One of the benefits of the time difference when traveling back to Florida from London is that waking up at 5 a.m. feels like waking up at 10 a.m. The whole time difference thing is totally whacky, but I think my body is adjusting back to Florida time fairly quickly.
This morning Ryan and I headed to the gym for his and hers workouts. We started with 10 minutes of side-by-side cardio before he left to do his own thing and I continued on with my cardio workout.
I spent 25 minutes on the treadmill that looked like this:
|0 – 5||8.0||4.0|
|5 – 10||1.0||6.5|
|10 – 15||10.0||4.0|
|15 – 20||1.0||6.8|
|20 – 25||8.0||4.0|
After my time on the treadmill, I hopped on the stair master and did 10 minutes before completing another 20 minutes on the elliptical while reading the latest issue of SELF magazine.
It feels so good to be back in the gym. Whenever I’m having a bad body confidence day, working out really does help me feel better about myself. “You’re only one workout away from a good mood,” after all!
Since we were up a bit earlier than usual, after the gym, Ryan had time to join me on my morning walk with Sadie! We completed one mile while chatting away about the day ahead and some work stuff.
After our walk and a quick shower, it was breakfast time
I’m so glad to have smoothies back in my life!
Into the blender went:
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 1/2 scoop Gold Standard chocolate supreme casein protein powder (This stuff is thick!)
- 1 1/2 c. almond milk
- 1 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 large handful fresh spinach
- 2 tsp. xanthan gum
I was really feelin’ the chocolate thang this morning and this smoothie satisfied that craving 100 percent.
Gotta get to work. We have a new writer joining our team today and I’ll be training her. Should be a busy day!