This is a few days late because I took a little break from blogging. I needed it. I’m always on the move – always having to do something. There is always so much to do and very little time to do it all. Life can easily pass us by without us even knowing it. So as much as I wanted to blog, edit videos, and do more workouts, I put on the breaks. My brother came for a short visit and seeing as I haven’t seen him since before he was deployed to Afghanistan and that I have no idea when I’ll see him again because he’s moving to Texas, I decided to spend my Friday night hanging out with him :-)
I don’t see my family much. Not because I don’t want to – it’s just how we are. We’re all very independent from one another. At one time, I did wish we were different and more like families who saw one another regularly. But I’ve come to accept how my family is. It’s not that we don’t love each other. This is just how we are. We value the time we do spend together and know that we can count on one another when we need help. Now if only certain people could accept how my family works and stop trying to change that. Lol.
My brother didn’t arrive until dinner time Friday so I got most of workouts done before he arrived.
Bootycall was Day16 of Mad Abs Marc: 34s side plank, 32 crunches, and 27 pushups (all on my feet – and yes it was very hard for me)
ToneItUp’s SandCastle Workout – 20 reps each X3 sets with 5lb. weights.
3 Mile run – only got rained on a little bit on the way back.
Turbor Fire Day40 – Fire55EZ: I’m liking this one more and more every time I do it :-) Probably because I’m able to do almost every move correctly now. I’m really pushing myself – especially during the fire drills. Doing all the tuck jumps and star jacks.
Happy Hour Challenge – 1 min plank every hour from 8a – 10p. Missed one at 7p so I did a 2min at 8p to make up for it.
Meals – Did pretty good. I made a special dinner for my brother with Lumpia and pot stickers, but I made a lean dinner for myself.
M1: Chobani Honey with granola and almond butter.
M2: Luna bar.
M3: I was craving some protein pancakes so I made some :-) These wound up being the best ones I’ve ever made. I wound up using a whole banana because it was a little over ripe but I think that helped it turn out so well. Topped with a small amount of cocoa almond butter. I just put enough on so that the strawberry slices had something to stick to.
M4: Almond Nut Thins with olive hummus and olive tapenade.
M5: Left over Salmon and asparagus w/ quinoa. I did enjoy 2 pieces of lumpia with my brother. Keeping myself to 2 was hard because I Love lumpia. Luckily my brother ate a lot of it so there wasn’t much left.
80 oz. of water and 1 Zico.