Well I must say that endorphins do have a way of making things brighter. Like I mentioned in my post earlier, I was feeling pretty down before heading to the gym. I still went an hour before my class so that I could get some cross training in before I taught strength and toning. I hit up the elliptical and turned on the Food Network. A lot of people think that the elliptical or other cardio machines can get pretty boring making it hard to build up endurance, but I have found that if a good show is on the boob tube then I am good to go! First it was Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals
Honestly, as soon as my arms and legs started pumpin’ on the machine I felt waaaay better! It’s crazy how amazing that endorphin high feels, but I’m addicted to it. Here is what my workout looked like.
Jog in place for 1 minute to get heart rate up or until the end of the first song
Abs (on step bench)
15 slow controlled crunches with 8 lb weight
15 crunches with legs straight up
20 total bicycle crunches
15 pullovers with one 8 lb weight in both hands while lying on bench
15 pushups with hands on bench (either the girly kind or normal)
10 rows with one leg on bench with two 5 lb weights then alternate legs
Hips and Butt
Squat with one leg on bench and one leg to the side pulse low for two counts then raise knee on bench (15 each side holding weights in hands)
15 reverse lunge with shoulder circle on each side (5 lb weights in each hand)
15 plie squat with triceps press holding 8 lb weight
After class I came home to let the puppies out and play with them for a bit before running to meet with a potential wedding florist.
They really look like brother and sister 🙂 Tomorrow, their family will be coming home and although they LOVE hanging out with me nothing beats hanging with the fam.
Brian and I then went to get fro-yo at Red Mango. I tried the mango and black cherry flavors and decided to go with mango. I then topped it with granola, coconut, and banana…not the best flavor combo I have ever come up with, but hey! Ya win some, you lose some…and it still tasted ok 😉 I had Brian take a picture of my treat on his iPhone and email it to me since I forgot my camera and it still hasn’t arrived in my inbox…don’t worry, I’ll post the picture tomorrow!
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