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First go at it

3 Jul

Good afternoon!

Might as well just jump right into my first ever blog post!

This morning started with a 6 a.m. alarm to get in a workout before going into work today.  I find that the earlier I can exercise in the day, the more likely I am to actually do it.  Anytime before lunch is an ideal work out time for me.  Unfortunately, that 6 a.m. alarm was too ambitious today and I overslept a bit.  Fortunately, my dad is my boss this summer and I asked him if I could come in a little late this morning so I could still get my workout in.  He agreed 😉

Before that, breakfast needed to happen.  I know that some people enjoy working out first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, but I usually don’t have enough energy for a quality workout if I do that.  Breakfast today was my usual oatmeal beast:

 

Into the mix went:

  • 1/3 c oats
  • 3/4 c water
  • 1 scoop Wegmans Whey Chocolate Protein Powder
  • some cinnamon, vanilla extract, and Truvia for sweetening
  • topped with: 1 tbs organic creamy peanut butter, half a banana and some delicious local strawberries

Yum.  I drank my morning cup of coffee out of the “Bella” mug (I have two dogs, one is a cavalier King Charles spaniel named Bella and the other is a black lab named Louie).

Today’s workout of choice was Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit DVD.

 

So.  Hard.

I got the Insanity DVDs at the beginning of the summer.  I don’t follow the program, but I have enjoyed doing the videos here and there when I don’t feel like leaving the house but still want to get my ass handed to me.  Shaun T doesn’t mess around.

I love how motivating he is during the workouts (my favorite line of his is “You can FRICKIN’ do it!”) and how he encourages you to take breaks when necessary to maintain proper form and avoid injury.

After a quick shower, I headed out the door feeling satisfied that my workout for the day was done.

I’m spending the day at my dad’s office, then I have some low-key 4th of July eve plans with my boyfriend.  Can’t wait!

Have you ever done Insanity?  Do you follow the program, or just do the videos when you feel like it?  Do you have 4th of July eve plans?

Have a great Tuesday!

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