Hello there!

It feels sort of silly to blog tonight since I don’t have much of interest to report, but I feel like since I finally got back into the swing of things yesterday, I should keep up the momentum. šŸ™‚ I did have a really great workout – my gym has a class called Total Body Blast, which I’d taken several times when it debuted and then forgot about when I changed up my exercise schedule. Today it was exactly what I needed – three circuits for core, strength, and cardio, with one-minute exercises performed twice. So, for example, I started in the core section with a 1-minute plank, then moved to the strength section for squats with weights, then did fast feet in the cardio block. Then we repeated that series and then it was time for new ones. So, all in all, a good blend of exercises and just what I wanted!

My podcast obsession continues…last night and this morning I listened to a coach interview a professional soccer player and on my trip home from work I listened to an interview with a girl who lost 100 lbs and her reflections afterwards.

Oh! One thing I forgot to mention yesterday, another fun thing that popped up during my big travel tranche – I was accepted to a board position for the Chicago chapter of Girls on the Run! It’s an awesome organization that teaches girls from 3rd grade through 8th the importance of self esteem, community, treating others well, etc., through running. Yesterday afternoon I had an introductory session with the executive director of the office and was just in awe of everything this group accomplishes. The Chicago chapter alone has 10,000 girls registered in its programs this year, which is incredible! I’m hoping to duck out of work early one of these days (esp now that it’s warm) so that I can watch one of the learning lessons the coaches have with the girls. I’ve only attended one board meeting and had my intro session yesterday, but I think this is going to be a great fit for me, especially to enrich my Chicago life a bit – which I really need.

Anyway, that’s really all for tonight! Time for dinner. Two weeks ago I started doing the cauliflower-for-carb substitution, so tonight I’m feasting on shrimp and “grits.” šŸ™‚


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