Even for someone who enjoys working out, it was still hard to get back into my workout routine after being away from the gym for a week or so while I was sick.
I eased into my workout by doing light cardio on alternating days. Once I was feeling well enough to take the intensity up, I started doing HIIT workouts (full sprints on my highest points) and also back to strength training.
I went back to Body Pump class recently. I was really appreciative being healthy and being able to workout that I really pushed myself.
I used different mantras during my workout and for this particular class, I had a funny one but it worked. During class, whenever I felt like quitting, I would ask myself “If Jillian Michaels was here standing in front of you, would you do another rep?” The answer each time was “YES!”.
I finished strong each time.
I am so proud.
I can really tell the difference. Now that I know what if feels like to really push it and give it my all, I can go back to that high point and strive to re-visit each time I do Body Pump class.
Breakfast this morning was my usual protein oats with banana and peanut butter. I think I have been eating banana each day for awhile now.
There are so many ways to eat banana. Toppings for my oatmeal, mashed and baked in to these delicious banana chocolate muffins or eaten with yogurt for my afternoon snack.
This is a really simple breakfast and a great way to start your day. It holds me over for about 3 hours.
I took my mom to her doctor’s appointment today and had to pack a small meal to eat while waiting for her at the hospital.
This is not burnt. This is called “well toasted”. Thomas Bagel thins with melted string cheese and eggs. I forgot to take a picture of the egg before I packed the sandwich. I also packed nectarines too.
After a long wait, long for me but I am sure it’s standard turnaround time, I finally have on my hands all the pictures from our engagement photo shoot.
I love all the pictures. I will share with you our favorites.
I loved the pictures for many reasons….
We were in our natural surroundings. We both love being outdoors and being with nature.
The pictures captured the ways we are loving to each other
The pictures showed our adventurous side. We climbed down barefoot to get to this little creek. (Side note: the photographer said that we were the only couple willing to go in the freezing water)
The picture showed us just playing around…
Isn’t this such a beautiful place? We both grew up in Southern California and will make our home here in Orange County. This is what we have to look forward to during the weekends when we get to enjoy our amazing surroundings.
Part II coming soon…..
P.S. I want to thank all of you who have read my blog from the early days, even before I started my wedding planning. It has been a long road. I got engaged before I started this blog, but all my wedding planning has been documented on this blog because I didn’t start planning until about 7 months ago. Thank you for your sweet comments and support.