The cold weather sure did make it harder to get out of bed to work out, but I’m so glad I did.
Fridays are officially my favorite day at the gym thanks to the fast-paced and awesomely challenging boot camp class offered at my gym at 5:45 a.m. Before taking the class, I did 20 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical with Ryan since he’s making a concerted effort to incorporate more cardio into his workout routines. I like having a cardio buddy! 😀
After ellipticizing, I headed into the gymnasium for boot camp. Today’s class was one of the hardest boot camp classes to date, as it focused a lot on push ups and plank holds. I am seriously awful at push ups. It’s kinda strange because I’m fairly strong when it comes to strength-training my upper body and can handle a decent amount of weight during bicep curls, chest presses and tricep extensions, but push ups are a whole different beast. Phew! I was a sweaty mess by the end of the class.
After boot camp, I bundled up to take Sadie on a 20-minute walk.
Sadie wasn’t too happy about the nip in the air and jumped up at me for some warm cuddles every five minutes or so.
She seemed to forget about the cold momentarily to stalk a squirrel…
This squirrel was quite a bit more elusive than the psycho squirrels around Lake Eola and managed to scamper up a tree before she got too close. (If you’re in the mood for a fun game, see if you can spot the squirrel in the above picture. Check halfway up the tree. It’s really camouflaged!)
After our walk we came home for some breakfast.
On the menu: Yet another breakfast bagelwich!
Today’s creation included a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel thin, topped with Swiss cheese, raspberry jelly and warmed apple slices. Banana slices rounded out the breakfast smiley face!
Once I had some food in my stomach, I hopped in the shower to get ready for the day.
As I was blow drying my hair, I looked over at this little face…
That dog makes me worry about how I’ll be as a mother. It can be so hard to leave her cute little face to go to work sometimes and I can only imagine how I’ll feel with a Baby Squirt. For you mothers out there, I feel for ya!
Time to work. Gotta pay ‘dem bills!