I had the best workout this morning at the gym. Don’t you love it when you just KNOW that your diet is the key player in how much boundless energy you have?! No coffee, nothing. I fuel on whole foods! 🙂
- 20 minutes on the elliptical, level 2 resistance (doc doesn’t want me to use much resistance yet because of my shins!)
- 15 minutes of a combo of water jogging with WEIGHTS and swimming laps freestyle
It was a great workout and I love switching it up with the water jogging and laps. You never want to just do the same old thing every single day at the gym because your body gets used to it—to maximize your burn you should constantly switch it up and try new things, such as water jogging with weights. Holy goodness, using these weights was HARD!
A few people have asked about which set I got from AquaJogger.com and the answer is the complete women’s fitness set. This set contains the belt, the weights, the little shoes (which I haven’t worn yet. lol) and a workout dvd. These weights aren’t the usual weights you would find in your gym’s weight room, obviously, but instead they work with the resistance of the water to really work your muscles. I set the timer on my watch and only after 3 MINUTES I felt an extreme burn!!!! Crazy, but true. For the time that I was in the pool today I had to alternate between using the weights and just using my arms when I jogged. It was too hard!
After my workout I noshed on a honey graham z-bar to refuel—
And then met my mom for lunch at BT, the trendy Vietnamese restaurant across the street that surprisingly has a VERY affordable and posh lunch menu. Mostly everything is under $10!
I had my absolute favorite thing on the menu, the pan fried tofu noodle bowl!
This is to die for!!! Vietnamese food is one of my favorite cuisines and I never can get enough of the noodle bowls, bursting with peanuts, bean sprouts, basil and chilies. The tofu was cooked to perfection as well…lightly fried but not greasy in the least bit.
To drink, I enjoyed my other favorite treat, a limeade!
After we said our goodbyes I went off to run some, what I thought would be quick, errands and then head home to get to work. Unfortunately I ended up getting quite frustrated because they were doing road work and I just sat in traffic for what felt like hours! Don’t you hate that?! When I finally got to the mall, for errands number one, I treated myself to Teavana because I love it so.
I got the concoction that was featured in the window—a mix of two teas for a subtly spicy and energizing brew.
Oh Teavana, how I adore thee. My bank account unfortunately does not. I saw this amazing promotion that they were doing called “The Teavana Tea Club”, which is where you pay something like $120 and then Teavana sends you two 2-ounce tea samples every month of the year to try. How cool is that?! If you are an avid tea drinker (ahem, Angela!), this is a lovely idea. I desperately wanted to sign up but it’ll have to wait until the budget allows, unfortunately. A great idea though!
I just got home and I am trying to work as quick as possible since I have an appointment to pick up my ORTHOTICS (!) at 4:30 and then am meeting Anne at 7:00 for a glass of wine!
Be sure to check out Angela’s Shop 4 A Cause on June 11 (my birthday!). I am baking a batch of delicious Super Charge Me Cookies to go up in the auction. 🙂