I’m so glad it’s Sunday! Sundays just might be my favorite day of the week…something about them is so calm and peaceful. This one, however, is extra peaceful after a very eventful Saturday, and not exactly in a good way. Severe weather hit the majority of Kansas yesterday and I was on pins and needles watching the weather reports all day long. When I woke up and headed outside for some errands in the morning, it was easy to tell that a storm was coming. It was dark, windy, warm, and very eery looking. Next thing I know hail is coming down at full blast. This passes on though and I think, okay that wasn’t too bad. But no, next up: Tornados. We were being advised to stand by and keep watching the weather reports into the wee hours of the morning. The warnings and watches went clear until 6 a.m. I was one tired girl and not happy at all; I just wanted to sleep! Several tornados hit areas near me last night but luckily we did not end up getting one. Nevertheless it was still a scary situation and I’m so relieved to be done with yesterday!
Even though I didn’t get much sleep last night, I woke up more than ready to hit the gym for a good strength training session after taking a rest day Saturday. I put together a circuit based on a few things I have recently picked up from my favorite workout source, Mid West Fit. I hopped out of bed, made myself some egg white oats with blueberries and mango pieces,
(frozen mango = best oatmeal add in ever)
and got down to business!
Move of the Day
If you want a fun change up from your usual squat moves, this one is perfect. I thought they were so much pretty fun to do!
Here is how I incorporated them into today’s workout:
1. Deck Squat, 10 reps
2. Reverse Fly, 12 reps
3. Goblet Squat, 15 reps
4. Push Press, 15 reps
5. Burpees, 10 reps
6. Pushups, 12 reps
Perform circuit 4 times though, moving with little to no rest between each move, and resting 1 minute after each round.
(20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest using a tabata timer)
8 rounds alternating between:
1. bicep curls
2. kettlebell swings
8 rounds alternating between:
1. mountain climbers
2. punches and ground touches (punch the air once each side then touch the ground once on each side)
Flutter Kicks, 1 minute
Side Plank with hip raises, 30 seconds each side
Medicine Ball Twists, 1 minute
I came home feeling quite accomplished and made yet another delicious shake. I’ve been on a shake roll lately, from the German Chocolate Shake, the Blueberry Muffin Shake, the Banana Flax Frapp, the Chocolate Sunflower Frapp, and now…
Chocolate Strawberry Mocha Post Workout Shake
- 1 serving protein powder
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup ice
- 1 heaping tbsp coffee crystals
- 1 heaping tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
- pinch of xanthan and guar gums
- pinch of stevia
- 2 handfuls of fresh spinach
Of course I had to make it greenified with some spinach! Don’t act like you’re surprised. 😉
And now I’m going to get busy in the kitchen with some meal prep for the week! Yay! This will later be accompanied by studying for TWO exams that I have tomorrow. Oh the joys of being in college. Summertime, please hurry!
Have a great Sunday all!