Happy FRIDAY!! I am so pumped for this weekend for many reasons, but I will get to that later 🙂 The last 24 hrs were busy and I was nowhere near a computer so I will give a quick 24hr highlight reel:
- Finally made it to the gym this week! My workout looked a little something like this:
The seated row machine that I use looks something like this:
When I say “free weights” I mean I grab some 10 lb bells (I have weak arms) and do whatever I feel like doing at the time. Sometimes I do lunges, weighted squats, or lateral shoulder raises.
I also like to alternate between cardio and weights when I exercise. This is a great weight loss trick because you can burn up to 30% more calories when you combine the two types of exercise and it’s perfect for someone like me who has exercise A.D.D . I am CERTAINLY no expert but I have read so many articles that discuss this. Here is one example: (click on the picture for the full article)
- I made a stop at Trader Joe’s on the way home for some essentials and some fun buys!
I even picked up some Kid Z Bars due to Angela’s constant positive reviews! I also managed to find the Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt bars that Chelcie talked about last week! SCORE! I am especially excited about these as well:
This week it has been especially hot and it is certainly become Popsicle season!
- On a sad note: Last night I had my last volleyball session of the season.
I had such an amazing time and I cannot wait for the fall session to start in September. For those of you who don’t know, I joined a local volleyball session that met 2 hrs a week for 8 weeks to scrimmage and basically just get some exercise!
I played v-ball in high school and I hadn’t realized how much I missed it until I started playing again. Nolan actually came with me tonight because we knew we would be short a few people. He had a lot of fun, and made a few great plays! Now I need to find something else to do this summer that is competitive and burns some calories!
I did a pretty good job balancing my meals again
Special K Fruit and Yogurt cereal with skim milk and raspberries
A turkey sandwich on an Arnold sandwich thin with tomato, avocado and American cheese.
- I FINALLY got to meet up with my long lost running partner today!!! Spring baseball season is coming to an end so I will hopefully be able to go on many more family runs in the near future!
Tonight I plan on sitting around, catching up on some blogs, sending out some job applications, and going to bed very early. This week kicked my you-know-what! I swear every 6 weeks like clockwork I feel the sore throat set in from talking all week long, and my body just feels heavy and exhausted. Yet another excited Friday night in the life of Katy!
What exercise do you prefer: cardio or weights?
Do you prefer to run alone or with a partner?
What is your idea of a perfect Friday night?