Goodness….I PASSED OUT last night right after blogging and slept like a total baby. Must have been the glass of red wine, the pizza, the dessert….everything. I was soooo sleepy so pardon me if there were major grammatical errors in my previous post!
This morning I woke up around 5:00 (I know…sooo early) and had a pre-workout snack of a pear + 1/2 banana:
And then I hit the gym! I REALLY wanted to make Bikram this morning, but Ryan and I scored VIP tickets to the Outback Pro-Am Golf Tourny here in Tampa and we have to leave the house rather soon for that. Apparently there are always a bunch of celebrities there so I’m hoping to get a sighting or two! 😉
Anyways, in lue of no Bikram, I forced myself on the dreaded cardio machines at the gym. Gross…I know. I had a magazine and a new book though so it wasn’t SO bad…….but I only managed 15 minutes on the elliptical and 10 minutes on the stationary bike before I almost pulled my hair out with boredom. Then I came home and did Level 2 of The Shred minus the cardio circuits because I have determined that the final straw for my shins was all that Jillian-induced bouncing around that I was doing! Jumping jacks are NOT shin splint friendly!
For breakfast I was going try chia again, but honestly, I just really CRAVE oatmeal!!! I don’t think I could ever eat a raw breakfast because of it. I love just love me a huge warm bowl of oats topped with almond butter and banana SO much that I don’t think I could ever stray. Oats are just so incredibly reliable. You KNOW they will keep you full for a good four hours and they taste just so dang amazing every time. 🙂
Combo today consisted of:
- 1/2 cup oats + 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
- 1 banana
- big scoop raw almond butter
- tons of cinnamon + pinch of sea salt!
It was perfection! I really do like the egg white addition in my bowl because it seems to add more volume and fluff, not mention 6 more grams of protein. A bowl like this always helps me start my day on the right foot!
I’m off to shower and R and I are hitting the road for a golf-filled day! He told me there will be a bunch of free food there……..he always knows how to entice me! 😉