It was a very busy day and yet not.

Exercise:

I got out once again for a run before school. I figured this may help calm my after school time. My left leg is definitely a little stiff and I hope it eases up. I got another 3.5km so am chipping away at that yearly goal slowly.

After school we had our bootcamp. It was quite the workout, but I think I need more cardio in between as I’m not sweating much:( we did 30 seconds of cross cross jumps and then a burpee between the first four rounds and then forgot the second four so we did two minutes of running at the end.

We did:

High rows/ superwoman

Reverse lunge with tricep extension/ hamstring curls

Lateral lunge to step up

Bench plank flies

Banded hammer curl/ banded static crunch with scissors

Plank with arms in and out/ band front raise

Bench lunges

Bench sit-up to jump squat/ uppercuts

It felt like there were a lot of arm exercises today, but that’s probably a good thing!

This evening I managed to be slightly active again by doing 100 front kicks, 50 squats, 50 plié squats, 100 roundhouse kicks, and 100 standing crunches.

Teaching:

There was absolutely no teaching today!🤣. This morning I gave the students their year end gifts- a Canadian beach ball. I had signed Happy summer on them and then the children got to go around and sign each other’s. I think I like this gift a lot more than the others I’ve done over the years.

We also cleaned out all our extra supplies and our desks.

This afternoon we watched a movie and played outside as I had two classes on my own. My co teacher had to be at the rehearsal for tomorrow’s leaving ceremony. It went really well, but it probably helped that two of the biggest issues were away.

Baking:

This evening I wanted to tackle Sally’s Baking Addiction monthly challenge which was an angel food cake. I figured this was the perfect time to make it as I’m meeting up with the girls tomorrow so I can take the cake and not eat it all myself. I had to use this recipe instead of Sally’s as I figured there would need to be changes for gluten free. It was super easy and looks like it turned out well.

I hope it tastes good tomorrow with strawberries and coco whip!

Movies:

I watched Summer In The City tonight. I have to admit the leading man wasn’t particularly to my taste, but it was an interesting movie.

Eating:

Breakfast- peanut butter and cheddar sandwich

Recess- larabar

Lunch- assorted sashimi

Snack- tuna snack kit

Dinner- cucumber and cheese, grapes

Well I need sleep as I have to run before work again.

Have fun!

AJ

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17 thoughts on “Workout Wednesday and a Baking Challenge

  1. The cake looks good so I bet it’ll taste good too! The beach ball is a really cute idea for an end of year gift. It’s something they can use and I bet they had a blast signing everyone’s. Just because you don’t sweat a ton during a workout, doesn’t mean you aren’t working hard! In winter, I feel like I barely sweat during half my runs but I know I’m working so that’s what matters.

    1. Fingers crossed it tastes good!
      The kids were already playing with them at daycare so I think it was a hit:)
      You’re right about the sweating- I hadn’t equated it to winter, but I do sweat less.
      The dynamic stretching helped this morning so thank you!

  2. ok first of all…. peanut butter and cheddar? That does not work in my mind.

    Glad you had a good day at work. Those quiet yet busy days at work are a fun way to wrap up the year. Beach balls signed by friends sounds like a perfect end of the year gift.

    I hope your cake tastes good… it looks really good.

    1. I didn’t believe it at first either- but it’s super yummy and keeps me full:)
      The beach balls are less work for me, less stuff for parents and more fun for kids so I think I will stick with them!
      I’m hoping it tastes good too!

      1. Yes that is very refreshing if you can eat that you would like it – I used to just like it plain. My mom was not a fan of it plain but my neighbor was, so we’d take turns buying it and whack it in half and share. 🙂

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