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Monday Morning Jolt

by Meghann on October 13, 2008

Every Monday I have the same debate with my self: should I go for a run or stay inside and do work out with the resources in my apartment? Does anyone else have the same Monday debate? Most mornings I always would rather run, but for some reason Monday’s I always have to motivate my morning self. Today I chose the latter and had a great at home work out. 

  • I started with a nice leisurely 20 minute jog around my apartment complex to warm my muscles up
  • After bringing Abbie downstairs to keep me company I did 5 sets of My Parking Lot Boot Camp Routine
  • Followed by 3 sets of walking lunges across the parking lot
  • Lastly, I did my $1 Ab Ball Work-out with some bicycles, planks, and back work thrown in

Overall it was a great hour work out that had me drenched in sweat at the end. I LOVE running, but sometimes I just need a great morning jolt like this one to start me off for the week.

At Whole Foods on Saturday they had some gorgeous, ripe strawberries on sale that I could not wait to have in my cereal this morning.


They were perfectly red, sweet, juicy and delicious. I added 4 cut up strawberries to my morning mix of ¾ cup of Kashi U cereal and ½ cup of Kashi Go Lean.

If anyone out there is like me and loves to see weight loss transformation pictures and stories, there was a great link on my MSN homepage this morning. Go Here to see all of the inspiring pictures.

I guess I should go start my work week now. Have a great Monday everyone!


1 Nicole October 13, 2008 at 8:44 am

I love strawberries in cereal, mmmm! I always usually end up with more strawberries than cereal, though.

Great link! Thanks for posting it 🙂

2 VeggieGirl October 13, 2008 at 8:55 am

Sounds like you had a great workout this morning – made the right choice with the debate! 😀

Hooray for strawberries!! Yum.

Happy Monday!!

3 Melissa October 13, 2008 at 9:00 am

Wow, great workout on a Monday morning!! Way to start out your week 🙂

YUM – breakfast looks divine!!

4 Melissa October 13, 2008 at 9:02 am

Wow, great workout on a Monday morning!! Way to start out your week 🙂

YUM – breakfast looks divine!!

5 caitlin October 13, 2008 at 9:08 am

meghann – i asked jenna what weekend would be good for us to come down. maybe we can make a roadie trip out of it and stay overnight on a saturday? we could get a hotel that lets you bring dogs and we can bring abbers. let me know!

6 Amy October 13, 2008 at 9:16 am

Yum, what a good combo of cereals. Kashi U is really good, I like the little tartness it adds. Great workout too! Way to start out the week strong 😀

7 Jordan October 13, 2008 at 9:37 am

I feel like crying now every time I see someone mention Whole Foods. I feel like I got teased when I went. We were in a hurry of sorts and I didn’t get to lovingly gaze at each and every item. I can’t wait till ours gets built. Woohoo! Hopefully soon.

8 Megan October 13, 2008 at 9:53 am

Great link! Your breakfast looks delicious! Happy Monday!

9 Mel October 13, 2008 at 10:03 am

Sounds like you had a good Monday workout!

Your cereal with strawberries looks really good… I wish that we had decent strawberries still… I guess I’m stuck with frozen

10 Bobbi October 13, 2008 at 10:43 am

yummy strawberries, will have to check out that link. I am writing my story this week so I ll keep you posted:)

11 Melissa S. October 13, 2008 at 11:00 am

what a great workout!

i love having strawberries in my cereal, esp w/ yogurt; the best!

have a great monday!

12 maggie October 13, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Yay for strawberries, they look delicious! Sounds like you had a good morning 🙂

13 Biz October 13, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Nice workout! Hey, thanks for the stretching tips – I ran on Saturday and I felt great not only while running, but also afterwards, and I think it had to do with the stretching.

Thanks! 6 days til my 5K!

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