My prayers were answered! This morning at 6 my eyes just FLEW open and I had the strongest urge to exercise!!!! How often does that happen?! Seriously. I didn’t fight it though! I had a Pure Delight bar for a pre-workout snackie in the room:
When I got to the gym around 6:15, MizFit was already there, wheeling away on the bike. I asked her if she slept on the mat on the floor last night. Haha The gym was actually WAY nicer than I expected with all brand new equipment and tons of weight machines. Here’s what I did:
10 minutes on elliptical to get my body awake!
2 sets of pushups, 12 reps each set
2 sets of triceps kickbacks, 10 lbs, 10 reps
2 sets of triceps pulldowns, 50 lbs, 12 reps (I did both these two tricep exercises together as a superset)
2 sets of hammer curls, 10 lbs, 15 reps each set
2 sets of upward press, 50 lbs 1st set and 35 lbs 2nd set, 15 reps
2 sets of incline chest press, 35 lbs, 15 reps
2 sets of crunches on stability ball, 20 reps
2 sets of one sided bicycle crunches on stability ball, 2 sets each set, 15 reps each
I stayed until 6:50 and I have to admit, it was a pretty darn good workout. I felt great after!
After working out, I piled on my sweatshirt and coat and scarf and walked down a couple blocks to Starbucks to grab something to eat. I know we have our reader meet-up “brunch” at 10:00, but there was NO WAY I could wait until 10 to eat something….you know me! I got their “perfect oatmeal” with a Justin’s Almond Butter packet (!!!), a banana and a black coffee.
It was good………but I’m still STARVING!!!!! I totally did not realize that the “perfect oatmeal” was only one instant oatmeal packet. I tried to beef it up with the almond butter and the banana but I know I am going to be on the prowl for a protein packed snack here in a little bit. I wish I had a greek yogurt!
Anyways, I’m about to shower, get dressed and packed and head over to Panera to meet more amazing readers! I will probably be blogging from the airport later so stay tuned!