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?!