I’ll try to be less charming next time 😉
In conclusion? Life is good. I’ve spent this summer running all over the place, and it feels good to get back into some sort of “routine”, for now at least. I’m honestly curious as to how I still know how to operate on a “routine” – which may be why I’m putting it in paranthesis.
Anyways, the traveling madness continues next week – but more about that later. I really loved what ya’ll had to say about my last post – amen to giving yourself a break, right?
I’ve had the best workouts lately, thanks to a many inspirational bloggers; ya’ll know who you are 🙂 and I really appreciate getting my ass kicked by the person who does it best – myself.
I’m starting a weekly or whenever-I-have-time-til-summer’s-over routine of working on each section of my body each time I work out.
Yesterday I had an upper body workout consisting of lifting a spoon into my mouth full of this goodness:
I’m just kidding – I did eat that, but that wasn’t my workout 😉 just my warm up. Here’s some of the exercises I did:
and lots of cable exercises
I did plenty more, but I couldn’t find them online quite yet, nor am I pro enough to tell you what they were all called 🙂 One day, friends, one day. I did 3 sets of 10-15 reps or until failure.
I also have still been loving my usual ab exercises which I posted about a while back, and I did a routine that I found in the August issue of Oxygen magazine.
Felt goooood, although I was cursing through some of them.
Other than workouts, I’ve really been loving eggs lately! Just simple stuff.
Sweet potato fries – perfect for refueling 🙂
As well as uncured Canadian turkey-bacon + lots of veggies. Tip for GFers – always buy your meat with NO preservatives…preservatives sometimes means gluten. Yikes!
Other than relying on simplicity – my Dad’s garden has been absolutely bursting with amazing produce, and seriously, nothing is better in the summer than a home-grown salad. Soon we’ll be making homemade salsa, and I’ll get you the recipe, of course!
I love oil + vinegar on my salad.
What’s your favorite salad combo + dressing?
I’ve also been adding garden goodies to my gluten-free pancake pizza, and more mozz cheese than anyone ever needs. Awesome.
In other news, besides working out, eating and having too many pineapple cocktails I’ve been getting in some fam time as well, per usual. Today I met my cousin and Aunt for lunch at the mall. My cousin is going to be attending my college in the fall, and she’s more than excited! Although I only have one year left, I’m happy to be able to spend more time with her 🙂
Do you work/go to school with any family members?
I am so blessed to have such an amazing and supportive family. Without them I would NOT have the motivation and confidence in myself that I do. For real. Same goes with my pals. Speaking of pals – my girls and I are taking a spontaneous and not-so-well-planned trip to South Carolina next week! I’m so excited! I go down there a few times a year because one of my best friends goes to Coastal Carolina University and it’s insane down there…absolutely ridiculous, in a good way. I’m pumped and totally ready for this summer to take me one more place. Even though that may mean taking more unplanned flights down staircases and things of the sort, you know.
Do you have any vacations left/are you going anywhere else this summer?
This post was kind of all over the place, kudos to you if you made it through 😀
Peace and love!