Feel like staying home in pyjamas

This is just a short post. I don’t have anything terriby interesting to report, but although I’ve been busier lately, I’ve been really enjoying blogging and reading blogs. Great when you’re travelling (public transport not driving!!) or have a little time to kill. I don’t do facebook or twitter so reading other blogs is what I do when I have a little time spare.

I can’t believe it’s Wednesday night already. This week has flown so far, I feel like it was the weekend just yesterday. I’m pretty pleased, I have got everything I wanted done work and uni wise, just a test to study for = but not tomorrow night. Confession: I’m a Survivor freak, love it, so deliberately structure around it making sure on Thursday nights I’m free, turn my phone off, easy meal, jammies on and Survivor on!

I feel like I’m coming down with something, the boyfie was complaining of a sore throat yesterday, and he’s dead meat if I get sick! I actually haven’t been sick in well over a year = knock on wood. As the title suggests, I feel like staying home in PJ’s. Not working out, no run, no study, I just want to sleep (and watch tv). And drink tea.

Still on Month two on Insanity, still kicking my arse, still loving it. I’ve been trying all sorts of different protein smoothies after,#. So addicted. So many yummy combo’s.  I also bought tahini the other day, I used to really not like it, but thought I’d give it another go. I’ll prob experiment on the weekend with some different things and post if I come up with anything worthwhile. Honestly, sometimes the best part of preparing food for the week is right at the end, when everything is portioned and put away, all dishes, pots, baking dishes etc washed and put away. I thank myself during the week, but unless I have a new recipe I want to try, it’s such a pain.

Lastly, my bf tried to bet me the other day I couldn’t wall squat longer then him. Haha, nice try buddy, I squat. Was inspired to do this tribesport challenge after:

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Hold a 1 minute wall squat every day for 7 days

 This challenge should help you build up to the 3 minute
wall squat.

DONE

M.I.A blogger…again

I haven’t been a very good blogger lately. There are a few reasons, the most boring of which is that I need to get a new laptop, the most exciting being I have a new job, and have returned to study!

I have still been doing the Insanity program, am almost done with the first part of it. I have to say, I am definitely seeing results, great program for toning the legs I think. I already run and walk most days, but all the jumping involved has given me results, and my legs are what I most want to work on. I have recommended this program to a number of friends, warning them that jumping is murder – but after you’re done you’ll feel great. At the beginning I was taking more rest breaks, and water breaks, but I can tell that my cardio fitness has improved, and I think it’s also had a positive impact on my running, with me getting faster and stronger. When I say running, I really mean jogging, with bursts of running in it, but nowadays people all seem to say running, even if they just jog. Can’t wait to start on the second part of Insanity, I’ve read some blog posts on it, and a lot of people don’t seem to to it all, but the results I’ve seen from those who do stick to it are wild. Very motivating to see.

Another thing I’ll be scouring blogs for is good healthy lunch ideas, to take with me. The facilities are not great, fridge and microwave, but thousands of students there so not sure how that’ll work, so I need ideas that I can take with. I bought little containers where you freeze the lids and they’re meant to stay frozen and keep your food cold, which If it works will be great for little salads (very little, they’re small little pots), yoghurts, fruits, oats etc, but looking for some more lunch inspiration. If anyone can direct me to some good ideas it’s be much appreciated.

 

I also was having a look at tribesports recently, being one of the bloggers, and there was a workout with a friend challenge, but apart from running at night with the bf, I workout solo so it wasn’t the challenge for me. I find I have to get movement in where and when I can, so it’s not really condusive to having a workout buddy, and motivation is not a problem for me. It was in the early days of my fitness journey, but now it’s something I just do, a must do, not a should do. Anyways, I signed up to the 100 crunches for two weeks challenge which you can find by clicking the link. This website and the challenges they do are terrific for those who do struggle with motivation. By publicising something like this challenge it encourages you to complete it, and two weeks is such a  manageable and achievable goal to set, it’s a great one to kick off with. I love how encouraging it is, and it fit well with my current workouts, as well as boosted results as I was concentrating on this one area. Do it!