Thursday, May 26, 2011

One Last Spin And A Grab Bag

Today was leg day and boy are my legs hurting.  Not only was the leg workout tough but then I headed into Janae's spin class, for the last time :(, and she has you do lock and loads which are hard enough on any other given day but on leg day ouchiemama.  Today was my last spin class and I am SUPER sad about it.  It's nice to give my legs a little break from running, cross training is key, but now if I want to spin I guess I will have to instruct myself.  After spin I went and ran 3 miles. 

So I was talking with a neighbor today and I think some of you out there may think that I am crazy or going a little overboard with the workouts.  I just want to make it clear that I don't workout like crazy because I feel that it is necessary but rather because I LOVE IT!  It is my stress relief and the one thing that I can do for myself each and every day.  I think as a mom it is important to find something that you enjoy and have a little "you time" each day.  Even if it means waking up at 4 a.m. :)  To get results do you HAVE to workout for 2 hours and 20 minutes each day?  NO!  I do think it is necessary to do weight training FOR SURE.  A lot of gals out there say that they don't want big man muscles so they don't want to lift weights.  But guess what?  The only way to get big man muscles is to take steroids, women do not have the testosterone necessary to build big muscles.  The more muscle you have the more calories your body will burn AT REST.  And I don't know about you but I would rather have toned arms than those dreaded relief society arms ;)  And as for cardio, I would suggest at least 45 minutes a day.  Unless you are doing intervals or sprints.  If you do a HIGH intensity cardio session it is best to keep it at or under 30 minutes.  If you are a nut ball like myself you could do 30 minutes of high intensity and then 30 minutes of moderate intensity cardio.

The other day I showed you what I thought was the breakfast of champions...well, this morning when I got home from the gym I noticed what Kobe had for breakfast
Yes, that is a bowl of Cocoa Pebbles and Kraft singles.  I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.  I know it is gross, I found it so very strange that the child would pair those two things together and I had to share...your welcome :)

Today I heard a little rap at the door and it was none other than HOLLY.  She brought me a big ol' bag of goodies. She included my favorite, pretzel m&m's, wipes (so I can wipe down the airplane), hand sanitizer, chocolate, vitamins that I have wanted to try, gum, an abs magazine that I have been eyeing and a US Weekly so that I can keep up on my Hollywood gossip.  And a whole bunch of other wonderful stuff :)  I am just grateful it didn't include any sugar free candy, that stuff does a number on ones system :) Thank you Holly!!  I truly do have the best friends a girl could ask for. 
I have had a number of people ask me about that ginormious smoothie concoction.  So here is what I do.  I put in a few ice cubes, like 4, 1/2 cup oats, 1 scoop whey protein powder,about 1 cup spinach, 1 banana, and as many berries as it takes to fill that little blender up.  Then I pour Ocean Spray Cran Energy juice in until there is enough liquid to properly blend and voila the perfect smoothie :)  I use Cran Energy because it gives me the little boost that I need to go about my day, waking up at 4 gets pretty tough.  It is also low in calories.  I am not a fan of drinking my calories so other than that juice all I drink all the live long day is WATER!  And I drink an insane amount of water each day.  I am worse to travel or shop with than a small child.

I am so very sad because I took a picture of the cutest little tent in Sam's Club and I even propped my lip gloss up next to it to show you just how tiny it really was and now I can't seem to get that blasted picture off of my phone :(  For some reason I LOVE little tiny things and I always have.

I want this to be a blog that is helpful to you so PLEASE feel free to ask me any questions you might have about fitness and I will do my darndest to answer you :)

1 comment:

  1. I think your workouts are awesome and I think everyone is going to have opinions (good or bad)no matter what. Have fun on your trip and your friends seriously are awesome. How nice of them!!