I know everyone hates Mondays, but for some reason I love them. I always feel like my life falls apart over the weekends- my workouts are random (if I even make it to the gym), my eating is often a little too indulgent, and my daily routine is non-existent. I blame part of this on the fact that Kyle and I are in a long distance relationship, and so when I see him, I want to put everything else on hold in order to spend time with him. Come Monday, I finally feel like I’m back on track again- everything is organized and I feel better 🙂 I know I’m a weirdo..
Yesterday morning I was up and at the gym at 5. I did 40 minutes on the elliptical like this:
Yes, that’s a book I’m studying while I shuffle away on the elliptical. I was planning on going to cycling yesterday morning, but I felt like I didn’t study enough this weekend and so I thought I should spend some quality time with a review book during my workout.
After I was thoroughly bored with the elliptical (how do people stay on that thing for an hour???) I finished up with 10 minutes on an incline on the treadmill. Solid 50 minutes of cardio. Then I did some abs! I stole the concept for this abs routine from my friend Vanessa in college and it’s never let me down:
Minutes 0-2 hold a boat position
3-4 flutter kicks
4-5 leg raises (you can put your hands under your butt if it helps)
5-6 regular crunchs
7-8 plank for 50 seconds, rest 10 seconds
8-9 plank for 50 seconds, rest 10 seconds
9-10 plank for 50 seconds, rest 10 seconds
10-11 plank for 50 seconds, rest 10 seconds
After I came home and got ready, I was a little pressed for time. Luckily, I had made some overnight oats the night before. I ate them up in a mug, with a handful of blueberries on top while I was driving to the hospital.
New Recipe! This is what I had for lunch:
I’ve never made salmon cakes before, but there’s a first time for everything! I bought a can of wild salmon a couple of weeks ago and have been nervous to use it. Salmon cakes seemed to be the easiest recipe to try for a canned salmon first-timer.
1 can salmon
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 stalks celery chopped
Handful chopped scallions
Salt and Pepper
Mix all ingredients together. Form into a patty. Cook in a pan sprayed with non-stick spray until brown on both sides.
After a great day at the hospital I came home, scarfed down another protein pancake (my obsession) and did some school work. I finished the night off with a total body strength routine I will post later.
Have a great day everyone!!!