how are you today?
halfway through august.
did you have a good weekend?!
friday, we had beautiful weather. i woke up early, had a low key day at work, ended up having coffee with a friend to talk blogging (she’ll be launching her’s soon) and fitness (she’s thinking of getting her personal training cert!), did a bit of shopping and just relaxed. i’m getting some profesh fitness photos taken this weekend, so i had to scout around for a new outfit!
saturday, i woke up around 6:30a. when i made the plan to wake up at 5am-ish during the week, i completely forgot about the weekends. i didn’t want necessarily sleep in and throw off my schedule (keep in mind, sleeping in is between 7:30-8:30am). so, since i went to bed a bit later on friday, i opted for 6:30am rise time. it still worked.
i was so excited about going to our local fit fest, but it ended up rainy and not very exciting. i spent mid-morning and afternoon making some client training plans, budgeting and making my study schedule for my group fitness cert. throw in a trip to tj maxx and earthfare, checking things off the to-do list, two blog posts, like 8 episodes of gilmore girls and 2 sourdough cashew butter and raspberry jelly sammies and you have the rest of my saturday!
sunday was another early morning. i sipped my l-glutamine and lemon water and went on a mini prayer walk. then i cleaned my bathroom, did 2 loads of laundry, roasted some cubed sweet potatoes, made a batch of rice, read some blogs, made a waffle and started a batch of bone broth all by 9am! so productive. i got actual marrow bones from the store for my bone broth. up until now, i’ve been using chicken bones, but i decided to get the ‘real deal’ this time. and i used the recipe from practical paleo!
before church, i did a little yoga video from adriene. i saw she had a crow pose demo video, so i decided to try it. now, i’ve been working at crow pose for a while off and on. it’s on my fit goals for 2014. i went through the video. and then i held crow. for a good 20 seconds. i was in shock.
then i held it again for 20 seconds. then i decided to take a video. and held again. 4 attempts later and i finally got a good video. and i held crow each time! insta only shows 15 seconds of it, but rest assured, i got to 30 seconds. i was pretty darn excited.
after church, i had a pretty chill day: blogged, read blogs, created workouts, read a little group fitness stuff, watched more gilmore girls, and got ready for another week. and, my mom helped me make this AWESOME shirt! 100% homemade, of course. want one?!!
here’s to another monday.
on lifting heavy: and NOT getting ‘bulky‘ (i know it’s from 2011, but i just read it. and it’s great)
on willpower: to-do vs. how-to
on body love: if your pants don’t fit…
on self-confidence: this podcast (shawn makes some AMAZINGLY awesome points about women and how we should love our bodies mixed in with the other topics. love it.)
on life: 26 things
on rest: it takes courage
on food: the best diet
on eating for muscle: are you?
on kettlebells: how to swing
on being fit: it’s many benefits
on my ‘need to try this workout’ list: one. two. three. four. five.
on my ‘i want to click and have the dish on my kitchen table’ list: one. two. three. four. five. –> if only i could eat dairy!
[ i have no idea what this says or what is in this. i assume things that will make me double over in pain. but oh, it’s beautiful ]
on my ‘remember these outfits for fall’ list: one. two. three. four. five. (notice how much i LOVE that j.crew vest)
on my ‘future home wishlist’ list: one. two. three. four. five.
yes to that.
my workout challenge this week: don’t workout…as much. i’ve been talking about cutting back on the workouts for weeks. this week, my challenge in only 1 strength workout (leg day this morning!) and 1 cardio/strength day (anne’s class on thursday). the rest of the week is just yoga, bodyweight practice – some push-ups, pull-ups, and plank- and walking. i do well with challenges, so let’s see how i do this week! wish me luck.
make your monday legendary.
p.s. what was your favorite thing you did this weekend? what is one thing your looking forward to this week?
want more burpees for breakfast?
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