First a big thank you to Chobani for contacting me in December. They are bringing a plant to Idaho and offered me a case of free yogurt. Yes please!
And they sent me these cute little magnets as well as a conversion table.
**Hokay, I’m not a nutritionist, trainer, health expert here. This is simply a documentation of my habits of late.**
Last post, I mentioned briefly that I was proud of how consistent I’d been at the gym during December. It seems I’ve got a good thing going!
Since I love to make lists (you know you’re a blogger when…) here’s what I’ve been doing:
–hot yoga. aka torture. I have a serious love/hate relationship with it. I love that it’s been stretching out my muscles and making cardio/weights feel better. But I count down the sweaty minutes until I can book it out of there.
–body pump. This is my go to class when I’m feeling lazy. I don’t have to think and I love the positive enthusiasm and motivation of everyone around me.
–cardio mix-up. I have some serious ADD so I like to do several cardio machines. Lately it’s been: warmup power walking on the treadmill for 20 minutes, followed by a 30 minute hill climb or something similar, followed by 10-15 minute intervals on the stair climber. Last time I did this I was pouring sweat by the end.
–circiuts. I do these with one of my friend who always thinks up wicked circuits and I’m happy to follow along (and sometimes complain a little).
Now here’s the honest truth.
I’ve been slacking in the nutrition department a little. Not making a lot of bad choices, but not making enough good ones either. I’ve been a little better at planning ahead which always makes a huge difference.
I might even be getting used to oats.
But upward and onward.
Life is too short to look back. Besides, my guts don’t respond too kindly to a lot of processed/rich foods.
I’ve also been making a plethora of soups this winter. I’ll make a big batch Saturday or Sunday and then eat it for at least one meal a day throughout the week. So far I’ve made:
-split pea (am I the only one who prefers the yellow peas to the green?)
If there’s one thing I’ve re-learned, it’s plan ahead. That way, it’s so much easier to grab something quick that’s still healthy.
Wanna know a secret?
Since Christmas, my clothes are already fitting just a little bit better!