As you know, I have been following Jamie Eason’s LiveFit program for a little while now. In fact, today was slotted to be Day 23- Back and Biceps. However, after I rolled out of bed, I was just not feeling it. I wasn’t actually feeling the gym at all today. With achy, sore muscles, the last thing I felt like doing was “pumping iron.” Vegging on the couch sounded fantastic. I mean, it is officially football season.
OSU vs. Miami kicks off game season, baby! Can I get a O-H-I-O!?!?
Even Ellie tried to convince me to stay home today. She crawled on my lap while I was putting my sneakers on, and it took more than just a little coaxing to get her off.
It’s so hard to say no to that sweet little face.
I did manage to get myself moving, though. I am a firm believer that getting going is one of the hardest things about working out. Plus, I can’t say that I’ve ever regretted a workout.
I began with a solid 30 minutes on the elliptical machine. I decided to forgo the intervals today, but I did want to work my quads, so I set my machine for a steady climb workout. I know ellipticals vary, but I set my incline at 10 and my resistance at 10-11. I was feeling the burn!
By the time I was ready to lift, I was still not feeling it. I’m not sure if it was the arm soreness or that I am getting a little bored with the repetition of the program, but I just wasn’t excited to do it today. So I did something that did interest me. (Why do something you don’t really want to do, eh? Working out should be fun!)
I stumbled across the blog Back On Pointe the other day, and I found some workouts that look interesting. I gave this one a shot today:
The verdict: I think I might have to complete 2 or 3 rounds of the entire circuit next time to get its full benefit. I was really feeling those Russian twists and planks, but I definitely didn’t get as sweaty as I usually do during circuits. Still, I think you might be seeing a few more of Back On Ponite’s workouts on here in the future.
I finished off with some stretching in the Y’s aerobic studio. I was secretly very excited to see that Yoga was canceled this morning. For once, I finally got to feel like a dancer again. Ballet barre, polished floors (no marley, but I’m not complaining) . . . I felt at home again.
I love that photo. 🙂 I think that’s how I will always feel. Dancing is more fulfilling than walking for me!
The rest of my day was spent getting things done around the house. I vacuumed, mopped, organized, returned emails . . . but I won’t bore you with all of that. However, I did do something that just might strike your fancy.
Muddy Buddy Rice Krispy Treats
We have had marshmallows in our cupboard for ages (and we are not a marshmallow eating family), and since no one has been touching the box of Rice Krispies, I put two and two together: Rice Krispy Treats! Yet, regular ol’ rice krispy treats weren’t gonna cut it today. So, I found the perfect recipe on Pinterest.
Muddy Buddy Rice Krispy Treats
(Source: Cooking Classy)
- 1/4 C butter
- 1 (10.5 oz) pkg. mini marshmallows
- 6 C Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 C chocolate (I used semi sweet, but milk can also be used)
- 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 C powdered sugar
- Butter a 9×13 baking dish.
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium/low heat.
- Add in marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted.
- Remove from heat and add in cereal. Stir until well coated.
- Spread “batter” into prepared baking dish. (Use a buttered spatula to smooth and even everything out).
- In a microwaveable bowl, combine chocolate and peanut butter. Microwave, stirring every 30 second, until melted.
- Spread over Krispy Treats.
- Using a fine mesh sieve, sprinkle powdered sugar over top. (I didn’t do this because I don’t own a sieve. I just threw it on!)
- Cut into squares and enjoy!
Told ya it would strike your fancy.
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!
Question of the Day:
- What do you do to help yourself get motivated to go to the gym?
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