I cannot believe I just typed that… I remember last Canada Day like it was only a few months ago, not one year ago.
Yesterday afternoon we headed out to Chad’s Dad’s land about 25 minutes out of town, it is where Chad grew up till he was 9. Can you believe in 10 years of dating I had never been there? Anyways, it was a couple family member’s birthdays so they hosted a Mexican themed birthday bash.
I will save you from the photos – things may have gotten crazy during Margarita hour – but here are a couple photos we took on a walk down to the river and from the view where everyone was camping.
It was a great afternoon, awesome weather, good company and a yummy Mexican potluck. I was on DD duty so only had a few sips of Margarita and one cooler (PS – Fellow Albertan’s remember the alcohol legit limit changes today to .05, for me that is ONE drink). We decided we were not camping since it was a short drive and got home about 11pm and crashed.
I managed to sleep till 7am this morning, but might have over slept – I woke up very groggy, and still VERY sore. I relaxed before Chad woke up and we headed to the gym.
Today we got to switch up to a new LiveFit workout! I enjoyed the first two weeks but one more week of the same workouts might have gotten old.
Week 2 still follows a similar plan but adds one more days a week of legs, then a day for chest & triceps, back & biceps, legs, and shoulders & abs. I started to laugh when I saw today was legs day… not likely. So I asked Chad if we could swap for day 2 and do back & biceps, which he was fine with. Lets hope my legs are ready tomorrow..
Today’s workout started with a 15 minute elliptical warm up then 3 sets of 12 reps of:
Hammer Strength Lat Pulldown – 40lbs
Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown – 35lbs
Seated Narrow Grip Cable Pulls – 20lbs
Barbell Curl – 20lbs
Incline Dumbbell Curl – 10lbs
Alternate Hammer Curl – 14lbs
I think the only thing that got me through this workout was the thought of brunch after, cinnamon raisin bread french toast.
I had two plates, here is the first one, topped with Greek yogurt, pure maple syrup and berries:
For plate two I cut the toast in half and did half PB & syrup and half Greek yogurt and berries. I am stuffed now but planning not to eat till a early supper tonight.
Being July 1st I took some time this morning to reflect on my June goals:
1- Stick to one extra special dessert a week. Not the end of the world but I give myself a “B” here, some weeks were okay, others not so much, and I am sticking with this goal for July.
2 – Limit carbs, I know I am crazy but I want to watch my serving size here (that is all) and focus on eating more veggies and fruit. “A” here, I have been eating way more salads with lots of protein and healthy fats, smoothies, and tons of veggies.
3 – Start a new workout plan, maybe its Crossfit, maybe it is Live Fit Trainer (more on that this weekend), I am not sure at this point. But I know I need something new! Done! We tried CrossFit, Kettlebells and on week three of LiveFit.
4 – Work on our summer fun list, no bored days allowed! We completed a couple items on the list – picnic & bike ride, and a hike – I think July will be a busy month with more items 🙂
5 – Volunteer in my community, I have something in the works and will make sure to keep everyone posted, all I will say for now is that in involves a favorite activity of mine… I started to plan this in June, but it has not happened yet, VERY soon though now!
And my added goal was Courtney’s June Yoga Challenge – my goal was Yoga Meltdown twice a week. I was soo close but last week was tough and I was worn down and only got in one session, so close though!
Now for July’s goals:
1- I am changing the treat goal a bit – new goal is follow the 80/20 rule. Eat clean, unprocessed and healthy foods 80% of the time and the other 20% indulge and enjoy summer 🙂
2- Keep loosely following the LiveFit workouts. I like our current 4 day a week gym routine, with 15 minutes warm-up and 45 minutes or so of weights, so I will use LiveFit as a guideline to keep this routine for July.
3 – Listen to my Body. This means, rest when I am tired, eat more when I am hungry, be lazy when I feel the need to, and being more aware of what my body wants and needs.
4 – Keep moving on the Summer List.
5- Golf once a week. I need to do this to pay for my pass and get the most used from it!
6- Enjoy our holidays. We booked off one week at the end of July. We have no huge plans, and will stick close to home. I need to learn to relax more and not book or plans things every single day. Living in the moment more 🙂
I think that is enough for goals!
On today’s agenda: bake these muffins, do house chores, laundry, yard work, a few errands, then after supper me, my Mom and Chad are heading to the lake to see fireworks. Oh and I have a huge craving for a Screamer and must find one today. The only place we’ve ever had one is Calgary Zoo and we are not going there. If you are crazy and do not know what a Screamer is, it is soft serve ice cream and slush mixed. So good.
And a few Instagram photos from our hike day… our drive there, the Ink Pots and Canmore.
What is one goal you have for July or this summer?
Have you ever had a Screamer?