I am so glad to be sitting down and writing this post — this Saturday has just flown by. From the moment I woke up it was go-go-go. I slept in until 9:30 and made my way out the door to run some errands and to head to the gym. Prior to heading out, I had about 3/4 cup of dry cereal to tide me over through the workout. I never want to eat anything too heavy because I fear my workout won’t be as good! What do you usually eat pre-workout? I am running a five mile race tomorrow morning in Hoboken (NJ), so I didn’t want to do anything too strenuous, even though a five mile race ain’t all that long 😉 !
My workout consisted of about 3.2 very quick miles on the treadmill, followed by some abs (I will show you a favorite move of mine in a few moments!) Actually, even before I headed out the door, I swung over to Eating Bird Food, where there is a fantastic six or seven minute ab workout video. I highly recommend it 🙂 It got me pumped for the gym!
Got home and created my Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie!
In the mix:
-3/4 cup almond milk
-1 cup fresh strawberries, slightly frozen
-3 tbsp 0% Fage plain greek yogurt
-1 tbsp coacoa powder
-1 tbsp chocolate powder
-pinch xantham hum
-2 ice cubs
On top, which is optional, I tossed in some Cascadian Farms Cinnamon Crunch Cereal and Chia Seeds. For me, a little added crunch isn’t an option, it’s necessary!
Right after slurping up my smoothie, I had to spend a couple hours doing some consulting work. I figured I needed a nice pick-me-up after, so where did I go?
If you guessed Starbucks, you’re right! I can never get enough. Today’s order was a grande iced coffee with a pump of mocha and soymilk. Ahh heaven!
I wanted to show you guys a great workout move that zones in on the ‘love handles’ and sides. I’ve been doing this move for a little while and I think it’s pretty appropriate to show you now since bathing suite season is practically here! Start with a 7.5-10 pound weight in your right hand, down at your side facing in. Feet are hip-wide apart, and left hand is on your waist. Then, as you see in the picture below, bend down to the right as far as you can reach.
Then, straighten back up and bring the weight right up to the side of your chest.
Continue this nine more times for a total of ten reps. Repeat the same exact move on the left side, ten times. It’s that simple! For this move, complete three sets of ten on each side.
Question(s) of the night: I know I asked you already, but what are some foods you eat prior to working out?? Also, did you enjoy the addition of the workout move in the blog post? Some of you had requested workout tips 🙂 Would you like to see more?
Have a great night!