After a very restless night’s sleep, Ryan and I awoke bright and early to head to the gym. We completed 20 minutes of side-by-side cardio before separating for our respective weights workouts.
Since I hadn’t taken a BodyPump class in a week, it felt good to flex my muscles and feel the burn again. If Ryan and I ever move out of Orlando, I am going to do my best to join a gym that offers BodyPump classes because they really do give me a much better workout than any weight lifting routine I could personally complete on my own.
Once BodyPump was over, I met up with my friend Merri to take Sadie on a 40-minute walk around the lake near our apartment. Having a friend to keep me company on my morning walk with Sadie makes the time pass so quickly. Merri and I were chatting away through the whole walk and if I didn’t have that silly job thing to attend to, I gladly would’ve circled the lake a couple more times with her.
When our walk was over, I was ready for breakfast. Something cold and chocolaty sounded good to me, so I whipped out the blender to make myself a chocolate covered strawberry smoothie bowl!
Into the blender went:
- 1 c. frozen strawberries
- 1 1/2 c. almond milk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 handful fresh spinach
- 3 large ice cubes
- 1 pinch xanthan gum (for thickening)
Just like Thursday’s strawberry smoothie bowl, this baby nearly overflowed!
I actually looked at the cup measurement on the blender once I was done blending this smoothie bowl and it made 3 1/2 cups! I ate every last bite and loved it all. Chocolate craving = Satisfied!
Off to work!
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