Gotta make this quick, I want to get some school work done before my 12:30pm class!
I woke up this morning at 8:00am to do my Blogilates workout. Today was all about legs, and boy was I feeling it! I don’t think the workout would have been so bad if I hadn’t just done glutes yesterday, but no pain, no gain right?
The workout lasted about 40 minutes, and after I made time for stretching because my legs were super tight. I’m so bad about stretching and really need to remember to do it more! I have an app called Yoga Studio ($3.99 in the Apple App Store) and it has TONS of yoga and stretching videos, from 10 minutes to 60 minutes for beginners and on. Maybe I should start using the 10 minutes flexibility video and stretching every night before bed?
Anyways, today’s workout burned about 270 calories, which was only 20 calories less than yesterday. What I hope to get out of this MOVEmber challenge isn’t beast mode abs (although no complaints if that happens 😉 ), but rather, I want to push myself out of the cardio comfort zone and prove that strength training will not make me fat. It sounds ridiculous I know, but when you’ve been riding the cardio train for years burning 400+ calories in 45 minutes and you switch to strength training, burning 270 calories, you can see where my fear comes from (maybe). As Cassey from Blogilates says, “find comfort in your discomfort and grow from there”.
After my workout, I fueled up with a hot bowl of fluffy oats. I cooked my oatmeal in the last of the flax milk, and topped with the remainder of the frozen cherry berry blend, a few big spoonfuls of plain, non-fat Chobani, and a tablespoon of peanut butter.
I’m off to get stuff done. Have a great Monday!