I can’t tell you how excited I was to log on this morning and have a functional work space to type up this post. I did lose the Internet for a few minutes, however, (which was super weird and unrelated to previous issues I’ve been experiencing) but I digress.
Today I have a full day of unfiltered eats to share with you along with a quick and sweaty stability ball workout you can complete in 20 minutes or less. Read on for details!
What I Ate
My morning started with a breakfast I hadn’t seen in a long time… good ‘ol oatmeal! I skipped the sweeteners while making it, topped it in berries, and drizzled it with agave nectar before diving in around 8 a.m.
Does anyone else think the bowl looks upside down? In my mind, the bowl should be rotated 180 degrees so that the berries are pointed down, not up. I’m so weird.
Anyways, I spent – literally – my entire morning trying to revive my blog from the black hole of Internet disappearances. I truly apologize to anyone who was trying to access the archives… believe me, I was just as frustrated as you were! It seems as though things are running smoothly and back to normal today *knock on wood*, so hopefully we won’t run into server issues for a long while.
Powering me through several phone calls to my hosting company and lots of trials and errors were two of my favorite go-to snacks as of late, both of which were featured as suggestions in last week’s healthy snack ideas to pack for work.
Oh, and I’m pretty sure I filled that bowl up about three times.
Once we were live again, I threw together a lighthearted post that ended up taking three times the normal amount of time to publish, thanks to permalink issues. Thank goodness that disaster is over too.
Lunch couldn’t happen quick enough when I finally made it over to the kitchen to make something around 2:30 p.m. We are limited on groceries this week, so I knew what I wanted to make as soon as I saw deli ham in the refrigerator.
Grilled ham & cheese sandwich on wheat bread with a side of cucumber slices
I seasoned the cucumbers with Nature’s Seasoning and ended up bringing out the hummus to dip them in too. Yum!
Sometimes a nice hot and pressed sandwich is just what you need. It tasted great and held me through the next few hours of teaching at the gym.
I took advantage of my break at 7 p.m. and threw together a core and booty circuit to complete before my last class started. It was quick and sweaty, and I thought some of you would like in on it as well!
Disclaimer: Although I am a certified personal trainer, I am not necessarily your personal trainer. The workouts I post are what work best for me and might not be the right type of exercises for you. If you decide to give this workout a try, please listen to your body and rest or modify as you see fit. I always recommend consulting a doctor or health professional before making changes to your diet or fitness routine.
(or lose the ball and try side planks with hip abductions!)
(go for the version at the :40 mark if you feel comfortable)
single leg squats (or touchdowns)
I had about ten minutes to change and get ready for my last class of the night, so I grabbed my current protein drink obsession to refuel.
I wrapped things up around 9 p.m. and came home to a pleasant surprise shortly after… dinner made by the hubby!
Teriyaki marinated chicken, rice pilaf, and broccoli sprinkled in Parmesan cheese
He also made a batch of pickled cucumbers by slicing and soaking them in vinegars and ground pepper. They were delicious!
I ate every bite of my generously portioned plate (thanks, Scott) and had plenty to keep me full for the rest of the night. No dessert this time! Who am I?
All right, friends. I’m off to a doctor’s appointment (I promise the vague references to what is going on will be explained sooner than later…) and plan to check back in later this afternoon to share my latest workout playlist.
Happy Hump Day!
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Questions of the Day
• Who does the majority of the cooking in your home?
• Do you ever use a stability ball for your workouts?
When Scott was loaded with events and rehearsals during the NBA season, I could barely get him home for dinner, let alone cook anything. Now that the summer is here, I am enjoying having him here, and he has been the main chef in the kitchen! I’m so grateful he enjoys putting meals together while I’m teaching classes at night. I’m in a bit of a cooking rut, so it couldn’t have come at a better time. I hope to get back to creating more in the kitchen soon!