Some mornings it’s hard to get out of bed.
I get up slowly, take my time getting ready, and head to the gym practically kicking and screaming the whole way. Those workouts are still good, but they’re missing that pizazz to make them great.
Other mornings I practically jump out of bed.
I feel refreshed, energized, and it only takes minutes before I’m ready to bound out the door and start my day. Those workouts are the great workouts that leave me motivated and satisfied with my day.
This morning was a jumping out of bed morning. I woke up knowing it was going to be a great workout.
I started in the pool this morning with one of Courtney’s designed workouts.
- 3 x 100 @ 2:30
- 8 x 50 @ 1:15
Main Set <– focused on time
- 3 x 100 (average of 1:55)
- 2 x 200 (average of 4:00)
- 1 x 500 (10:10)
- 100 yds <— I was tired!
Total Yards: 2000
Bam! That felt good. 🙂
Next, the weight room for Workout B of Stage 2 in The New Rules of Lifting for Women.
Workout B is a little different than Workout A in Stage 2. There’s still a great emphasis on the core (which I love), but the workout is longer and the moves are becoming more difficult. Dumbbell prone Cuban snatch? Umm… yeah. Was staring at the image on my phone for a while with that one.
These moves definitely required that I step outside of my comfort zone with free weights. It’s one thing to head to the free weight section and stay in my tiny little corner with my weights, but having to re-adjust and move equipment around really had me feeling self conscious. The best I could do was pretend like I knew what I was doing and try not to make eye contact with any of the muscle men (or women).
I also really need to figure out what is up with my printer. Let’s just say writing in straight lines isn’t my forte.
Post-gym I dug into a pre-made container of Overnight Oats in a Jar.
Side note: Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter with Honey is the Best. Peanut. Butter. Ever.
In the mix:
- 1/2 cup Oats
- Honey Peanut Butter
- Plain Yogurt
- Soy Milk
- Chia Seeds
- Uncle Sam’s Strawberry
- Fresh Strawberries
So, my question for you is…
Was this a lazy morning or a jumping-out-of-bed morning for you? 😉