Good morning everyone!
First off, thank you for all of your supportive comments on ‘My Road to Health’ post last night. It was a bit scary typing all of that out; I guess I felt pretty vulnerable exposing myself like that, but you made me feel so supported.
It really helps knowing that others have shared similar experiences. My goal for this blog is to make it as open and honest as possible, and to make it an environment where myself and others feel free to share their joys and struggles.
Also, I am sorry that I have been behind on replying to comments– I am going to be consistently replying to the comments, so please start checking for replies to your questions! I am also going to do a FAQ update tonight!
Stay tuned for ‘My Road to Health: Part II later today! :D
I didn’t have a great sleep last night! I was awake until about 1-1:30am and then I was up just after 7. I hate functioning on less than 7 hours of sleep, it really is the pits! I awoke to pouring rain and I just wanted to stay cuddled up under the sheets all morning long!
But, alas, I got up, as I knew I would at least feel better after my workout. I felt pretty weak this morning, and once I was working out, I realized that I probably should have had a quick bite to eat for some energy. Most mornings, I am fine without a pre-workout snack, but some mornings I should make the time to have a quick snack when I wake up feeling tired and weak. I’m sure most of it had to do with not sleeping properly!
My workout was still great. I left feeling hot and dripping in sweat. That is one way to ‘warm up’ on cold fall mornings! :D I looked a hot mess, minus the hot part. lol.
- 40 mins. treadmill @ incline 15, speed 4.0mph (no interval running today as I felt too weak)
- 60 sec. plank for abs
- 10 push-ups on incline (I put my hands on a weight bench)
- 60 sec. wall sit
- 24 flights of stairs (10 of which I jogged up!)
I felt much better after my workout!
Quick Beauty tip of the day:
Hate putting on cold body lotion when you get out of the shower in the colder months?
I do. :D
I have been leaving my Nivea lotion on the side of the tub, allowing it to ‘warm up’ while I shower. I run it under the hot water for a minute to heat it up. Once I am finished showering, I stay in the shower, grab a towl and quickly dry off about 75% of the water. Then I put lotion on while still in the shower and I am toasty as a bug in a rug!
Leaving your skin a bit damp, combined with the humid/hot environment allows the lotion to penetrate more into the skin. No alligator skin this winter!
Here is a recap of the results from yesterday’s polls:
Don’t forget to vote if you haven’t already!
I leave you with a Christmas Video from our dear Sketchie: :D
Oh boy…this Christmas should be interesting!
Only 48 days until Christmas!
What is your favourite food at Christmas?
One of mine is my mom’s sweet potato casserole