Staying Cool In the Heat

Hey Hey! Life has been lots of fun and pretty hot so I have been trying to get lots of rest and stay cool. Here is what I have been up too for the past few days:

Thursday:

Since I teach a noon walking class, I hit the gym immediately after for my own personal workout. It’s perfect because I am already out of the house, dressed in workout clothes AND in the mood to workout!

AMT® 885 with Open Stride™ Adaptive Motion Trainer®‎ this is the crazy workout machine at my gym where you can basically climb stairs and “run”.

I can only do about 20 minutes on any machine before I get bored so I try to make it as fun as possible!

@ Level 5 Intensity:

1-6 minutes: warm- up with light “running” and stairs, mid stride.

7-15 minutes: alternate 60 secs of full stride running and stair climb.

16-21 minutes: cool down with light “running” and stairs, mid stride.

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I finished up my workout with triceps extensions and traveling squats+bench workout!

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Oh and I foam rolled! I was in and out of the gym in less than forty minutes!

I came home to some delicious eggplant curry.

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I have to confess, during my night class I get the munchies and I usually hit up the vending machine for a quick snack. However, I decided to grab some pre-cut fruit from the grocery store on the way to class just so that I would have something to munch on.

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I got a huge container of melons, pineapple and grapes for $4.99, it was a bit more expensive than my usual vending machine snack but a lot healthier!

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Oh, and remember the futon I built last summer, well it has come in handy during this heat wave! My basement is A LOT cooler than my room so I can sleep in total comfort, well worth the crazy building process.

Friday

To beat the heat on Friday I taught a fun indoor track class:

After walking a few laps to warm up, we alternated walking and jogging laps until we had finished a mile (10 laps total).

Thank goodness for the track ac, otherwise we would have never gotten this workout done!

I wrapped up the workout with some medicine ball lunges. The real workout was walking the 3 minute walk to my car in the 100 degree weather. I was debating going to the gym from some more elliptical action, but the heat just drained me.

So I took the rest of the afternoon to relax with a facial and a pedicure. I got nail art for the first time, I realize that I am not 5 years old anymore, but the daisy’s are too cute!

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That night I went to a grad party with the family, my sister and decided to roll with the blue and purple combo!

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We had some yummy Indian food, chicken appetizers, butter chicken, rice, salad+yogurt dip.

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And a strawberry+ banana cake from Wegmans, with full strawberry pieces inside. I loved it!

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I got to hangout with a lot of my friends who have just come home form college!

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Our outfits coordinate so well Smile

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Saturday:

Today was the first day of the North Brentwood Summer Fun Reading Program!

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This is my 2nd year teaching and I am working with the little kids fro the first time ages (4-7). And let me tell you, we had a BLAST. I mostly read out loud to them while they act out the story, Jack and The Beanstalk was a huge hit. We acted the story out almost 3 times, while everyone took turns being the ogre!

After work I grabbed some dinner with my friend Kelli, Wegmans tofu is the BEST!

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Kelli and I were having a mini photo-shoot when a random stranger decided to photo bomb us.

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LOL, she had no idea!

I was a bit stuffed from my lunch so I met up with my friends for a snack and dessert for dinner.

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Sprinkles!

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And we spent the rest of the night playing Nervous Guy, we laughed so much that I almost peed my pants!

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I had a blast with my friends!

Alright soo that was a recap of the past few days! I hope you all are staying cool and making the best of this crazy weather!

How is your weekend going??

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8 Responses to Staying Cool In the Heat

  1. Sonal says:

    That’s so sweet you teach a summer reading class :) It would totally be something i’d be into!

  2. Ahh I need to foam roll so bad.
    Love the design on your toes! So cute :) :)

  3. Minerva says:

    Looking gorgeous ladies!

  4. Floey says:

    I hate how fresh fruit is always the more expensive snack option! :/

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