Good morning friends! Last time we talked, I was stressing out HARD over my anatomy midterm and an oncoming cold. Fast forward two weeks to today and I’m much better. My anatomy midterm went well, although it was a lot harder than I was expecting. Still struggling with learning this type of class content online instead of in a lecture but I’m working hard! My midterm mark was 10% above class average so I’m happy for now :)
Since I’m getting over the Great Cold Bug of 2014, I was super thankful that I had Friday off this past weekend. It was lovely to relax and check some things off the big to-do list without feeling deprived of energy or feeling like my head was about to float away #thankssinuses.
Here’s hoping the Sickness Gods spare me for the rest of the remaining year – I don’t want to miss any more work or Zumba classes!
After a killer arm, back, and HIIT cardio session at the gym Friday morning, Mike and I headed to our favourite local spot for a glorious lunch.
We both got the honey garlic chicken wrap with strawberry goat cheese salad. Best lunch combo out there.
The rest of the day running errands and grocery shopping. TURN UP.
Homeowner blunder/confession: we’ve never replaced our air filter in the 3 years we’ve live at the condo :S Good thing we went to see Gone Girl in theatres last weekend (so good) and saw an ad from SaskEnergy about replacing air filters ever 3 months. WHOOPS. We paid Canadian Tire a visit later that week and stocked up on filters and replaced the extremely dirty filter. You can now shame me for my terrible housekeeping abilities, Dad.
Saturday started with an at home leg and ab workout
Plank so hard.
And finished with a serving shift at a local indoor golf centre. I decided to pick up a super casual serving job to get some more cash coming in. I’ve never served before so it was a bit of a learning curve at first. How have I gone 26 years without knowing how to make a paralyzer or a caesar? Who knows, but I’m proud to say that I now have that very valuable knowledge ;) The tips were great, the co-workers were awesome, and the clientele is super nice so I’m super happy to pick up a weekend shift every now and then to get some extra money.
Sunday was a sleep in day. I didn’t get in from my shift until 1am so some extra zzz time was necessary and amazing. It was Rider game day in Regina, so it was the perfect time to hit up Costco...everybody is too busy getting ready to watch the game on game day to go to Costco! Mike actually ended up going to the game which was perfect since my sister and I had free passes to Regina’s Wellness Expo.
Which was kind of a let down. For something touting itself as an expo for proactive healthy living, there sure were a lot of “LOSE WEIGHT IMMEDIATELY WITH THIS MAGIC POWDER” booths. There was even something called weight loss coffee which has Dr. Oz as their big backer so you know it has to be legit.....#sarcasm. My sister and I tried one tiny sip of it and immediately went to Tim’s to get the taste of the “coffee” out of our mouths.
Why you would feel the need to drink a weight loss coffee that tastes like dirt is beyond me. What’s ironic is that they had those sugary flavoured coffee creamers set up next to the samples for people to add to their “weight loss coffee”. Kind of defeats the purpose, right?
However, among all those BS booths, there was a Scentsy distributor set up. Who knows why they were at a Wellness Expo but I’m glad they were because I needed some Christmas fragrances! I picked up Winter Pine and Huckleberry Sage for when the Christmas decorations and fake tree are up. I need that real tree smell to make it feel like Christmas!
My sister picked up her first Scentsy warmer and a few fragrance packs to get started. I think I’ve converted her from candles to the Scentsy side! In the end, the free passes were worth it for the Scentsy alone ;)
I’ve got a pretty busy week with work and school, so of course I’ve already planned out this week’s workout schedule. I love putting this on the blog since it helps me stick to it and I find that I love reading this type of stuff on other people’s blogs. It’s nice to see what other people are doing for their workouts so you can have some ideas on how to change it up if you’re stuck in a rut or just looking for something new.
Teach zumba + 30 minutes strength yoga with Yoga Studio app
Chest and tris; 30 mins HIIT
Back and biceps; 30 mins HIIT
Shoulders and abs; 3 mile run
I’m also still trying to get in 30 minutes of yoga a day, although I’m listening to my body. I want to keep up with my lifting workouts so if my body is super tired, I’m skipping yoga that day. I tend to do the 30 minute beginner relaxation flows on the Yoga Studio App when I’m feeling sore and tired. It gives my muscles a nice stretch and feels so great at the end of the day.
What’s a workout on your radar to do for this week?
I’ll talk to you soon!