Work Out and Pass Out

Most of my day was spent looking at the back of someone else’s car yesterday. There was an accident on one of the major highways down here in the morning which meant my commute into work took two hours.

I always feel bad complaining about extra commute time when I know someone else was in an accident and was seriously injured or killed but it’s hard to not be frustrated.

On the way home there was another accident so it took me about 1.5 hours to get home. That’s 3.5 hours spent in bumper to bumper traffic. It’s honestly a form of slow torture.

When I got home I was so ready to get a workout in!

I decided to wear my Oiselle Long Roga shorts (6in inseam). The description promises that the shorts will not to “ride up as you log your miles.”

That may be true for many women but it is not true for me. I haven’t been able to wear the Rogas while I log my miles at all, although they are comfortable for lounging around the house. They’re also perfect for strength training workouts, although they do ride up on me as the workout goes on (see below).

The Strider shorts in long are a much better match for me. They stay in place and are super comfortable.

Anyway, last night I did Week #2 of Carly Rowena’s Get Gorgeous Guide focused specifically on legs and butt. Last week I did legs, butt and upper body all in the same day. However, since I did an upper body lifting routine on Monday I skipped Carly’s upper body routine yesterday.

Doing sumo squats followed by single leg bridge raises was a definite challenge for me. I mean it didn’t kill me but my body was like, are we really doing this?

While I worked out Cecil passed out. So typical, he’s very lazy. I am just hopeful that one of these days he’ll find the motivation to get a job.

After my workout I made my current favorite berry smoothie:

It’s just a blend of: 1/2 banana, raspberries, blueberries, plain greek yogurt and almond milk.

I never put protein powder in my smoothies since I don’t like the after taste. If I want extra protein I’ll just sub in skim milk instead of almond milk, and try to eat a meal with protein in it soon after.

Most of my meals have more protein and less carbs these days than they used to. I have always been a carb lover, it’s no secret.  I’ve definitely overdone it with carbs too.

Since becoming more educated on nutrition I’ve learned that there are carbs in so many things I never thought of like bananas and BBQ sauce.

I’ll never cut out carbs. First because elimination diets are not smart, but also because I’m a runner!! That doesn’t mean I need to overdo it though, or so my RD says. I’m skeptical 🙂 j/k.

I mean if it were up to me I’d carbo load every day. I looooove rice as much as the next asian, but now at the recommendation of my RD I’m subbing in riced broccoli or riced cauliflower with my dinners and that’s been an easy switch.

I definitely think one of the biggest benefits of working with an RD is just learning simple tips that they’ve picked up over the years. I’m sure I could spend hours researching food swaps, etc. but I am already pressed for time. It’s nice to have someone to lean on.

It’s a luxury for sure, and I know I won’t always work with an RD, but I’m enjoying the benefits of having one right now.

What’s your favorite smoothie combination?
Do you add protein powder to your smoothies/shakes?
What was your workout/run like yesterday?!



  1. May 24, 2017 / 5:19 am

    I can’t run in long rogas either! I wear them for hiking and lounging though!

    • Kristina
      May 24, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      They are great for lounging! The material is so comfy!

  2. May 24, 2017 / 7:12 am

    I have such a time with shorts in general…I have discovered the skirt sports go longer work well for me though 🙂 I actually wore them in a arce and it didn’t die lol
    Your smoothie sounds yummy, I do add Vega powder. I don’t like that after taste of a lot of brands I’ve tried, but Vega works for me 🙂

    • Kristina
      May 24, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      Maybe one of these days I’ll breakdown and give Vega a try. I just feel like I’ve tried soooo many protein powders and whey is just not agreeable with my taste buds!

      Good to know about skirt sports. I have a skirt from them but it doesn’t have built-in shorts. I like being able to pair it with shorts that I know will work!

      • May 25, 2017 / 11:14 am

        I also use Vega (the protein + greens one). It is actually not whey, it is pea, hemp, and rice proteins. But with that said, it still has a certain protein powder taste. I like to add powdered peanut butter to protein shakes which I think cancels out a lot of the protein powder taste.

  3. May 24, 2017 / 8:02 am

    I really loved the riced broccoli/cauli mix we got. It was divine BUT my stomach could not be fooled. I was hungry just as soon as my food settled. My belly knew I cut some calories. I can’t remember what I had after dinner… pretty sure it wasn’t more veggies though!

    That super stinks about the traffic!!! I get mad if it takes me 23 min to get home rather than 17!!!

    • Kristina
      May 24, 2017 / 8:23 pm

      Hahahah 17-23 minutes sounds like a DREAM. Even in perfect conditions it will take me 40 -45 minutes to get home!

  4. Susan
    May 24, 2017 / 9:42 am

    Sitting in traffic really stresses me out! You are totally stuck w/ no where to go. I am not really drinking smoothies but I thought about adding them in. It’s just I love to chew my food so much 🙂 I can’t do “low carb” … I never really count how many carbs I eat but I assure you it’s a lot. My workout yesterday was cycling and stretching/foam rolling!

    • Kristina
      May 24, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Oh I totally know what you mean about chewing, I like it too. I just keep finding that after a run I tend to shower and then sit around writing my blog post. That means I don’t start making dinner until super late and by then I am so hungry. This makes it so that I can have a snack (appetizer?) while I am putzing around! I just can’t eat my dinner right after a run, no matter how short the run is. I need time for the hunger to kick in! haha

      • Susan
        May 26, 2017 / 4:54 pm

        It’s a really smart move! I think if I added in a smoothie I would do it in place of my afternoon snack! I think you have inspired me, girl 🙂

  5. May 24, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    I’m starting to get to the point (age?) where I really dislike my legs in shorts. I’ve been wearing a lot of capris, but I would imagine they would be too hot in the summer, so we’ll see what I end up with!
    I ran on my treadmill in the morning so I could easily take a break to snuggle with my son in the morning before school. Only a few more days of that, then no more early morning wake-up snuggles until Fall 🙁

    • Kristina
      May 24, 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Awww but will you be able to spend more time together in the summer? Hopefully you’ll be taking that camper out to a lot of fun places!!

  6. May 24, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Today I went for an easy three-mile run 🙂 I’m loving my new stability shoes, I feel like my legs are fresh every single day.

    I hate the taste of whey protein powders. Plus they hurt my stomach really bad. I tried pea vegan protein and that’s definitely a better option for me. Better taste, and better for my stomach. However, It’s been months since I’ve had it.

    My favorite smoothie recipe is one with frozen banana, oats, honey, water and a splash of cinamon. Dad (who is also a runner) used to do it and give it to me in a little cup. It’s an all time favorite for me:).

    • Kristina
      May 24, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      YEAH!! I’m so glad to hear ya!

      I am the same with whey, yuck! I have tried vegan protein powder by Jarrow and I liked that… but I didn’t LOVE it.

      That’s smoothie your dad made up sounds great! I ma not a big fan of cinnamon but the rest of it sounds delicious!