Posts Tagged ‘working out’

Sunday Brain Dump

I was reminded today when looking at old comments that I used to love Sadie Nardini’s yoga routines. I just went through this one. I had to modify a decent amount due to being 7+ months pregnant (30 weeks on Tuesday) but it was great. I haven’t been making it to the gym for yoga (or anything really – I am quitting the gym but that is another story) so it was great to be back on the mat.

Little guy, which is what I call him in lieu of his proper name, which is in fact decided, but not publicly announced, goes quiet when I exercise but then wakes up and gets excited afterwards. He’s punching around right now. Probably telling me I should be putting that T-bone steak on the stove instead of blogging.

I’ve spent the last few weekends doing housework – final touches on the downstairs renovations and fixing up things I have meant to fix for months but never got around to it. I think this is what they call “nesting”.

Work has been good. I revisited this post from nearly 4 years ago where I talked about my thoughts on ranking the following: family, friendship, love, health, and career. Back then I ranked them: love, family, health, friends, and then career.

Today I think I rank this differently. I’m torn. All of them are important but my priorities have certainly shifted. I would do: family, health, career, love, and friends. My career has become so much more important to me over the last year or so. Love is obviously important, but how can you differentiate between love and family? My love is my family. And we are expanding it. Health may not seem so important now, because I am young and healthy, but I don’t want to think I took this time for granted. How do you rank them?

I should leave you with a bump picture but I don’t have one since last time. Instead I will leave you with this photo of dinner the other night. Souen will be hard to get to with a newborn in tow so we are trying to get in all our favorites before April 1.

souen dinner 400x400 Sunday Brain Dump

And this is avocado toast, a new obsession for both me and Bobby. We have it for breakfast constantly. Simply mash avocado with salt, pepper, and lime juice. Spread it on freshly toasted bread and top with an egg (fried or scrambled – scrambled is actually our fave!). If you’re extra hungry or pregnant, multiply by 2. Devour.

avocado toast 400x400 Sunday Brain Dump

What have you been thinking lately? Or eating lately?

ZWOW!

Zuzana is back! I used to do her workouts when she was on Bodyrock but they got a new girl (who is not as good in my opinion).

She has been back for a few weeks but I only just got around to doing one of her workouts tonight. This workout was:

  • Split squat jumps (in lunge position, jump up and down X times on one leg; then switch to other side)
  • Single leg lunges with back foot on a chair (X times on one leg; then switch to the other side)
  • Superman pushups (do a pushup, but come down to the floor and do a superman, then another pushup, floor, superman, etc…)
  • Skaters!

It was a ponzi pyramid scheme where you go through the rounds and do 5 reps, then 10, then 15, then 10, and finally 5 again. I just did it along with Zuzana and if I finished ahead of her I did jumping jacks. This workout took me about 18.5 minutes.

Here is me afterwards, sweaty face and all:

maggie zwow ZWOW!

I definitely would like to build up some more tone, but I have stayed in shape from all the yoga. I can do pushups better than ever before.

Yeah, I know, I was supposed to do a 3-miler today. But I have an update on that front – I am officially going to walk the half marathon - my knee started bothering me this weekend. Sigh. Silly knee. I don’t want to push it. I’m so excited to walk it though! I know I will find a cool group of people to chat with as we speedwalk to the finish line, and I know I will enjoy the training more.

And here is how I fueled up afterwards:

roasted squash 500x500 ZWOW!

Roasted (no oil) kabocha and butternut squash. I stuck them in the oven at 475F right before I started the workout and they were ready 25 minutes later. I snapped the pic using this awesome app I just found called The Eatery. You take a picture of your food and other people judge whether it’s healthy or not. I am addicted.

So far for the week my other workouts have been…

  • Monday – off (as planned)
  • Tuesday – 3.75 miles running/incline walking (on treadmill)
  • Wednesday – 1.5 miles walking (on my lunch hour) + some additional walking after work (1 mile or so) = 2.5 miles total
  • Thursday (today) – 1ish mile walk at lunch, and the ZWOW I just finished.

What are your workouts of the week? Have you done a ZWOW yet?

Weekly Workouts + Inspiration

This is one of my favorite quotes.

“With malice towards none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right… let us strive… to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”

–Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, Saturday, March 4, 1865

Workouts For Last Week

Monday, 1/16: slim & sleek, fast (45 minutes); loooots of walking (meandering for 3-4 hours)
Tuesday, 1/17: ~2 miles walking
Wednesday, 1/18: teach yoga @ lunch (45 minutes); ~1 mile walk
Thursday, 1/19: Ashtanga workshop (2 hours); teach yoga @ lunch (50 minutes); ~1 mile walk
Friday, 1/20: nothing icon sad Weekly Workouts + Inspiration feeling sick
Saturday, 1/21: Yin Yang yoga (90 minutes), ~2 miles walking
Sunday, 1/22: ~3 miles walking

What exercise have you been doing lately?

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