Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Work it Out Wednesday: Week 19

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Hi gang!

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My silly migraines are back with a vengeance, so waking up this week has been tough. What do you do when you don't feel like getting out of bed? What motivates you?
When I wake up with a pounding head I quickly assess whether or not I have plans after work or if there a potential to work late. If not, I then quickly assess the likelihood of me working out after work. For me it's harder than in the mornings, but everyone's different. If exercise after work is a possibility, then I reset the alarm. Otherwise I get up, grumble and at least do something.

Here is one of those "somethings":

Weekly Workout:


Weekly disclaimer:
Remember what I said about my lack of qualifications? Please keep in mind that I am aware that I am chubby and have no fitness/nutrition authority. I'm just trying to spread some wellness love as I fight the battle to live well myself.

How I made it harder:  Not much, just added dumbbells to the squats and lunges.
Overall impression: I'm happy I carved even just ten minutes last night to do this. My head really hurt during the day, so I made sure to do this quickly during a migraine break!
Sweat factor (on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is when I look like I just got out of the shower): This was pretty impressive for bringing out the sweat, even for only ten minutes. I give it a 5.
How I felt when it was over: I knew I could have done more if I had time. But again, it was something! It also helped me feel relaxed.
Would I do it again? Absolutely! I think I want try to a bunch of 10-minute workouts for after work. It was a nice way to unwind. Are you interested in any 10-minute workouts? I can keep this up and review them for you!

Weekly recipe:

We tried a new recipe over the weekend and it was pretty "meh." Not impressed. It was tasty and all, but the title of "The Best Pork Chops Ever" was a lie. A lie, I tell you!! Oh well. It was fine. Can't win 'em all, right?

I have my eyes on many recipes this week, and I'm feeling like an easy one is going to win. Having "one pot" in the title of the recipe is definitely appealing. Here's what we may try:


Meat, spices, potatoes and a little olive oil. No brainer!

Weekly motivation:

I love this! Don't let anything hold you back!
I made one, inspired by one of my reader's favorite quotes. I adjusted the quote, since I love how it feels to be strong, too!

Weekly workout sass:


This would be so much better than being invisible or flying.
Well, maybe not. I feel pretty good after a workout and flying would be freakin' cool.

Have a good one!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

That one pot meal looks delicious. I'm all for them myself! And yes, bring on the 10 minute workouts!