Hope your Tuesday is running smoothly for you. Mine is going to be another rushed day of running around like a headless chicken, so I’m going to run through the latest tidbits pretty quickly. I haven’t posted since last Friday, so I’ll pick up from there.
Friday was Meredith’s teacher’s baby shower, which was a lot of fun and full of pink! Baby Jenna will be born sometime within the next two months, and I know the expectant parents are thrilled to add to their growing clan. I didn’t take any photos of the actual shower, because I didn’t know if everyone would appreciate being featured on my blog, but I took a picture of myself getting ready. I’m still new at taking selfies, so excuse the giant, awkward hand in the picture(yep, I’m a dork):
Alrighty then, onto the weekend. The weekend was actually pretty relaxing, mostly just some tidying up around the house and arranging a few play dates. It did consist of a lot of food. I will now insert the gratuitous foodie collage:
Did you notice those oh-so-delicious Shipley’s donuts thrown in there? They are the jam. Historical fact: When I was around 8 yrs old, I could consume between 8-10 Shipley’s donuts in a sitting and still function as a normal child the rest of the day, oh, and not gain a single pound. I was as thin as a rail. However, nowadays, (for instance this past weekend) I can consume 2 donuts and feel like a bloated whale the rest of the day, not wanting to do much and not being hungry for lunch or dinner. Seriously. I had to force myself to eat lunch and dinner. Those donuts sat like a rock in my stomach all day. Ugh. They are tasty though! I just can’t eat more than one as a treat, or I’ll pay dearly for it…
Moving on. Breakfast this morning looked like this:
A blueberry bagel half, with melted cheese and a fried egg on top- mmmmm. I love a good bagelwich! Oh, and of course, a hot mug of coffee on the side. Must. Have. Caffeine.
Now for my circuit workout! Yesterday, after breakfast, I squeezed in a quick 30 minute circuit workout- that I made up myself! I wanted something fun, entertaining and kind of elementary-gym-style ( I guess after running up to Meredith’s school 50 million times this past week has made me nostalgic). I incorporated Meredith’s hula hoop and jump rope, but you can easily mimic those movements without the equipment. I actually marched/jogged in place for 10 minutes before the circuit to warm up, and completed 4 rounds of movements for an easier/beginner workout. That’s the beauty of circuits, you can customize them to your fitness needs and likings. This one left my muscles sore this morning; it’s for real ya’ll! So without further ado, here’s the Gym Class Circuit Workout! Enjoy and let me know what you think. I’m always open to suggestions!
I’m off to do a little yoga, and get started on the rest of my day. We are celebrating Meredith’s birthday at school today, so I need to put together a little goodie for the class. Enjoy your Tuesday!