(how’s that for alliteration?)
Thoughts of the day:
1. I had grand plans of cleaning the entire apartment yesterday. That did not happen – I cleaned the bathroom sink and the stove, so that has to count for something, right?
2. I’ve been stealing a piece of two of candy corn almost every time I walk past the bowl. Yea, that is not going to last until Halloween.
It would be even better if I had these. Mmm, cookies.
3. I bought a pumpkin.
Within every intention of carving it next weekend – something I’ve never done before in my life. We’ll see how well that goes.
4. I made an awesome dinner last night.
New ingredient find:
Brown rice vermicelli! The grocery store near us has a good selection of international foods, a lot of which I’ve never seen before. Although it took me a good 2 minutes to find the directions in English, which was slightly nerve inducing.
Shrimp, frozen stirfry veggies and my usual sauce, tossed with the vermicelli.
Easy, delicious dinner for a Sunday night.
5. Eric and I have been watching the HBO show Girls.
Umm, why did I not watch this show earlier?
This is flippin’ hilarious! The slightly awkward humour and interactions on this show are killing me. So good.
6. THE WALKING DEAD STARTED LAST NIGHT.
I have a massive obsession with this show (I’m kind of a nerd, remember?). I don’t have cable, so I’ll be catching up with it online this week, but yea. So excited.
I hope Daryl remains a badass.
This was the third week in phase 1, so no new workouts out yet. Although, she gives 4 options for the Sunday interval training, so I’m doing a different one each week. Yesterday I did a 23 minute speed workout that definitely left me huffing and puffing.
As for the weights, I went up on the bench press (definitely proud of myself for that one, I’ve been plateaued on there for a while), deadlifts, and seated rows. Keeping those strength gains coming!
Workouts skipped: none
Workouts changed: none. I followed the plan to a tee this week.
Workouts added: two yoga workouts.
Which is an appropriate lead in to…
Courtney’s October yoga challenge!
My personal challenge is to do two sessions a week, both of which got done. I did a 20 minute yogadownload.com flow on Thursday, and then I got in a 30 minute session yesterday. I’m going to talk more about Sunday’s session later on this week – it was an interesting experience!
Definitely a fantastic week of workouts – hopefully it’s the same story in the coming week.
Have a good Monday, everyone!
<— Have you ever carved a pumpkin before?
<— What’s your favourite veggie in a stirfry? I have a weird obsession with water chestnuts. The texture is just so awesome.