Yesterday was a killer of a day at work. As some of you may know, I am currently in the middle of planning a big event that will happen in the middle of September. Well, yesterday, THREE separate times it looked like we were going to have to move up the date of the event a week earlier. If you’ve ever tried to plan a large-scale event before you might know that changing 3 weeks left to plan to two weeks left to plan is a crazy jump to make! Long story short, we don’t have to move the date of the event, but I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster all day.
When I got home I was hungry and physically and emotionally tired. The last thing I wanted to do was workout. I really thought about just getting a lamb salad from the halal food cart on the way home and just curl up and watch Netflix, but I knew we had lots of good, healthy food to eat at home, and I think a part of me knew that I needed some good healthy food and a good workout in order to feel better. And guess what, it worked.
To curb my hunger I ate a cold Trader Joe’s Meatless Italian Sausage Link. Go ahead, judge away; it hit the spot. Since I opened the italian sausage package, I decided to make whole wheat pasta with zoodles mixed in for dinner. We didn’t have any pasta sauce, so I used a can of crushed tomatoes and added some chicken broth, white wine, balsamic vinegar, and garlic salt and let it simmer while I worked out.
For my workout I did a bunch of different Tone It Up videos. I was feeling really low energy so I didn’t attempt anything with crazy cardio, and a lot of these moves were harder than usual for me, but I kept telling myself to push through. Here was my workout:
Beach Barre Workout x2
I actually own the Tone It Up Beach Babe 2 DVD which has a 30 minute beach barre routine on it. Since that’s not available on Youtube, I’m linking to Tone It Up’s beach barre workout that they did with Livestrong Women. Do it twice!
Love Your Arms and Abs x2
I did this video twice and my arms were shaking by the end! I love all the back/shoulder work in the beginning.
This was on the Tone It Up workout schedule for today, so I had to do it at least one time through! I love how much this works my hamstrings.
Inner & Outer Thighs Routine
I feel like my inner thighs could definitely use some extra toning so I threw this workout in there at the end. I love that it works your abs so much too!
I found that my mood was much better once I finished my workout (surprise, surprise)
Pro Tip: Mix your zoodles with wheat pasta to get a good mixture of veggies + staying power!
One last thing, we got the footage back from a filming session we did for the event I’m planning. So currently, my job includes watching videos of me. #bestjobever duh
What are some of your at-home workout routines? Netflix vs. workout, which usually wins at the end of a long day?