Day 10

On Day 10, already.  It’s hard to believe.  I always seem to hit a mini slump after the first successful week, almost like my inner self is attempting to sabotage my momentum.  Like today, started out superb.  Had a heavy breakfast: chocolate vegan Shakeology with 1/2cup dark sweet cherries, handful of baby spinach and blended the mix with water, yummy!  Had a pint of water, a healthy lunch: veggie omelette with 1 slice whole grain toast, and then the mid afternoon gremlins kicked in.  I sort of gave into a leftover slice of key lime pie I made for my hubby’s birthday.  I’m not going to lie, it was delish, but say hello to a sugar crash 🙃.

At least I maintained focus to complete my Wednesday workout: P90X3 yoga followed by hills at max on the stationary.

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I’m not a fan of doing cardio like that indoors in the summer but I’m also not a fan of migraines.  I’ve learned the hard way that if I work out in heat over 80°F I’m gonna get one and I’m worthless and in lots of pain for the unforeseeable future.  To make the stationary interesting I gave into one of my poisons…River Monsters!  45 minutes flew by I tell ya!

Finishing my day with post workout Highlander Grogg Chocolate Shakeology and knitting!  Working on a summer scarf, I’ll probably finish it about he time summer ends😉 tee-hee

Cheers!

 

Oopsy Doodle

What an absolutely gorgeous morning!! The Mollinator and I were up before 6 with coffeea, a book and a list of all the fun stuff I want to do today since it’s going to storm tomorrow.  Finally settled on a brick workout then motorcycle ride, will take it from there 😉

The brick was great until I took a wrong turn and cut my bike loop by 5 miles, whoops!  Note to self, check the damn map again before you head out.  I figured it was fate because I ended up on a road with a positive message.

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The run was fabulous!  A lot of fishermen & women out on the lake, which was calm and sparkling in the sunshine. Who wouldn’t want to be out there? Only completed a 5k run, so that went as planned.

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All in all I finished in 1:00:19 and burned 573 calories. Now I get to enjoy a bit of sunshine, sip on my Chocolate Salted Caramel Shakeology and listen to the golfers who are obviously enjoying the glorious golfing day.  They are having a blast!!😁

Have a wonderful Saturday!  Get outside and do something fun!

Cheers

Peanut Butter Mocha Latte

Have you ever had a craving for something and thought “yeah, I’m going to make that”.  As you’re concocting your craving you think this will either be really good or really bad but who cares, I’m only forcing myself to try it.  That about sums up my Monday breakfast.  I have given up sweets in observance of lent so that lends me to get a little creative if I have a sweet tooth.  No, it’s not cheating 😆  I definitely wanted more coffee this morning, and peanut butter and chocolate sounded good but no cookies, candy, muffins, scones, donuts or ice cream…rats.  So, I though to myself, hey, I can make a healthy shake!  Boom!  The thought of coffee with peanut butter was a bit unnerving but again, if it’s awful it can find its way to the garbage disposal.  Honestly I often find myself in the kitchen with Joey’s mentality from that Thanksgiving Friends episode, you know the one when Rachel makes the traditional English trifle with meat, potato, and whip cream and Joey ends up esting all of the dessert because all of thr ingredients are tasty….in my case….Coffee?  Goooood. Peanut butter?  Goooood. Chocolate? Gooooood.

Peanut Butter Mocha Latte Shake   Serves 1
1 tsp homemade peanut butter (or natural PB)
1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 cup water
1 scoop Cafe Latte Shakeology 

Blend well! And enjoy deliciousness, I wouldn’t share if it was awful.  If you don’t know what Shakeology is, comment and I can fill you in.  It’s a daily meal for me that I look forward to 😉

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Cheers!

 

Challenges

Hello all,
Here I am, continuing to do research on Morton’s Neuroma because I seriously can’t stand having crunchy toe while I walk, workout, go down stairs, etc.  I also have another week to go before I see the doc again.  In the meantime I thought it would be beneficial to upgrade my workout shoes.  Before my issue, I enjoyed cross training in barefoot-style shoes (like Merrell’s).  After nearly an hour I discovered that New Balance shoes are supposed to support the foot in the metatarsal region to help reduce symptoms.  It was a well spent hour, in addition to meal planning (YAY), investigating new blogs and recipes (double YAY) and checking in with my Challengers (mega YAY!) who are rockin’ it by-the-way. 😀

So, Sunday I set off on an adventure before dreaded chores, why not go shopping for shoes (duh) before having to do boatloads of laundry and clean the house.  I discovered and tried on a few pairs of New Balance shoes, one of which allowed me to walk without any crunching….HAPPY DAY!  and they were on sale…extra happy dance! 🙂  and that was the highlight of the adventure…grocery shopping doesn’t count.  Especially when it’s packed and for some reason people lose complete respect for others at the grocery store.  They act as though they are the only ones on earth…hmm.

The new shoes are MUCH better.  However, still having some issues when flexing the toes in a lunge, but I can hop around a bit more which makes for a very happy Becky.

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I was able to do Hammer Power (totally kicked my ass) with minimal pain.  Post workout was extra exciting because I made a brand spanky new recipe of Shakeology, inspired by Tony Horton.  It’s a Caramel Mocha Latte and it was Amazing!  That, some ice on the foot and a crochet project on my lap kicked off a much needed relaxing afternoon.

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And not to keep you hanging, here’s the recipe:

Caramel Mocha Shakeo (I cut back on almond milk to stick to my carb needs)
1/2 scoop chocolate vegan Shakeo
1/2 scoop NEW café latte Shakeo
1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2-1tsp caramel extract
12oz water
http://www.shakeology.com/en_US/?sn=becky20

Blend well and enjoy!  It’s a coffee you can feel good about, you’re getting mega nutrition.  Honestly, I’ve been drinking it for a few days now and it has helped curb my coffee cravings.  Yes, I cut back to decaf (mostly) but it’s still much healthier to have a nutrient dense meal than an espresso with steamed almond milk 😉

Cheers!

Antioxidant post workout breakfast

It’s a cool and refreshing morning so after kicking my own tushy with the Decelerator workout (P90X3) I needed something packed with nutrition to help my muscles recover.  I hear berries, kale, cocoa are all great.  I picked up some organic baby kale and organic strawberries from the market the other day and rather than putting it in a salad, added it to my daily dose of dense nutrition…Shakeology 😉

I added 1 cup organic baby kale
1 cup organic strawberries
12 oz filtered water
1 scoop chocolate vegan shakeology.
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I know some people may be thinking…kale and chocolate..Eew.  Do not scoff until you try it, honestly I enjoy kale.  I like the taste, texture and the nutrition it gives me, however I can’t taste it in my shake.  For some that’s a blessing, for me that’s a bummer.  Needless to say The Mollinator and I enjoyed a quick breakfast on the patio.

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Tropical Shakeology Recipe

It’s a beautiful, sunny morning so a post workout nutritionally dense meal is just what the body is craving.  I drink Shakeology daily, usually post workout to be sure I’m getting everything I need to recover from kicking my own butt 😉  I occasionally change up the flavor, today I’m using Vanilla with 1 cup organic kale, 1/3 cup pineapple and 1 kiwi.

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Blend up all of the goodies (including 12-16oz of H20) and enjoy!

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This is my go-to meal on-the-go, especially if you enjoy working out in the morning before work.  I’m a morning person so I want to get my workout in, power shower and get going on work right away while my brain is firing strong (thank you endorphins), which means I don’t always have the time to  cook a healthy breakfast.  If you have questions about what Shakeology is, comment below and I will answer them 🙂