Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Still faster than the couch (LiveFit Day 50 & WIAW)

I tried this challenge!

Yesterday: I kept this in mind as I anticipated cardio. I'm having a hard time.

I made myself a bowl of Peace Love & Oats' egg white oatmeal last night. I stirred in 1/4 cup of pumpkin. I reheated it this morning and it was good as new.

That chocolate-y stuff - Walden Farms' chocolate syrup. It's not fantastic, but it's good for what it is: calorie free.

I woke up super early to get my workout in. As in 6:15 A.M. so I could enjoy breakfast too.

I didn't feel like I deserved all those green areas. It was a tough workout altogether. I really struggled though after help from my co-worker, I was able to do the narrow pushups by thinking of them as chaturanga.

Flo Rida kept me going. I love this song.

I ran. 24 minutes with 2 minutes walking.

"No matter how slow I run, I'm still faster than my couch." -Anonymous

My shipment of Sunwarrior came last night from Open Sky. I was a little concerned after reading Clare's thoughts of the Warrior Blend.

One scoop protein, 1/2 frozen banana, and 1 cup unsweetened almond milk = good. A little powdery and thus, coconutty.

I stopped by Starbucks for coffee because it's closest to work. Just a plain ol' coffee for me. I drink it black; I'm hardcore. :)

Then my day went on: work & more work. I packed tuna salad for lunch and turkey slices with Laughing Cow & broc for dinner.

Since I didn't get a chance to post on Monday, you get a double dose of food.

Oats for breakfast made the night before and microwaved in the AM.

I decided to sleep in then ate again. It was National PB&J Day, but I didn't have the J.

Snacking on Love Grown granola in the car. So dangerous. I had to remove them.

Chicken in Hak's BBQ sauce and broccoli for dinner.

One of my Instagram friends is doing #bamfit April photo-a-day so I thought to join.
 Here are the first 2 pictures.

Game face.

Flex. Muscle under the fat and a picture of me as a kid.

Do you ignore an exercise you don't like? For me, it's running and I'm tackling it. 
Have you tried 0 cal foods like Walden Farms? Do you like them?
What do you mix in with Sunwarrior?
Do you make a funny face when you are lifting hard? I scrunch up my face. :/


  1. Calorie free chocolate syrup? That sounds fishy... Kinda weird that I can't find the ingredients list on their website. What's in it?

    1. Looks like...

      Ingredients: Triple filtered purified water, defatted cocoa powder, caramel color, natural flavors, cellulose gum, sucralose, salt, potassium sorbate (to preserve freshness), vanilla flavor, lactid acid, xantham gum.

      Not AS scary. I picked this up awhile ago and forgot about it.

  2. I do tend to avoid exercises I don't like, even though I need to do them. My whole core workout is a perfect example haha!

    When I'm lifting I tend to look like I'm concentrating really hard. I get embarrassed making any noise or looking like a beast lol.

    1. Ah, I dislike core workouts too. Sometimes it just hurts my back. :/

      I make noise sometimes, but I try to hold it in.

  3. love the idea of chocolate syrup in the AM!

  4. -I usually try and tackle workout I do not like so I can push through it but sometimes I do avoid it. I used to avoid running like crazy but not anymore I actually like it.
    -I have never tried Walden Farms but I am now curious.I have tried some other ones like the sugar free syrups but they were horrible.
    -I Like sunwarrior. I usually mix a banana, spinach and some cocoa powder.
    -hahah I do make a funny face when lifting. I try not to but I can't help it. It just comes lol.

    1. Thanks for the Sunwarrior suggestion!

  5. Replies
    1. Thanks! I know I need more greens!