Hello everyone…how is your week going? I can’t believe it is Wednesday already! What is it about being on a break that puts you in a time warp?
I’m enjoying a moment alone at home while the rest of the family is out doing some last minute shopping. I didn’t need to hit up the stores they were going to so I thought I would enjoy some time blogging and maybe getting some work done. It’s so nice to have everyone around but I still need some time to myself. Do you feel like that around family too?
I set up a little desk for myself at my mom’s sewing station.
..Don’t mind the mess! I thought about straightening it up for the picture, but then I thought, hey, that’s not real life!
We’ve also got this little situation going on…
Hah, there is a similar pile on the other side of the desk!! I hate being such a slob when I travel but there is no where to unpack my clothes so I just try to accept the mess for a week or so!
The view is wonderful from the desk though…
This doesn’t do it justice, but you gotta love the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Speaking of messes…I’ll be honest, I am still struggling to fight the effects of my cold. I hate when sickness lingers, so buggin’! I am a bit snotty (ew), my throat still feels swollen, but the worst part is the drag in my energy. I took Sunday and yesterday off from the gym and that definitely helped. My uncle and I are going to hit up the noon cycle class though today..I think the movement will do me good if I just take it easy!
If you can’t make it to the gym, grab a set of weights and do this circuit workout which combines strength and cardio for a total body workout.
Workout Wednesday At Home Cardio & Strength
Jumping jacks – 30
Mountain Climbers – 30
Push-ups – 15 (full out or on knees)
Bicep curls with squat – 15
Walking lunge or front lunge with shoulder press – 15
Standing tricep extension and calf raise – 15
Squat with jump – 15
Plank with row – 15
Weighted oblique twist – 15/side
Go through the circuit straight through. Rest a minute, then repeat for a total of 2 or 3 times. This should leave you a sweaty mess.
Sweaty messes > snotty messes.
I’m helping my mom make soup for dinner so I’ll definitely post the recipe later! Have a great Wednesday..or whatever day it is…
Do you take time for yourself at the holidays? Do you feel guilty for needing time alone?