I'll start off with the progress picture:
It might not look like much of a difference, but I definitely feel tighter. Also note that the October 27 picture was taken on the first day that my lady friend of the month decided to visit me (always such a pleasure...). Also note that I ordered Adam & I the iPhone 5s so that my pictures won't look like total crap anymore ;) They should be in our hot little hands by mid-November. Or I could be a REAL blogger and bust out my Canon. Yeah, I should probably do that.
This weekend was full of fun activities that tempted me to lax up on my eating. But I'm proud to say that I didn't cave! Knowing that I had to come here today and give y'all a report REALLY pushed me and kept me accountable. So thank you :) I went to the Luke Bryan concert on Friday and only had HALF of a beer and no junk food. Staying on track is always harder for me when I'm at a concert or sporting event.
Here are the workouts I did this week:
Monday: Jog 2 miles, core workout, 50 squats, 50 dead lifts
Tuesday: Arm circuit, 50 squats, 50 dead lifts, ab circuit, butt circuit, barre workout
Wednesday: 30 minute HIIT (high intensity interval training), ab circuit
Thursday: 20 minutes on the elliptical, 10 minute jog, 50 squats, 50 dead lifts
Friday: 50 squats, 50 dead lifts, arm circuit, walk 3 miles, 20 minutes on elliptical
Saturday: 50 squats, 50 dead lifts, "rest day"
Sunday: Jog/walk 3.5 miles and ab circuit
My workouts weren't very organized this week...I kinda made stuff up each day. But I sat down on Sunday and wrote out a more defined workout plan for myself for this coming week. I'm gonna go back to working certain body parts on set days.
I do have a little concoction that I want to share with y'all today.
I know, I know. It doesn't look super delicious. And to be honest I wouldn't use the word "delicious" to describe it. But I will say it tastes a lot better than I thought it would after hearing the ingredients.
Here's what's in it:
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar (unfiltered is best)
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 2 Tablespoons water
I quadrupled the recipe, which is what you see in the picture. I dumped everything in a mason jar and shook it up. Obviously you'll need to shake it each time before taking a tablespoon out to drink, because some of the ingredients settle at the bottom.
I'll be drinking 2 tablespoons of this concoction per day...one when I wake up and the other before I go to bed.
One of my best friends told me about this drink and all its benefits. After reading about the benefits, there is no way I was gonna pass this up:
1. Known to knock out a sore throat/cold
2. Balances your pH levels
3. Metabolism booster
4. Detoxes your body
5. Makes your skin and body tighter/glowing (because of the detox mostly)
I used to drink apple cider vinegar with pineapple juice & honey every morning. But I got away from it. I could really tell a difference in the tightness of my stomach and my energy levels when I was drinking it. I'm hoping that drinking it again will give me the boost I need.
I'll report back next week and let y'all know if I saw a difference after drinking this stuff!
P.S. Did you notice that my blog got a little, tiny makeover this weekend? The lovely Aubrey did such a great job...as always! I also reopened my advertising options since I'm blogging regularly again :) happy Monday!