Push Through the Pain

Wednesday! Half-way through the work week, just have to get over the hump.

In yesterday’s post I mentioned my Kale article and recipe I did for Veria.com. In case you missed it here is the link again with an UPDATED lovely little picture of yours truly 🙂

Skinny Minnie Sesame Peanut Kale Chips- featured on Veria.com 

If you signed up for the newsletter and checked your e-mail, you will see my article was picked for their Super Bowl feature! So honored 🙂

Hey that's my recipe!
Hey that’s my recipe!

My day at work yesterday was interesting… I actually had down time for the first time EVER! It only lasted about 45 minutes, but it was super rare. I actually didn’t like it at all to be quite honest. I prefer to stay busy. I did polish up a few dictations though that were on my to do list.

Goofy faces for downtime
Goofy faces for downtime

I also stopped and picked up a fresh cup of green tea!

LOVE green tea!
LOVE green tea!

It was great that I left work 100% on time. Literally clocked out at 4:30 on the dot! I changed into my gym clothes there, check out my cute new top that is so ME!

This about sums me up right?
This about sums me up right?

I bought another one that says “beast mode” in white too. Motivation right there on my shirt! 🙂

I really had to find my inner beast to make it through my workout. I really should have taken the day off because I am still so sore from the chest workout and now the arms from the day before. I wanted to push through my cardio workout and I let me tell you, I really had to PUSH. I was dead when I finished.

Started with a 10 minute run on the treadmill, then a 10 minute incline speed walk.

Followed by 25 minutes on the stairmaster

And 15 minutes on the arc trainer. CARDIO POWER HOUR INDEED!

I also did this ab workout:

  • Regular crunches holding a 10 lb kettle bell, 30 reps
  • Oblique crunches holding a 10 lb kettle bell, 30 reps
  • Reverse crunches and straight leg lowers, 10 reps both ways x 3 sets
  • Leg flutters (legs 30-45 degree angle), 12 reps x 3 sets
  • Single leg straight leg oblique crunch (one leg lifts as you crunch and lowers back down, alternate legs), 20 reps x 2 sets
  • The Hundred
  • Planks on the bosu ball, 30 seconds x 2 sets
  • Mountain climbers on the bosu ball, 20 reps x 2 sets
  • Torso twists holding 20 lb medicine ball, 20 reps x 3 sets

I feel like I may have done more ab exercises, but I can’t remember them all!

Like a Beast!
Like a Beast!

At work I started to tell some of the people I work with that I write this blog and they always say “oh, so you are into fitness and all that?”. I always just smile and say “yeah, a little bit!” 😉

I think I am probably going to take my Wednesday as a recovery day and just rest my body a little bit. I really feel like I need it. I love to workout, but like I say listen to your body!

I also don’t have a recipe today, BUT take a peek at those kale chips!

Yummy! Skinny Minnie Sesame Peanut Kale Chips. Emergency Snack Friendly!
Yummy! Skinny Minnie Sesame Peanut Kale Chips. Emergency Snack Friendly!

Phoebe says hi, she is not feeling very photogenic today and has been hiding in her carrier!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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