Yesterday was quite the looonnngggg day.
It started with getting up before work to embark on a new journey: Jillian’s 30 Day Shred workout. There has been so much hype about it all over and I’ve heard such great things! Honestly? I wasn’t a huge fan. Maybe it was because I was only using 2 lb weights (32 oz water bottles! I had no actual small enough weights to use!). And the cardio portions were too “jumpy” for my knee. So I ended up scratching it halfway through and just continued with my own upper body strength moves (with heavier dumbells I have). I usually love circuit strength/cardio classes like at the gym – I just need heavier dumbells and be careful about my knee!
Breakfast was mad delish though:
Nature’s Path Maple waffles topped with maple almond cream cheese, chunks of PB, & maple syrup. With a side of cottage cheese & raspberries.
These waffles were amazing. Soooo much better than the Kashi waffles I’ve been eating for a while. You could really taste the maple flavor coming through, and they were much more crisp and dense! Too bad they took 10 minutes to cook in our toaster oven (since my old roommate took our normal toaster when she moved out). It’s all good since I stopped at Wal-Mart and got a handy dandy gourmet toaster for 6 bucks(!!) last night.
It was just a long day at work filled with (extremely) dirty diapers and a stubborn 2 years old choosing to rip up herDora the Explorer books rather than take a nap.
But my day got much better when I came home to these lovelies:
Thank you roommate!! 😀
As for the knee/running update – my knee yesterday felt no worse than it did before my Tuesday’s treadmill workout (knock on wood!!). My hips, on the other hand, were soooo sore all day long! I remember when I used to occasionally run my leg muscles wouldn’t get so sore, but my hips would! Anyone have any hip strengthening moves they recommend?
I woke up hungry this morning (weird because I haven’t been waking up hungry lately at all) and knew what I wanted right away! Oatmeal!!
- Cinnamon & maple syrup
- TONS of PB mixed in & on top
- Kashi Golean cereal & Cocoa Beach granola
I popped open my Naturally More PB to try out this morning. Umm…can you say Y-U-M yummmmmm?? This stuff was good. Different tasting (a little sweeter) than most peanut butters out there. What’s also so unique about this PB, is that is has added egg whites, flaxseed oil, and flaxseeds to give it more protein and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It also has more fiber than most peanut butters!
Here’s the nutrition facts, if interested:
Definite goodness! 🙂 You should check out places they carry it by you – I recommend it!
I devoured that oatmeal puppy and caught the bus to head to the gym/pool where I did: 20 minutes stairstepper (is that thing called the stairmaster, or is the revolving one called the stairmaster? I never know which is which!). Unfortunately, hormones (aka That Time of the Month – ladies???) played a role and my tum tum wasn’t feelin’ too hot. So I scratched swimming and decided to walk the 30 minutes home instead of wait for the bus. I know that exercise is recommended to help relieve cramps, but I’ve honestly always found exercise makes mine worse! Strange?
And just to remind everyone, it’s….THURSDAY!!! You know what that means right? Tomorrow is Friday! Yay get excited 😀
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