Taking The Time

Sometimes life feels so busy that everything is constantly go-go-go.  Sometimes itz important to remember to slow down and take the time to enjoy the simple things in life.  Sometimes those days come on days that someone [ME] doesn’t have to go to work.  This morning I took the time to snuggle a little bit longer  in bed with Zoey.

Aka: A good excuse to sneak in a picture of Zoey. 🙂  This morning I took the time to make the bed even though I usually never do and kind of strongly dislike doing it because I think it’s pointless.

I do like the way it looks though.  Even though we’ll just mess it up again tonight when we go to sleep.  I took the time to enjoy a cup of coffee and a light breakfast outdoors pre-workout since I was in no rush to get to the gym.

After my leisurely morning, I took the time to go to the gym and arrived at 7:30.  (I “slept in” until 6:15.)  Surprisingly, the gym was a lot less crowded at 7:30 than it typically is at 5:30.  I was loving this since I had my own workout area totally to myself.

Then I took the time to get in a great workout.

Week 11 Day 5: Shoulders, Calves, & Cardio

  • Circuit:20 reps each
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 15 pounds
  • Seated Bent Over Rear Delt Raise: 12.5 pounds
  • Front Dumbbell Raise: 12.5 pounds
  • Side Lateral Raise: 10 pounds
  • Standing Dumbbell Upright Row: 12.5 pounds
  • Calf Press on the Leg Press: 150 pounds
  • Standing Calf Raise: 80 pounds
  • Complete circuit 3 times
  • Cardio: 30 – 40 minutes

20 reps of each exercise is no joke!  I definitely had to use lower weights than in Phase 2 because of the high number of reps.  I like the change and the new challenge though.  When I was finished, I took the time to sit in the steam room and loved how the sweat poured out of me.  (Luckily for you, this went unpictured.)  I also took the time to do some good stretching in there.  It’s no bikram or hot yoga, but it still felt nice!  When I got home, I took the time to cook breakfast #2 and burn my kale.

[Not recommended.]  After topping it with nutritional yeast and eggwhites, it tasted just as good fine.  While typing this blog post, I took the time to link up to Lindsay’s Fitness Loves of the Week.

In Sweetness and In Health

My FLOW is my new green workout tank top I purchased last weekend.

Perk of being at the gym with no one else: taking pictures of yourself in the mirror. 🙂  I’m also taking the time to recognize an accomplishment for Meg’s High Five Friday.

I high-fived all of my students for working so hard and sustaining the long hours of the state standardized testing this past week.  Third grade is the first year that they take the test and the mere process of taking the test is pretty challenging since it’s new to them.  We do take tests in third grade, but state testing is different as it entails long hours and consecutive days.  I am incredibly proud of all of my students and told them they brought tears to my eyes for working so hard and staying focused during the three days of testing this past week.  One more week to go!

Have you taken the time to enter my giveaway yet?

What have you taken the time for as of late?

17 thoughts on “Taking The Time

  1. YOU ARE ADORABLE! This is a great post and made me happy 🙂

    Thanks for the shout out girl 🙂 And you look absolutely amaaaaazing in your top! LOVING that colour!!!!!

    Have a wonderful day babe!

    P.s. Zooey is sooooo adorable! LOVE

  2. I agree, sometimes you just need to take some time off. 🙂 Your dog Zoey is so so cute! I just got a dog today (her name is Eva) so I’ve been spending lots of time with her, too. I love your green workout tanktop!

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