It feels like forever since I did a WIAW post! For some reason, even though these are some of my favorite posts, they tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of hump day. The week just flies by and sometimes the last thing I have time to do is document what I eat (even though I always take pictures of everything anyway, much to the annoyance of people around me).
Yesterday I woke up on time, no snooze button, and got ready for work while preparing an everything bagel sandwich. After burning my first bagel to a crisp I was able to settle down with my oooey gooey cheesy bagel sandwich and watch a little GMA and drink some hot coffee. Those are my favorite kind of mornings.
Lunch was a quick bowl of soup at Corner Bakery. Chicken tortilla, something I’ve actually been craving a lot lately. I’ve been trying to find time to make Pioneer Woman’s recipe. With this cold there’s nothing better than a big bowl of soup, and Corner Bakery makes some of the best. It’s full of chicken and vegetables and it’s pretty darn spicy!
My coworker came back from CVS later in the afternoon and offered me a Naked juice. I usually only drink the Green Machine ones (I don’t really like replacing whole fruits with fruit juice) but for some reason I was extra hungry today so I took it. It was delicious but instead of doing me any good it only made me even hungrier about 30 minutes later. Mistake, noted.
When I got home from work I got an awesome surprise—Zain made dinner for me! Bbq chicken, vegetables and roasted potatoes. It’s very rare that I don’t have to do a single thing for our meals so this was much appreciated. He even knew to put ketchup and bbq sauce in two separate bowls next to my plate (one for my potatoes and the other for my chicken). He knows me so well 🙂
I ended the night getting in a quick workout. 50 minutes on the elliptical while watching Vanderpump Rules (the definition of trash TV but I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve it…am I alone?) followed by a quick strength workout using only these tools.
During my commutes a few times a week I listen to the Jillian Michaels podcast. In the last one she said something that really sparked my interest. She challenged us to rethink our strength workouts, because we probably weren’t burning enough calories during them. She said “Why not work as many muscles as possible with one exercise?”
Using her ideas, I performed my usual bicep and tricep exercises with a step and a bosu ball. I started by standing on the step with 10 pound weights in each hand. Then I stepped backwards and down into a lunge while doing bicep curls at the same time. Not only was I working my biceps, but I was getting in an awesome leg workout too! After that I performed standing overhead tricep extensions with a 15 pound dumbell while balancing on a bosu ball. My triceps and my abs were challenged simultaneously. I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t thought of doing exercises this way before! Two for one woooo! I followed the whole thing with some quick foam rolling, something I’ve gotten slightly better at lately. At least it’s starting to hurt less!
So today is hump day—any big plans for anyone? I’m currently dreaming of taking a Moroccan vacation after walking face first into a snowstorm this morning.
Doesn’t that look like paradise?
Have a great day!
- If you could visit anywhere in the world today, where would you go? Morocco or Tahiti for me!