Today’s workout was somewhat of a go-through-the-motions workout. I wasn’t quite sure what I felt like doing in the gym today and ended up hopping from machine to machine to complete my cardio workout.
I think I will put some more effort into planning a quality workout for Thursday to change things up a bit.
Still, a go-through-the-motions workout is still a workout!
Here is today’s run down:
- 15 min. incline walking
- 10 min. running
- 10 min. stair master
- 5 min. arc trainer
- 15 min. elliptical
Maybe on Thursday I’ll try swimming!
My morning walk around Lake Eola with Sadie was a good one.
Our long walks together are honestly one of my favorite parts of the day. I love seeing other people out walking their dogs and this quiet time with Sadie is often one of the only quiet moments of my day.
On stressful mornings, I think about the day ahead and try to put things into perspective. On other mornings, I look out over the lake and feel a sense of calm and comfort.
The lake is so peaceful before the hustle and bustle of the day sets in.
This morning I noticed quite a few dogs happily walking beside their owners. There’s something about seeing a joyful dog that lights me up inside! They get so excited about sniffing something or seeing a squirrel and their effervescence over such small things reminds me to cherish the little things in life.
It’s impossible for me to see a dog do the following without smiling…
- Eat peanut butter off the roof of their mouth
- Feel guilty after they did something wrong and look at you with those eyes
- Forget how big or small they are
- Run in a full-out sprint
- Pass out after a long day of fun
(Yes, that’s puppy Sadie!)
- Do everything in their power to try to entice you into a game of fetch
- Photo bomb pictures
- Have a total disregard for the concept of personal space
- Find the perfect stick… that is two times their size
They really are the best.
Breakfast this morning was exactly what I wanted!
Even though it’s hot and sticky in Orlando, I couldn’t get the thought of a warm bowl of oats out of my head.
I made my oatmeal by microwaving 1/2 cup oats, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder and a bit of water in the microwave for about 90 seconds, stirring regularly to prevent overflow.
I then topped the oats with chia seeds and served it alongside a cup of butter toffee coffee with almond milk.
I love my coffee mug! Ryan gave it to me for Christmas after he saw me ooh-ing and ahh-ing over it at Starbucks in December.
Time to get to work! I have fun lunch plans this afternoon and hope to get a handful of things done before then.
Enjoy your Tuesday!