Everyday should start with burpees! Said no human being ever.
This morning started nice and early with this at home workout, which was filled with burpees, jump squats, mountain climbers and more. Burpees, jump squats and mountain climbers, oh my! (←That may be the cheesiest thing I’ve said on the blog to date) It was hot and humid in Florida this morning so I was sweating by the end of the first round and drenched by the end of round 3. I haven’t done this workout in a while and I forgot just how tough it is. Plyometric moves are no joke. My booty and shoulders are already sore tonight.
After my workout, I spent 20 minutes searching the house for bobby pins. I lose bobby pins on the regular. No clue where they go. I assume they go to the same place my missing socks go. However, on Sunday I purchased a brand new pack of bobby pins. So, I was freaking out today when I couldn’t find the pack I literally JUST bought. Seriously – how does that happen? I didn’t even get to use them and lose them. Long story short – I never found them and I ended up going into work with wet hair.
After the great bobby pin search of 2013, a day at work and a 3 mile walk with the dogs it was time for dinner. Tonight’s dinner featured a rockin’ side dish!
Cheesy veggie orzo!
I steamed some broccoli before cooking 1 cup of orzo according to the package directions. Then, I mixed the broccoli and orzo together in a pot (this is all happening in the same pot, just so you know. I hate dishes. Obviously, the above photo was clearly snapped on a paper plate.) over medium heat. I added spinach, pesto, sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese, cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese and let all of that melt together for about 3 minutes before serving it up. It was surprisingly delicious and it had potential to be very healthy…until I went all crazy with the cheese. I can’t say I regret that decision though.
Now to spread some vitamin D around…
I was recently nominated for the Sunshine award by Brooke @ High Heeled Runner & Kate @ Quarter Century Southern Living. I love both of their blogs, so I was excited and flattered when I saw that they were passing some blog love my way. Thanks, ladies!
The nomination ask that you answer 10 questions and then share the sunshine award with other bloggers.
1. Who is your favorite philosopher?
So here’s the deal – I could say Aristotle or Socrates or Plato, but the reality is this: I haven’t thought about those guys since my freshmen year of college and I barely thought about them then. I’m not a deep thinker. I watch Ob chase the light from a laser pin multiple times each week and laugh just as hard each time. That’s the brain power I’m workin’ with, folks.
2. What is your favorite number?
6. My birthday is April 6 and for some reason I always chose to be number 6 during volleyball and cross country.
3. What is your favorite animal?
Ob & Marley. But please don’t tell them they’re animals.
I really melt over any baby animal, assuming it isn’t a reptile.
4. What are your Facebook and Twitter?
I actually don’t have a Facebook for the ole’ blog, but my personal Facebook page is under the name Ashley Marie. We can totally be friends, if you want to make it official. I don’t have a Twitter. *I’ll give you a minute to process that. * I just don’t understand it. Feel free to enlighten me though.
5. What is your favorite time of day?
The time spent at home…whether that be playing with Ob & Marley, making dinner, perusing blogs, sitting on the couch chatting with Dave…I just love any time spent at home. As far as morning vs. night, I used to love mornings but lately I wake up stressed about work, so I am tending to enjoy my evenings more.
6. What is your favorite holiday?
Easy one! Christmas.
7. What is your favorite physical activity?
Running and hiking.
8. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
Water. I’ve got to hydrate so I can enjoy that wine.
9. What is your favorite flower?
Hydrangeas are my favorite.
10. What is your passion?
I’m passionate about helping people live healthy well-balanced lives.
I’m also passionate about my family, my dog, running, writing, blogging, traveling and cupcakes.
Now, I’m going to nominate a few of my fellow bloggin’ buds to fill out the Sunshine Survey! *drumroll please*
Amy @ Hetrick Happenings
Jessica @ Prayers and Apples
Sunnie @ Modern Girl Nutrition
Michelle @ Crazy Running Legs
Megan @ A Better Year to a Better Life
Emily @ Blogging Runner
Okay, enough about me! Now, it is your turn! What is your least favorite exercise?