Friday, I started the weekend off right by going swimming at the Y after work. I did that for an hour and then was going meet up with mom when she got off to do the elliptical for a bit. I managed to underestimate just how long it takes to put on a sports bra after swimming. So about 20 minutes later, of attempting to fix the situation, I finally got it on straight. (Yes, it was probably as humorous as you would imagine it to be...) I think next time, I decide to throw swimming into the workout routine, I'll make sure I do it last so I can just through on some clothes over the bathing suit and then head out. I got home, showered and then Chris and I met my mom and aunt at La Caretta's Mexican Restaurant. It was a very nice Friday evening. I think we ended up falling asleep around 8:30. Getting old sucks!
Saturday morning, I overslept a bit so I didn't quite get my run in but I still managed to get to the gym. I got another episode of Doctor Who watched on the elliptical and also did strength training. After the gym, got home and showered and then mom and I met back up later to go see "The Butler". It was pretty good. I thought it was well acted and enjoyed it. After the movie, I just went back home and pretty much vegged out for the rest of the day.
Sunday is normally my rest day but it was also the 1st of September. Chris and I hit the grocery store and meal planned for the week. Then, I got inspired by reading all the facebook posts about Sweating in September and whatnot, so I dusted off Jillian's 30 Day Shred and gave that a whirl. That's pretty much the extent of the exercise that I did Sunday. I'm on Day 3 (as of today) and so far so good. I was a little sore yesterday but it's better today. I am finding that it is much, much easier this time around. I looked back when I did it last time in March and I'm down about 20 pounds since then. Amazing the difference those 20 pounds make! I did take measurements and all that jazz, so look for that update in about 27 days from now. :) (If I last that long.. A.D.D. is the bane of my existence sometimes....). I still hate jumping jacks though. That will never change. They are officially my nemesis.
Monday was a friggin awesome day all around. Not sure why, but I was feeling inspired. I had a ton of things that I wanted to do, exercise-wise and since we had the day off, I thought "why not.." It will definitely get me a good jump on exercise minutes. I started out with a 30 minute run. (Louisiana humidity really sucks, by the way), then I went ahead and knocked out Day 2 of 30DS, then mom met me at the gym so I did weights while she was on the elliptical. And then we topped it off with 30 minutes swimming laps in the pool! I was quite worn out afterwards, but it was awesome to do that much.
To celebrate all that, I finally got all the ingredients and tried the Pumpkin Vanilla protein shake. It was very good. I think next time I'll omit the Imitation Maple though.
This is what I did:
3/4 cup Almond milk
1/4 cup Canned Pumpkin
1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tbsp Torani Sugar Free Vanilla syrup (the recipe calls for Pumpkin Torani syrup but I couldn't find it anywhere!)
1/2 tsp Imitation Maple (I'd omit this next time)
10 ice cubes
All this was under 200 calories and it was really delicious! I will definitely be doing this one again and it really puts me in the Fall frame of mind!
We've got a few upcoming events that I'm just so happy about and I am giddy with excitement! Mom, aunt and I are going to New Orleans towards the end of the month and we're going to check out the Bob Hope exhibit at the National World War 2 Museum and just spend the day around the city. Should be a lot of fun (and cooler weather too!) And Chris and I have decided to give the Barenaked Ladies a try again and go see them in concert towards the end of October. We had plans to drive to Dallas and see them in June but we had a crazy series of catastrophes and had to cancel our plans.
The other good news about my wonderful holiday weekend is that I have officially cleared off my DVR just in time for all my Fall tv shows to come back! I'm caught up FINALLY on Broadchurch and Luther is back on tonight! Happy, happy days!!!
And no post would be complete without a crazy cat picture...
|He actually does indeed sleep like that.|
How was your weekend? Did you anything fun/insane/awesome/amazing?
September Exercise Minutes - 135/1500