Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"New to You" CT - Fail

Yesterday, I mentioned my back was hurting, it started feeling better as the day progressed and I figured it was as good time as any to fit in my "New to You" Cross Training Challenge for January. Nothing like waiting for the last minute right, since I have had this game since Christmas. I let the family know that as soon as I got home was going to Zumba.

Wait  - STOP - that is what I wanted to say, none of the happened. Well, my back did start to feel better.  What really happened is I got home from work and just wanted to hang out with the family, I wasn't in the mood to Zumba so I didn't. Then I got thinking. I really like the things I do right now. I enjoy my cross training and in fact I have a hard time fitting Yoga in they way I want to and I love riding my bike. Now is not the time for me to fall in love with another form of cross training. Last summer I did kickboxing and loved it, but at the end of the day it came in 3rd or 4th to other things I liked. This doesn't mean that if I don't see a good Groupon or Living Social deal I am not going to jump on it to try it out. It just means that in the first month I am putting the "New to You" Cross Training Challenge on the back burner. If something great does present itself of course I will share, but I don't see a monthly challenge coming from me.

For dinner I decided to try a new smoothie out, as a portion of my dinner.   

Ingredients:
8oz fresh orange juice (I juiced all the oranges yesterday)
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder


The results were very tasty and went well with my breakfast themed dinner. :) After dinner and getting the little to bed I headed to the Garage to make up my missed Spin Class.  I watched old episodes of Private Practice since I stopped recording it a DVRing it a while back. I missed a lot of episodes, but I am actually surprised that this show is on the air. After riding for 45 minutes, I did a 15 minute ab workout and called it a night.

Its official that I am getting old. I may be approaching my 34th birthday this April, but I am already needing to use medicated patches on my back. I actually wish I would have tried these out years ago! They are wonderful. After my ride I had my husband apply one to my low back.....the area where we don't need to include a photo. No one needs to see my tramp stamp or my butt crack today while reading my blog. So anyway if you have any pain these are things do wonders. I buy the knock off Target brand. The work great and your hands don't get all smelly putting some cream on your sore muscles. Plus its easier to get the husband to put a patch on my bum, then to ask him to rub smelly cream on it.

Any TV shows you are surprised are still on the air?  Do you have any tattoos?

8 comments:

  1. Ha ha, I still watch Private Practise but I just don't admit it to many people. Yes I have a tattoo. I think I need to set up a spin studio in my garage - so many people seem to have one!

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    1. Best investment yet. We searched craigslist for a used bike, we actually got our treadmill on craigslist also. :)

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  2. You made exactly my daily shake! Except I throw a bunch of spinach in too. Yum! Old? Never!

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    1. I was going to toss Spinach in it, but I was out. Next time for sure.

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  3. I love it. Yes .. I have 3 tattoo's, one of which is a "tramp stamp". I WISH I had a spin bike.

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    1. I love the term Tramp Stamp....I hope I don't offend anyone - it just cracks me up.

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  4. Bummed to hear you have a N2UCT fail, but I completely understand.
    Your smoothie looks amazing - soooo glad I didn't read this post before my dinner when I was starving. Otherwise, I would so totally be making one right now!

    Glad your back is feeling better and I'm also glad that you got to enjoy a little time with your family - it's important!

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    1. I know, I was bummed! I just am not committed right now so it was better to walk away then stress about it.

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