I LOVE having Fridays off from work — Thank GOD for alternate work weeks (every company should do this). Having Friday off lets me be free to sweat away the morning. I love it!
I woke up early and fueled with a yummy breakfast:
Hodgson’s InstaBake pancakes, a sliced banana, maple syrup for dipping, and coffee with H&H.
After letting breakfast settle for about 30 minutes, I headed to the gym and hopped on the elliptical. According to my Training Plan, I was suppose to run 5.0 miles today, but truthfully — my knees were NOT up to the challenge. They have been irritating me lately and I can literally feel the anterior cartilage in each knee popping out of place every time I extend my leg. (I know way too much about the knees for a layperson). Oh, chrondromalcia…. I hate you. A lot.
I did 20 comfortable minutes on the elliptical and then headed to 1 hour yoga class. This was a VERY challenging yoga class! My abs were shaking and my arms felt all rubbery halfway through!
AND THEN, I came home and did Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred Challenge. Today was my last day on Level 1, and I am soooo excited/nervous to move onto Level 2! :) I have to say that I can definitely see a difference in my abs and arms after doing the Shred for 10 days. It is a GREAT workout video and I’m loving the challenge.
The large pancake breakfast carried me through my workouts, but by the time I was done, I was pretty hungry!
ANNOUNCEMENT: Oikos is WAYYYY better than Chobani! Oh my — it’s like fluffy, creamy goodness! I tried the Vanilla flavor and give it two thumbs up.
I mixed my Oikos with granola and strawberries.
Guess what? Maggie likes Oikos, too!
As does James!
If you have a pet, what "treats" do you give them? Maggie and James like apple, spinach leaves, sweet potato, plain yogurt (and apparently Oikos), carrots, and turkey meat. :) Yea…. they’re spoiled!