Remember how I used to be obsessed with Friday morning boot camp classes at my gym? Well, ever since they switched instructors, the class lost some of its appeal and I went back to doing my own thing on Fridays.
Today, after I spent 20 minutes on the elliptical, I headed upstairs to do a random total-body weights workouts when I ran into Allyson, the trainer who previously taught the boot camp class I loved. Apparently she’s subbing for another instructor’s 30-minute strength class on Fridays for the next few weeks. Score!
I immediately scrapped my original plans and took her class instead. We did various strength-based circuits, completing each exercise for 30 seconds, before resting for 10 seconds and repeating it one time.
- Bosu ball squats
- Traveling push ups
- Squats with overhead press
- Plie squats with upright row
- TRX rows
- TRX lunges
- Burpees with push up
We then did the following exercises one time through for 30 seconds each:
- Tricep dips (balancing on one leg)
- Mountain climbers
- Squats with side shoulder raises
- TRX plank hold
- TRX plank moving legs up to the chest and back
- Plank hold
I was quite sweaty by the end of the class and my upper body felt like it got quite a good workout!
After the class I took Sadie on a quick walk while Ryan showered and got ready for work. Then it was time for me to play chauffeur Julie!
I drove Ryan into work today because we have plans to go to happy hour at a bar close to his work tonight and figured it would make more sense for me to go pick him up after work rather than him drive home to get me and then back out that way immediately after.
It was nice to have a little extra time together this morning, but I was seriously ready to eat my leg when I arrived home.
Breakfast was a tough decision this morning. I wasn’t sure what I wanted… pancakes, eggs, oatmeal, candy?
Eventually I decided on eggs ‘n’ waffles… with a side of candy.
I kept the candy portion of my breakfast under control because I’ve found that when I eat something sugary first thing in the morning it sets me off to be a ravenous sugar-eater for the rest of the day.
My candy came in the form of chocolate-covered coffee beans. Coffee = breakfast, right?
Starting the day with dippy eggs always makes me feel warm and cozy inside. There’s something about eggs for breakfast that screams “weekend!!!” to me and makes me happy.
Gotta get crackin’ on today’s to-do list! Happy Friday!