Posted by Lauren
Good morning Mister Tuesday! You are better than Monday… by far.
Yesterday was a busy day for Nicoleoleoleo. She went to coffee at the crack o’ dawn and then ran a treadmill 10K (raise the roof!) (do people say raise the roof?) (where did that phrase originate from?). Midday she went to dance camp to support those Pres girls…
Story time real quick?
Years before Nicole made captain of the Pres Dance Team, I too was a part of the troupe. Nicole and I are 4.5 years apart, so that means our high school paths never crossed. As a freshman, the team was called Presentation Performers and it was only the second year our high school competed with others.
Let’s just say dance numbers to Footloose, Hot Lunch (Fame), and You’re a Mean One [Mr. Grinch] didn’t nab us first place ;) Compared to Nicole, who is mature and organized, I was a goofball.
At our first competition, my friend Victoria and I were sitting in the cafeteria area eating nachos. We had curlers in our hair, our casual clothes were on, and we were having fun checking out the different posters. All of a sudden our coach comes barging in: “GIRLS!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?? WE’RE GOING ON NEXT!!!” Uh. Oh.
Victoria and I ran to the locker rooms + changed into our costumes in lightning speed. (Can I count that as my first “sprints” exercise?) We made it in time to dance, but our coach was livid. She didn’t let that story die for the rest of my HS dancing career. Let’s just say that are a lot of nacho jokes, apparently.
Tuesday Morning’s Workout is brought to you by: Kelly Rowland!
After a short bike ride to the gym, I completed a great 30 minute treadmill sesh.
Pick an easy-moderate speed and stick to it for 5 minutes. Every 5 minutes, increase your speed by 0.2 mph. When you reach 25 minutes, maintain your current setting for an additional minute and then at 26, 27, 28, and 29, lower your speed by 0.2 mph. Keep the incline steady.
At the 20 minute mark this got really tough. Just stick with it! Tip: Listen to Kelly Rowland’s album… I loved running to it!
Following the ‘mill, I completed Fitnessista’s Spring Abs workout. I believe sweat droplets fell from my forehead right around the minute of mountain climbers. Those are gnarly!
At home I prepared a smoothie to take with me in the Vanpolio.
5-6 Ice cubes
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
1 scoop TJ’s chocolate whey protein powder
1/2 t almond extract
1 frozen banana
pinch of xanthan gum
handful of greens – I used some from my 5 bushels I bought/chopped last night!
Thick n’ creamy!! I’ve missed you whey; you work wonders. The fresh greens made such a difference too. Usually I grab some frozen spinach, but this was 293847x better!
Work + Treats
Our branch meeting was more of a good luck/happy retirement meeting. I forgot my phone, so I sketched what the table looked like:
So… donut or bagel? Free stuff doesn’t come around the office all that much, so I made sure not to skip out on one of the two…
And ya’ll should know I’m a sucker for donuts. My world would be complete if Dunkin Donuts just came to California already!! Yes, I’ve sent them numerous tweets about it. Please?! I’ll be the west coast manager!
Hope you’re having a sweet Tuesday morning! I feel so much better after my work out, smoothie, and donut.
Question: If you have to choose: donut or bagel?
Question: Any good nacho stories?