The alarm rang this morning at 4:40am (yep still in the four’s) so I didn’t get to the gym till 5:15am. I did an arms bicep/tricep focused workout with 30 second cardio intervals in between that looks pretty much like this one.
It takes me forever to work up a sweat even after intense cardio, so strength training can some times leave me feeling a little unsatisfied with my workout. I’d like to think this is because I’m super conditioned from running but I think thats wishful thinking. Anyways I added a 1000 meter row to the end of the workout and that set my shoulders on fire, success! I came home and once I was ready for work I warmed up the most glorious batch of overnight oats I have EVER had. Let’s just say the combination of pumpkin butter and almond butter is a match made in heaven. Creamy, cinnamony, pumpkin goodness….
I filled up my mug with some yummy coconut caramel crunch coffee from Kauai Coffee and was out the door…
For lunch I reheated some of yesterday’s salmon leftovers (doused in sirracha) which were delicious….
and ate a bag of baby carrots…
I worked away, switched clinic locations and the time flew by. By the time 4:30 rolled around my stomach was growling, so I ate a chobani yogurt while I finished up a few things for the long weekend.
After work I spent some time helping an employee out with some diet advice so I didn’t get home until 6pm or so. Even though I had to work today, I almost didn’t mind because the traffic was so light it was amazing my normal 45 minute commute took 20 minutes, it was awesome. When I did get home, I got right to sautéing some Brussels sprouts and jalapeno chicken sausage combined with swiss laughing cows. This meal is a staple in our house, easiest 3-ingredient meal ever, thanks Tina @carrotsncake! Again doused in sirracha… you seeing a theme?
The same dessert as yesterday definitely happened, like immediately after I finished my dinner. Whoops forgot about all the Thanksgiving treats tomorrow… oh well I can’t resist caramel it’s impossible.
After dinner I made a clean eating sweet potato cassarole for tomorrow from another favorite blog I read. I probably ate almost a whole sweet potato in the process too… whoops again… man I guess I’m starting the Thanksgiving feast early!
Soooooo…..I’m super psyched to run the Turkey Day Trot Sponsored by Lifetime in downtown Phoenix tomorrow. Right now I’m registered for a 5K, which I’ve actually never done before (unless you count obstacle courses) so that will be nice. Or if they let me, I’ll upgrade to the 10K and while I won’t be going for a PR at such a lax event I’d still like to see if my speed has “naturally” increased at all. I’m glad I signed up and committed to the run, even if its location is rather inconvenient I know it will be fun. I know that I would work out regardless of whether I did the run or not, but races are what keeps someone running… especially fun ones so I’ll be happy to do whatever distance. Plus I like the idea of kicking off the holiday season with fun fitness AND good food. I’ll try to race recap tomorrow but if I don’t I’ll see you Friday and have a safe wonderful Happy Thanksgiving!
Articles of Possible Interest
The Power of a Daily Bout of Exercise (NYtimes.com)–> this study found exercise to be extremely beneficial to health even in the case of weight gain, basically explains why it is so important to keep moving during the holiday season.
Post Thanksgiving Full Body Workout Plan (active.com)
Don’t Eat the Crispy French Fries (nbcnews.com)