Happy Saturday everyone!
Does anyone else love Saturday mornings as much as I do? I am definitely not one to sleep in on the weekends; I like getting up early and starting the day! Preferably with breakfast, followed by a nice sweaty workout! And this morning I did just that.
I woke up around 7:30 and made myself a big bowl of Pumpkin Spice Paleo Noatmeal (shocking, right?) I have yet to get sick of this stuff. I love it! I may or may not have actually had it for breakfast and lunch yesterday….whoops…
After I was done with breakfast, I got dressed and ready for a workout. Although I have been absolutely loving CrossFit, I’m just not getting myself to the classes as often as I should with the times they offer, and as a result feel like I’ve been losing SERIOUS muscle. No bueno. So I’ve decided that I’m going to go back to a rotine weight training schedule, with a 5 or 6 day split. This way I know exactly what I will be doing each day, and can fit in my workouts when it fits my schedule best. I’m not completely ruling CrossFit out, but for now I feel like this is what will work best for me!
So I started off this morning by SMASHING shoulders! Seriously felt so good!
Flexing selfie. Oh yeah. Seriously need to grow these muscles!
After I finished with the weights, I hopped on the tredmill for some light cardio. Initially I was just going to do a little fast paced walking to cool down, but then I decided to kick it up a notch and do some running. My sister and I have been talking about doing the Turkey Trot (a little race on Thanksgiving morning) this year, so I definitely need to start adding some runs into my workouts if I want to keep up with her! In my mind I kept telling myself that I was only going to run for a couple minutes, but just kept pushing myself to do more. I ended up finishing about 2 and a half miles (which, granted, isn’t much) but really surprised myself. I love when that happens!
When I was done, I refueled with some protein! I know that protein powder is not paleo or Whole 30, but I’ve been experimenting with adding it back into my diet because I’m really trying to up my protein intake A LOT. Recently, I’ve been using ISOPURE, which is lactose free. So far I haven’t noticed any negative side effects of it, so I’m going to stick with it! While my main sources of protein are obviously still coming from whole foods, I think supplementing with the protein powder will definitely help me reach my goals. Gotta grow those muscles!
How’s that for a sweaty Saturday morning? 😉
Now I’m off to watch the Buckeyes and do some serious studying for a big Nutrition exam I have on Monday. Hope you all had just as great of a morning as I did!
Are you an earlybird or do you sleep in on the weekends?
Do you supplement with protein powder? What kind do you use?