Two things that make me super duper happy!! Workouts and Heat!! I so wish I would have taken a picture of us sitting at our boys football game yesterday. Torrential downpour and wind. My core temperature slowly dropped as I sat on a wet bleacher for 2 1/2 hours. Luckily, my friend brought a giant tent to cuddle under, but STILL it was pretty sad. Another luckily, our son played several times and they WON!!! I am NOT used to the cold at all!! It took me hours to warm up. I kept my coat and scarf on for the rest of the night and sat by the fire helping my kids with homework. I didn’t warm up until I decided to take a shower in the steamer with my portable heater blowing out heat as well! I’m pathetic and I’m moving to ARIZONA (:
Today, the rain is gone and the SUN is shining BRIGHT!! I’m instantly HAPPY!! Fridays are my hard day to work out. I’m usually beat and would rather curl up on my bed and read a book! That did not happen! I made it to the gym and I had a GREAT workout!!
500 m on the rowing machine
The kettle bell and ab workout I posted 2 days ago! SUPER AWESOME!! Go heavy and fast!
15-20 minutes of SHOULDER exercises! My favorite!!!
500 m row again!
That was it!! I felt so much better after that. I wanted to take off and run! I didn’t, because tomorrow I’m running a relay race in Park City! It’s 75 miles split between a team of 6. Each of us are running 2 legs. My first leg is 4.49 and the second is 3.99. Both of them have a lot of uphill, but after my downhill marathon I’ll be in the mood for an uphill climb!!
I promised a few recipes today!! A cute friend of mine at the gym has the best foodie blog. It’s simple, healthy, and family friendly. Her site will be my NEW cookbook!!! LOVE IT!!! She even has several yummy desserts too!! This week I made White Bean Chicken Chili
Both of them were amazing!!! My daughter especially loved the chili and said it’s her new favorite dinner now. Her website is called soshantastic.com. Check it out!!
Now, I really am going to go curl up a read a book on my bed until I fall asleep that is. No matter how busy I get, I know how to stop everything and relax. Here is another way to relax that I might try this weekend. I found this on Pinterest!
Once a week for 20 minutes, sit in a hot bath that contains a handful of Epsom salts, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, and a half cup of baking soda. This combo draws out toxins, lowers stress-related hormones, and balances your pH levels. 🙂
Have a heavenly weekend!!!