Kicking the Alarm Clock

Today began with another early shift at the gym. Ryan and I hung out for a while at our friend’s barbeque last night, so we didn’t get home until later than we initially planned. I didn’t get to sleep at a decent hour and when the alarm started buzzing at 4:20 a.m. I wanted to kick it and throw it out the window.

Instead, I turned it off and did my best to appear lively at work until I finally felt like I was really awake.

My shift went by fast and I had a good time taking two clients through a total body workout.

Workout + Lunch

Once I was done with work, I completed my own workout and followed the leg and core workout detailed in week two of Jess’ Summer Shape Up program. It was a good one! I am hoping to be able to continue Jess’ plan while I’m traveling this week and thankfully her workouts require minimal equipment and can typically be done in a hotel gym or hotel room.

With work and my workout done, I drove home and dug into a late lunch.

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I made chicken salad and ate it with a cup of strawberry banana Greek yogurt topped with dried cranberries and two large carrots. (I wash my carrots but usually don’t peel them.)

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We didn’t make it to the grocery store this weekend, so we didn’t have a ton of options, but I made it work.

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With lunch out of the way, I turned my attention to wrapping up a freelance project. Speaking of freelance work, today, as I was flipping through the latest issue of The Training Edge (NASM’s magazine) at the gym, I saw one of my articles.

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That never gets old!

Plans for the rest of the day include packing, putting the final touches on a project for my friend Michaela’s bachelorette party this weekend, typing up a blog post and dinner! I’m hoping to recreate the curried sweet potato salad I had on Saturday. Yum!

Comments

  1. says

    I usually don’t peel my carrots either. It’s too time consuming and I don’t believe it makes a difference in flavor. As long as they’re washed, it’s perfectly okay with me!

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  2. says

    I’m finally learning the importance of getting up at (pretty much) the same time every day. I used to sleep in if I didn’t get to bed later, but it really just throws off the whole day. I love working out in the morning before work, so I try doing that as much as possible. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  3. says

    At 4:20am I’ve only been asleep for a few hrs at most. Being a night owl has it’s advantage but not where a healthy lifestyle is concerned. It is definitely something I would like to change but not sure my husband would be so enthusiastic.

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  4. Michelle says

    So funny! I received the NASM magazine in the mail today for the first time! I flipped and found your article immediately! Perfect for everything we learned in the NASM book! Your name should on it as author though…couldn’t find it anywhere. Congrats! 🙂

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