Kicked my butt

Breakfast today was a quick egg sandwich, as usual.

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Confession: I was hungry 30 minutes later and ate this homemade bran muffin.

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I know what that means…time to switch up my breakfast. I’ve been loving the breakfast sandwiches but at some point my body gets over it and it seems to not hold me over as well. I know that scientifically that makes no sense but hey, everyone is different, right? 😉 Looks like tomorrow I’ll have to try something new.

Today was a special day workout-wise.

See, I’m usually that person who does one or the other–fast cardio one day (zoning out on a dreadmill), weights + stairs on the other, abs when I’m feeling particularly motivated.  There aren’t many times you’ll find me alone in a studio at the gym doing a bootcamp workout.  I admire the people I see doing them, because I know they’re the most bang for your buck, but to be honest I just feel stupid doing them alone.

I was a member of a local bootcamp during winter break last year and I absolutely LOVED it.  I loved the team atmosphere, the blasting music, the intensity and the quickness.  That’s why I know I’d love CrossFit as well.  There’s just one problem: the cost.  I purchased this bootcamp on Groupon (holla!), but normally it is $197 per month. Total malarkey.

However, today I just didn’t know what I wanted to do. I didn’t want to run, I didn’t want to lift, and I didn’t want to stay comatose all day, like I know I could.

I was in no mood to work out.

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After some good ol’ fashioned blog motivation, I was inspired to take some hints from The Fitnessista’s Awesome August workout and create my very own bootcamp.  I got in the studio, got over myself, and just did it.  Bonus: I felt like a badass.

Beat the Boredom Workout

Warmup

  • Walk for 10 minutes at a 6.0 incline on the treadmill (3.5 pace or more)
  • 50 air squats
  • 10 pushups
  • 20 girl pushups
  • 1 minute forearm plank

Workout

  • Quarter mile sprint on the treadmill at 9.0 pace
  • 20 bicep curls (each side)
  • 20 tricep curls (each side)
  • 20 bicep curls
  • 20 tricep curls
  • 40 alternating jumping lunges (20 per leg)

Repeat Workout 3x (KILLER)

Cool Down

  • 1 minute forearm plank
  • 20 pushups (regular or girl)
  • 50 air squats
  • End with quarter mile run

Wheeeeew.

This kicked my butt.

I’m not going to lie…I almost fell off the treadmill during that last quarter mile sprint–it felt like my legs were just going to crumble. But, as my body always reminds me, I can do anything–so I womaned-up and got it done!

I had to go into work for just a few hours to work a private party but I made sure to pick up a delicious salad as a left–it’s definitely one of my favorites to take home from the restaurant.

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Mexican chopped salad featuring shrimp, avocado, black beans, corn, jicama (love love love in salads now), radishes, and a homemade honey-lime-cilantro dressing.

The fact that it is massive only adds to my love for this salad.

Now I’m in bed post-dessert: brownies made by my amazing aunt! My dad brought them home after seeing her a few days ago and gahhh they are so so delicious. Especially when microwaved and topped with vanilla ice cream.

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Who says Mondays are the worst day of the week?

 

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