After my super duper early morning meeting today, I slept in until a time that I will not disclose. Let’s just say when my body needs to catch up on sleep, it doesn’t give me a choice! At my meeting today, a friend had this on his phone, and it’s like God put it there just for me:
All of the people in my life who are close to me know that I am very impatient. This was exactly what I needed to hear today.
After I got up, I had sautéed scallops, seared rare Ahi tuna, and wonton soup that I made myself.
I got a chance to watch The Doctors and Ellen. Ellen was hilarious!! She showed some autocorrect fails that were just great! I had some laugh out loud moments with myself and Ali. She just looked at me like I was crazy like she always does.
I decided today to take the plunge and try CrossFit for the first time. I have heard so much about it and read so many blog posts about it that I have become intrigued. Before I left to workout, I had an idea that my new rolling cooler might be useful at the WalkRunWag 5K9 this weekend! If you remember last year when Ali and I did the 1 mile run/walk, I had to carry her about 1/4 mile into the race because little princess got tired. Ali and I met some friends that were nice enough to let her ride in their wagon for a bit. This year, I am going to be more prepared! It looks like the cooler will also double as a pug stroller .
I mean seriously how cute is she!?? She didn’t even hate it!!
So then I headed over to the Ahwatukee CrossFit box to try out my first WOD. I joined this special program that they have for people new to CrossFit. The first two weeks consist of three days per week of learning different exercises, and then doing a WOD (Workout of the Day for those who don’t know) right after. The last week is a week of unlimited classes to try out the real thing. The WOD today looked like this:
I couldn’t push it on the run like I would’ve liked, but it still felt pretty good to finally be running again. It didn’t hurt, but I still didn’t feel like I was completely out of the water with the hammies yet. I did the push ups on my knees, because I don’t have a ton of upper body strength yet. I am definitely working hard to get there, though! The ring pulls were hard! They are a precursor to pull ups, and I have a long way to go! I was the first one done out of the 5 of us, finishing at 10:31. If I could run faster, I would’ve knocked a good couple of minutes off of that time, I know it!
Loved this. TOTALLY true and I think everyone should see it. Don’t you agree!?
After CrossFit, I headed over to Hobby Lobby to pick up stuff to decorate the vans for Ragnar this weekend. They have so much stuff! I love that place!
Then, I went to Ross to pick up something that is going to be a surprise for my Ragnar girls . Of course I had to stop and take a look at the shoes.
Check these out!!
Two words: Michael Kors
They were almost 50% off of their original price. These will get a lot of wear. Only you guys will know that I got them at Ross . Don’t tell, k?
Dinner was sautéed then baked halibut, brown rice with quinoa, and mixed steamed veggies with fresh juice for dessert. The juice has kale, spinach, parsley, celery, beets, oranges, apples and ginger.
I work tomorrow, and then have the next 7 days off!! It’s kind of hard to believe I am taking a mini-vacation in February! I have a lot of stuff planned, and will have a lot to blog about, so stay tuned!
I just want to thank those of you that take the time to read my ramblings. This is really fun for me, and I enjoy sharing my life with everyone. I have been told by some people that I inspire them to workout. This is the first time in my life that I have been told such a thing, and it makes me happier than I can even express! The fact that what I am doing with my life can inspire others to do the same makes me want to keep doing it, and keep striving for better everyday.
Two women (of many that inspire me) that I want to give a shout out to today are Jamie M. from Indiana that is faithfully at her Boot Camp every morning getting her sweat on. She is a wife and mom of two, and is a perfect example of someone who cares enough to take time for herself to be healthy everyday. You are an inspiration, and have gotten my lazy ass out of bed before when I wanted to go back to sleep. Thank you for that!
Also, my half sister twice removed Stephanie A. She decided that come hell or high water she was going to get fit this year! No matter what it was that lit a fire under you (we know what it was, and that’s ok!), you are kicking ass and taking names. There’s no stopping you! I wish more people would take the bull by the horns even if they feel like the odds are stacked against them. It just goes to show that you make your life happen. Stop blaming everyone else or your situation for failing. DO something about it. Even if you lose boob on the way, your skinny jeans will thank you and you can join the itty bitty tittie committee with me. You just have to be VP, because I’m prez.
On that note, I am hitting the hay. This girl has worked out a lot over this 4-day weekend, and feels fantastically tired. Excited for another “Friday” at work, and then the real fun begins! T-minus 3 days until Ragnar!!!