Although living with a DJ has it’s perks (like coming home on a regular Friday evening and finding your dinner table covered in DJ gear, with music blasting out the speakers in your living room, because the DJ ‘has to’ practice his skills once in a while) it sometimes just means falling asleep alone and getting up only one hour after he crawled into bed next to me, because he got home late after some midnight gig somewhere in some club. As was the case last night.
So this morning after he got home and we did some snuggling, I got up early to get a head start on this Saturday morning.
Dinner for breakfast anyone? I’m reading a lot about this concept ‘breakfast for dinner’, which I”m not unfamiliar with myself. But why not do it the other way around?
Actually this was the easiest way to get some healthy breakfast in since I saw this…
… when I went into the kitchen this morning (living room parties kind of make me not wanna clean the dishes…). Luckily I still had some leftovers from last night’s dinner. I didn’t think twice to use those for breakfast.
After refuelling (and cleaning those dishes!) I decided to try a mybarre3 workout. I’ve found this promotion code on Courtney‘s blog that gives you a free 15-day trial, and since I’m doing the June Yoga Challenge, as you all may know, this fits right in to my schedule at the moment.
Barre3 is a combination of yoga, pilates and ballet moves. I actually was amazed at how hard this workout was! It left me sweaty and shaky. No kidding. I just hope I’ll be able to walk tomorrow. I’ll definitely be back for some more workouts though!
Anyway, the DJ finally woke up, so I’m off. Don’t forget tomorrow’s Father’s Day. What will you be doing for your father to show him you love him?
While I went off to the gym for some me-time the man of the house was practicing his DJ-ing skills in the middle of our living room (he has his first radio gig next Monday – don’t want him to mess that up, so I gave him some me-time of his own). needless to say that I desperately hoped for our dining table to be cleared for that curry he had promised to cook me later.
I actually planned to do a killer workout today, since I haven’t been very active lately due to a lot of
excuses reasons: on Monday the gym was closed because of our national holiday Queen’s Day (follow the link for some education about the Dutch); on Tuesday I had the worst hangover migraine ever, which lasted all day; on Wednesday I had to work all day and afterwards went out for dinner with my colleagues; and yesterday we got a last-minute invite to celebrate my little brother-in-law’s third and-this-time-successfull attempt to get his driver’s license (I guess third time definitely’s a charm for him!).
So because all the above and the inevitable inactive it had caused, I planned my killer workout, as said, only to find out that after a mere 15 minutes there was no way I would be able to do the full 30 minutes. I have to admit that my cardio plan looked more like a 30-minute HIIT – which of course is impossible, since HIIT isn’t meant to last for 30 minutes. So I decided to start my cooling down right there and then, and head over to the free weights department to do some strength training: at the moment I try to follow the schedule as provided by Women’s Health Mag. I’m still in month one of their Total-Body Transformation plan, but can’t let that be an excuse that keeps me from getting fit, can I? Better being a bit behind on schedule than on no schedule at all. To make up for the lost minutes on the treadmill though I did a few more reps per series than I usually do.
In the end, with warming up, cooling down and stretching, my workout still filled up almost an hour. Not a killer workout, but still a great one! And after coming home I got to enjoy a delicious lamb curry prepared by the DJ – not so bad either!
Tell me: how do you guys handle it when it’s obvious you won’t be able to do what you planned?