I LOVED hearing all of the feedback about Zumba! I’ll definitely be going to more classes and for those who think they can’t dance…that isn’t an excuse. If you have a butt, you can dance and therefore need to try it 😉
I know I’m a little late in annoucing this, but to be honest, I forgot lent was even occuring. Last week I made the tough decision to try and give up coffee. So I guess this will be my lent and beyond.
Why? Several reasons – I spend way too much money at Starbucks, I drink over the should-be-legal-limit of cups a day, specifically between the hours of 7-10am when I’m trying to keep my head from slamming on my desk and I wanna explore other options and ways to keep myself bright eyed and bushy tailed, even when I’m in my metalsmithing class…which – by the way – I dread. Bless all of you metalsmithers/jewelers out there…I can’t imagine waking up and beaming with sunshine knowing I’ll be spending my day playing with a flamethrower, pliers and raunchy smelling chemicals. I won’t judge if you’re into that kind of stuff, though, just stay far away from my hair and I.
I guess I should ask all of you tea enthusiasts your favorite kinds of teas? I’m a huge fan of green tea and do drink a lot of tea myself. Since tea will probably be my “coffee” I’d love some suggestions, cause I’ll be drowning myself in it.
Oh and pickles, lots and lots of pickles to quell my coffee cravings. You can take away my coffee but you can never take away my pickles. This isn’t a joke either.
Coffee, tea and pickles aside…can you Mid-Atlantic-ers believe this weather?! I was considering going for a swim to the gym instead of driving there this morning…but the rip currents from the winds probably would’ve swept me elsewhere. It’s like a tsunami up in this joint! After I let my breakfast settle I laced up and hit the weights.
I did about 45 minutes of weights with a cool down on the elliptical with some trashbag mags for about 5 minutes. The gym was prettymuch empty, so prancing around from machine to machine was pretty easy considering they were all open. I worked my upper body and did a wee bit of ab work on a mat – just 3 sets of 15 bicycle crunches, some scissors and a few 60-second planks. Felt good. Promptly refueled with some snackage:
Usually after I workout I’ll make myself some protein pancakes or something much, much bigger, but to be honest I was ravenous and decided to just throw a plate together in t-minus 5 minutes. It was either that or gnaw my arms off.
I’ve been so lazy today besides my trip to the gym. I blame it on this weather. No one in their right mind would go outside right now with the way the wind sounds. It’s almost as if it’s threatening you…”walk outside and I will open a can of whoopass, do it, I dare you.”
Are you giving up anything for lent?
What’s your favorite brand/type/flavor of tea?
Peace and love!