Today’s workout was only okay… mainly because I was waaay too chatty in the gym and half-assed my way through my usual routine.
I think my fellow gym-goers were in the same boat because everyone just seemed to want to talk about weekend plans. The workouts were second priority today!
I usually keep to myself at the gym and prefer to get in and get out without side conversation, but lately I’ve loved the music that my gym has been playing, which means my iPod is out of my ears. Apparently that makes you much more approachable!
I’ve actually enjoyed getting to know some of the people I see at the gym every morning. This also works well with my goal to “put myself out there socially” in our new town in 2012, so a so-so workout every now and then might be worth it if I gain a friend or two, right?
Wow, I sound like such a turd.
Anyway, today’s workout started with 20 minutes on the elliptical before it was time to tackle an upper-body workout that looked like this:
Now that I see my workout all typed out, it doesn’t really seem like a slacker workout, but I think my rest breaks were too long between sets so I didn’t really feel the burn that makes me feel like my workout was rockin’.
My sister is staying with us in Ocala tonight (she’s going to the same wedding we are on Sunday as our friend/her boyfriend Ross’ date), so I’m hoping to do a quality circuit workout with her on Saturday morning!
Breakfast today was a new-to-me version of overnight oats.
Last night I combined oats, milk, chia seeds, vanilla protein powder and melted peanut butter and let it all sit and soak overnight. I was nervous about how the oats would turn out without the inclusion of Greek yogurt, but I think the chia seeds helped the mixture thicken quite nicely.
Topped off with a sliced banana this morning!
I feel like there are so many wonderful life-changing milestones occurring with some of my blogger friends and I just had to take a second to give some shout outs!
- Congratulations to Gina, Shanna and Heather on the births of their gorgeous little babies!
- Congratulations to new mamas-to-be, Lisa and Heather!
- Congratulations to Brittany, Allison, Lindsay and Meghann on their wonderful engagements!
- Congratulations to Courtney on securing her first personal trainer job and Tina for taking a leap of faith and offering online personal training!
Anyone else now feel like they now need to go achieve something awesome today?
Question of the Morning
- What is something that recently happened (or is scheduled to happen) in your life that you’re especially excited about today?
Please share! I’m in the mood to read about happy things.
My answer: I’m really excited that two different freelance clients asked me to produce additional content for them in the future. Woo! And I’m really looking forward to the wedding of our friends’ Will and Alex this weekend. I’m so excited for them!