Hey! Hope you all have had a wonderful Tuesday! Mine has been so much fun, and filled with goodies, but busy as usual
I woke up stoked for a long run, and grabbed my b-fast cookie I set in the fridge last night.
-1/3 cup oats
-1/4 cup pumpkin
-1 tbs AB
-cinnamon and Stevia
-1/2 pack of vanilla brown rice protein
-1 hefty tbs of carob chips
It was so fluffy and delicious, and I was about to get dressed for my run when I looked outside to see that it was pouring!! Weather totally got in the way of my workout plans and instead of running, I picked the couch, a blanket and a sliver of VeggieGirls’ (absolutely breathtakingly delicious) Pumpkin-Caramel-Carob Loaf
Here’s the batter before I put it in the freezer:
Looks just like a pan of glorious brownies!
For snack, I had a small banana with 1/2 tbs AB and a cucaracha
And for lonchi, I had 1/2 pita snobby joe, and some leftover roasted ratatouille veggies
I finally made it to the gym this afternoon. Truth be told, it was a little rough today! I love working out (so much), but I haven’t had a day off since last Tuesday, so technically today should be my recovery day. Honestly, I really want Christmas to be my off-day, so I figured I could truck through two more days and straight up chill on Christmas. So even though I took it MUCH easier today than I usually would have, I still went.
I did: 30 minutes on the elliptical at level 5, 20 minutes on the Stairmaster at level 5, and 15 more minutes on the elliptical while I waited for the madre to pick me up.
After I finished up at the gym, I came home to get ready for dinner at Zona 78 with some friends
My friend Emily and I shared a bottle of Syrah (and I repeat: “’tis the season, eh?”)
And for dinner, I ordered the individual Mediterranean pizza with wheat crust, no feta and no pesto:
(I ate a little more than half of it)
It was my first time trying this restaurant –it opened since I moved to Georgia—and I loved it. And of course, the food and company were wonderful
When I got home, I put my baking pants back on and started on the always incredible Heather from Hangrypants recipe for Egg Nog Oaties. The thing is, when I was shopping for egg nog mix last night, I couldn’t find it anywhere, so I bought Chai mix instead.
Here are some of the resulting Chai Oaties:
The look so voluminous and smell divine, so hopefully they’ll be good!!
So, I just want to thank all of you for your fabulous advice on the direction of my blog. After reading through your valuable and very helpful comments, I decided to add the following components to Fitnessista.com:
-Something to do: Here I’ll insert a sample cardio workout (I’ll make them up for treadmill, elliptical and Stairmaster since those are my favorites), weight routine, exercise move of the day, or an easy and healthy recipe
-Something to think: pure motivation, baby Sometimes reading one phrase or about someone else’s outlook can push me to my max.. and hopefully it will be helpful to others too
Tip of the day: Here I’ll insert weight training tips, nutrition advice or cardio help
Two more things: 1)I will (finally!) do a weight loss tab on my page which will document my weight loss/fitness journey—including pictures since I’m at the madre’s and can scrounge some up while I’m here and 2) I will update my workout page when I get back to V-town and can grab a friend to take pics for me, since the pilot is gone
What do you guys think?? I tried to add a mix of the feedback I received and even though I won’t add ALL of the components each day, at least one of them will be there. (Hopefully!) it will give you something to look forward to at the end of each post
I hope you all have a wonderful night!!!
See ya tomorrow,
Something to do:
A sweet cardio workout on the elliptical with a combination of sprints and hills to get your ticker going, blast fat and torch calories.. in a mere 30 minutes
Elliptical workout #1
|5:00-7:00 Slow your pace (not too much)||7||10|
|7:00-8:00 SPRINT (as fast as you can go with the heavy resistance)||7||10|
|9:00-10:00 SPRINT (as fast as you can)||5||7|
|10:00-12:00 (slow your pace)||8||11|
|12:00-15:00 (increase speed)||5||7|
|*repeat minutes 5-15 1 more time|
|25:00-27:00 (slower speed)||7||10|
|27:00-30:00 (faster speed, bringing heart rate back down||5||5|