Happy Spring everyone!
So, this weekend was pretty good actually. We had a wide open weekend so of course it got all filled up in not time. I got to hang out with friends, hang out with my oldest sister, and I even got a run in!
I went with Rob to his rugby practice and ran around the neighborhood to get in 6.07 miles in 1:15:20. Slow but not bad considering I hadn’t run in a month! Then I did core work and push ups while the guys practiced. It was nice to run in a new neighborhood and see new sights. Anyway, my upcoming half marathon is definitely not going to be pretty but I just want to finish. Maybe in the future if I keep up running, I can think about a PR but its not happening any time soon!
There was a lot of eating out and a lot of bad choices. I tried to keep my portions reasonable but it doesn’t make up for it. I said I would do better Monday only to sleep in too late and end up at McDonald’s for breakfast which threw off the rest of the day. Today, I again woke up too late but I had a Shakeology sample for breakfast instead.
Overall, this didn’t have too bad of a flavor but tasted a little “green” like plants. I think if you mixed it with something like a banana and peanut butter, it would taste really good. Also, my stomach handled it pretty well which is a plus. A follower on my Facebook page also suggested adding instant coffee. Wish I had thought of that as I had some Starbucks Via samples right on my counter! I’d say Shakeology has a pretty good flavor, very chocolaty, and mixed well with Almond Milk (no clumps or chalkiness). A decent option for a supplemental drink!
So, this only kept me maybe 2 hours and I was starving by the time my class was over at 11. I really need to get up earlier in the morning! The crappy food I ate yesterday is what made me so lethargic and sleep in which made me run late for breakfast. Snowball effect! But I’m on track so far today and I have plenty of foods I already cooked on Sunday to keep me going. No excuses!
I also went to a Pampered Chef open house this weekend which was a lot of fun.
As you can see, they have a new Gluten-Free recipe booklet which is basically their most popular recipes made into Gluten-Free. Pretty cool but not really my thing since I still don’t use Gluten-Free flours since they are usually rice based. But still fun and a nice option when I’m craving a cheat food (I’ll pick a gluten-free grain over wheat any day).
So, if you saw my Health as a Priority blog from last week, you would expect workouts right? Well, my morning workout plan didn’t pan out as sleeping in doesn’t help. Also, no matter what time I got up this morning, I had to immediately start doing my work for my morning class so no workout was happening. I forgot to factor this into the plan. Hopefully an easy workout tonight instead! Now, off to continue working and being productive!