A short week is always a good week in my book. So, although it feels like Monday today, it is in fact TUESDAY.
Tuesdays are when I teach my 6am spinning class, and although I am a morning person and don’t have trouble getting out of bed before the sun, sometimes I have to do a little self pep talk in order to make sure that I am cheery and peppy for my class.
For whatever reason, driving makes me extremely tired, add to that a lack of sun, a warm sweat shirt, lack of caffeine, and on days like today rain….and by the time I get to the gym I am ready for a snooze! On days like today, I have to just sit in the car for a couple of minutes, mentally prepare, then enter the gym and say hi to everyone. Seriously, I don’t know if it is the act of smiling or talking or both, but that is what gets me going!
After teaching spin, I always like to do a 30 minute strength workout, and today I focused on shoulders.
Single Arm Dumbbell Front Raise:
This workout left my shoulders fatigued. Each week, I try to increase my weights by just a little bit so that I can keep that burn coming after each workout.
Breakfast this morning was a bit of an experiment. One of my friends who has similar interests in nutrition and exercising as me told me that she often cooks her oatmeal in the morning with egg whites for an added boost of protein rather than using protein powder. I thought about trying it, but never actually got around to it…until this morning.
Boy, was that a great decision! The oats tasted like french toast to me because of the slightly eggy flavor. I will definitely be doing this again
Egg White Oats
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 egg whites
- 1 packet stevia
- a sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir, then cook for 1 more minute. Once you are ready to eat, you can eat them as they are or top with your favorite toppings.
Today’s toppings: frozen peaches, and 1 Tbsp of crunchy peanut butter…delish!
*2 egg whites adds in about 8 grams of protein with only around 32 additional calories!!
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