Though I had to drive to the gym from my parents’ house this morning instead of walk like I usually do from our apartment (the horror, I know), I did have this beautiful view greeting me…
Living in St. Pete along the water sure does have its perks.
I drove to the gym and got in a quick workout before my family awoke.
I started my workout with 20 minutes on the treadmill that looked like this:
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I then took myself through a total-body weights workout by completing three sets of 15 repetitions of the following exercises:
- Leg extension, 50 lbs. (total)
- Step ups, 15 lbs.
- Shoulder raises, 10 lbs.
- Bicep curls, 15 lbs. (balancing on one leg for the first two sets)
- Deadlifts, 25 lbs.
- Tricep dips, bodyweight
- Ryan’s awesome shoulder move, 8 lbs.
I then kissed two dumbbells and told them I would miss them while I’m in Europe. Okay, not really, but I do enjoy strength training and will miss it a bit while we’re traveling.
At least I’ll have gelato to numb my emotions and make me forget all about it.
As I went to assemble my breakfast this morning, I had my first “I miss you, Ryan” moment of the day when I went to reach for a box of Wheaties toward the back of the top self of my parents’ pantry.
I really wanted to try the Wheaties because I never have, but since I couldn’t reach them, I grabbed a box of Honey Bunches of Oats instead which I love solely because of the oat clusters.
When I asked my family who else was interested in a smoothie for breakfast, I got a resounding “ME!” from everyone.
Smoothies for all!
This was my dad and sister’s first time trying a smoothie made with spinach (my mom tried one at my apartment about a year ago) and both of them were amazed that you couldn’t taste the addition of the greens.
We all agreed that kicking off our vacation on a healthy note feels great!
Now bring on the pastries and pizza!!!
Rumor has it that the Tampa airport has wireless internet, so hopefully I’ll see ya soon for lunch!