Thank you for all of your comments on my post yesterday about living with Crohn’s disease. Sometimes it can be quite the challenge, but I really do try to keep my head up, it’s the only way to be :D
This morning Craig & I decided to sleep in. We were both just kind of feeling blah, especially after that Ravens loss :( , so we took the morning & caught up on some sleep. At first I was like, we really should go..but then I figured I should listen to my body instead…which was yelling at me to sleep…so I obliged :)
I got ready with a smile on my face (gotta start Mondays off on the right note) and then headed to work. Once I got to work, I made myself some delicious oats.
In the mix:
-1/2 cup old fashioned oats
-1/2 banana, cut up
-1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
-LOTS of cinnamon
-about 1 tsp. peanut butter
-3/4 cup water
I enjoyed these with some morning coffee.
OH BIG TIP:
****To make your coffee even more delicious, sprinkle some cinnamon in with the grounds before you brew it. You’ll LOVE it, well, if you love cinnamon..and well, I have to admit I have a mild obsession with cinnamon! I put it on nearly everything!****
Now on to the fun part. Since I missed my workout this morning, I figured that I would bring my workout clothes and if I felt like it, then go for a workout in our office gym during my lunch break. This whole morning I have been feeling extra spunky, maybe from the extra sleep?.., so I figured I would use some of that energy for my lunch time workout.
Here’s some pictures of the gym at work- this was my first time using it:
Not too bad for a place to work out at during lunch, huh!? I was pretty impressed. Honestly I’m just impressed that we have a mini gym to workout in- it’s open around 7am & doesn’t close until like 8pm. I mean, I still have my gym membership at Anytime Fitness that I LOVEEEEE but this is a great option just in case I don’t feel like going in the morning.
Here’s what I did- I got the idea from Jessica’s at home cardio blast.
5 min. warm up on treadmill- run/ jog at 7.0
Here is the circuit:
-50 jumping jacks
-20 alternating lunges
-10 tuck jumps (2nd round: 10 butt kick jumps or rockstar jumps)
-25 Step ups (each leg)
-10 squat jumps
-10 burpees with jump at the end
-25 plie squats
-15 rear delt rows
-25 push ups
-60 sec. plank hold
5 minutes on the elliptical
ab work- 50 bench tuck crunches, 15 pike crunches, 25 (each) bicycle crunches
Not too bad for a lunch time workout! Another great thing about the gym at work is that there is NEVER any body in there! One of the girls that works in my office said that it is ALWAYS dead!! So, that’s always good- I can do all of my crazy jumping around & no one will give me weird looks ;)
Bad part: There is like NO a/c in there. Well, there is A/c but not enough for a gym that is intended for people to use during their lunch break…and then GO BACK TO WORK! Oh boy, I didn’t INTEND to get that sweaty…but I didn’t want to have to slack on my workout..so I just kind of said, eh whatever!
The picture doesn’t do it justice…I really was pretty sweaty after this workout- quite a heart pounding one- I LOVED it! So WORTH the sweaty-ness of the workout. Thankfully there weren’t really many clients coming in today, so it all kind of worked out :)
With a little bit of deodorant, some Bath & Body works spray, some fixing of the hair & face- I was as good as new :D
That pretty much wraps it up!
Well, here, I’ll show you my lunch..even though you are BEYOND over it I’m sure ;)
Monday is ALMOST over- less than 2 hours til it’s time to head home- woooohooo! :D
Tell me: What’s your favorite quick workout? Do you ever workout at lunch? Does your office building have a gym in it?