Here in the Pacific NW, what kind of fitness blogger would I be if during a busy but sunny week, I stayed inside to blog about my food and my clothes AND DIDN'T WORKOUT IN THE SUN??? A preposterous imposter kind of fitness blogger. That's what kind.
Included in my sunshine exultations:
I took an hour+ walk to meet the hubby for dinner out. He was coming from work and obviously could have picked me up. But THE SUN WAS SHINING. And I wanted to wear shorts since I can't wear them to work.
Shorts: Target, shoes (which you can't see): Nike, black tank: Gap, tunic: Papaya (the hubby picked it out), zip-up: lululemon (also from the hubby)
|And here's my cute sweat-avoiding hair!|
You can use a bench for the planks and box jumps in this workout:
Seriously...2x through takes about 20-25 minutes. I only have a 10lb kettlebell and this kicked my butt. I had to improvise a little on the farmer carry since I only have one...and I don't own a medicine ball so I improvised some ab work on the last step of the workout. (Now I totally want a heavier 'bell!)
Had lunch with a dear friend at the park:
|Whole grain...awesome excuse to eat fishies.|
|My turquoise on navy on turqoise...|
|Bekah with her healthy water|
2. Musical Theatre.
You may think this has nothing to do with eating well or sweating hard. But here's how it ties in...this week found me striving to keep up with my healthy food and my workout regimen. I had to be a little flexible, but somehow God got me through it. I got in all my weight-training and some good cardio and yoga...there was one day where I only squeezed in 5 minutes of abs, but 5 minutes of working out is ALWAYS better than nothing.
If you are like me, you have perfectionistic tendencies, and you do great with staying fit...until you "fall off the bandwagon" a teensy bit. Then you get frustrated/discouraged/etc. and decide if you can't do it right, it's basically hopeless anyway. This is the difference between goals and lifestyle. Ultimately you have to see fitness and health as simply a lifestyle, realize it won't always be perfect, and do what you can to work it into the everyday chaos of life.
|Set at Seussical|
|My buddy Carson...known this dude his whole life|
|He played Jojo and rocked the show!|
|I swung through Trader Joe's on my way to the show!|
|It's a revue about a show within a show. Think Chorus Line.|
It's going to be a great show...I'm very proud of all their hard work, particularly on some of the dance numbers! A huge privilege to be back helping the director for this class. If you don't hear from me tomorrow, I'll be off cheering these kids on!