Hello friends.  Hope you are having a nice rainy day, despite the rain.  Of course if you don’t live in the Boston area, you may not be having rain.  In that case, I envy you!  Dreary day here.

Yesterday was a long Monday.  I worked 7:30 – 4, then immediately shot over to the Y where I taught a 20 minute Core Class and then worked the floor until 10:30.  Yay 14 hour workdays.  I am starting to get the hang of things though, which is positive, but there’s still a lot to learn.

Core Strength 500 Ab Challenge

I wanted to share the ab workout I taught last night, if any of you are looking for a core challenge.  I just went to write “kick butt ab workout” instead of “core challenge”, but that doesn’t really make sense.  Wouldn’t it just be a kick-ab ab workout?

I digress.

I made this little gem up myself:

Anyone think they can do it?!  If you do end up trying it, I recommend tackling them in groups of 100, which you’ll notice are split up by the cardio heavy moves (mountain climbers and plank jacks).  That can be your rest/stretch time.  Oh yeah, and make sure to warmup.  You won’t want to just go into this cold.

Hangry Monday

Something terrible happened yesterday.  I forgot part of my lunch.  Not even my entire lunch.  Just part of it.  And it legit ruined my entire day.  Is that pathetic?

I’m thinking no, since 12 people apparently share my sentiments:

Since I work a 14 hour workday now on Mondays, I need to plan my food carefully.  Yesterday I planned like this:

  • Breakfast:  Low-fat cottage cheese with cinnamon and blueberries
  • Snack:  Banana
  • Lunch:  Spinach greens with avocado, mushrooms, onion, mozzarella cheese, and leftover steak tips + Passion Fruit Chobani yogurt
  • Snack:  Sliced Strawberries
  • Dinner:  Tuna, tomato, avocado, and onion mixed together on a multi-grain Arnold’s sandwich thin.
  • Snack:  Sliced celery with peanut butter

So, the ONLY thing I forgot was the leftover steak for my salad.  But I really felt the difference in my hunger levels sans protein, and ended up eating my tuna sandwich at 4pm.  Leaving me REALLY cranky during my floor hours when all I had to rely on were my celery sticks and the vending machine Clif bar I had to resort to.


Two Truths and a Lie

Yesterday at my day job I attended a meeting for all senior staff in my division.  The meeting kicked off with a silly icebreaker.  Normally I’m not a big fan of icebreakers, I mean are they really necessary when you all know each other already?  What ice is there to break?  But yesterday’s was kind of fun.  Each person in the meeting had to give three statements about themselves, 2 being true and 1 being a lie.  I thought it might be kinda fun to see if you guys could guess which of the three things I said was a lie!

  1. I have broken a bone.
  2. I have been stung by a bee.
  3. I have participated in a hot dog eating contest.

Go ahead take a guess!

What’s a core strength move that challenges you most?  Do you also get HANGRY when you forget food or your eating plan gets messed up?  What are “two truths and a lie” about you that I can try to guess? 

Off to Two A Day Tuesday — this one is gonna be awesome!  Liz and I have a whole Cinco De Mayo fiesta of fun planned for everyone! 😉