Hey guys! Happy Friday to you all! Here’s to the end of the work week and another day of life to live. Make it a good one, whether you can’t wait to get out of your cubicle or you’re chasing your little one around at home. Everything we do counts! Remember that today.
I’m just checking in at the end of the week with some updates in the food department, the workout realm, and our home – I thought it’d be fun to give you a little taste of where we currently reside so stay tuned for the video at the end!
It’s been a good week of eats! Although I didn’t photograph all of it, above are snapshots of some of the tasty foods, including a chocolate cake (no real substitutions for “health” purposes but also not too unhealthy either!) topped with powdered sugar for small group on Tuesday and a bowl of “Hail to the Kale Salad” from our local natural grocery store (DELICIOUS!) with fig goat cheese and a small glass of wine. Oh – and that’s our “faux fire” in the background. Nice, hey?
I also said goodbye to this handsome man as Mikey’s out sailing getting his skipper’s license! It’s cold and snowy on the water but we chatted briefly and he’s doing okay! I’m excited he’s taking this course as he’ll be able to skipper a boat solo in the future (which is great as we run sailing trips with young adult cancer survivors every summer)! Very cool.
Another cold day (hopefully one of the last for a while!), which means I kept my workout inside and did something I haven’t done for ages – a workout DVD! I followed the P90X Cardio workout and enjoyed warming up for the workout with yoga. I hardly ever practice yoga, and generally I’m okay with that. I think it’s it’s okay that it’s not my favorite and just because it seems (and is) so healthy doesn’t mean I have to make myself do it. However, there are benefits, and occasionally I like to get it in because I’m very undisciplined when it comes to stretching. Gotta stretch to lengthen those muscles back out after pounding (and subsequently shortening) them after a workout or run!
I grabbed these boxing gloves Mikey got at a cancer fundraiser and put them on for fun during the “kenpo” portion of the workout. Made me feel intense so I self-timer-ed a quick photo in between moves.
Do you ever do workout DVD’s? What are your favorites?
Are you a fan of yoga? I’ve tried Bikram and like the hot portion of it but the movements really hurt my body, and I stuck with it for a while. I think I’d like a flow type of class with lots of vinyasas (it might be wrong, but I still like to feel like I’m getting a workout!)…Any recommendations?
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Today, however, is a rest day. I’d decided this before I checked out Lindsay’s blog today, but she talks all about it in a vlog today. Check it out if you’re in need of a reminder of how important rest is, made doubly clear by this quote from Ryan Hall:
“I constantly remind myself that resting takes confidence. Anyone can train like a mad man but to embrace rest and to allow all the hard training to come out takes mental strength.”
I receive weekday inspirational quotes from Runner’s World and this one struck me. If we’re working out so hard and pushing our bodies consistently, we need to also have the grace and respect for ourselves to allow time for rest.
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Of possible interest to you, some fitness links!
- Sore after your last workout? Read these 5 ways to reduce soreness post-workout
- Do workouts have their limits? Sometimes we push too far…
- Trouble getting your greens in? Try these recipes to help you drink your greens!
- Want to meet some incredible bloggers and readers in a beautiful spot in Colorado and connect about healthy living? Yeah you do! There are still spots for Blend coming up the first weekend of May. Check out more information on registering for this amazing retreat (that I unfortunately can’t attend; I’m already planning to book it off early next year!).
- Need some fitness motivation to get you going? Check out these quotes! Here’s one I like:
These boots (sorry the pic is a bit skewed) are definitely fun to me…and I have no idea where they came from! – Mom? Are these from you? They’re super cute, seriously keep my legs warm in this cold, and are fun to pull on.
Last but not least, here’s a little tour of our home! I hope you enjoy this little glance into our world in the SW corner of Calgary:
…Anything to report on the food, fitness or fun fronts? Let’s hear it! Have a great weekend friends. Live well & be well today and in every moment,