Hey there! Today has been insanely busy, but good! I’ve had a couple of articles on deadline that I need to wrap up for both school and freelance work. So far, so good!
Before the hustle and bustle of the day began, I got my sweat on. Today’s workout started with 30 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill. I kind of went hog wild with speeds today. It was fun! Afterwards, I completed three circuits of this arm workout. It burns and, therefore, will make your arms sexy.
Note: All exercises were performed with 8-lb. dumbbells. The ABC move was performed using one 6-lb. dumbbell.
I was going to also complete the new Tone It Up workout but I ended up falling off the exercise ball and onto my tailbone. I’m so graceful, I know. Anyways, it kind of hurt so I nixed the lower body routine in favor of some stretching. Thankfully, I’m feeling a bit better and hope to complete it tomorrow!
Breakfast was (mostly) mushy and delicious.
It’s Vega protein pudding oats! Into the bowl went 1 scoop of Vega Chocolate Performance Protein, 1 cup of almond milk, and about 1/3 cup organic oats. I also apparently ate a very pink looking orange? Still delicious! Whatever floats its boat, right?
I worked away in my dorm room before interviewing a professor on campus for another article that I’m working on. Then, it was lunch time!
My fridge is looking a little sad but I made do with what I had on hand to make a satsifying meal!
That salad looks rather dreamy, doesn’t it? Well, it was! I combined the usual veggie suspects and topped them with Whole Foods sesame dressing, a sprinkle of nutritional yeast, and a dash of cumin. I wanted a hummus sandwich too but I
have no self control and ate the entire container in the past four days (whoops?), so plain Ezekiel bread it was!
New Workout Playlist
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a workout playlist so I thought I’d give it a go today. Music is really the driving force behind my motivation to work out. If I didn’t have music to listen to, I’m not sure that I would push myself as hard as I do during my workouts. The beat of the bass drum and “You can do it!” lyrics play a huge role in making my workout all it can be!
Here’s what I’ve been listening to this week:
- Kelley James – “High Life”
- Inna – “Amazing”
- Innerpartysystem – “The Way We Move”
- David Guetta feat. Snoop Dogg – “Sweat”
- Acceptance – “Over You”
- LMFAO – “Sexy and I Know It”
- Beyonce – “Why Don’t You Love Me”
- Nightmare of You – “My Name is Trouble”
- Timabland feat. Justin Timberlake – “Carry Out”
- Dev feat. Enrique Iglesis – “Naked”
- Coldplay feat. Rihanna – “Princess of China”
- Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – “Stereo Love”
- Selena Gomez – “Love You Like a Love Song”
- Kaskade & Adam K. feat Sunsun – “Raining”
What’s on your playlist lately? Let’s share our musical inspirations!
I’m off to finish up my article, pack, head to class, and then drive home! Tomorrow is my Auntie Claire’s funeral and, by the grace of God, my one and only class is cancelled! Have a beautiful night.