We had a potluck at work for Hospital week. I made my favorite side dish....Cauliflower Mash. It was loved by some and not so loved by others. I used to hate cauliflower so I get it!
My hubby finished our little garage corner gym area. So really this is a "Yay Hubby" moment but I've taken advantage of it several times! The equipment folds up completely flat so I can use the mat to do my workout videos on. I've used the bench to do some arm workouts but haven't used the workout bar. That sucker is heavy! I wasn't quite sure about the mirror but I actually love it. It's both motivating and satisfying. I get to see my muscles starting to make their appearance and I also get to see areas I need to work on more. The punching bag ... I've kicked at it a few times but I'm not really sure what to do. I need to find a video online.
Also, for hospital week, our cafeteria provided hamburgers. I threw the bun away and wrapped it in a lettuce leaf. It was actually really good! I do this at Chick-Fil-A too. We usually try to go there once a week and let the girls play on the playground - they love it. I'll get some sort of sandwich but have them wrap it in lettuce instead of a bun. I think it's called "protein style" - the cashier usually looks at me funny and has to ask the manager how to ring it up. But it's always "their pleasure" to do so. See what I did there?
I've been trying out several workouts with my Beachbody OnDemand membership. Some that I've tried are PiYo, Cize, Tony Horton's 10-Minute Trainer, Brazil Butt Lift, and a few others. I loved the 10-Minute Trainer - definitely a hard workout but fast! I've noticed I keep going back to my favorite...TurboJam. I love love kickboxing and I just love Chalene Johnson! She's so motivating and I love the music in these workouts.
I finally tried out our FREE gym at work. It was actually really nice....I was the only one in there so bonus! I did one of my runs with the app Get Running. I went to take a picture when I was done on the treadmill, but my phone went dead. Today is my day to do another run but I'm really feeling like I want to do a TurboJam workout and maybe a 10-Minute workout. Maybe I'll run in the morning with the girls if the weather is nice.
Ok...to the tank top talk. My arms have always been a problem area. I say always because I've always felt self-conscious about them. But, looking back to when I was young...I'd love to have those arms again! I want so bad to feel comfortable wearing a sleeveless shirt again! I've been adding in extra arm workouts here and there. Not only are my arms blah, they are weak! Weak I tell you! You would think toting around two toddlers, they'd be stronger. I can't even do 10 "real" pushups. I've started doing 5 not-on-the-knees pushups every night. And by this, I mean I started last night. But, hey at least I started! While I know I won't be completely toned by summer, I at least want to be somewhat confident to wear tanks this summer. It's HOT in Oklahoma in the summer and t-shirts don't always cut it!
Tomorrow is weigh-in day and measurements day! I won't lie, I'm a little nervous. I haven't been drinking my water like I should and I can definitely tell in the mid-section. BUT, I will keep pushing on no matter what the scale or the measuring tape say.