I will never understand how some of my best workouts occur when I wake up feeling like absolute garbage. I don’t get it, but I’ll take it!
I didn’t get home from work until close to 9 p.m. yesterday and it took me a while to unwind and get to sleep. I tossed and turned throughout the night and woke up at 5 a.m. feeling like Oscar the Grouch.
I’m pretty sure I found a way to answer Ryan’s open ended questions on the way to the gym with one word answers. I am such a joy sometimes.
Once we got to the gym and the endorphins kicked in, my mood changed and I started to feel much more like myself. I know I’ve said it before, but exercise really does do magical things for my mind. Elle Woods was onto something.
Cardio Killer Workout
Today’s workout began with a 10 minute elliptical warm up after which I completed the hardest Nike Training Club workout I’ve done to date. And it was only a 15-minute workout!
It’s called the “Cardio Killer” workout for a reason! Holy cow!
Here are links to video demos of some of the exercises:
Once I had a chance to catch my breath, I did another 15-minute NTC workout (the “Shoulder Ripper”) and called it a day.
Breakfast this morning was… ugly. I almost made the below picture black and white to spare you from looking at the horrific color of my smoothie!
In my smoothie:
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 tbsp. dark chocolate cocoa powder
- Lots of fresh spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- Enough almond milk to get everything moving
As unattractive as this smoothie looks, it tasted great after my challenging workout this morning.
Off to blow dry my hair and head off to work!
Question of the Morning
- What workout have you completed recently that totally kicked your butt?