I have slowly gotten into the best habit of working out in the morning. My stance on morning stuff is usually grouchy and/or half asleep, but since I teach two early classes (Spin on Wed, Fri) throughout the week, I have slowly started my other workouts in the mornings as well. With a chaotic class schedule of teaching at two gyms…getting my own “personal” workout is tough. Sometimes you just need a good solo workout for both mental and physical well being. Don’t get me wrong, I adore teaching classes and wouldnt have it any other way. Sometimes, though, I just want to grind it out either in the weight room, or on the elliptical with my ipod BLARING, and in my own little world. Any instructors out there feel like this?!
That being said, I had an awesome one this a.m.! Did some lower body weights and 45 minutes on the elliptical. With good friends (Kim, Emily) by my side…it made it go by instantly! We then had an A.D.D. lower body workout that included weighted squats, step-up’s, calf raises, leg extensions, hip/leg raises, jump-up’s! Good times, I tell you.
Needed breakfast asap when I got back to the casa, and assembled the troops for battle.
Chocolate oat time, home slices. Gotta love the dueling Nut Butters:
They made a perfect match. “Eboooooony, and Ivvvvvoooorrrrrrrryyyyyuh!”
Look at that molten, melty, nut butter goodness! Ahhhhh!
The Protein Powder in these oats is what gives it the initial chocolate kick.
I also got to use a new purchase (and new bff):
Coffee Grinder FTW!
When we were in Georgia last week and at my beloved Fresh Market, I picked up some of my favorite coffee evah, Chocolate Cherry Kiss. Ground it up, and used my “green” French Press to make a hot cup-o-joe (or nine.) 😉
Oh Florida, how I miss thee. Thank you for letting me feel as if I were there, one cup of coffee at a time. Dang…that sounded like some sort of Hallmark commercial. Fail!
Since I am currently experiencing a major coffee high, my goal is to become super productive. Total Body HIIT is tonight, so I am going to plan some new moves for that, as well as work on a new Spin CD-izzle. Here are some new tunes I am going to try out:
- Selena Gomez-Naturally
- The Veronicas-Take Me On The Floor
- Lady GaGa-Fashion
- Taio Cruz-Break Your Heart
- Pussycat Dolls-Hot Stuff
- Justin Bieber-Baby (yes, I have fallen under the spell. HELP ME!)
- Justin Bieber-One Time (is my class going to revolt?!?!)
Endangered Species Chocolate Giveaway is still going strong! Enter here for your chance to win a ton of free choco-goodness. They emailed me, and are LOVING the responses so far! Keep them coming guys! Voting ends Sunday at midnight! Get creative!