Good Start To The Week!

It’s just before bedtime, it’s quiet and cozy here and I just got home from the Express RPM class.  Not bad for a Monday night!  It amazes me how that half hour is just as hard if not harder than a regular length class. After the 30 minutes I headed over to the stretching area because following each spinning class (except Saturdays, probably) I’m going to be incorporating a 15 minute ab routine. It’s something I can’t really put off any longer. My core strength is non existant so I’m being a responsible adult and doing something about it…..plus maybe it’ll make my midsection look slimmer.  I found this ab routine through a bunch of link clicking on Friday. It should take about 15 minutes to complete once I’m used to doing it and once I have built a little bit of strength up.

You’ll notice that I said it should take 15 minutes once I’m used to doing it.  That is because I did it for the first time tonight and I made it through only one round of the first three…..and then my everything was on such fire that it pissed me off and I quit.  BUT!  I’m not a quitter.  Next time I go to the gym I’m going to do the same thing….one round of the first three.  And I’ll keep going until I can do one round of the whole thing…then one round of the whole thing plus one more of the first two…and on and on.  Until I can do the whole routine in 15 minutes.  I wasn’t kidding when I said that my core strength is pathetic.  This was an insanely pathetic showing and I will NOT be defeated.  Maybe a personal trainer or a coach or someone could have dragged me a bit further tonight……….but I have always trained myself and that’s how I’m going to do this…..one teeny step after another until all the teeny steps add up to a considerable distance.  I’ve got time….I’ll get there.

Here’s an screenshot of the workout and the link to it in case you would like to play along: https://www.mcssl.com/content/155119/toned-in-12-abs.pdf

For dinner tonight I made a mushroom and spinach omelette with a teeny bit of havarti and a wee bit of leftover roasted veggies thrown in. Instead of using just eggs though, I thought I would try something new. I took some cooked acorn squash, mashed it up and whisked it in with the eggs before I poured it into the pan. It made the eggs very fluffy and the taste wasn’t bad, a little sweet, maybe.  The only downfall was that it didn’t really flip over into a standard omelette, the squash changed the way the egg behaves and so it was more like a scramble than anything else. I would definitely do it again though.

I’m getting my tattoo touched up tomorrow evening and then having a sofa night and the other days this week I’ll be at the gym in the evenings. Ray is working on afternoon shift so I have my evenings to do with as I please. I begged off cooking altogether for this week since Ray’s not home, so all I have to worry about is my own stuff…making my own lunch and dinner (omelettes aaaallll week!), going to the gym and getting to bed early. It’ll be a nice break, kind of like a little working vacation.

Monday ~ Express RPM + abs

Tuesday ~ rest

Wednesday ~ Run & Row + abs

Thursday ~ RPM + abs

Friday ~ rest

Saturday ~ RPM + abs

Sunday ~ rest

I think that’s about all for tonight, I’m going to get under the covers, read a little of my book and hopefully be dead to the world for around 9 hours. I have a suspiciously sore throat right now so I’m going to try to sleep and water it away over the next couple of days. Incidentally, did you know that for 30 minutes following a vigourous workout you are actually immune compromised? Just a little “fact” I read a couple of weeks ago and thought I would share…..so especially if you workout in a gym, don’t touch your eyes, mouth or nose during or after your workout, if you can help it!

And finally, I read this on a blog this evening:  “I know there is only one way to attain my goal, and that’s to work hard.”   Like!

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