Good morning from HOT and sunny Surf City, North Carolina. We arrived at 2 a.m Saturday night Sunday morning and have been soaking up the delicious ocean air ever since.
My dad and step-mom rented a beach front house for the week and invited their kids to join them, we are 7 kids, 3 husbands/partners, and 2 grandkids (and one on the way), unfortunately only a few of us could make it. We’ve been 6 in the house for two nights and tonight we will be at capacity with 9.
Yesterday was filled with activity, partially in anticipation of doing some indulging later on. Lots of beach walks and swimming, a “10 Minute Solution” arm workout (I only did one segment :), love those 10 minute workouts), a 35 minute barefoot run on the beach, and a yoga session.
Delicious! And speaking of delicious, then came the indulging. We enjoyed an appetizer of cheese and veggies with wine on the back porch overlooking the beach and a dinner of pasta with fresh pesto and corn and edamame from the garden.
I have a pleasant soreness in my legs but nothing that is going to slow me down today. On the schedule for today is yoga, Pilates, and a run (or at least a very long walk).
I did really well last week on my goals.
The Zumba never happened but I substituted a dvd, I took Thursday completely off (so abs/arms was 6 days instead of 7), and I never got around to doing an interval workout. In retrospect last weeks plan was a bit ambitious for where I am in my “mission get moving” (after being derailed by 6 weeks of illness). I have taken what I learned from last week into consideration while planning this week.
MISSION GET MOVING week 2
- 4 runs (at least 35 minutes each, one with at least 10 minutes of sprints)
- 1 cardio dvd or interval workout
- abs/arms (everydayish)
- 5 yoga sessions
Tate and I are anxiously awaiting a call from our realtor regarding a house we bid on Friday. I have decided to cultivate an attitude of non-attachment with this house search thing, at least regarding what we have seen so far (nothing that fits our description perfectly enough to get attached). Well, turns out that is easier said than done and this morning all I can think about are the good qualities of this house. It would be a huge stress reliever to get it and be able to move forward with our move. We will just have to wait and see…we should get a call in the next few hours.
Breakfast this morning was buckwheat/whole wheat pancakes courtesy of my pops, here’s my plate. How beachy are those place-mats?
Yes, there is a pancake under all that goodness (yogurt, cottage cheese, West Virginia peaches, and fresh applesauce). I ate this and then another half a pancake with a bit of cottage cheese and apple sauce.
Time to get moving! Enjoy your Monday!
Looks like a delicious breakfast 🙂 Am jealous of your beach time. Where I am it’s currently 13 degrees Celcius (55 degrees F) and I wish it would warm up! Doesn’t feel like summer at all.
Enjoy your vacay and workouts, and good luck with the house.
Yes, the beach is awesome, I won’t try to deny it!
Yikes! 55 in August is rough. Whenever I am missing Portland these days I check the weather there, it’s often cool and raining. I miss the city terribly but not the weather.
I hope you get some summer sun soon!