Yesterday was no exception. I was up early to teach before the sun came up. The triathlon club spins are great and now that I’m only teaching two spin classes a week, I can actually look forward to them (I had 4 at the beginning of the year but when I took my job at lululemon I knew maintaining such a busy teaching schedule wouldn’t work. It sucked to say bye bye to these classes and I felt guilty/like a flake but I’ve got great coworkers who have helped me out for the semester! Amen for that!). Yesterday’s was no exception!
Before the class, my stomach was grumbling. I had some nuts with my coffee (I wonder if the Energizer Bunny runs on caffeine too?!). I’ve been brewing up pumpkin spice coffee from Target and it is deeeeelicious!
I had a life coaching session when I got home from the gym and then I threw together a quick breakfast (eggs, spinach, and potatoes with some cheese and bruschetta omnomnom!).
I worked a shift from 12 to 8 yesterday so I also packed up some lunch/dinner (kale, pork, and a sweet potato with almond butter and fruit!).
I also needed bananas and apples. I should have spent less than $10 in there but I bought myself a poncho (it’s huge, a blanket, and wonderful) so things got a little pricier. Whatever–it’s been pretty chilly out so it’s kind of perfect. And I can justify anything (yesterday was payday!). I had a little time to read before my shift started but I am really far behind in the book for tonight’s book club. That’s okay — I’m still planning on going!
When I finished my shift yesterday, I met up with Chelsea for a Starbucks date. I don’t see her as often as I’d like to but whenever I do she makes me so happy! If you haven’t checked out her blog, she’d probably make you: a) happy or b) hungry, too! I envy her foodie skills but it’s okay because I’ll just let her feed me her tasty recipes instead. Win.
When I got home I had a not so pretty but hit the spot combo of more pork, nut butter, and an apple before I crashed…hard.
I slept til almost 8am and my “maybe I’ll go to the gym” this morning quickly turned into a “I do not want another 15 hour day and I really need to shower at home” decision. I had energy though so I decided to do a quick workout (totally out of my ass) in my apartment while my coffee was a-brewin’!
It looked like this:
-warmup/mobility stuff (worked on my ankles, played with some pistol squats<–fail)
50 squats / 5 pushups / 1 turkish get-up per side
40 squats / 5 pushups / 2 turkish get-ups per side
30 squats / 5 pushups / 3 turkish get-ups per side
20 squats / 5 pushups / 4 turkish get-ups per side
10 squats / 5 pushups / 5 turkish get-ups per side
+ tabata handstands (killing me this week!)
I felt accomplished and energized afterwards, which is an awesome feeling. I remember when I was more into spin class after spin class and swim after swim and run after run that I’d often feel wiped and like I should go back to bed or eat my entire kitchen after a session. I still love running and biking and swimming but I’m so glad I’ve got CrossFit and this kind of working out in my routine now! I’m hoping to get to a yoga class tomorrow night and then my week will be complete !
I was hungry after my mini sweat session though, so I ate another breakie of eggs and spinach but this time with bananas, dried fruit, nuts, and nut butter. Yum!
Now I’ve got an hour before work and my energizer bunny is coming out. I am really tempted to go shopping (Christmas is coming!) but I think I’ll start my laundry, vacuum, and drink more coffee instead. Tonight is book club which means I’ll probably crash again tonight. The freelancing assignment I’m working on and some other writing I want to get done will just have to wait–I’ve got Thursday off next week so I’m thinking of turning off all electronics and writing until I have drafts…whatever works, right?
Have an awesome weekend!