For once, I don’t feel completely exhausted and dead on a Monday! Hooray!
I think it’s mostly because I’m taking Thursday and Friday off this week, making my workweek extra short. Just knowing that made getting up this morning much easier.
My crazy internal clock woke me up a little before 6 am, which I was ok with because it meant I had time for a morning workout before work. I’m finally starting to get used to the new sleep schedule my body has forced on me. Turns out I actually much prefer getting up early to go to the gym – it leaves me so much time in the evening to hang around and relax!
Anyway, I signed up for Bobbi’s Summer Shred a few days ago and today was the first day! I was super excited to find out what Bobbi had in store for us – it turned out to be a total buttkicker! She put together a circuit with various cardio and strength moves. There were some squats, planks, mountain climbers, burpees, and a lot of other good stuff in there! It took me around twenty minutes to get through the whole circuit and I repeated three times for an hour long workout.
Also, I’m now Instagram-obsessed so enjoy this photo of mismatched 10 pound dumbbells I used this morning:
And this is my “why are these planks so hard!?” face. This workout made it clear to me that while my legs and arms are in good shape, I really need to work on my core!
I also stumbled upon an article on Well + Good NYC today that proclaimed that “planks are the new crunches.” Interesting… One of the points they make is that crunches are similar to most people’s hunched over sitting posture and thus can do damage to your posture and spine. I sort of doubt that a few crunches will really do damage to my posture (which already has improved a lot from what it was a few years ago), but they do make a good point about people with desk jobs already sitting in that same position all day. I never thought about that. So hard as they are, more planks shall be done by me!
I loaded up on the fruit to fuel my body through the rest of the day. Raspberries, blackberries, honeydew, strawberries, clementines, and an unpictured half of a very overripe banana. It was almost baby food, but I ate it with a spoon anyway. Still tasted good!
It’s supposed to rain a little later on, boooo. I was hoping the beautiful weather would continue but it appears to be weekend-exclusive. Enjoy the rest of your Monday!