Ok, so I’ve been MIA for the past little while, and I’m sorry! But I promise I had good reason to be!
As you know, I was in Cali last week for work and it was so much fun! Our event was a huge success, I got to visit a part of the states I’d never been to before, and I got to do it on the company’s dime- how much better can it get?
The only downside was the internet access which kinda sucked and which is why I was never online, but I’m back and I promise to be a better blogger 😉
Today was my first day back in the office which meant it was pretty crazy.
I started the day off with what every girl coming back from an extended absence needs- coffee!! Oh and I had a bagel with some cream cheese on it too and a pear- I know not the absolute healthiest thing I could eat, but I had a craving hehe
Lunch time was veggies, veggies, and more veggies! I had a huge salad of mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion and topped with sunflower seeds mmm mmm mmm! Served up alongside some carrots, a banana and yogurt- twas delicious! At around 2:30pm I began to crash again (still on west coast time here, folks!) so I opted for coffee #2 and it was just what my head needed, but I paid for it with a not so happy stomach.
At around 4pm I devoured my chocolate chip Clif Bar- so addicted to these, its not even funny. I finally ended my day at around 5:30 and headed over to the gym for a long needed workout.
My workout consisted of a quick (for me) 2 miles on the treadmill; I ran at an 8:47 pace and then amped it up to 8:34 for the last mile to really get my heart rate up.
Following the treadmill I headed on over for some low intensity weight and stability ball training. I did this lower body circuit:
– 15 reps deadlift, don’t ask me what the weight is, it’s the yellow bar at the gym hehe
– 15 reps calf raises with 15 lbs weight
– 15 reps 1 legged hip raises (?) on the half stability ball (I’m sorry, I don’t know the name of this exercise) all I can say is that I lay on my back, bend one leg and place it on the ball, keep the other leg straight in the air and do hip raises 15 times and then switch
– 15 reps inner thigh ball squeezes
– 15 reps hamstring curls (or ball roll out) using the stability ball
Then I did some stretching and rushed home for dinner. The boyfriend made some excellent pasta with a simple tomato based sauce to which I added some steamed broccoli for added nutrients. Very satisfying, oh and there may have been some leftover apple pie for dessert as well 😉
Tomorrow plans to be just as busy as today, so I’m hoping to get an earlier start so I can go for a run tomorrow- aiming for a quick 3 miler and then some abs workouts.