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Working, Food, and Indoor SkyDiving

Good afternoon!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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 keep 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?

 

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Koss Headphone Giveaway

Hello!

I feel like I have been so busy and haven’t been around much lately!

Yesterday’s Workout

  • Cardio Fit & Tone Class – 60 minutes

I have been working a lot in the mornings lately, so I haven’t been able to keep up with my normal workouts. To get a workout in, I went to the gym last night and took a cardio fit & tone class.

The class was mostly cardio with a few strength training moves, and then ended with some core work.

Whenever I work out at night, it makes me so hungry! The class started at 6:25 pm so I didn’t want to eat dinner before I went, and by the time I got home at 7:45 pm, I was starving!

I work again this morning, so I might go to the gym again tonight. I am still sore from Sunday’s BodyPump and yesterday’s class, so we’ll see how I feel later.

Besides working, I have been trying to get some Christmas shopping done. I feel like the holidays are sneaking up on me this year and it’s going to be a rush to get everything done!

Danny spent the day after Thanksgiving putting up our outdoor Christmas decorations.

We delivered letters to Santa’s mailbox.

Elf on the Shelf made an appearance.

Jaden has been so excited to wake up every morning and find the elf.

Koss Giveaway

I have a great giveaway for you guys today!

A pair of Koss FitClips headphones!

These would make a great gift or would be great to keep for yourself.

To enter:

Entering the giveaway will be super easy. All you have to do is comment below and tell me what your favorite song is. That’s it!

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway will end Thursday, Dec. 5th at 11:59 pm CST. I received these headphones from FitFluential on behalf of Koss, but I am doing this giveaway on my own and will ship these out personally.

  • To enter: What’s your favorite song?

 

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