I mean how could it not be? It’s the Friday before a three-day weekend!
Plus, it was a b-e-a-utiful morning in Central Florida.
This morning Ryan and I soaked up the warm Florida sun during a lovely morning walk with our crazy dog.
We walked around Lake Eola and even saw a little bird eating a fish… or so I thought.
As I got a little closer to snap a picture, I saw that the bird’s prey was not a fish at all. It was a tiny turtle.
I used to own a little turtle just that size when I was in high school. His name was Eli and I bought him in Myrtle Beach when I was on vacation with my friends. When I went to bring him back to Illinois with me, the security people told me I couldn’t bring a live animal through.
After sneaking off into the bathroom, I stuffed the little turtle down my shirt and walked through a different security line to sneak him aboard. A little gross? Maybe. But it worked and little Eli made it to Illinois safe and sound!
As if seeing a little baby turtle on our walk wasn’t exciting enough, I think I saw Healthy Ashley running, but since we’ve never met in real life I didn’t want to be a super-freak and stop her mid-run to ask if it really was her… So I smiled awkwardly instead.
Today’s workout took me through a total-body weights routine after a quick 10-minute warm up on the elliptical.
I did three sets of 15 reps of the following exercises:
- Lunges (15 reps on right leg followed by 15 reps on left leg), 15 lbs.
- Shoulder raises, 8 lbs.
- Incline bicep curls, 12 lbs.
- Tricep extensions, 20 lbs. (total)
- Leg extensions, 35 lbs. (I made sure to do Ryan’s flex method on these and they were killer!)
- Prone leg curls, 40 lbs.
- Bridges, 20 lbs. (total)
- Crunches, 100 total
I completed this routine by super-setting two exercises at a time, so after one set of lunges, I did a set of shoulder raises before going back to lunges and repeating the sequence. I love super-setting because it makes the workout go by a lot faster and keeps your heart rate UP!
After a good workout and a nice walk with Ryan and Sadie my stomach was growlin’!
I opened the fridge and looked around the kitchen for inspiration.
An old banana caught my eye…
After peeling the banana and promptly devouring about 3/4 of it on the spot, I assembled a delicious breakfast that included a cup of Chobani Greek yogurt, honey, Flax-Z-Snax butter pecan hot cereal (chilled) and the remainder of the banana.
This was a winning combination.
The banana made the meal! I think the fact that it was on its death bed made it extra sweet and flavorful. Yaaa-um.
Now it’s time to work!
I have a hot lunch date today with El Ryan, so I’ll see ya in a bit with a lunch recap that will likely involve our favorite lunchtime spot!
Question of the Morning
Who is your favorite comedian?