Good news! 3 nights in a row now I have gotten 7 hrs of sleep!!
In the last two years (ever since I studied abroad in New Zealand and lost a lot of weight and became obsessed with food/fitness) I have had serious sleeping problems. I average 5 hours a night. And that includes weekends when I have nothing to get up for. Unfortunately this morning I was up at 4:50am… Oh well, can’t win them all, right?!
But for three days in a row….I have been getting 7 hours of sleep!! I am so proud of myself! My nutritionist/therapist/doctor all say that s i get healthier and get my meals balanced and take enough calories in, my sleeping habits will improve. YAY!
I headed to a 8:30am spinning class.
I have never wanted to quit a spinning class so badly– and that includes THIS time when I walked out after 30 mins.
Yesterday I was so tired…breathing so so hard…. heart rate was through the roof…. legs were like lead. But I hung in there.
***I do not feel regret for toughing out the spinning class, because my declaration from two days ago pertained to running and I view spinning as purely cross-training.***
I followed this up with a quick drive to Fresh Market to buy THREE JARS of this delicious stuff:
For some reason, stores are always out of the Crunch Time flavor. They always have the chocolate and white chocolate… but it is hard to find the Crunch Time or Smooth Operator — i.e. the NORMAL peanut butter flavors…
I met my mom for lunch at McKenzie River Pizza Co. where they have a bottomless soup/salad/bread-stick lunch deal that is AWESOME.
And NOW is when I tell you how to get HUGE muscles.
I wanted to get in a bit of weights/strength before heading to work yesterday evening, so I headed to the gym and did just a 20 min killer workout:
—-10 Burpees EMOTM for 10 mins ((EMOTM=every min on the min)) for a total of 100 Burpees
—-Curls, shoulder press, tricep work with 20# dumbells.
It was a quick workout that had me DROWNING in sweat… and that was when I instagramed this photo:
I cannot TELL you how many people told me how HUGE my muscles were and how ripped I was. WARNING:: Be careful of the filter option you choose!! Weird shadowing/lighting=people thinking you are a muscle women!!!
I kept having to explain to people that the lighting in the gym and the filter I chose made me look like I was the hulk, when in actuality I don’t have a single ounce of arm tone-ness. (I totally wish though).
SO… basically if you want to bulk up FAST, be wise with you filter setting when you post pictures and you will be ripped in no time 🙂
I think that 10 min Burpee workout will be my go-to cardio/strength workout from here on out. AMAZING.
Smile and do something exciting and weird today please 🙂
What is your favorite go-to workout?
Do you like Burpees? ((The FULL Burpee’s with chest-to-floor and a push up, jumping up with hands over head…))
–I secretly LOVE THEM!