So I’ve been wanting to finish a layout for this and then start posting content, but I keep wanting to post content even thought the layout is coming along veeeeeeery… slowwwwly.. so I decided.. I’m just going to do both and just use a nice simple free layout for now. Bare with me.
I’ve more or less gotten into a habit of at least moving maybe 6 days a week.. I may not get in a full, complete, hour+ workout in everyday, but I’ll do something. In addition, I’ve also tried to do some moving right when I wake up. Sometimes it is my actual workout for the day, sometimes it’s just 20 pushups right when I get out of bed. Here is my quick workout/notable food log for yesterday. It was cold and rainy so I was planning on staying home all day.. when I basically did, until I got a little cabin fever and couldn’t stop thinking about eating all day. So I forced myself out of the house and got some groceries.. and new shoes I finally found ankle boots that look cute around the ankles! Usually I find that they have too much space around the ankles and then just end up looking funny.
Sometimes when I don’t feel like going for a run/the weather is not appropriate for running or I don’t want to make the trek to the gym, I’ll do a quick interval BodyRock or MyOMyTV inspired workout. Love them (and my GymBoss I do realize that I have an interval timer app on my phone that does the exact same thing though… it’s not the same. Using the GymBoss makes me feel like I’m fully immersed in workout mode.) This is what I did today – 3 rounds of 20 second rest and 40 seconds of effort of the following exercises:
1] Single Leg Deadlift (25lb kettlebell) – Right
2] Single Leg Deadlift (25lb kettlebell) – Left
3] Alternate Kettlebell Swings (25lb kettlebell)
4] Split lunge jumps (side note lunges are hands down my least favorite exercise, ever.)
5] KB Push Presses (20 lb kettlebell) – Right
6] KB Push Presses (20 lb kettlebell) – Left
7] Goblet Squats (25 lb kettlebell)
8] Mountain Climbers
9] Plank/Plank Knees to elbow (I did the plain plank first round, then knees to opposite elbows second, then knees to same elbow third)
10] Burpees (full burpees with pushups… though I did just about all the pushups on my knees )
Must note that I’m lazy when it comes to planning my own workouts sometimes so these are by no means my workout recommendations to anyone.. it was just something I scribbled down on a piece of paper right when I woke up so I could get something in before I got lazy again and went about my day with no workout in. Feel free to get some ideas and try at your own risk, though.
After my workout I made a pumpkin protein microwave bake:
1/4 cup of egg whites, 1/4 cup of pumpkin, 2 Tbsp ground oats, some pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup to taste, and 3 chocolate chips on top. Microwaved for 2min 30secs.
Mmm… can’t say the “recipe” is perfect, but it was edible to me. If you try it and come up with something better let me know! I just threw together a few things really quick. Also just to note.. I’m 100% in support of eating whole eggs. But then I started realizing that sometimes I don’t want all the added calories from the egg yolks all the time, yet sometimes I want eggs for things like this and protein pancakes. So I finally just started doing the egg white thang. But don’t fear egg yolks! That’s where all the nutrition in eggs come from.. I eat plenty of whole eggs and I love them
For dinner, I made this Asparagus and Mushroom Quinoa Risotto from Daily Garnish which came out really good… totally recommended. No pictures because I used red quinoa (only thing I had on hand) which doesn’t make for an aesthetically pleasing dish. Tasted great, though!