Category Archives: Working Out

Cultivating a Habit 2

The first thing I did this morning was put on my exercise clothes and start this workout that I mentioned yesterday. I’m determined to make morning exercise a habit. Only because I find it very hard to exercise in the evenings. Who I am kidding? I find it hard to exercise at all times, but in the evening I can find way more excuses than I can in the morning.

I’m creating an environment that caters to this habit by…

1. having my workout clothes ready to put on first thing in the morning

2. no internet, work, eating or cleaning before I’ve had a morning workout.

3. take care of chores the night before.

4. stop waiting for on perfection. My perfectionist tendencies get in my way all the time. I want to be more flexible about what I consider a perfect morning because there never will be one. There may be mornings where I just can’t do a full workout physically, this morning my knee and back were twingy- but I moved anyway.

5. do this for 30 days in a row. If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I struggle with consistency. I never get to the point where these positive actions become habits.

6. make a list of the possible out comes from this daily exercise. ie: getting in shape, better health etc.

And also, when did jumping rope become the most difficult form of exercise ever? Holy hell! I used to jump rope all the time (of course I was a fraction of the size I am today), but it is seriously hard.


Breakfast this morning was 1 c. plain whole yogurt, 1 T honey, 1 C blueberries. This wasn’t as sweet as I usually eat my yogurt and only 324 calories. I’m working on cutting way back on sugar and getting used to flavors that aren’t loaded with sugar, salt or fat. This one is difficult for me. I could easily eat a vanilla yogurt with jam and granola and stack up lots of excess sugar before noon!

Work, Work, Work it Out



My workout this morning is brought to you by my love for cheesy pop music! This is the first workout that I’ve done in way too long that I was actually excited to do. It hit all of my workout requirements: 1) no watching time/countdowns/clocks etc. 2) pop music 3) dancing 4) a decent sweaty workout 5) can be done anywhere and without equipment 6) is fun and gets me out of my head 7) isn’t repetitive

As you can see from my play list I matched up each song with an action item. I drew exercises for arms, legs, and abs from memory. I have this idea to create a notebook filled with workouts from magazines and the internet that is sectioned off in each category, so that when I workout I can just flip to the page that I want to do that day. Soon!


Yesterday’s lunch was leftover (homemade) vegetable korma. This is our new favorite, I could eat this all week.


Dinner was grilled (on my cast iron griddle) salmon seasoned with garlic, honey, ginger, salt, olive oil and sriracha sauce, a side of grilled broccoli, 1 T herbed cheese, sweet peppers and a salad. The broccoli and lettuce were from our CSA box that Josh won in an auction.

Internet Workout

I had a very fun and relaxing weekend and I hope you did too!

internet workout

I made another Nicoise salad Friday evening and then we went out for drinks after, Saturday I made pancakes, went to the farmer’s market, made vegetable korma and practiced the piano, Sunday we went to the lake/beach and then stopped for Mexican food on the way home.

For breakfast this morning I had an all from Floyd breakfast of sausage (and a little gravy made with almond flour), brown bread with butter and honey, an apple and two eggs. I’m still full and it’s almost 4pm!

Today’s workout came from pinterest:

internet workout 2This is from Fantasmo and it was hard! I get bored easily and so I thought I’d actually try one of these workouts that I always see on pinterest. I just printed it out and went with it. I did this outside around the house.

Nicoise Salad

Making this salad has been on my mind for days. I knew exactly what I wanted on it: baked salmon, boiled eggs, red onions, black olives, tomatoes, feta, cucumbers, lettuce and snap peas. Some of the items were from a shared CSA bag. It was so good we almost ate the whole thing. I’m still dreaming of all the new ways to make it: avocado, grilled chicken, fresh corn, artichokes…

I could, and just might, eat this every single day this summer. Even Josh loved it, which pleases me because he has always been on the fence about things like salmon and boiled eggs. I’m just now opening up to olives, it’s taken me 29 years, but I like a few sliced black olives in salads now. I kept trying to like them, and then one day I was like “I get it! Olives are delicious!”, weird how that happens. Still not too keen on the green ones though.

And this dressing is my new favorite, thanks to my friend Carly for introducing it to me. It’s seriously the best bottled dressing I’ve ever had. I’m a die-hard creamy dressing person, and this wins. That’s saying a lot.

This morning I woke up very sore. Walking and sitting hurts. A good hurt because I know that I worked hard during Insanity yesterday. I’m putting exercise on hold until this evening. I have a virtual walk/jog date with Jasmine. We’re going to sinc up our phones, I’m curious to see how that works. And back to insanity tomorrow!

I just had a quick ham and swiss sandwich for breakfast  and I’ll have leftover salad for lunch today.