Category Archives: Workouts
Sorry I’ve been MIA this week. I have been really busy with my internship. Which is going really well btw! I love occupational therapy more and more all the time. And I found this picture the other day that is awesome:
I can’t wait til I officially become an OT!
And now I have a great new workout for you all that I did today :). Wow was it challenging! It took me just over 20 minutes to complete and my chest was on fire throughout a lot of it haha.
Talk about completing a crazy amount of burpees! If you complete the workout the way I did, then you’ll do a total of 120 burpees at the end! However, I didn’t include push-ups in my burpees…I just didn’t feel like it…so you can choose which way to do it!
I followed this workout with a 20 minute walk through my neighborhood to cool down and get my heart rate lowered. All I can say now is bring on the food! This definitely worked up my appetite :).
If you are unsure of any move, you can search them on youtube!
I recently finished a great book called The Nightmare by Lars Kepler. It was awesome! This is Kepler’s second novel and the second in a series. I read the first one, The Hypnotist, last summer and it was really good as well! They are both swedish crime novels.
Here is the synopsis from Barnes and Noble:
On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from an abandoned pleasure boat drifting around the Stockholm archipelago. Her lungs are filled with brackish water, and the forensics team is sure that she drowned. Why, then, is the pleasure boat still afloat, and why are there no traces of water on her clothes or body?
The next day, a man turns up dead in his state apartment in Stockholm, hanging from a lamp hook. All signs point to suicide, but the room has a high ceiling, and there’s not a single piece of furniture around—nothing to climb on.
Joona Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, but the logistics are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events. At its core, the most frightening aspect of The Nightmare isn’t its gruesome crimes—it’s the dark psychology of its characters, who show us how blind we are to our own motives.
This book was sooooo good! It was really intriguing and kept me guessing throughout it! If you like thrillers then I definitely recommend reading both of Kepler’s books!
Have a great weekend everyone :D.
I mentioned in Monday’s post that my Monday workouts are going to involve doing intervals. So, I have a new workout for you! This workout involves completing 3 minute long working intervals with recovery intervals that progressively decrease in length (and the longer recovery intervals include both jogging and walking). I was impressed with myself for being able to pump this workout out at 5:15am!
The total milage at the end was just over 3 miles…not bad if you ask me! As always, feel free to adjust the speeds to your liking. A 7.5mph speed is pretty challenging for me to hold for 3 minutes, but it may not be for those of you that run faster on a more consistent basis!
Anyway, last night my mom and I met with a DJ for the wedding and we really liked him. That’s another thing we can now check off our list! The only big things we have left are bridesmaid dresses, flowers, and cake. And bridesmaid dresses are going to be looked at this weekend :).
I hope you all have a great day! Stop by Kristen’s blog to see my guest post today!
I’ve got a great workout for you all today :). I completed it yesterday and it was definitely a nice challenge! But before that, today is the first day of my OT fieldwork (internship). Basically, this internship will be 3 months long and will consist of 4, 10-hour days a week. On top of that I’ll have a 30-45 minute drive each way. So, needless to say, I’m going to be quite the busy girl! Once this internship is done, I’ll have another 3-month one to complete before I can take my boards to become licensed.
I have been so incredibly nervous to start. Actually, last week while in the Smokies, I kept getting sick to my stomach and couldn’t figure out why. Then it finally hit that it was all due to nerves! I really hope that today helps to calm me down haha.
On Friday and Saturday, my Soul Detox readings could not have been more perfect for this time. Friday’s message basically said that having fear is placing your faith in the “what ifs” of life. Then the question that was asked was – “What are some of the ‘what ifs’ that fuel your fears?”
I wrote down some of my current fears about my internship:
- What if I come off as incompetent at fieldwork?
- What if I’m not good enough, and don’t look good enough to my supervisors?
- What if I end up hating it?
- What if I don’t get along with my supervisors?
- What if I’m not creative enough to come up with quality interventions?
And now you’re probably like, um…I thought this was a workout post? Haha. No worries, here is the workout I promised you:
Here are some moves you may not be familiar with:
- Push-up to side plank (like in the video, but with hands on a bench)
- Bench step-downs
- Bosu ball squats
- Bosu ball crunches
- Dumbbell wide rows
- Pendulum lunges
- Donkey kicks
I hope you all have an amazing Monday! Please bear with me as I try to adjust to this new schedule and how blogging, reading, and commenting will all fit into it!