Some days simply getting to the gym is a victory. Nevermind trying to bust out a kick-butt workout, any workout will feel like an accomplishment (though I personally think you should feel proud of any workout)!
That was my attitude this morning. Just get to the gym and sweat a little bit. Nothin’ crazy.
I really wanted to go to power yoga, but the studio where I just purchased a package of classes only offers classes after 5 p.m. today and I like my evenings at home!
Since the Best Body Boot Camp program I am following called for a “cardio workout of your choice” today, I decided to keep my cardio nice and light and grabbed a few magazines and zoned out on the elliptical for 50 minutes.
I can’t remember the last time I did the elliptical for 50 minutes straight. While I normally would die of boredom, my magazines kept me entertained and my body was happy to enjoy a less intense workout. My hamstrings are quite sore, so low-impact cardio was a great option for me this morning.
Today’s breakfast was cold and creamy!
Earlier this week I cooked up a big batch of steel cut oats to have on hand throughout the week. (I’ve been loving a small bowl of oatmeal with a scoop of peanut butter and a handful of fresh berries for an afternoon pick-me-up. Gotta love healthy snacks!)
This morning I topped a cup of strawberry banana Greek yogurt with steel cut oats and chia seeds. I stirred everything up before letting it sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes so the chia seeds could thicken everything up a bit.
They were not-so-overnight oats, but they were chewy and thick enough for my liking within 30 minutes.
No need to wait all night!
Of Possible Interest
- 8 Healthy Recipes for Passover (FitSugar.com)
- How to Rewire Your Brain and Control Food Cravings (HuffingtonPost.com)
- Snacking Tips for Peak Performance (Fitbie.MSN.com)
- Ginger Glazed Baby Carrots Recipe (BreakfasttoBed.com)