Yep, I think that’s all you missed.
Today’s workout began as all Monday morning workouts do around here: With a BodyPump class!
Prior to the class, I completed 20 minutes of cardio on the treadmill beside Ryan (15 min. incline walking, 5 min. jogging) and then felt the burn in my muscles for a good 45 minutes. I think my favorite tracks in BodyPump are the bicep and shoulder tracks. They’re always killer… in a good way!
After the gym, I took Sadie on a walk while chatting with my friend Merri on the phone. I miss our morning walks! She’s off in New York now like a real grown up and I think there’s a serious void in Sadie’s heart now that she’s gone. Sadie would whimper and pee herself every time she saw Merri! Her move has been hard on our whole family.
When my virtual walk with Merri and real-life walk with Sadie was complete, it was time for breakfast!
One meal I didn’t want for breakfast was a cheese and jam sandwich. Shocking, I know! After eating that particular meal for four meals in the past two days, I’m a little jammed out. Maybe for lunch today?
At the gym this morning, I watched the weather forecast on the news, which said, in big bold words, “A Hot One.” Today’s temperatures are supposed to reach 95 degrees, so I figured I’d get a jump start on beating the heat with a cold smoothie.
In the mix:
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 c. almond milk
- 1 tbsp. almond butter
- 1 pinch xanthan gum
- 1 handful fresh spinach
My New Voice
Ryan and I are pretty good road trip buddies. Sure, I pass out from time to time due to my severe highway hypnosis, but when I’m awake we have a great time playing all sorts of car games like the game of threes, 20 questions and more. Yesterday, on our road trip home from Jekyll Island, we posed many different questions to each other, with one being, “If you could have any person’s singing voice, whose voice would you want?”
I suggested Michael Bublé as the voice Ryan should choose, and he quickly agreed. That man has the voice of a crystal-clear angel and sang the song we chose as our first dance song at our wedding. An easy pick!
Selecting the woman’s voice I would want was a little harder. There are so many amazingly talented women singers out there from Celine Dion to Mariah Carey to Christina Aguilera.
But then I remembered my girl.
Miss Whitney Houston!
I’ll take her voice, puh-lease. And all of her amazing songs, too. There’s no topping “I’m Every Woman” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” I remember when my grandparents gave me my first boom box for Christmas. I had the Bodyguard soundtrack and would listen to Whitney non-stop. She’s so incredible and her voice is clear, emotional, powerful and moving. I’ll take it!
Question of the Day
If you could have one singer’s voice, whose voice would you most like to have? Which male singer do you think has the best voice these days?