What is ‘winter?’ It was 80 degrees here today!
With weather that hot… a smoothie is required.
I made Kaitlin‘s cake batter smoothie again, and added a microwave bean brownie on top. I stuck to the recipe and the brownie came out fine, as opposed to yesterday. Moral of the story- if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
After work, I made a burrito with refried beans and ricotta cheese. Are you sick of seeing these burritos? Cause I’m not sick of eating them yet 🙂
Pumpkin yogurt for dessert…
and an unpictured apple with peanut butter.
I set out to do some errands with my sister, and we ended up seeing Blue Valentine. I’m pretty sure that that is the best movie I have seen in a long time, and I’m also pretty sure that Ryan Gosling and I are meant to be together.
It was almost 7 when we got home, so I was happy dinner was already made.
No meal is complete without dessert.
Just kidding, I had ice cream instead. Apparently my brother ate my bird and Wheaties for breakfast… with a fork.
Today marks the end of my week long fitness class challenge. Here’s how it went down-
Monday– Body Pump
Saturday– nothing 😦
Unfortunately, my co-worker needed me to cover her shift this morning, and I didn’t have time to go to any classes. I was pretty bummed that I didn’t make it the entire week, but I have to make the cash moneys! Overall, I’m pleased that I made it 6 out of 7 days.
I’ve discovered that-
- I love cycling.
- I lack upper body strength- which is why I want to keep doing Body Pump and yoga
- I lack flexibility- which is why I want to keep doing yoga
- I hate working out at night- which might hinder me taking those classes!
- I didn’t feel up to running or doing speedwork at all
I definitely plan to continue to go to classes when I can, but I want to mix it up and start running outside more. Why?
Because… my sister Kristen wants to run a half marathon! She literally told me five minutes ago, but I plan to pressure her into doing it no matter what 🙂 She’s hesitant to do it, because she doesn’t know if she can train for that distance in a short amount of time (the race is on May 1st.)
The reason she wants to run that particular race is because that would mark the one year anniversary of when she started running. She followed the Couch to 5k plan the day after my half marathon, and ran her first 5k in August!
Can she go from spectator-
to half-marathoner in 12 weeks?
(That’s her at the 5k 🙂 )
I say yes- but she’s still hesitant. So…
Any words of wisdom, advice, or encouragement for my sister? Put a lot of pressure on her, I really want her to do this with me 🙂