Those moments when you’d rather do anything than homework…for me, anything includes lifting, running, stretching, cooking, or eating:)
That’s right about now for me. I killed my shoulders and abs today, but would do anything to ditch this paper and go for a run! I haven’t been able to run for a few weeks because I hurt my foot (and because I’m trying to keep my hard earned muscle, not burn it), but am missing it so much. My runs have been replaced with stairs and speed walking on an incline, woo.
So even though my cardio work at the gym isn’t the most fun, I’m actually enjoying my work in the kitchen. We all know that the kitchen is where the hardest work goes down. Sure, I’d love to be able to bench a couple of plates, but I’d much rather have the lifelong strength to PUT DOWN THE COOKIES! So far, I’ve been doing pretty well with it:) It’s a been a whole week without cheats and I feel awesome. I love how great eating clean can make you feel.
I’ve been inhaling chicken, brown rice, steamed, veggies, protein powder, and cottage cheese like no other. Seriously though, I went through 5lbs of chicken this week. I’m pretty sure that I’m very close to turning in to a chicken, just waiting for that first cluck. Since I have been trying to spice up my standard diet, I’ve got a new recipe for you!
Pumpkin Spice Latte Shake
-1/2 cup cold coffee
-splash of almond milk
-1 tsp. pumpkin spice
-1 drop of liquid stevia or 1 packet of stevia in the raw
-1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- Add ice and blend:)
**If you want to make this a meal on the go, add some pureed pumpkin!
What is one type of exercise that you hope you’ll never have to stop doing?
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