Good morning loves! How is everyone’s Tuesday going?
It looks like a lot of people are looking into adding some challenges this month! I don’t usually make any goals at the start of the month, because I will never end up doing them. This sounds more attainable though, even if they are like the same thing
Yesterday, I did a strength training workout I wanted to share with you all. It was great my upper body is feeling it today! I love DOMS. I’m skipping out on training my lower body this week, my tailbone feels no better. Every time I attempt a squat I wince a little in pain, it definitely does not feel very nice. Hopefully my tailbone will heal soon! I forgot how painful it can be when you bruise it.
The rest of the day was pretty low key. Got caught up on Desperate Housewives! I love that show, I am so sad that it is the last season! I can’t believe it’s almost over.
This morning I went to a spin class, and it was tough! I basically started sweating as soon as I got on the bike. Phewww
After that schweatyyyy class, I got myself showered, dressed, and caffeineted up of course.
Breakfast this morning was a new twist on my usual oat bran; carrot cake oat bran!
Overnight Carrot Cake Oat Bran
- 1/3 cup oat bran
- 1 T coconut flour
- 1 cup water + 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- stevia, to taste
- 1/2 cup carrot, shredded
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
First I blended the oat bran, coconut flour, water/almond milk, cinnamon, stevia and carrot. I placed this mixture in a microwave bowl (yes I do prefer microwaved oats over stove-topped!), and microwave for 5 minutes, keeping an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t boil over. I let it sit for about 20 minutes in the microwave and add in the 1/2 cup egg whites and stir. I put it back in the microwave for 5 minutes. Again, checking every minute to make sure it doesn’t boil over. I let that sit for about 10 minutes, and then add in chia seeds. Then I place it in the fridge overnight and voila, overnight oat bran!
- The topping was the best part I combined 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese with 1 tablespoon coconut flour and a bit of stevia. SO good!
Now I’m just getting ready to meet my dad, we’re going to go to David’s Tea. I’m so excited I love tea and they have so many great flavours there! I’ll let you know if I pick up anything snazzy!
Back to the April challenge, I wanted to talk a bit about my plans.
Some ideas I have for this month are trying out recipes that I’ve been wanting to make, so one of my challenges is either creating or making a recipe I’ve seen that I really want to make! I also want to go out and eat with my mom and sister. I never eat out anymore so I think this would be a great challenge.
HIIT is probably my favourite workout to complete, but I have been doing up to 4-5 per day just because I feel like my workouts “have” to be an hour long and each workout has to be super intense. This is not the case, not every workout needs to be hardcore and leaving me feeling exhausted. I need to remember why I workout in the first place and that is because it is healthy to and that it’s a great stress relief, and sometimes its just nice to move your body without pushing it to such extremes!
I will be limiting my exercise to 2 spin classes a week, 1 day of strength training, and 2 days of HIIT (but only ONE HIIT workout), this of course can change with how I’m feeling. If I’m exhausted, I will not be working out. Why push my body when it needs rest. This will be a big deal for me, I feel that I need to exercise to “deserve” food, which is ridiculous. Everyone needs food to survive. So its time I change this mindset.
Something to read:
Rihanna has fat days too
Sugar comparable to drugs?
Nicole Sherzinger hates her thighs <–I think she’s nutzo!
Olympic Swimmer Amanda Beard admits to bulimia and depression
I hope everyone’s having a great Tuesday!
Any plans you have for a challenge this month? Or any goals you’ve set?
See you tomorrow!