Uber Delicious + a 50 Minute Strength & Cardio Circuit
Oh my gosh, you guys. I feel like such a dummy.
Remember the other day when I said I couldn’t believe I was already on chapter 22 on the new audio book I’m reading? Well, this morning on my walk with Niko, I was thinking, man, this book jumps around a lot! Then when I got back in from my walk to turn my Motoactv off, I saw this:
Durrrr No wonder I couldn’t believe I was on chapter 22…I wasn’t! Turns out, when I moved the book from iTunes over to the Motoactv, the chapters got all jumbled.
But now I’ve already put 120 minutes into this thing, so I think I may just listen to the rest of it. It’ll all come together at the end, right? Even if I do already know the ending by then, LOL.
After this morning’s second client, I had a quick 30 minute break in between before my third (or so I thought) so I had some breakfast:
Overnight oats – the standard – plus some homemade honey almond butter crumbled on top.
I ate this delicious bowl while perusing the new Food Network magazine that arrived in my mailbox yesterday.
Another exciting package the mailman delivered yesterday?
The new UBER Larabars!
I have been wanting to try these out for months, but haven’t seen them in stores anywhere yet. Fortunately since I’m a larabar “friend,” the kind people at larabar sent me over the new flavors to try out – and I’m pretty stoked.
In fact, I just had tried my first one right now after a sweaty circuit workout. The ingredients resemble a regular larabar, but the texture is completely different:
It’s nutty and chunky and delicious – and *gasp* I think I like them better than regular larabars! I tried the roasted nut roll flavor (above,) and as I was eating it I was trying to think of what other bar it reminded me of. I may just not be thinking of it, but honestly, I couldn’t think of one! It’s a bar in its own class
Now, back to before the larabar – that sweaty circuit workout. I didn’t think I’d be able to get in much of a workout today, but turns out my schedule had other plans.
Slight rant: remind me to add “when new clients decide they don’t want to show up to their first session but fail to tell their trainer” to the “cons” section of my Personal Trainer for a Day post. When it comes to my schedule, I’m pretty organized, bordering on OCD. When you’re self employed, you kind of have to be. So I scheduled my four clients this morning, with the third one being a new one. We had some back and forth emails all week trying to fit in a time – and I moved around my schedule to fit her in and the time she wanted. Then this morning, I noticed it was a couple minutes past our meeting time, so I hopped on the treadmill. Twenty minutes into my treadmill walk, I realized she’d ditched.
Now, this doesn’t happen all the time – probably only twice counting this time. But it’s definitely one of the downsides of training. At least with clients who cancel, they know they still get charged for their missed session. With new clients who haven’t signed anything, I’m out an hour of my day and that hour’s pay.
Since I had an extra hour in my schedule, instead of letting it get to me, I did my own workout. Hey, I was at the gym anyway, right?
I did the above circuit 3 times through and felt great at the end. Welcome back, strength training!
OK, so my lunch is not exciting at all today, but I always get questions about lunch on the go, and want to share how easy it is.
Yes, that salad is far from pretty. but really, all you need is some veggies, protein, healthy fats, and maybe a carb. For today’s lunch I layered lettuce and spinach, 2 chopped hard boiled eggs, some grape tomatoes, and tore up a piece of cheese. Then I sprinkled on some salt at balsamic vinegar and called it done. On the side, the aforementioned larabar and a couple healthy trail mix cookies for my sweet tooth
I’m out like sauerkraut! Have a good one
How tied are you to your schedule? If something changes do you roll with it or let it frustrate you?
What was the last fun thing you got in the mail? I also got a very sweet card from one of my besties that made me cry yesterday. I’d say that wins out for mine.