Good morning! I feel like I have so much to talk about today, I’m just bursting at the seams
So I’ll just start from the beginning. Last night. HIIT. Hell’s bells. Not. A. Joke.
I went to the gym right after posting and hopped on the treadmill to do Jessica’s Treadmill HIIT 1 workout. But because I am a weakling, I cut the actual HIIT part to only 10 minutes, for a total of a 30 minute workout.
It stilled kicked my butt though. I probably looked like a total goofball during the 9.0 mph segments because my short little legs were like a hamster on a wheel trying to keep up. I got alllll nice and schweaty though and I’m definitely going to be doing more HIIT workouts in the future.
Then I rushed home and got started on my streamlining process. I wanted to eliminate as many steps from my morning routine as possible so I could get out the door in enough time after this morning’s workout.
I layed out my workout clothes so I could put them on immmediately upon rising.
I got my coffee set up and ready to go so all I had to do was press brew.
I even got my smoothie ingredients together so all I had to do was add the banana and ice before blending.
My fridge is pretty bare huh? I didn’t really notice until I looked at that picture, haha. The stuff to the left of the blender was my lunch components for today. I also had my pantry items sitting out in a bag ready to go.
Other streamlining activities included picking out my outfit for work (absolutely critical, I do this every night or I’ll definitely be late) and making sure the apartment was clean so I wouldn’t try to pick stuff up in the morning. I’m anal about cleanliness so no matter how late I’m running I’ll always make the bed, wipe the counters, etc. even though it could totally wait until I get home in the evening.
I did all this while watching the latest episode of The Biggest Loser on DVR and baking up my easy dinner. I had half of a baked sweet potato with peanut butter.
And a sandwich made up of a Morningstar Chik’n patty (there’s that gaggy word again!), spinach and a laughing cow cheese wedge. Yum.
All together it was a great dinner! I know I’ve been slacking on actually cooking lately, but sometimes that just happens. No excuses.
As soon as TBL was over I went straight to bed. I was in my bed, lights off and eyes closed by 9:45. That’s pretty good for me! I think I probably fell asleep somewhere between 10:15 and 10:30, so not too bad. The 4:45 a.m. wakeup call was still a bit brutal though!
But it was nothing a cup of coffee couldn’t fix I changed, brewed my coffee, brushed my teeth and hit the road within 11 minutes.
As I said last night, I met up with Lisa from I’m an Okie to do a Body Pump class. It was the first time Lisa and I had met in person, and I was excited (and nervous) about it. Felt kind of like a blind date, haha.
She’s so sweet and wonderful in person and I’m so glad we are both Oklahoma food bloggers so we could meet! We actually went to the same college (Boomer!) at the same time and have a few mutual friends on Facebook, so it’s kind of funny that we’re just now meeting. Having so much in common made it feel like I’ve known her forever, and I am super pumped to have a workout buddy now Did I mention that she’s in amazing shape?
Thanks for getting my butt out of bed girl!
As for the Body Pump class, I really liked it! It went by pretty fast and other than the room being a little hot I can’t really complain. I probably made a fool of myself since I’m quite the weakling and kept trying to steal weights from the girl next to me, but I’m so so glad I went.
I definitely want to do morning workouts once or twice a week from now on so that I can have a some evenings off without having to rush around. I’m definitely looking forward to taking it easy tonight, that’s for sure.
I had to leave before the class was over to make sure I got to work on time, and my streamlining definitely helped me get around quickly today! I need to start doing those things all the time.
I managed to get to work with a few minutes to spare today, but not thanks to the traffic. I don’t know what the deal is lately. I’ve had this same commute for over a month now and have only experienced bad traffic once before this week.
However, every single day this week I’ve seen at least one bad wreck and have spent at least half the drive going under 20 mph. Every morning I’ve told myself that surely there won’t be another wreck and that I don’t need to leave earlier, but sure enough every day has been slow moving. It’s really pretty strange!
Now I’m just sitting here slowly sipping my Green Monster. I was starving during the class (going to eat something small beforehand next time), but now my appetite seems to have disappeared. I’m hoping I don’t crash later on from waking up so early. I feel a bit tired, but still energized from the workout.
Whew, are you tired of me yet? I think I am!
Almost Friday ya’ll! Get excited! Have a good day