Today is hot and sticky in Orlando. Just walking to the gym got me sweatin’ this morning and the sun wasn’t even up yet!
Today’s workout began with 20 minutes on the elliptical. I talked with Ryan while watching the weekly weather forecast on the news and it looks like the heat will be unrelenting for the next couple of days. At least I prefer hot to cold!
Following my time on the elliptical, I took a BodyPump class. I was one lucky lady today because the woman next to me was a grunter and counted the reps aloud in a gruff, breathy voice. So I threw a six-pound dumbbell at her and she knocked it off.
After our time at the gym was done, Ryan and I walked home and I leashed up Sadie for a walk around the lake near our apartment.
Doesn’t it look muggy? The air is thick today!
As Sadie and I were walking, I saw sprinkler after sprinkler watering the sidewalks around the lake.
Sadie treats sprinklers like they’re hot lava and goes waaay out of her way to avoid them, pulling me along with her.
I’m not sure who declared it National Water the Sidewalk Day in Orlando, but I’m pretty sure this particular holiday should be vetoed ASAP.
When Sadie and I arrived home from our walk, the air conditioning in our apartment didn’t do much to cool me off, so a smoothie bowl for breakfast was my Plan B for beating the heat.
In today’s smoothie:
- 1 1/4 c. almond milk
- 1 large frozen banana
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 2 handfuls fresh spinach
- 1 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. xanthan gum
These will never get old!
Clearly smoothies have been my go-to breakfast for the past month, but previously I was all about bagelwiches, yogurt bowls and egg sandwiches. My love for different breakfast foods comes and goes… often with the seasons!
I can’t wait for Christmas when I eat only Christmas cookies for breakfast throughout the month of December.