Happy Family Day, folks! I've been waiting for this day forever...life hasn't seemed to have slowed down much lately and I was super duper crazy looking forward to hanging out with Hubs today with nothing to do, and that's EXACTLY what I've done today. Yesterday I was a woman possessed...I had a to do list a mile long because I wanted nothing, nothing that would niggle me and call my name as I sat around on my duff today. After a luxurious sleep in this morning, I whipped up a yummy breakfast of gluten, egg and dairy free pancakes (super delish!), homemade hash browns and bacon. Yep, we had bacon...in our defense it was the low sodium version and it was fab-u-lous. Hah! Anyways, I'm glorying in today's downtime to just do whatever strikes my fancy...sometimes you just need these kind of days that recharge your batteries.
Just checked...$27 in my workout jar so far...yeehaw!
Sunday - strength
It's like it's meant to be...in April my annual membership that I have with my bootcamp runs out, and I was thinking that I might do try something different. I'd still like to go to bootcamp some days because I love the cardio workout so will get a per class punchcard, but I'd been sort of thinking about doing some personal training once my membership runs out. Well, in the latest PISE newsletter there's a deal going on where if I sign up for 16 sessions, I get two extra! I've been wanting to do this for awhile now because I really wanted to focus on building strength and if I start in April, that will give my right shoulder ample time to really get healed up. So...I think I'm gonna do it! A combo of strength training at PISE, a few bootcamp sessions per week, runs with Hubs and swimming...perfect! I'd been feeling in a bit of a funk with my workouts lately so this adds some variety...variety is the spice of life, right?
Monday - circuit
Tuesday - rest
Wednesday - circuit/swimming
Brrrrrr...Victoria was hit last week with a bit of a cold spell. OK, OK...for those that live in the prairies, minus 10 is not that cold but us coastal folks are not used to it, and it's a damp kinda cold! Whine. Anyways, D wasn't feeling all that hot and it was freaking cold so I decided to do a circuit at home. Evening was swim class...I have to say, I'm super loving the swim classes and look forward to them! I feel like a bit of a fraud though...having taken lessons before, everything we've done up to this point I already knew how to do so my instructor treats me like some kind of superstar student when I'm soooo not. This class I actually got to try something new and I nailed it! I was never able to get the hang of swimming on my side before, and finally got the hang of it and was swimming on my side like nobody's business. Small victories, folks...ha!
Thursday - rest
Friday - bootcamp
Saturday - circuit
Woohoo, our month anniversary for our gluten, egg and dairy free living! So how's it been, you ask? So far, it's been not too bad...sometimes it gets a bit hard when you see ads for stuff like pizza on TV, but there's enough options nowadays that it hasn't been that hard. Allergen free products have really, really come a long way in the past five years...when I did my food sensitivity testing previously, I had to cut out wheat, egg and dairy (amongst other things) and there was basically tapioca bread (truly awful) and these crackers that tasted like twigs. Blah. Hubs' skin has improved a lot...it still gets red some days but it feels a lot smoother and less dry and flaky then it has before. And there's so many recipes out there that we can still eat...I went to a Mexican food cooking class last week because I figured it would be free of gluten, eggs and dairy or I could make modifications. Class was fabulous, and I made everything from the class this week...who said you had to feel deprived?