You win some, you lose some.
While I made it to the gym bright and early today, my workout wasn’t exactly kickin’. I went through the motions but left feeling a little meh. Not every workout deserves a gold star, but at least I managed to work up a bit of a sweat and that definitely counts for something!
Today’s workout began with 20 minutes on the elliptical before I wandered around like a tool bag, hoping to feel inspired to do some kind of a leg workout.
In the end I completed three sets of 15 repetitions of the following exercises:
- Step ups
- Leg press
- Hamstring curls
I didn’t lift weights that challenged me as much as I could have, but it still felt good to get moving. Plus, a yummy breakfast awaited me when I arrived home!
Today I made myself a bowl of banana gingerbread oats.
I made the oatmeal just like my pumpkin banana oats, only I used milk instead of water, omitted the pumpkin and added a scoop of Stonewall Kitchen gingerbread pancake mix that the company sent me to try.
The gingerbread pancake mix added a delicious punch of flavor to the oats and I can’t wait to use it to make pancakes this weekend.
Moving right along…
ESPN’s Body Issue
I typically blog from my home office on a desktop computer, but occasionally I’ll use Ryan’s laptop to blog in another room.
While the homepage on my computer is my iGoogle page, Ryan’s is ESPN.com. Last night as I turned on his laptop to blog, I actually found myself intrigued by ESPN.com because there were nudie pictures of athletes staring back at me.
Oh la la!
The pictures were taken for ESPN’s third annual Body Issue, showcasing the bodies of top athletes who compete in a wide range of sports, including hockey, bowling, soccer, tennis, golf, surfing, football, basketball, marathon running and Paralympics.
Powerful men and women were photographed in the buff, though no manly parts or lady bits were actually shown. The athletes posed for the magazine, showing off the bodies that they pour hours and hours into training.
Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler said, “This is not about being sexy but about being strong and powerful and showing girls it’s OK to have muscles. … And that strength and power is beautiful.”
Question of the Morning
- If you were a top athlete, would you ever consider posing for ESPN’s Body Issue?