So Aubrey and I are taking a little bit of a break in trying new recipes. Weíre just eating some of the usual suspects lately. Our cleaned up recipes and a few unclean ones as we use up some of our old food.
My favorite quick snack recently has been almonds. If it is not quite mealtime yet, but I feel the munchies coming on I find that about 50 calories worth of almonds hits the spot. (about 8.5 grams worth)
What I have been concentrating on is being more consistent with my exercise. Iím actually really good about getting my cardio in. I love my heart rate monitor telling me all of the calories I am burning. But for some reason I just donít get the same happy feelings from strength training.
Come on, you can do it! Five more push-ups!
I mostly work out at the gym, but sometimes even leaving the house feels like too much work. During these times, I pop in one of my workout videos. Lately, my exercise of choice has been kickboxing. I donít have a big space to work out in and I have to skip the jumps that some of them include, but it usually leaves me feeling pretty strong. One day when we can afford a house I can finally do everything they do without having to worry about angering downstairs neighbors!!
I had Aubrey take some pictures of me while exercising and I learned two things. I need to work on my inner thighs and my arms! But seriously, I learned that I canít stand photos of myself if I am not properly posed with my ďgood sideĒ to the camera. I mean, I knew I wasnít 100% satisfied with every part of my body, but I had no clue how vain I was! I immediately deleted a couple of them because they were just BAD!
But here we go. Here's me getting into kickboxing mode!
Are we done squatting yet??
But you know what Iím really guilty of? Not stretching enough! I always feel so gross after working out that I want to just skip straight to the shower! After getting back from the gym though I actually took the time to do a few stretches since I knew I wanted a couple of pictures. I did way more stretching than I ever do!
Yeah! I have this balance thing down.
This actually felt really good. Donít mind my bright red face!
But not as good as this feels!
Although I have been here for over three years I still feel like I have so much more to learn!
What do you like to do for cardio? Do you strength train?