Yesterday’s bonus day off was an extremely productive one! I took advantage of having the house to myself for the day and got a lot accomplished.
Workout & Smoothie
My first stop was the gym. I got onto the adaptive motion trainer for 35 minutes. To challenge myself, I cranked up the resistance every minute until I hit level 20 (the highest it’ll go), then eased it back down every minute to level 5. After my cardio, I grabbed a medicine ball and did some ab exercises. I did a few rounds of the following:
- Full extensions with medicine ball
- Side v-ups
- Medicine ball crunches with legs straight up
- Leg raises
- Russian twists
- Planks- side and front
It felt good to be in my own gym after being on the road all week. After I got home from my workout, I was craving a smoothie. I made a chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal smoothie and it turned out really well! It was the first time I’d used oatmeal in a smoothie before and I don’t know what was stopping me before.
I use the SNACLite Power PB from GNC that has added flaxseed oil and fiber. It’s delicious and I love that it has added nutrients.
Speaking of peanut butter, I found a new item when I was out shopping yesterday.
Whipped peanut butter?! Holy cow, this stuff is yummy. It’s light and fluffy and it also has less fat and sugar. I saw a chocolate one too and I’m kicking myself for not buying it!
Vacuuming the Dog
Since I was on a roll yesterday, I decided to deep-clean my house. I have to vacuum a lot as it is because Bella is a major shedder. She can walk by you quickly and you’re covered in her fur. As a result, I’ve resorted to vacuuming her. That’s right, I vacuum my dog. I’ve even gotten her to like it!
Well, she tolerates it anyway. It is pretty funny to see her sitting there calmly while I vacuum the excess fir right off of her! Such a good dog 🙂
I found another use for some of my garden tomatoes and it’s by far my favorite summer salad. I topped it off with a little salt, some olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yum!
Nothing like fresh-picked basil and tomatoes in the summer. It was the perfect way to kick off my evening at home last night. Since Riley was out with the guys I relaxed with a glass of wine (or 2…) and caught up on some of my favorite shows.
So far, my weekend is off to a great start. Hope you all have a great Saturday!
What are your plans for the weekend?