Waking up at 5am may sound crazy to some of you. Especially, just to make it to a workout session. I however, look forward to it…most days, anyway.
I’m going to go ahead and be brave to show you the effects of a good workout. The first one was literally taken 5 minutes after waking up. I just brush my teeth, put my contacts in, and go!
Before boot camp:
After boot camp:
Invigorating, I’m telling you! Starts my day out right.
So, I just realized that the actual class that my Momma & I go to at 5am every morning is actually called “booty camp“. I think I like boot camp better, though, so I may just keep referring to it as so.
This session started out fairly simple – there wasn’t much cardio involved – but it evolved into a series of ab ripping holds that were tearing me up. The ladies in the class were all grunting and yelling about how much it hurt, but I still can’t get myself to the point where I’m comfortable verbalizing my agony. Haha. I prefer to just keep breathing deeply and staying calm. Jessie, if you’re reading this, my triceps are SO sore…good job 🙂
A quicky shower and clean up later, I was breakfast ready.
OREO oatcake – 1/3 C. oat bran, 1 Splenda packet, 1 egg white, baking powder, 1 tbsp. cocoa powder, with Fage 0% yogurt icing mixed with another Splenda
I’m going to make a conscious effort to make my meals more visually appealing 🙂 Someone very insightful brought it to my attention that some of my meals just look downright disgusting! And he was right. Haha. I don’t want to discourage people about trying new things just because they see them on my blog and thing “ewww“.
Lunch, for example was kind of artsy.
Part one was a hefty salad with shredded romaine, broccoli, beets, and snap peas.
What better to go with salad than soup? Especially on a rainy, dreary day like yesterday. Dr. McDougall has saved me time packing lunch for awhile now 😉
Welp, there goes the visually appealing goal… Ha.
It looks pretty together, though, no?
I had fun dressing up my salad with the Raspberry Balsamic Glaze. It was like painting on a canvas 🙂
We’re going a little bit out of order today, since I usually share my devotional first, but I didn’t get to read it until my lunch break today, so I figured I would do things in a chronological manner.
How TRUE. Sometimes I forget how BIG our God really is. He can do ANYTHING. I mean, the creator of the Universe can certainly use us in any way He wants to reach others. I just have to remember to keep myself open to the idea and constantly be looking for opportunities that He presents. Don’t EVER think that that you are too insignificant for God to use.
I love these little mini Larabars for afternoon snacks. They are the perfect size to satisfy a sweet tooth and give your body a little healthy fat from the nuts, plus an energy boost from the natural sugar in the dates that the bar is based on.
DC white slip-ons
When I got home from work, I had a few presents waiting for me! Okay…not presents…Ebay purchases. But they seem like presents when the UPS man delivers them! 🙂
Okay, okay, I know I really need to stop this online shopping thing, but I never get out and about anymore to do any REAL shopping. Plus, I got both of these pair together for like $25.
Do you enjoy online shopping? What’s your favorite place to shop?
Do you prefer morning workouts or evening?