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This may be you.
Dreading that 4 mile run you planned for when you got up.
That was me this morning.
However, I got my butt to the gym and ran 2. So, when I saw this workout, I think it looks much better than getting up to run. I don’t know about you, but my legs just don’t want to move that much at 6am, but I can hold a plank. Plus, jumping jacks will wake me up!
Try it out!
Repeat this cycle 2x right when you wake up in the morning: 50 jumping jacks, 5 pushups, 20 sit ups, 20 mountain climbers, 30 second plank, 7 burpees. My next fitness challenge.
First successful omelet! (Taken with instagram)
This breakfast of champions boasts just 287 calories, 9g fat, 28g carbs, and 25g of protein! Hello satisfied tummy!
2 egg whites
1 whole egg
50g sliced mushrooms
1/8c fat free cheddar cheese
1 Van’s Power Grains waffle
2 tsp honey
2 tsp cinnamon
Ahhh just a mere 25 days until my big 2-1 birthday! So excited!
And in prep, I’ve been eating super super clean to look awesome for my trip to Vegas! Although it’s been a bit of a pain, I made it my resolution for lent to follow this diet plan I found for how to lose excess body fat. It can be found at BodyBuilding.com. They also have a plan for building lean muscle mass, which is also my goal. However, the extra has to go first :)
One of the hardest parts of this endeavour the past 3 days has been still reading my favorite nutrition blogs! They post the best recipies and right now I can’t even try them out :(
Instead, I thought I’d share one that I’d like to make right now. Yes, right now at 725am. Introducing, Lentil and Feta Tabbouleh
Originally posted by Greatist.com, I found it from Healthy Living’s Daily Buzz on today’s post: Lentil Love
2/3 cup lentils
2/3 cup bulghur wheat
2 cups water
15-20 grape or cherry tomatoes
2 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 medium red onion
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
What to Do:
- In a large pot, combine lentils and water. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer lentils for 15 minutes, or until almost tender.
- While lentils are cooking, prepare vegetables: Slice grape tomatoes into thin rounds, slice parsley leaves into slivers, and finely dice onion. Set vegetables aside.
- Add bulghur to the lentils and stir to fully moisten. Add 1/2 c. water if the mixture looks dry (the bulghur should be able to soak up a significant amount of water).
- Turn off the heat, cover the lentil-bulghur mixture, and let sit for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, check bulghur for tenderness— let sit for 5 minutes longer if bulghur is still tough.
- Drain any excess water from lentil-bulghur mixture, and then add tomatoes, parsley, and onion to pot, along with olive oil, lemon juice, and cinnamon.
- Stir to thoroughly combine ingredients. Add salt to taste. Top tabbouleh with crumbled feta, serve at room temperature or after chilling in the refrigerator.
Looks yummy to me! Plus the lentils and bulghur lend a TON of vege protein! Yay for all
Personally, cute workout gear gets me in the mood to have a great sweat session. If you look cute, you have to look good working out right? That’s my thought and I’m sticking to it.
Therefore, I’m always scouting out different workout wear. Found some SUPER cute stuff today, and I thought I’d share :)
Thanks to Pintrest, I stumbled upon http://www.gymmotivationtees.com/ and I got these two tank tops:
So excited for them to come!
That’s what my morning included today. It was a great morning! Mat and I got up and met Tess downtown Wilmington at a coffee shop called Port City Java. Tess said they’d just remodeled and I loved it! So cute and vintage with an exposed brick wall!
I got an Americano, yumm! I had already had some yogurt, but Mat didn’t have breakfast so he grabbed a double chocolate muffin which they warmed up - I stole a bite and can attest that it was as delicious as it looks! And then there were the bon bons.
I saw these chocolate covered bon bons at the counter, and I had to try them! The different colors held different flavors, and go figure the ones I wanted weren’t packed together, so I had to get two packs! They were amazing!
The one half here is the cafe au lait flavor - and they nailed it! It had the perfect combination of chocolate and espresso, but not too overwhelming! The brand, South ‘n France, is local and so I felt good supporting a local business too. Their chocolate chip cookie dough - literally tasted like biting into a ball of dough. I would definitely recommend anyone to try these!
Mat and I were going to walk around dowtown for a while, but it was so windy! So, after talking to Tess for a while (and finally getting to catch up! I missed that girl) we got a light lunch at a favorite Mexican place of ours, Mixto, then headed to the mall to walk around sans-wind.
Later, we went and saw Safe House. It was alright. Kinda the predictable good guy turns bad guy action/killing movie.
However, having Ryan Renoylds as a leading role made it worth watching!
<— I mean, come on.
Anyway, off to dinner later! Hope everyone has a great weekend!