Happy “Bridesmaid” Monday!

Hi, Hi! Hope your week is off to a great start!
I got lucky and winded up with an open morning today (this never happens) so I took full advantage of it…

Enjoyed my morning routine, coffee, brekkie, posted this weeks Music Monday – French themed post for this week –  then hit the Y for an awesome workout! It felt so nice to get my workout over and done with for the day rather than schlepping myself to the gym at 830-9pm like I have been for the last several Monday’s.

Cardio + Strength Workout

Treadmill: 40  minutes
– 10 minute W/U
20 minutes: 2 min run/1 min walk (ran at 6.o)
10 minutes: 1 min run/1 min walk (ran at 6.5)

Strength Circuit
Triceps, V-Bar Pushdowns: 20×4
– Flat Bench, BB Press: 30×4
– Overhand Cable Pulldowns: 20×4
– Hanging Leg Raises: 20×4

I am absolutely not a runner. Never have been, never will be. I’ve always been envious of those people at the gym or that I see in passing on the side of the road just running and running (and running) along like its just so easy and effortless. ughh Not for this girl! Running 1-2 minute intervals at a time is plenty for me. Speed varies between 6.0-7.5 and the occasional 8.0 sprint. Just all depends on what my workouts have looked like throughout the week & how my leggies are feeling. I’ve been blessed with flat feet + all kinds of leg “stuff” (stupid tight hips & IT Bands, to name a couple) that I have to stay on top of with stretches, yoga, massage, foam rolling. Good times. You can check out a short video of today’s workout on my Facebook page, here.

Long over due and SO happy to get in a much needed appointment with the amazing Dr. Brad at Carolina Sports Clinic this afternoon. Its been 3 weeks since I’ve been in man, I really needed this! Magical combination of ART, adjustment + acupuncture & dry needles opened up my chest and loosened up my neck & shoulders.

Wrapped up my day with dinner at one of my fave spots,  Ilios Noche to catch up with one of my best friends!

Monday Clean Eats

Goji Berry & Maca Oatmeal

Goji Berry & Maca Oatmeal. Decided to mix in my Maca with my oats this morning rather than in a smoothie today. Added the usual suspects – coconut oil & cinnamon.

Green Smoothie

Post Workout Green Smoothie.
Mâche Rosettes, small gala apple (cored & peeled), 2 stalks celery, banana, lemon, water & ice.
Ate 2 hard boiled eggs, an orange & some almonds about 20 minutes after I drank my smoothie.

Ilios Noche

Tuna Carpaccio

Tuna Carpaccio

Grape & Fennel Salad

Grape & Fennel Salad. Spinach, Fennel, Red Grapes, Goat Cheese, Figs w/ Grilled Tuna on top. Delish!

Bridesmaid

The night ended with my gf asking me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding next August!! OMG, yes, I accept! So so happy for her!

Isn’t this the cutest idea?! This comes from where else, a combo of Pinterest & Etsy, of course!  Adorable idea if you or anyone you know is getting married.

That’s all for me! G’night & Much Love. xx

LS

 

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