Yesterday, I took a long lunch to go see my grandma, who lives about 20 minutes away from my office. We just found out that she’ll be moving down to Florida to a retirement community in a few months. While I’m sad that she’ll be so far away, I know how lonely she’s been in her house since my granddad passed away last year. I’m hoping she can find some great friends to drink wine with on her new screened-in patio.
I’ll definitely miss my long lunches at her house, though. It’ll be hard not making regular visits to the house my grandparents built years and years ago.
While we discussed her upcoming move and caught up on life, she served us sandwiches of rotisserie chicken on pumpernickel. She’s always made the most simple sandwiches, but they’re always delicious to me.
The real star of lunch, however, was the salad we had on the side. Again, super simple, but I loved every bite. She just used lettuce, sliced white onion, strawberries, and tomatoes. Sounds random, but it was awesome. She used this blush wine vinaigrette, which tied everything together and made it so good.
It was great to catch up and spend some time with her, and I’m hoping I can get over there as much as possible before her move down south.
I’ve got a new workout for you guys today. I know, it’s been forever! I’ve been recycling old workouts lately, but figured it was time for something new. I haven’t worked my legs and butt in a little while, so I put this together for before or after a cardio session.
I usually start my workout with 25-40 minutes of cardio to get the blood pumping and wake myself up. I’ve read that you’re not “supposed” to do that, but I don’t really care. As early as I work out, If I didn’t start by working up a good sweat, I would probably fall asleep! Since this workout is only 15 minutes, you can do it whenever you darn well please.
In case you aren’t familiar with some of the moves, here are some links to video examples:
- Regular Squats
- Alternating curtsy lunge
- Reverse lunch with front kick
- Plie squat with calf raise
- Donkey kicks
I held two 15 lb. dumbbells for all the exercises except the donkey kicks. Some of the video examples have them just holding one dumbbell, so it’s up to you which version you do.
I’m off to a busy day of meetings, so I’d better run. Let me know if you try out the legs workout and have a good one!
Which comes first- cardio or strength?