Hello friends! I’m popping in with a few highlights from yesterday followed up with 4 “would you rather” questions that I grabbed from Shape magazine! Before we have fun with questions, here are a few highlights from my Monday.
I ended up taking a rest day on Monday morning since I had 3 days of hard workouts, and the sleep felt so good! I was more than ready to get back to the gym this morning though! Yesterday flew by, as I had 2 girls from our marketing agency stop by and we ended up visiting 2 of my members at their stores. We had 2 photoshoots at both of the stores, with Sandy the dog being the main star. We were gone from 11:45-3:10, so it was such an easy day! I wish all days were this easy.
Is she not the cutest little bunny dog?!
Would You Rather…
Set mini goals or go after one big goal?
I will probably get in trouble for my answer since it’s not really choosing one, but I prefer to set one overall goal and then create mini goals that have me working towards accomplishing the “overall goal”. Almost like a video game where you have to beat different levels in order to beat the game.
I talked about this with my macro coach last week how my overall goal is for me to run a half marathon in the fall and to start the training (in the summer) in the best shape I can be. I want to make sure that my body is healthy and absolutely ready to be able to handle 1/2 marathon training. My mini goals are where my coach comes in. Whenever I plateau with weight loss or toning, she will change my macros around. It might just be 4 less grams of carbs and 4 more grams of fat to get my body guessing again, but I look at the numbers she gives me as mini goals. She gives me a new set of numbers and I think, okay great, let me hit my numbers each day and allow my body to drop weight and tone up, and once I plateau, that goal has been met. When I lose weight with my current set of macros, that to me is succeeding.
Tone with body weight or use equipment?
Equipment. I’m really loving dumbbells and the cable machine right now, but lunges, push-ups and squats are always favorites as well.
Work out alone or sweat with a friend?
Alone, unless it’s a trail run. I like being able to go at my own pace and do the strength exercises at my own speed. I think this mindset comes from me being a pretty independent person to begin with, although I miss the group mentality with CrossFit!
Relax muscles with a massage or hot bath?
Hot bath! As much as I love massages, there is nothing more relaxing than a hot bath. I have been toying with the idea of buying a condo, and on the priority list is a big bathtub to relax and read in. 🙂
Your turn! Pick some of the would you rathers and answer them!