First of all, CONGRATS Miss Bobbi on an amazing finish time at the Boston Marathon today!!!! I thought about her as I was working around 5:00 this morning…thinking she is getting on the bus now and heading over to the race! How exciting!! And the fact that it is her birthday….! Amazing!
Well, I have to admit, I was a little nervous going into Level 3 of The Shred this afternoon after all this talk, but honestly it wasn’t that bad!!!! I thought it was EASIER than Level 2! Now maybe that’s because I didn’t do the crazy cardio that Jillian was doing because of my shins (substituted arm punches in squat position instead), but the walking pushups were my favorite! A trainer I used to work with had me doing those bad boys and let me tell you, they bring RESULTS!
After shredding, I went into my favorite relaxing yogadownload class, the 20 minute Hip Opening Flow. This feels sooooo good and I love all the pigeon poses and deep twists. I always feel so wonderful after! After that was done, I was still in a yoga mood, so I checked out Miss Polly’s Yoga for Healthy Shins and Knees class!!! This class is only 10 minutes long and it was like it was made for me! The stretches felt amazing on my sore shins and, as always, Polly’s enthusiasm brightened my day! Love you, Pol!
After all that strength and stretching, I needed something to pick myself back up! So I made the most interesting juice yet, in my beloved Breville of course!
I used 2 carrots, 1 apple, kale, kiwi, 1/2 cucumber and a big knob of spicy ginger for an added kick. It was yummy! I loved the addition of the cucumber, which added a wonderful cooling effect to the juice. With my juice, I had a two egg white fluffy for some protein:
Later, for dinner, I was lucky enough to snag leftovers of my mom’s infamous slow cooker pulled chicken!!!! I have had sooo many recipe requests for this from yall, but unfortunately I cannot give it out due to copyright issues but it IS fabulous and it hails from the ever yummy Southern Living Slow Cooker Cookbook. I had my portion on a baked garnet yam with more all natural BBQ sauce drizzled on top and it was finger lickin’ good!
And then, for dessert.…..I actually tried something new and am SO GLAD that I did because it freakin’ rocked!!!!
I’ve been reading all about everyone (Heather & Abbie!) trying Kristin’s Raw Holiday Chia Pudding for some time now yet, for some reason, I haven’t gotten around to making it even though I have all the ingredients. Well, today I had some extra time so I whipped some out in the Vita Mix. Unbelievable. Really! I can’t believe this is so healthy and raw….definitely one of the best raw foods I have come across. I loved the combo of spices and the coconut made it divine. Such a heavenly treat…make this tonight—you won’t be sorry!! And it really isn’t just a dessert, either. I’m totally planning on snacking on this tomorrow! 😉
Well, friends, the time has come again for me to sign off and get ready for bed. As we all know, 3 AM comes way too early! Have a great rest of your evening 🙂