Glorious Sleep!

Zach made it home safe and sound last night from his European (work) adventure.

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The whole family was SUPER excited to see him…I think Zach and I got got punched by Gus a few times jumping up and down.  It was super cute.

We enjoyed our tortilla soup, and Zach was knocked out on the couch by 830.  Poor kid. I managed to stay up and eat a bit of the chocolate he brought home for me though 🙂

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This Morning

Since I haven’t had a day to sleep in for a few weeks with Zach,  sleeping in was WELL earned this morning.

Poor Zach wasn’t able to sleep in, but I slept in until 715, and woke up to the fire going and a warm comfy bedroom.  Since I didn’t want to do NOTHING to start my day, I did a quick little work out of :

  • 5 rounds of
  • 25 jumping jacks
  • 60 second plank

It was enough to get my blood pumping and brain working.

I still plan on working out AFTER work…and since I want to hold myself accountable, I’ll go ahead and let yall know what I’m going to be doing:

I call it a 10-10-10 routine.

  • 10 minutes treadmill
  • 10 miles bike
  • 10 minutes treadmill

A nice way to break up cardio, right?

Ok guys, work time! I’ll be back this afternoon for WIAW!

Question of the Morning: Does anybody else have any good 5-10 minute quick work out ideas that you can do first thing in the morning or before bed to get the blood pumpin?

Workout Plan For the Week

Good Morning and Happy Monday all!

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I’ve never been so happy for a Monday. . . and really I’m just excited because that means my boy comes back tomorrow and is done with his 4 weeks of crazy traveling.

I made it!  Although it was touch and go for a bit there when the Lifetime Movies starting slipping in.  Scary.

This Morning

I went through my travel WODS last night with a goal of picking out a WOD that would be long and challenging enough to cash me on it’s own.

Talk about success.

This mornings WOD including

  • 10 minutes running warm up
  • 100 push ups
  • 200 sit ups
  • 300 squats
  • 5 minutes running

All for time.

I’m going to be honest, I was a little concerned I would not be doing this one as prescribed.  Talk about biting off a bit more than I could chew…But I woke up this morning well rested (thank you time change) and confident that I was going to give it all I had.

The 10 minute warm up was easy and just enough to get the blood pumping and my body warm in a cold gym.

I started the second series (push ups, sit ups and squats) by doing 30 of each exercise.  My thoughts were I would get a chunk out of the way, then divide it into smaller bunches.

I then did sets of 20 of each exercise in the series, until I had only 10 left for push ups.  I was really impressed that I never dropped to my knees or really broke form.   The push ups were what I was most concerned about.

Then when I got to only sit ups and squats left, I started doing 20 sit ups, and 2 sets of 20 squats so that the two would end together.

When I finished, I’d never been so happy to jump on the treadmill.   I really don’t know what was most challenging, it all was.  But I finished feeling like I had gotten a great, full body work out in for the day.

I am LOVING these WODS!

Workout Plan For the Week

  • Monday: Full body WOD
  • Tuesday: 3.5 miles, speed work
  • Wednesday: Full body WOD or cross training on the bike
  • Thursday:  3.5 miles, outdoors or speedwork
  • Friday: YOGA/REST
  • Saturday: Short run and skiing (likely)
  • Sunday: 5 miles and short bike ride

Now that we are into ski season, my schedule, specifically for the weekends, is going to have to be a little more flexible.  Zach is QUITE the powder hound, and will go to the mountain at the sight of even a single snow flake (You know it’s true babe)…so I have to be able to move things around accordingly.  He puts up with my running craziness all the other 3 seasons, so he’s earned it).

That’s it, that’s my plan all.