I leave for my bachelorette party in NYC in just a few minutes! Soooo excited. I had a warm and satisfying bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. I need FUEL for the fun!
Just a normal bowl of oatmeal….
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Topping: Grape Nuts!
And a BIG cup of coffee! I was WAY to excited to sleep and only got about 5 hours…. ugh!
I drank my coffee while watching Britney’s new Circus music video — it rocks! 🙂
Plans for the Weekend
I’m going to have a wild and crazy (yet safe) weekend!! I won’t be posting or replying to comments until Sunday evening. Also, my Sunday post will only include highlights of the most important meals + snacks (and certainly not all my drinks!!). I hope you understand that I’m going to be focused on my friends more than photographing meals over the weekend!
But… on a weekend like this, I try to just stick to my normal eating as much as possible. I don’t use a party as an excuse to eat unhealthy foods, like loads of pizza or fried chicken. If it was a longer trip, I would definitely hit the hotel gym, but ice skating at Rockefeller will have to do! 🙂
But no worries…. there will be a FUN summary post on Sunday of all the shenanigans! 🙂
December Challenge – Making Abs FUN! Day 2
OK – time for Day 2 of the December Challenge. This is another fun ab excercise that is an easy alternative to crunches. Presenting…. the table leg leg lift! I found this exercise in an old issue of Self.
Step 1: Position yourself near a table with your arms over your head, grasping the table leg. Straighten your legs and contract your abs.
Step 2: Keeping legs together, slowly lift in the air until they are at a 90-degree angle to your body. Keep your legs contracted and the small of your back against the mat. Don’t let your legs fall too far forward!
Step 3: When your legs are at a 90-degree angle, contract your lower abs to lift your butt off the floor. Keep your legs straight — imagine someone is pulling your feet towards the ceiling. Hold for a second and release. Slowly lower your legs back to the floor.
Step 4: Repeat! Do 3 – 5 sets of 10 – 20 reps. I did 3 sets of 15.
To recap, here’s the December Challenge so far:
- Day 1: Planks!
- Day 2: Table Leg Leg Lift
Have a wonderful and safe weekend! And….GOOD LUCK to Meghann on her half marathon!