Josies--which are the Trader Joe's version of Cuties.
Scout's enjoying the box more than I'm liking the oranges, I think.
Deck of Cards workouts.
Approximately 30 minutes of insanity
I do my very best to create engaging, interesting workouts that keep my energy up and my motivation high, but I am loving the unpredictability of these "random" workouts. For this one, some tips:
- The workout is technically a HIIT because it combines high intensity exercises (star jumps and burpees) with active rest exercises (push ups and squat-presses). My heart rate was through the roof for a majority of the workout though!
- On the burpees, drop all the way to the floor if you can, but lighten up the intensity by staying in the plank position and jumping back in immediately.
- Squat + Press (I didn't use a cable, just regular dumbbells): Squat, then use the momentum from coming up from your squat to do an overhead press. I recommend light weights (3-10 pounds, depending on your fitness level).
- Star Jumps (25 seconds in; don't feel pressured to be as awesome as she is--I go about half as high)
I am SOOOO sore today! Shoulders, chest, back, and quads. By the way, least fun series of cards ever:
That's 32 burpees in a row.
Check out my Deck of Cards Jello Legs Workout for another option!
Making homemade versions of some of my favorite foods.
Homemade gnocchi using The Smitten Kitchen's easy-to-follow recipe
Researching vacation options.
I want to go to there. (Source)
Catching up with friends.
I got a chance to see three of my closest friends this last weekend; I spent some time e-mailing with my friend in Chicago; I went to happy hour with a coworker on Friday. A lot of the time I choose to come home and hang out with Scout or Terry, but I know that time with friends helps relieve stress and create healthy relationships. Plus, once I'm out with my pals, I always have a blast!
Since I'm so sore, it's likely that I'll take tomorrow as a rest day. I would rather take a day off than push my muscles past a healthy point. And I'll be loving that glorious time to rest my body!
What are you loving lately?
Have you tried a deck of cards workout yet? What do you think?