First things first…Kelly @ Every Gym’s Nightmare is having an Oikos giveaway! Make sure you get over to her site and get yourself entered. Greek yogurt is the best 🙂
I’ve seen it on the blogosphere that a lot of you who workout in the morning sort of “split” breakfast into two parts, adequately fueling your workout and then refueling after. I decided to try a similar plan today and so far, it has worked out great.
This morning, I had two mini bagels (220 calories, less than 1 big one!) with fat free strawberry cream cheese (which I fell in love with in New York) and an orange = 320 calories.
This is a smaller breakfast than I am used to eating and as you can see, not a lot of protein. I saved that for after!
My workout was simple and short. I started off with strength training first because I did not want to neglect it any farther. I did each exercise below for 1 minute on my abs:
- Side crunches (1 min on each side)
- Straight leg toe reach crunches
- Bicycle crunches
Then I did a round of upper body weight machines: lateral pulldown, chest press, chest flye, bicep curl, tricep extension, and sitting row. My arms were jello by the end. I did 15 reps of each exercise.
Then I hopped on the treadmill for 18 minutes (all the time I had left) and warmed up for 1.5, ran for 15 (at 5.1-6.0 mph) and then cooled down for 1.5.
Distance: 1.54 miles
It was a good workout and I’m definitely feeling refreshed and more focused this morning because of it…and my awesome 2nd breakfast / morning snack.
Oikos vanilla yogurt + Kashi Cocoa Beach granola = awesome workout recovery snack!
I’m really enjoying my “tour” of Oikos, thanks again to the company for the awesome coupons! I know its expensive, but when you prefer the texture, consistency and taste of Greek yogurt, its hard to go back to anything else. I plan on purchasing more Oikos after my little stash runs out.
I still have blueberry and honey left, so stay tuned! Though, I’ve already declared my undying love for blueberry…
For lunch today, I brought a Kashi meal that I purchased over the weekend with a coupon I got from the company (it was free)! I’m excited to try it as Sweet & Sour Chicken used to be one of my favorite chinese food meals, but I’ve abstained since its one of the least healthy for you thanks to loads of sodium and sugar. This entire meal has 320 calories, so I’ve also brought a banana and a whole wheat pita pocket (not pictured) to round out my meal and give it some more staying power.
Included in the picture are my morning snack and afternoon (cheese stick) snack. The banana and pita may move around depending on my fullness from the Kashi meal.
Have a great Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by… 🙂