For the sake of letting the men in my life continue to believe that women do not poop, belch or fart, I’ll happily play along with their belief that we ladies don’t have any questionable bodily functions.
For instance, the burrito salad I had last night didn’t leave me feeling bloated.
Not at all…
Hypothetically, had the burrito left me waddling around with a food baby, it quite possibly would have been worth it for the mounds of guacamole, sour cream and the pillowy pocket of refried beans and Daiya…
Hypothetically, of course.
While I’d never admit to a burbling belly after a huge dinner, I’m not one to hide the delightful grossness that accompanies a good gym sesh!
I woke up this morning freakishly excited about foot blisters and chafing that appeared after last night’s successful 2.5 mile run!
Only a runner would be excited about a raw patch of skin on her foot and thigh!
No pain, no gain…right?
Besides, I see them as badges of honor – badges that represent me finally getting off my tush and back into the running game! Running with blisters, chafed patches and shin splints isn’t horrendous…just as long as those are the extent of my running “injuries”
Oh the joys of training!
After months of setting my alarm for six a.m. and successfully snoozing through my morning, I finally dragged my sleepy behind out of bed for an a.m. workout.
Short and sweet was the name of the game! I hopped straight onto the treadmill for a quick and dirty interval run.
|0.00 – 0.10||3 mph|
|0.10 – 0.20||6 mph|
|0.20 – 0.30||7 mph|
|0.30 – 0.40||5 mph|
|0.40 – 0.50||6 mph|
|0.50 – 0.60||7 mph|
|0.60 – 0.70||5 mph|
|0.70-0.80||6 mph (incline level 2)|
|0.80 – 0.90||7 mph (incline level 2)|
|0.90 – 1.00||5 mph (incline level 2)|
|1.00 – 1.25||8 mph|
I did a short cool-down on the elliptical before high-tailing it back to my apartment, where a new breakfast idea had been “cooking” since the night before.
Even though I’d never tried the Fitnessista’s original breakfast cookie, I knew I wanted to whip up a similar stir-and-chill breakfast for after my workout.
New. Favorite. Summer. Breakfast.
Chocolate Wheat Bran Breakfast Cookie
Vegan, high fiber
- 1/3 cup vegan milk of choice
- 1/4 cup wheat bran
- 1/4 cup oat flour
- 2 tablespoons chocolate-flavored protein powder of choice
- 1 tablespoon flax meal
- 1 tablespoon finely sliced almonds
- 1 tablespoon apple sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Toppings of choice (I used chocolate chips and blueberries)
- Stir all ingredients (except for toppings) together.
- Spread evenly across a medium-sized plate.
- Place in refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, add toppings and eat!
I polished off the “cookie” and went back for a second serving of fruit.
Looks like I ended up with 20 extra minutes at the end of my morning routine – duly noted for tomorrow morning!
When it comes to workouts, are you a morning person or a night owl?