Friday, March 30, 2012

It’s a New Day

Wow.

I really do hate being all emo on the blog like that, but there’s something about knowing that you are not alone that just makes you feel better. However, one of the unfortunate things about having such a public blog is that a lot of my friends and family read it, and I think that I may have unintentionally made some people worry about me after yesterday’s post. I want to apologize for that, as it was never my goal or my reason for posting. I wasn’t thinking clearly when I posted it and part of me wishes that I never had, since it kind of defeats the purpose of this blog. While I think it’s important to be real, it’s also important to me to be professional and maintain a positive attitude. I thought about deleting the post all together, but there are too many nice comments and I don’t see the sense in doing that now. Thank you all for the comments, emails and texts – it has helped me more than you can ever know and has reminded me that I am not the only one struggling with this.

That being said, it’s a new day and I’m going to keep on doing my thing, which is treating every day as a fresh start and continuing to work toward my goals. Thank you again for your support – it really does mean the world do me.

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So, what better way to start a new day than with some HIIT on the treadmill?Here’s the workout that I’ve tackled a couple of times this week:

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If you’re a good runner, then this workout probably looks like a piece of cake for you. However, for the slower folks like me, it’s the perfect HIIT workout. 15-20 minutes is the ideal length for HIIT, and the speeds can easily be adjusted to suit your individual fitness abilities. During other HIIT workouts, I’ve walked during the recovery periods and sometimes I rest completely on the edges of the treadmill – it all depends on the speed of the work portion. On Monday I did NROLFW 1A and finished it up with this HIIT workout. It was a doozy for sure!


In other news, my sister came to visit on Wednesday! She’s on spring break right now and she’s making her way around the state visiting all of her friends. I was happy that I made the list and she was able to squeeze in an hour for her dear old sister Winking smile. Per her request, we went to my favorite sushi place: XO Asian Cuisine in downtown Grand Rapids.

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We both ordered the exact same thing – wonton soup

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and an Amazing Roll!

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They do such a beautiful job plating the sushi here, and they even mixed it up and plated each of our rolls differently.

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The roll contains shrimp, spicy crab, avocado, “crunch” on top, and some kind of spicy sauce. I can’t think of a better name for it because the roll seriously is amazing.

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We had a great time catching up and enjoying our dinner. I’m kind of bummed though because I completely forgot to snap a picture of the two of us! Maybe next time you shouldn’t leave so quickly, Courtney Winking smile.

 

Off to rotation for the day, then it’s the WEEKEND! Catch ya later Smile

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