I’m finally done with my Thanksgiving leftovers, except for a few slices of pumpkin pie that I’m savoring every bite of. After all my indulgences over the past week I’m looking forward to simple and healthy meals this week.
Monday~ Leftover French Onion Soup and Mini Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Tuesday~ Salmon, Broccoli and Cheese (for Matt), Roasted Brussels Sprouts (for me) and Fall Harvest Quinoa Salad
Wednesday~ Herbed Chicken and leftover Fall Harvest Quinoa Salad
Thursday~ Cheesy Garlic Chicken and Vegetable Medley
Friday~Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Saturday~ Salon Christmas Party!
Sunday~ Butternut Squash Soup
Last week was interesting for fitness. It felt very hit or miss. I didn’t do anything Monday. Tuesday night’s kickboxing class was great. I even got a compliment on my pivoting while punching. Wednesday, which I thought I would be dead tired, I ended up doing some pilates. My back started to hurt really bad when I got home from class on Tuesday night and it was still bothering me Wednesday night. I was hoping that some pilates would help stretch it out and ease some of the tension I was feeling there. It totally did the trick! I felt so much better when I was done! I’ve been intending on practicing pilates for weeks now and somehow I just haven’t ended up doing it. I’m hopeful that my love has been re-ignited.
I finished my little push up challenge on Thanksgiving. I am so proud of myself for sticking with it! For the most part it was pretty simple. I would break up the push ups throughout the day. The days where I waited to do them until I got home from work were kind of rough. Matt was really helpful. He was the form police and kept reminding me to keep my butt down. What I liked most about this challenge was how much fitness was on my mind. Whenever I found myself waiting this challenge would pop into my mind and I would get down and do a set. I could really feel all the different muscles I was using by the last set each day. It’s amazing how little time you need to get an effective workout in. It’s really gotten me thinking on how I’ve been approaching my workouts.
Tuesday~ Kickboxing ❤
Wednesday~ Zumba and Toning ❤ ❤ (missed this so much last week)
Thursday~ Kickboxing (fingers crossed Matt goes with me again)
Saturday~ Dancing with my work ladies
Sunday~ Dress shopping with some of my bridesmaids
I’m still trying to decide what I want to do for next fitness challenge. Any ideas?
I’m half way through my push up challenge! Today I did 35 push ups at once, my new record. Would you believe I did all 100 before I even had my coffee this morning? I really just wanted to get them done and over with before work. This way when I get home tonight I can just relax.
I’m liking this challenge much more than I thought I would. It’s helping me to stay more focused on squeezing in some exercise. It’s amazing to me how little time it takes to do 100 push ups. This challenge, to do 1000 push ups in 10 days, has morphed into another challenge, to see how many push ups I can do at once. So far I’m at 25. I’m hopeful that I can do more than that tomorrow. I’ll keep you posted!
I started the day with a short walk with the monkey dog. I’m pretty sure we were being followed by a flock of birds. Once we got home I banged out 25 pushups at once. Yeah I’m pretty psyched that I could do that many at one time!
I did another set of 25 in the break room of the salon after I ate my lunch. Pretty psyched that no one saw me doing them.
Tonight I went to kickboxing with Matt! Guess what!? I was psyched that Matt came with me. It was such a great class, more focused on boxing than it usually is. We spared for a minute and a half and I didn’t pass out. It’s scary how much I like punching people. When we got home a banged out two more sets of 25 push ups before eating dinner. My body is definitely feeling the burn. Hurts so good!
Woohoo I’m done for the day. Wednesday mornings I like to catch up on some DVRed TV. Usually I just skip over the commercials but today I decided to use them as a cue to do my push ups. I did them as a set of 20 and I’m so happy that I’m done for the day! How about you? Have you started your challenge yet?