Jay Pat! These are old pics, but just so you can have a face to go with the name. Jay didnt feel too good when this pic was taken....
I can't believe its been since THURSDAY since I've blogged. My laptop is ill, so we have been down to just one computer at our house-which means far less computer time for me. Apparently there are endless scores and leagues to check...Anyway, while Andrew is at work, I get the computer, so my blogging has commenced!
We had a GREAT weekend! It was extra special because Austin had a rare snow day on Firday! I'm not sure how much snow we actually got...My house looked like it was about a half inch. But it was beautiful and by noon the streets were totally clear which allowed Andrew and I to have a fun day together. It was such a treat. One thing I was able to do was go to the gym and have a great workout. When I worked at the church, two of my co-workers and best friends were my work out buddies. Jay was the middle school director at whpc and Morgan was the associate director of middle school. We would work out together all the time and were all 3 members of the same gym. We called ourselves the "3 Amigos". Well, since we left our jobs and all had different work schedules, we don't get to work out together as often. But, on Friday, we all happened to be at the gym at the same time! Jay is basically a trainer and so he worked us out so hard! We got on the bikes in the spinning room and did a warm up there, then jay had us do a 20 minute circuit. It basically is X amount of exercises in a minute. And you repeat that for 20 minutes. Since I have had a hurt back, he took it easy on me and I only had 4 reps of 4 different exercises. So for me, once the minute started, I did 4 push ups, 4 planks bringing your knees up to your elbows and alternating the legs, 4 squats, and 4 high knees on a step. After I finish, I had as long as I had remaining in my minute to rest, until the next minute started. When it was over I had done 80 push ups. Stop. That is nutty. It was so hard, but really fun to be doing this with Jay and Morgan next to me. Its kind of embarrassing because Jay is ridiculously fit and does ridiculous exercises and people look at him a lot. They must wonder what he is doing with me! Ha! I realized how much I love working out with a buddy and pray for more chances to work out with friends. I also have been doing my running training. Since my back feels so much better, I feel OK about doing that. I just started my week 2 training which is 5 minute warm up walk, and then a 4 minute run followed by a one minute walk, you repeat the 4 minute run and 1 minute walk 5 times and then end with a cool down of 5 minutes. Now, 4 minutes is not a long stretch to run. But, I did all 4 minute runs on a 4.8 speed on the treadmill. Some of you are laughing at how slow that might be. But for me, Its soooo fast. Ha. I even did my last run at a 5. I was so proud of that. I felt really strong after and did a 10 minute circuit like I did with Jay after. It was great. And, since I worked out so hard, I felt OK about having some queso at the super bowl party. But I did not go crazy. So I feel good about that. I didn't get to weight watchers yesterday. I chose to work out instead, but plan to go tomorrow afternoon. I will report then!
I made one of my favorite recipes for our dinner this week! I am going to share it tomorrow! Happy Monday!