I had a really good day yesterday. I am kind of behind in that I’m just giving the update today, but I’ll explain. A friend of mine sent me an email late Tuesday night inviting me over to work out. So Wednesday morning I was hurriedly working so I could get over there to work out on time. It didn’t happen, I was late, but better late than never right? I went to her house and we were planning on doing another walking video with Leslie Sansone, but I grabbed some of my workout videos on the way out the door - some of which have never even been out of the package!!! We got brave and did Hip-Hop Abs - Fat Burning Cardio, and talk about upping the intensity level. This workout was way, way fun, but it kicked our rears! It was awesome! I was sweating within about two minutes, but it was so fun! To me, it’s not even like really “working out”, more like “funning out”! After we got done she fixed all of the kids lunch and I fixed us some stir fry to top off our workout time with something healthy. It was so delicious!
Now my work schedule has been crazy, trying to work and homeschool and housekeep, etc., and so I’ve been up late, up early, up all night, you get the picture. So, after that workout I was really energized, ready to face the world, and cook some lunch. About a minute after I finished eating I basically hit a wall of exhaustion. I just felt like I had crashed and burned and would have liked nothing better than to just take a nap. Napping not being a possibility though, I was treated to a cup of French Vanilla coffee - wonderful! That helped out quite a bit and I was able to be productive for the rest of the afternoon, cleaning house, balancing the checkbook, etc. After we got home from church we had supper and I decided to take a nap before I went to work. I woke up to my son tapping me on the arm wanting to get in the bed. I got up and told him he could get in the bed, and I headed to the living room to get to work. I think it was 2:25 am. Some nap huh? So, I am just now writing about yesterday’s stuff today, but getting some sleep in my own bed last night instead of napping in between working, was just absolutely blissful!
Okay, so here is the menu from yesterday…
B – OR Naturals Butter Garlic popcorn
S – A few baked French fries
L – Chicken and broccoli stir fry with brown rice (OOOOO, so good!)
S – spoonful of peanut butter, a few raw carrots, two pickles
S – Hot-n-spicy tuna with whole wheat spaghetti/Prego/Parmesan
I felt really good about what I ate yesterday, and I got such a great workout that I’m going to be doing that again today. One great thing about the Hip Hop Abs workouts is that in using them I have a lot of different choices of workouts. The video (DVD) that we did yesterday actually had four seperate workouts on it. Then there is another one with, I think, three different workouts. And then there’s a video just for taking your workout to the next level as you get more advanced. It’s really cool. It may sound totally impossible, but after that one particular workout and a good day’s eating I could really tell such a difference in my body this morning! Maybe it is just my confidence level, I don’t know. I do know one thing though, it makes you feel so much better to be sure and get that workout in, and on top of that, we all know it makes us healthier. So, as good as it is to eat right, it is essential that we maintain a healthy level of activity, whether walking, bicycling, aerobics, or whatever, it just makes our efforts that much more effective!
Let’s get moving everybody!!!! Oh, and by the way, I’m down another pound - 19 pounds! WoooooooooHoo!
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