Monday, July 16, 2012

MIMM #1

The Beautiful Katie @ Healthy Diva Eats came up with a fabulous idea called "Marvelous In My Mondays" a couple weeks ago. 

Every Monday, Katie will be posting something marvelous to start off the week. She is inviting other bloggers to do the same and link up with her. You can share anything positive–a great new recipe, a new fitness routine, a favorite quote, something fun that happened over the weekend, etc…The idea is to start off the week in a positive way!



Before I get in today's post. I wanted to say sorry for being MIA these past couple days. There really was no reason that no posts were shared, except I was just completely drained.


Now onto "Marvelous In My Monday" ...  Since moving to Kuwait a few months ago my sleep has been very non-existant. I couldn't remember the last time I got a full five hours of sleep up until last night. I've always been one to NEED 7-8 hours a night, so you could imagine how big of a toll this took on me. On top of high intensity workouts, and getting things done around the house day in and day out, I've just been feeling so gross and not like myself. Yesterday, the hubs and I finally decided to get me some sleeping medicine, after only getting 2 HOURS of sleep Saturday into Sunday. Yes, only 2 hours.. which were from Saturday @ 9pm-11pm. I'm not even sure how I managed to function all day yesterday, but I guess I'm just that awesome :) haha. We went to bed around 9:00 last night, and I'm so happy to report today that I slept until 6:30 this morning!!! I may not feel completely 100% today, but much better than usual :).

Breakfast
I'm still completely on this Blueberry kick (even made the most delicious, moist blueberry vanilla bread on Saturday... let me know if you want me to share the recipe), so why not have yet another Blueberry Smoothie :). I thought i'd spare you another picture of the bluberry smoothie goodness.


Workout
After letting my belly digest, playing blog catchup and reading e-mails, it was gym time. I decided to do this circuit 3x
100 Jumping Jacks
50 Crunches
20 Tricep Dips
15 Squats
20 Walking Lunges (each leg)
25 Russian Twists
25 Bicycles
20 Standing Calf Raises
10 Push Ups
1 Minute Plank
25 Total Body Crunch
**Do 3x through**

It's hard to tell.. but it did get me all sweaty


After the circuit, I finished up my workout with a 3 mile run on the treadmill :). I just love getting a nice workout in after a "rest day". It gives you such a healthy and positive feeling... am I right??


Oh and I must mention. I had the longest mile walk back to our apartment afterwards. It's seriously so stinking hot out here, like 130 degree temperatures everyday. I swear I broke a sweat in that short amount of time and thought I was going to die... even though I was chugging water. The worst part, Friday starts Ramadan. I've never been here for Ramadan before, but I've been told that you can't have any skin showing when your outside. Ughhh!!


Lunch
Lunch was another salad with tomatoes, cucumber & turkey with Mustard and an apple with cinnamon/honey on the side.




I swear my meals are so predictable. I really do need to try to work on changing them up a bit, but why change if it's working :). Now I'm gonna go watch some movies & enjoy the AC... tough life I know, haha.


**I may or may not have a yummy recipe to share tomorrow. I say that because I'll have to see how it turns out first @ dinner tonight :).


Enjoy your Monday!!

36 comments:

  1. Oh man I bet it is hot there. Not sleeping is so hard so I am glad you got some relief, sometimes meds is where it is at! Can't wait for the recipe.

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    1. Ha, meds can definitely be your best friend. The recipe is up :)

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  2. So happy you were able to get some sleep finally! It's so hard to function when your not well rested.
    Also...I am totally going to copy your gym circuit today- I need to mix up routines a bit and this looks perfect :) Thanks!

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    1. It really is hard to function normal!!

      Did you end up trying out that circuit today? If so, how'd you like it? :)

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  3. Yes share the bb bread recipe!I feel for you not sleeping, I cannot handle 2 nights of less than 6 hours (my ideal is 7.5) let along months! Glad you had a better sleep last night!

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    1. Thanks... the bread recipe will be up tomorrow!

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  4. You are very right about working out on a rest day!! I always have a bit more energy and enjoy it so much more. Yummy lunch! I've just discovered mustard on salad is pretty much the best thing ever :)

    Hope your sleeping more continues!!

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    1. i am soooo glad you agree with the mustard on salad! Everyone literally thinks i'm the strangest person.. especially when we go out to eat lol

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    1. Thanks, hope you had a great one too :)

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  6. I would loooove to see that recipe for blueberry bread :)

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  7. Great workout! Love workouts that make me feel strong :)

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    1. Thanks girl! Love your new page look too :)

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  8. yay for getting some sleep! :) I know I've been lacking there too-- I need a better schedule lol looks like a great workout I'll have to try it out :)

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    1. Let me know if you try the workout out. :)

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  9. that blueberry bread sounds awesome!

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    1. it really is.. i downed 2 slices last night w/o a problem!

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  10. So happy you were able to sleep in!!! I am a 7-8 hour need to sleep kind of girl so I can't even imagine only 2!! Hopefully you are feeling more like yourself in these next few days when the medicine kicks in! Definitely going to try this new workout :)

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    1. So far it's working good. It's so nice being able to actually sleep throughout the whole night! Hope you love the workout if you get a chance to try it :)

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  11. Is that a PSU hat I spy in the background?
    I am SOOOOO sensitive to lack of sleep! It really is the one thing I wish I could change about myself-to not need 8 hours a night to feel like a human! Rest east, lady!

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    1. yesss... please say you are a penn state fan? :)

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  12. I've never tried mustard on salad but that sounds yummy! So glad to hear you're finally getting some sleep. I cannot even imagine functioning without it! I need about 9hrs a night to feel rested which is so ridiculous but just how my body works... I cannot even imagine only 2! Thanks for sharing your workout- it looks awesome!! I will have to try it!

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    1. So many people think the whole mustard thing is weird.. but it really is amazzingg!!!!

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  13. I want to watch movies and chill in the AC! Jealous!

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    1. haha.. take vacation and comeee hang out w/ me!

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  14. Oh my goodness, I can't imagine that heat! Yikes!! That looks like a great circuit workout - love it! :)

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    1. yes the heat can be completely miserable!

      hope you get a chance to knock out the circuit work out :)

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  15. You and I must have had the same idea! I was MIA for like 3 days! Haha! I can't imagine what 130 degrees feels like. Stay hydrated to the max!!!

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    1. haha, i'm glad i wasn't the only one who went MIA

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  16. Looks like an awesome workout! I couldn't handle those temperatures. Me and the heat don't get along.. don't know how you do it!

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    1. I definitely try to stay indoors as much as possible, and drink a ridiculous amount of water haha.

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  17. Goodness gracious, girl! Is it really 130 degrees in Kuwait? That is crazy hot! I love warm weather (90 is optimal for me), but can't imagine walking in an oven like that. Oof. Stay safe! <3

    I'm glad you were finally able to get a good night's sleep! Have you tried taking melatonin? It's a natural sleep-aid that really helps me when I'm having trouble getting the rest I need! <3

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    1. Yes it really is, and can be quite miserable @ times :(

      Thanks for mentioning Melatonin. I'll have to look to see if the pharamacy has any of it and give it a try :)

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  18. Jessie! Still loving all of your posts!!

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    1. awee youre too sweet, thanks:) have a great weekend girl!

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