First off, thank you all so much for your reassuring words on this post. You guys are the best; end of story.
I love Sundays. I just got finished with another round of this workout and now I’m about to head out to church with the family. I am so excited! Our schedules have been kind of all over the place so we have not been in a while but we all vowed to get back to going regularly again. I really love it there and always leave feeling renewed and refreshed inside.
After church, my mom and sister are taking a little road trip for some school/dorm room shopping. I have a list made out and now it’s time to tackle it! Speaking of which…
College Students: Any recs on where to buy/rent text books online?
Since it’s Sunday, I thought I would post my workouts for the week to review:
Monday: 35 minute interval workout
Wednesday: 1 hour Body Pump + cool down trail walk
Thursday: Morning trail walk + evening 1hr yoga/pilates class
Friday: steady state cardio: 10 minutes stairmill + 20 minutes high resistance elliptical
Saturday: 1 hr Body Pump
Sunday: 35 minute interval workout (same as monday)
Thoughts: A little more cardio and less lifting than I would have liked. My schedule this week with some appointments, babysitting, etc kind of threw off my usual workout times/classes so I ended up resorting to the cardio room more than usual. Ideally, I like to get in 3 good strength workouts a week: 2 Body Pump classes, because I have really grown to love it, and 1 heavy lifting session on my own. So that will be my goal for next week!
Some of you might have seen my tweet about my bookstore disappointment yesterday. In the mail I received a late graduation card from my general health doctor and nurse (how sweet is that?!) and scored a giftcard to a local book/movie/game store. Well of course I immediately knew what I wanted to get: New Rules of Lifting for Women! I go in search of it and the store only has the “for men” and “for abs” books. Booohooo. So I went home empty handed…for now. I will get my hands on that beaut eventually.
So about that ice cream…I got a wee bit creative with two of my current favorite food items by combining them for a winner of a treat. Behold:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
- 1/2 block silken tofu, blended with a splash of almond milk
- sweetener (if desired)
- 1 crumbled protein cookie dough ball
Simply combine and stick in the freezer for 15 minutes or so. Pure healthy Heaven.
Other recent eats:
cottage cheese and crackers = my new favorite snack combo.
sautéed zucchini in coconut oil, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper
stuffed chicken, fresh corn, sauteed zucchini, and a single falafel with dijon
reverse cake aka (protein) frosting with cake (muffins) on top
the protein frosting is 1 scoop chocolate protein powder mixed with a scoop of almond butter and a splash of almond milk. And muffins were whipped up using this recipe:
- 80 grams oatbran
- 40 grams protein powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 350 grams pumpkin
- 1 cup liquid egg whites
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- dash of stevia and cinnamon
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes!
Okay gotta run! Enjoy the last of this beautiful weekend and I’ll leave you with this quote that I’m loving today:
"I am your Shield. No buffets of the world can harm you. Practice feeling this shield until nothing has the power to spoil your inner peace." Don’t allow anyone or anything to bring you down. You have to decide for yourself that you want to be happy…and then, just DO IT! There will always be things that get in your way, but it’s up to you how you decide to handle it. So lets make the most of the life we were given.