My legs are so ready for this tropical vacation coming up.
Julianna shared a photo of her burpee knees the day before on Snapchat
At least the chlorine from pool therapy is keeping my legs smooth. The chemicals are basically burning off the [already minimal amount of] leg hair that I have.
This week has been hectic, a little weird, but really great overall.
- Hectic because of work and domestic duties (miss you, Madre).
- Weird because of earlier wake-ups and seeing a severed squirrel on the ground one day.
- Really great because of the little laughs/blessings that all add up. Also, SUNSHINE!
Food scenes from the week:
nectarine banana overnight oats in a peanut butter jar
roasted green beans (olive oil, salt, pepper, and lots of garlic @400F for 25-30 min)
overnight oat smoothie with greens added in the morning before blending
a gigantic bag of kale cooked down into four servings (sautéed in olive oil with onions + tossed in spicy mustard, maple syrup, salt, and pepper — my favorite kale recipe!)
impromptu baked chicken thighs (half a jar of Victoria’s tomato basil sauce, fresh basil, lots of garlic, baby carrots @ 400F for 30 min, topped with freshly grated parmesan and broiled for 5 minutes)
leftovers for lunch
Favorite moves and grooves this week:
This Blogilates ab workout. You will be cussing her out in your head, it’s that hard. My abs don’t usually get sore, but this made my abs sore for two days. And this 16 minute workout (4 rounds, 30 seconds work, 10 seconds rest):
- burpee tuck jump
- up down planks
- goblet squats
- staggered pushups
- side lunge with twist
Bonus: I got ONE strict toes to bar last night right before going to bed! It made all my muscles hurt.
The busyness and weirdness this week were dampened by the fact that my family is leaving for a tropical vacation, as mentioned above. We’re celebrating my parents’ 25th anniversary and my brother’s graduation from college. I’m obviously just along for the ride.
I won’t have wifi, since we’ll be on a cruise in the middle of the ocean, but I’ll be sure to share the shenanigans when we return. Please pray that we have safe travels! The cruise company contacted us about the possibility of contracting the Zika virus, so *thumbs up*.
I’ll pray for you too if you have any travel plans coming up 🙂
Lastly, I have a Five Minute Friday vlog today! It’s about how I am trying to more actively stay connected with current events and worldwide issues.
link to video!
p.s. here’s one of Demi’s rant tweets:
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and happy July!! Happy 4th to all my American friends too! (I was about to say, “May the fourth be with you,” but that’s two months off.)
Goodbye for a week or so. I’ll miss you!
So tell me:
Do you find that you let information/news/opinions be fed to you, rather than read up and formulate your own opinions?
What is your favorite way to eat kale?
What are you doing this weekend?