Waking up at 4:45 AM was so painful! Ugh. If I hadn’t told Marie that I would go to Body Pump with her this morning, I would have definitely slept in. I guess having a gym buddy really works, huh?
Once I got moving, this morning’s class was great! The instructor reminded me of Vicky from The Real Housewives of Orange County with her frequent Wahoo!!! She sounded just like her!
On the chest track this morning, I dropped my weight by 5 pounds. Last class, I realized that a wider grip on the bar made it much more challenging because the weight was focused more on the chest muscles than distributed between the chest, shoulders, and triceps. With the wider grip, I definitely felt it! I even struggled with the push-ups at the end of the track and ended up doing most of them on my knees. My chest muscles felt like Jello! Love that!
Even though it was tough motivating myself to get to Body Pump this morning, I was so happy that I went! I just need to remember how I felt after the class the next time I struggle to get out of bed.
Before heading to the gym, I snacked on a couple of Pumped-Up Pumpkin Cookies. I wasn’t hungry, but I figured that I needed some fuel for Body Pump.
After Body Pump, I immediately poured myself a glass of iced coffee with hemp + soy milk. After a tough workout, it tasted so good when it hit my lips!
I took Murphy for a walk and showered before I had time to make breakfast, so I was famished by the time I whipped up some oatmeal. And, let me tell you, I went heavy on the ingredients this morning!
In the mix:
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/4 cup spelt flakes
- 1/4 cup Galaxy Granola
- 1/4 vanilla hemp milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- Vanilla extract
- 2 scoops of peanut butter
I loved all of the different textures in my oats this morning– chewy chia seeds, crunchy granola, creamy peanut butter. It was fun!
With my morning workout over and done with, I’m trying a new schedule for today with writing in the afternoon. Hopefully, I can crank-out some words later today. I’m running out of time!
Question of the Day
If you could change places with anyone for one day, who would it be?