Thursday, August 7, 2014

Adapting Workouts & Recipes

Let's jump right into some fitness for the day. I started the day off with a fantastic gym session that left me completely drenched. I find that starting the day with exercise encourages me to make smart choices the remainder of the day.  While browsing my Pinterest boards last night, I re-discovered a great treadmill workout by Iowa Girl Eats. You can check out my Running Pinterest board here

I knew that I would be burnt out if I attempted to conquer the workout in full. So I decided to do a modified version of the routine.  Instead of one minute intervals- I completed longer intervals to help with recovery. I ran at 6 mph for 1:30 and 8 mph for :30. Always keep in mind if a workout plan appears too hard it can be modified by reducing the speed or amount of time. Then make it a long term goal to complete the workout without modifications. I am going to keep on attempting this interval plan until I can master it. 

After the gym, I took the chance to cook a filling breakfast.  I am enjoying the slower mornings these next two weeks since I know once work starts back I won’t have the chance.  French toast always seems so indulgent to me but I have figured out a way to make it light and filling.



I took two slices of light whole wheat bread and dipped them in ½ cup of egg whites.  Then I placed the bread on the griddle for 1-2 minutes until light brown. I topped it with cinnamon and blueberries. If I had Greek yogurt I would have added some as well.  So easy and surprisingly healthy! 

Now I'm off to spend some quality time in the kitchen today baking some treat for tonight's girls night. Look for the recipe next week! Tonight is where my willpower is going to get tested as I love to hang with friends but need to watch it when it comes to food. Let's hope this morning workout and smart breakfast leads to a day of smart choices.

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2 comments:

  1. I always think treadmill routines won't be too bad, but then they kick my tail every time!

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