I started working at the fitness desk at the gym this week so my schedule has been quite different. I’ll train at work three days this week and then go to my normal schedule of two days next week.
Working three mornings this week means I missed my morning workouts! It’s weird going to the gym when I normally workout but to be working instead. Luckily, I am still able to fit in a quick workout when I get off of work and still be home in time for my kids to get home.
I was really happy to get my normal workout in this morning. I started out with a 10 minute warm-up on the bike, followed by the Bikini Body Mommy workout, an ab circuit that I repeated twice, the BBM workout again, 10 minutes on the Arc trainer and finished up with a few minutes of stretching and foam rolling.
Gym hair = Crazy hair.
Whew! It was a good workout. I have so much more energy in the mornings than I do in the afternoon.
We didn’t have much food early in the week since we never went grocery shopping due to the wonderful Chicago blizzard so I had to get creative with what we had. I actually made lunch and a snack with the few groceries that we had that turned out pretty good.
First, I made a healthy veggie and chicken fried rice.
I used leftover baked chicken and whatever veggies I could find. I cooked the veggies – carrots, green and red pepper, and onion on the stovetop with a little bit of garlic. Then I added the already cooked chicken and a cup of cooked Uncle Ben’s brown rice. I cracked two egg whites in the middle and scrambled those up. I added a little bit a lite soy sauce and a delicious lunch was created!
I also had to get creative with my afternoon snack. I usually eat cottage cheese, apple slices, and cinnamon (I promise it’s good) but sadly I had none of those things on hand.
Instead I found a plain Greek yogurt and mixed in one tablespoon of peanut butter and added half a tablespoon on chocolate chips. This would be delicious as a dip for apples but since I didn’t have any apples, I crumbled half a graham cracker on top. It was delicious.
I’m so used to always eating the same things and not having groceries actually made be think outside my little food comfort zone.
After the gym this morning, I stopped at Costco to get a couple of things for Jaden’s birthday party we’re having this weekend. I also got his birthday present!
For his birthday, we wants to do the indoor skydiving which actually looks really cool. Normally it’s about $70 but Costco sells the gift cards for $40. Awesome!
Jaden tried talking Jacob into doing it with him but Jacob didn’t want to. Jaden’s more of my risk taker whereas Jacob prefers to keepĀ both feet on the ground.
Have a great rest of your day!!
- When do you workout? Morning, afternoon, evening?
- Would you ever skydive/bungee jump?