I’m a mess.

Yes, that’s right. I’m a mess today!

Well, and maybe every Tuesday I will just have to accept that I will BE a mess.

But, it’s okay. My EARLY morning is over for the week and there won’t be another alarm going off at 4:30 with my name on it until next Tuesday.

Got to the gym at 4:45 this morning (impressive! 7 min. to get ready, 7 min. drive to the gym).

Today’s hardcore workout:

5 min. dynamic stretching warm-up

30 min. Bosu Balance trainer w/medicine ball exercises (glutes, quads, shoulders, obliques… core in general), alternating with kettle bells swings

50 min teaching spin

4 min (boo!) cooldown + stretching


Ended class around 6:20 and pulled up to work (a 20-min commute) at 7:02. Not bad!

If you haven’t used a Bosu Balance trainer before, I highly recommend it. I have horrible balance and it has really helped me (well, that and yoga). You can get your heart rate up crazy high by combining exercises with a medicine ball (throwing it up and catching it, slamming it on the ground, etc.) especially when you have someone to play “catch” with you. There’s a ton of videos on YouTube that demonstrate all different kinds of moves you can do. The balance trainer will definitely be my next piece of at-home-gym equipment!

Anyway, back to me being a mess. I have long, naturally curly wavy/frizzy hair that I normally straighten. Since I’m in such a rush on Tuesdays, I don’t bother. So, it’s a mess. But that’s okay- who am I trying to impress with my looks at my job? I found about 10 minutes during my planning time this morning to hide back in my storage room and stretch. I found this little travel mat at TJ Maxx for $5 last weekend and brought it to work:

It’s tiny, but big enough to cushion your butt and knees as needed, and it felt GOOD to stretch after rushing so much this morning. I took off my jacket and shoes and just forgot where I was for about 10 minutes.

I look TIRED. and OLD. Time to color those grays.

But, I have to point out one of my favorite things: prAna dresses and headbands. I probably own 20 different prAna dresses and have headbands in every color and print. I went a little nuts this summer because they are SO comfortable. And, they have a built-in bra. Always a bonus (unless you are chesty and need a bra anyway).


It’s another rainy week here, but the weatherman assures that it will clear up by the weekend. I’m going to choose to be optimistic and trust him. 🙂


One Comment on “I’m a mess.”

  1. janetha says:

    I love the BOSU ball! It’s so fun to use. You don’t look tired or old–stop it.

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