Good news: I managed to squeeze in that workout this morning!
I knew my best chance of ever getting it done was while I was still at the gym this morning and not yet showered for the day. Once I finished up with my group class, I headed straight to the cardio equipment, in my regular work clothes, and busted out a quick, 30-minute workout:
- 20 minutes HIIT (20 seconds @ 9.0mph / 40 seconds @ 6.0mph)
- 10 minutes elliptical (alternating forward/backward every 2 minutes)
I tried to really push it with the HIIT since today’s workout had to be quick, and let me tell ya…I worked up quite a sweat! Workouts definitely do NOT have to take up an hour of your day – push yourself and you can have a quick, effective workout in no time.
The one downside to my sudden workout motivation was the fact that I hadn’t exactly planned on the whole sweat factor thing, so I felt a teensy bit bad for the few unfortunate bystanders that may have crossed paths with me while I completed my sweaty, post-workout grocery trip.
The nutrition stats aren’t bad, but the taste wasn’t my favorite. Ahh well.
I’ve got to head back to work this afternoon for a meeting, so I made a quick smoothie bowl for today’s lunch. Doesn’t that lovely, dark green color just make your mouth water?
Today’s bowl included:
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 7 strawberries
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 scoop vanilla SunWarrior protein powder
- 5 drops liquid vanilla stevia
- 2 handfuls fresh spinach
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
- 4 ice cubes
I topped the bowl with some cereal and called it lunch…and a delicious one at that!
**FYI: I’ve had many of you asking for some details about my grilled pizzas from last night…
I usually just use a store-bought pizza dough (mine was from Price Chopper), let it sit out on the counter for about 30-40 minutes, roll it out (we usually make two because it’s easier when they’re smaller), and then place it directly on the grill grates (*make sure to spray the grates with cooking spray first BEFORE lighting it).
You’re probably not going to get perfectly round/square pizzas because once they hit the grates, that’s usually where they stay, but I’ve never had a problem with the dough falling through the grates – promise! You can also see some more details about how I make/season them in this post.
Gotta jet back to work…catch ya’ll laterrrrr