My Friday night looked like this:
- Happy hour with coworkers
- Late night subs from Firehouse
- Movie and popcorn on the couch with Ryan and Sadie
Not a bad lil’ Friday night, if you ask me!
This morning Ryan and I woke up around 8 a.m. and changed for the gym. It’s so much easier for me to get a workout in first thing on a Saturday morning. If I put it off until after lunchtime, I’m 10 times less likely to drag my butt to the gym.
His workout was slightly different, but my variation looked like this:
Each exercise should be performed for one minute, and then one minute rest before moving on to the next exercise.
- Body weight squat
- Jumping Jacks
- Alternate leg lunge
- Hip lift (lie on your back, knees bent, press your hips up, drop back down at a controlled pace).
- Side plank (30 seconds each side)
- High knee jog on the spot
- Basic crunch
- Mountain climbers
Ben’s workout includes a couple of different moves and calls for the circuit to be repeated three times. I did it twice before the loft where I was working out got a little too packed with people for my comfort.
The workout definitely got me sweating! Especially the mountain climbers… Phew!
After completing two rounds of that workout, I headed downstairs to finish up with 10 minutes of cardio on the stair stepper and 15 minutes on the elliptical.
While ellipticizing, I jammed out to the Pandora app on my new phone. Check out this little gem that made it into the rotation:
“Too Close” by Next! You better believe that old school (wildly inappropriate) song got a thumbs up from this girl!
After looking at that picture, I am suddenly hit with the urge to shower immediately.
After the gym, Ryan and I came home to refuel with his and hers smoothies for breakfast.
In the mix (for one smoothie):
- 1 c. strawberry banana Chobani Greek yogurt
- 1 c. milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 frozen banana
(About the cup… I told you my family loves these tervis tumblers! That cup was in Ryan’s Christmas stocking from my parents. That’s our wedding date, just in case you forgot. 🙂 ) This smoothie was cold, creamy and filling. It hit the spot!
Now we’re off to entertain Sadie at the dog park before I take that much-needed show-ah.
Enjoy your Saturday!