At work yesterday I taught a Total Body Toning class. It’s a 45-minute class focusing on strength training. I love teaching this format because I don’t have to worry about choreography like in my other classes (Turbo Kick and Step) and I can get creative with new moves. Don’t get me wrong, I love teaching choreography and it’s a ton of fun. But sometimes it’s nice to give my brain a rest from 32-count phrases and focus on pumpin’ some iron!
Yesterday’s Total Body Workout looked like this (click to view):
- We took about a 30-second rest in between sets
- The weights I personally used ranged from 5lb dumbbells (for exercises like shoulder raises) and 12lb dumbbells (for rows, chest presses, overhead shoulder presses, and biceps). I used a 15lb body bar for the clean and press.
- The squat with a front raise and leg lift looks like this. It’s tough!
- The side lunge and reach with an overhead raise looked like this except I used a dumbbell.
After teaching it was time for my lunch break so I decided to keep my workout momentum going and completed 30 minutes of cardio. My workout looked like this:
Felt good to get in some heart pumpin’ cardio while listening to Lady’s Gaga’s newest CD (which is amazing!!)
First I sauteed up some sweet peppers and mushrooms in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper:
As the veggies were cooking I heated the chicken in a canola oil blend over medium heat on the stove:
Along side the chicken and veggies I decided to make some Near East Roasted Pecan and Garlic rice. This flavor is so, so good!
While waiting for everything to cook I sipped on one of my favorite drinks:
I love Skinny Girl Margaritas! I really enjoy the taste. It’s not sweet at all like a typical margarita. It’s more of a tart flavor and it’s refreshing. I love em’!
Once the chicken was cooked (and I was slightly buzzed!), I added the delicious orange sauce (which I microwaved for 2 minutes) and sauteed veggies:
Dinner was ready!
As far as frozen meals go, this chicken is pretty tasty and I’d definitely buy it again to make one of my lazy dinners.
When Andy got home around 8pm we relaxed outside on our patio.
We spent some time watching (and laughing) as Boo and Sophia went crazy running around:
For a moment they were calm:
But this one is never truly calm:
Love my pups! 🙂
Tomorrow morning I leave on my flight to North Carolina for a whole week to see my family! Andy isn’t going (booo!) because he already has used most of his vacation days. I am going to miss him and the pups so much! But I am definitely looking forward to a week of relaxing, eating, sitting on the beach, running by the ocean, and just having fun with everyone. See ya in Emerald Isle, NC!
Do you like to fly? I’m actually a bit scared of flying and I always feel nervous and can’t relax one bit while in the air (Andy on the other hand falls right to sleep!) But I suck it up and do it because I want to go places and see friends and family that live far away.
Are you taking any vacations this summer?