Obsessed – Day 21 – Rest Day

I almost forgot to blog again!

Today was rest day for me. That meant not actual scheduled workout. I slept in until 7:45, had coffee and read the paper. Then I cooked this amazing French Toast – I’ll post the recipe tomorrow.

Today was a busy day working on my up and coming coffeehouse. My business partner and I scouted places for rent which included a nice walk in Old Colorado City. Then it was home to surf the interwebs and work on the logo, business plan and financials. Guys, we are so close to opening! More on that later.

When my brain began to fry from hours of work, it was time for the jacuzzi!!! Ahhhhhh. My muscles were very happy with me. The heat was amazing! My body is still very fatigued so I’ll begin working on my adrenals as I think they are in turmoil.

Finally, it was dinner and a movie and now off to bed. Tomorrow is back to business as usual. But I am so grateful for a little slow down and some indoor and outdoor relaxation.

~sleep well

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Obsessed – Day 14

Today was supposed to be my rest day. But I ended up taking my rest day yesterday. Today I did cardio flow which is one of those cardio workouts that makes me want to throw up. Thats pushing the body. I have a little sample of it for you here.

After a delayed flight to Las Vegas last night, I got to my hotel around 10:30 and quickly downed my superfoods shake before getting to bed. Tonight I had it with coconut milk, thanks to the starbucks in the hotel selling me the milk, and then quickly got ready for bed.

I’m learning that weekends are going to have to be treated with much more diligence as far as my eating plan. I’m not eating bad things but I’m not following the timed nutrition at all due to running errands and working around my house to get things done.

Here comes Monday. In Vegas. And I speak on a panel in front of 500 people. Can you say nervous??

Until tomorrow!

Obsessed – Day 13 (Rest Day)

Today was not intended to be a rest day but I won’t say I’m sad it was. Today was supposed to be cardio flow and we were going to do it this afternoon. I love it when my boyfriend and I are able to workout together.

We got up and had our morning routine including coffee and breakfast. Then we quickly got our things together to run errands and hit the road. With expectations of only being gone a couple of hours, I left highly unprepared without packing any food or snacks. We were gone for more than 6 hours. Oops. I made it through that time having two street tacos and feeling satiated. We came home and did a couple of things around the house and then I cooked dinner (salmon, potatoes and collards that I should have snapped a picture of).

Its now 10:00 and we’re in bed and ready for cardio in the morning and another full day including me leaving for Vegas for work tomorrow night.

~sleep well

Obsessed – Day 11 & 12

Happy Friday.

My apologies for not posting last night. I flew home from Florida and was delayed in DFW on the tarmac for a while. I didn’t get home until 10:00 and just wanted to go to bed.

Yesterday the focus of my workout was arms, abs and ass and its truly a great workout. Unfortunately the workout requires these sliders for part of the program but they will not work ok the rubber flooring of the hotel gym. So I had to improvise a couple of the moves.

My nutrition was pretty on point yesterday. Even getting Caribou Coffee to blend my superfoods shake in almond milk for me. However, when I got home, I was derailed with a terrible stomach ache which I could only attribute to the salad I had for a post workout meal at the airport in Pensacola. Its the only thing I ate that was out of the norm for me because it had a ton of red pepper in it.

Salad in airport

As for today, I changed things up a bit and worked out with my man this evening. I love being home or when he travels and works out with me. Today was called leg day, but I declare my booty was/is in much more pain than my legs. I’m so excited to see the end results.

Food today was all at home. He had a pizza from Mod Pizza and I had a chicken caesar with no dressing and garlic toast for dinner and it was so tasty. That was also my post workout meal. I am actually finding it hard some days to eat all the food suggested by this program, which for me, is a good problem.

Finding a lot of leveled energy, getting sleepy at the right times and getting a good amount of sleep have been coming much easier.

If you guys are at all interested in seeing some of the exercises I’m doing let me know. I’ve been working out in gyms and with trainers most of my life and much of these are very new to me.

Next weekend I’ll start posting some recipes as I’ll be home for the first time since starting this program, for a whole week!

Now its movie and cuddle time so I bid you all a good night.

~until tomorrow!

Obsessed – Day 7

Its Sunday!  Today was supposed to be my rest day but since we drove from CA to CO yesterday, I took my rest day on Saturday.  I slept until 8:30 this morning which was much needed since I didn’t get to sleep until nearly 2:00 AM.  I also felt like I was getting sick when I woke.  My energy was low, my head was stuffy and I still felt exhausted.

Upon waking, I cooked pre-workout breakfast, had coffee and ran errands.  When I got home I went straight down to do my workout…cardio flow which was by far my least favorite workout.  It was so different.  It was 10 moves starting on move #1 x 4 reps then adding move #2 and starting over and then adding move #3 and starting over and so on.  After 30 minutes, I was dying and so grateful it was DONE!

As for nutrition, I stayed true to the foods I should be eating but didn’t eat the amount I am supposed to eat in a day.  I just wasn’t feeling hungry today.  I feel satiated and hoping that this cold will be gone by tomorrow.  I’m heading back out of town tomorrow for work so no cooking for me this week but I do have things that I can pack up to be prepared packed and will take all my supplements for my workout.

It’s short and sweet today folks.

-until tomorrow!