Good afternoon! It is a cold, windy, and rainy day here in Chicagoland so I am enjoying some hot cocoa out of my super cute mug from Self magazine.
Don’t you just love the gold lip print on the mug?! So cute! I haven’t had hot cocoa in forever so it was perfect on this cold day.
This morning, after Jaden went to school, my niece and I headed to the gym.
Today I did a tabata circuit style workout. I did six different exercises for 40 seconds with 20 seconds of rest in between. Once I completed all six exercises, I rested for minute or so and repeated the six exercises. I did this four times through.
Yesterday, I was going glute and bicep exercises, and I kind of tweaked my quad. It still hurts today so I did the exercises all little slower than I normally might. Some of the exercises I did included: box jump burpees with a tricep push-up, fast feet on a bench, and lateral shoulder raises to parallel shoulder raises.
These workouts are great because you can add any kind of exercise you want to make it a full workout – burpees, mountain climbers, running, jumping jacks, bicep curls, tricep dips, etc.
After my workout, I foam rolled and stretched my quad for quite a bit. I’m going to try and take it easy on lower body exercises next week because I am running the Hot Chocolate 5k next Sunday and I want to do as well as my body will let me. My knee is a constant battle so I really don’t want to add in quad pain!
After the gym, I stopped at Target to pick up eggs and I got two boxes of Yasso Greek yogurt bars.
Chocolate chip cookie dough is the best flavor of Greek yogurt bars and Target is the only place I can ever find them and usually they’re sold out. I grabbed two boxes while I could because I’m sure they’ll be sold out for months again.
Tomorrow, Jaden has his Halloween party at school and then Saturday is Halloween! I hope the weather isn’t as bad as they’re predicting! Have a great afternoon!
- Do you ever do tabata or HIIT workouts?
- Favorite treat?