WIAW and a THANK YOU!
|September 13, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under What I...Wednesday|
Eats I am LOVING!
Today I’m just going to post some foodie highlights!
Baked oatmeal covered in Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut butter:
Pudding oats! I am SO HAPPY because so many people have let me know that they have tried this too and LOVED IT!! Yaaay!!
With vanilla pudding, caramel pudding, and TJ’s crunchy PB
As before, but with half a crumbled chocolate chip oatmeal muffin on top! (The other half was eaten while the oatmeal was cooking ) When the muffin was all stirred in it went all soft and gooey and it was AMAZING!!
I have actually become a total muffin addict! I blame Tara for this!! I was definitely purely a cookie/brownie girl before, but I love muffins too now because they make SUCH good snacks!! Perfect pre-workout fuel The muffins above are Happy Herbivore’s recipe but with a few changes, like added choc chips and no sugar (VERY ripe banana!). They are SO YUMMY!!
Quickest and simplest snack EVER!! And topped with crunchy almond butter
As much produce as I can fit in my belly…
I’ve just discovered these and they are like CRACK to me!! Seriously addictive and SO GOOD!!
What I Worked!
I have been getting in more early workouts, which is SUCH an achievement for me! I am definitely not someone who wakes up easily at 5.30am! I was NOT keeping an eye on the time though this morning, and ended up having to get out of the gym in five minutes to be on time for classes. That means baby wipes and dry shampoo to the rescue!
Eyes shut…clearly still asleep!
I thought I’d share my elliptical workout from yesterday. It is KILLER and can be done on any cardio machine really.
Killer Elliptical Workout
The hill intervals really work your legs, and the Tabata intervals will set your lungs on fire!
- 5 minutes warm-up
- 5 minutes moderate resistance
- 10 minutes hill intervals, keeping speed the same (1 minute high resistance, 1 minute easy)
- 5 minutes Tabata intervals (20 secs ALL OUT, 10 secs easy, repeat)
- 5 minutes cooldown
I repeated this twice for an hour elliptical workout, and then followed with weights, core and stretching.
Embarrassing moment of the day: I thought I was alone in the gym, so I was just dancing away (and I mean DANCING- hands in the air and everything!) on the elliptical in my easy minutes to some quality music…
…but then turned around when I heard applause. Turns out a spin class had just finished and they were ALL standing watching me get my groove on and deemed it worthy of a round of applause and cheering. Wasn’t awkward at all…!
And we all know how good I look when I dance
Do you get embarrassed easily? I don’t really. I’m kinda used to it, and so the people I’m with end up getting more embarrassed by my stupidity than I do haha!
What was the best thing you ate recently? Pudding oats with a crumbled muffin on top, definitely!!
What is your go-to thing to do when you need to calm down and chill out? Play the viola, run on Betty (wasn’t an option yesterday though! ) and eat lots of chocolate. I did that too of course!
THANKS AGAIN for all the advice/love/support yesterday!! LOVE YOU ALL and I hope you have the BEST day! <3