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Good morning! Happy Monday! I am currently stalking the Punta Cana weather forecast (which can be pretty crazy-making because it changes every day). What I do know is that it will be in the 80s…and rain or no rain that is better than the 39 and cloudy I’m looking at outside of my window right now!

My trip is just two days away! I had grand aspirations of having my suitcase completely packed and zipped by Sunday but that didn’t happen. I didn’t even get it out of the attic. I am a terrible packer and usually up until midnight the night before trips frantically pulling stuff together and 9 times out of 10, I still have things in the laundry the morning I’m leaving. I don’t know if I’ll ever change my ways! :)

In more exciting news, I ordered a few new books yesterday for my trip.

books

I’ll Give You the Sun and Fangirl came recommended via Annie’s Eats. I don’t typically read a ton of young adult fiction but she gave these books such glowing reviews that I decided to try them out. I was looking for light and easy beach reading anyway. The Husband’s Secret is a book that kept popping up in my suggested Audible titles. It sounds interesting and got good reviews so I’m going for it. I’ll let y’all know what I think about all of these.

girlonthetrain

I also really want to read The Girl On the Train. Apparently, it’s the next Gone Girl. Clients have been telling me about it and it was recommended on Facebook when I asked for book suggestions. Has anyone read it? Was it as good as all the buzz?

maycausemiracles

I am a big fan of Gabby Bernstein and I’m starting her May Cause Miracles 40-day program today. It’s a six-week program in which every week has a different focus/theme and during that week you do a different meditation/exercise every day. So I’ll also be doing daily guided meditations while I am away. Meditation and more reading/practicing mindfulness/spiritual work is one of my biggest intentions for 2015.

Now let’s jump to last week’s workout recap.

Monday

CrossFit

10-1 back squat and burpee ladder at 85#

THEN

4 rounds for time:

20 kettlebell swings (35#)
10 box jumps (20 in.)
5 power cleans (85#)

Finished in 10:50. Thanks to my friend and old coach Sean Chamberlain for the WOD.

Here’s a video of the WOD:

Tuesday

4 mile run at 8:46 pace

My legs were pretty dead from Monday’s workout.

Wednesday

3 mile run at 7:42 pace

I was very short on time so it was a sprint! Luckily, my legs were feeling better.

Thursday

Strength

5 rounds:

7 front squats/13 back squats at 75#
10 bench press at 65#
15 GHD sit ups

3 rounds:

10 TRX rows
10 bicep curls (first 2 rounds at 20#, last round at 15#)
10 single arm tricep kickbacks (10#)
10 dumbbell push press (20#)

Friday

1 mile run and hot yoga

Saturday

3 mile run…did not track pace

Pups Walking

Sunday 

2 mile walk with pups and hot yoga

Walking both of the pups at the same time is a workout in itself!

I’ll be back later today with two Super Bowl snack ideas for you!

Have you read any good books lately? 


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