I’m so glad it’s Sunday! Sundays just might be my favorite day of the week…something about them is so calm and peaceful. This one, however, is extra peaceful after a very eventful Saturday, and not exactly in a good way. Severe weather hit the majority of Kansas yesterday and I was on pins and needles watching the weather reports all day long. When I woke up and headed outside for some errands in the morning, it was easy to tell that a storm was coming. It was dark, windy, warm, and very eery looking. Next thing I know hail is coming down at full blast. This passes on though and I think, okay that wasn’t too bad. But no, next up: Tornados. We were being advised to stand by and keep watching the weather reports into the wee hours of the morning. The warnings and watches went clear until 6 a.m. I was one tired girl and not happy at all; I just wanted to sleep! Several tornados hit areas near me last night but luckily we did not end up getting one. Nevertheless it was still a scary situation and I’m so relieved to be done with yesterday!
Even though I didn’t get much sleep last night, I woke up more than ready to hit the gym for a good strength training session after taking a rest day Saturday. I put together a circuit based on a few things I have recently picked up from my favorite workout source, Mid West Fit. I hopped out of bed, made myself some egg white oats with blueberries and mango pieces,
(frozen mango = best oatmeal add in ever)
and got down to business!
Move of the Day
If you want a fun change up from your usual squat moves, this one is perfect. I thought they were so much pretty fun to do!
Here is how I incorporated them into today’s workout:
1. Deck Squat, 10 reps
2. Reverse Fly, 12 reps
3. Goblet Squat, 15 reps
4. Push Press, 15 reps
5. Burpees, 10 reps
6. Pushups, 12 reps
Perform circuit 4 times though, moving with little to no rest between each move, and resting 1 minute after each round.
(20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest using a tabata timer)
8 rounds alternating between:
1. bicep curls
2. kettlebell swings
8 rounds alternating between:
1. mountain climbers
2. punches and ground touches (punch the air once each side then touch the ground once on each side)
Flutter Kicks, 1 minute
Side Plank with hip raises, 30 seconds each side
Medicine Ball Twists, 1 minute
I came home feeling quite accomplished and made yet another delicious shake. I’ve been on a shake roll lately, from the German Chocolate Shake, the Blueberry Muffin Shake, the Banana Flax Frapp, the Chocolate Sunflower Frapp, and now…
Chocolate Strawberry Mocha Post Workout Shake
- 1 serving protein powder
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup ice
- 1 heaping tbsp coffee crystals
- 1 heaping tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
- pinch of xanthan and guar gums
- pinch of stevia
- 2 handfuls of fresh spinach
Of course I had to make it greenified with some spinach! Don’t act like you’re surprised.
And now I’m going to get busy in the kitchen with some meal prep for the week! Yay! This will later be accompanied by studying for TWO exams that I have tomorrow. Oh the joys of being in college. Summertime, please hurry!
Have a great Sunday all!