Yesterday went almost completely un-photographed, so you will have to use your imagination and envision my delicious oatmeal, salad, smoothie, and greek yogurt topped with a crumbled pumpkin muffin for dessert.
I woke up early enough to take a quick hike on my treadmill. I was feeling pretty sleepy and I needed to read an article for school, so I just walked on an incline (6.0) at speed 4.0 for 20 minutes. Nothing fancy, but at least I moved a little bit.
After getting ready I made some voluminous oatmeal with cocoa powder and bananas this time. About 3 hours later I was starving and had some strawberries and half an Ezekiel english muffin I had packed as a quick snack.
For lunch I had this:
Summer Corn and Blueberry Salad (recipe adapted from iowa girl eats)
I was a bit nervous about the blueberries, but I’m telling you this salad is the bomb.com. Refreshing, flavorful, filling.
1 cup quinoa, rinsed very well
2 cups chicken broth
3 ears corn, kernels cut from cobs
1 cup blueberries
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup cucumber, chopped small (peeled if outside is thick and tough)
3 Tablespoons chopped parsley
1 Tablespoon chopped basil
1/2 jalapeno, minced
For the dressing:
1 teaspoon lemon zest
4 Tablespoons lemon juice (about 2 lemons worth)
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon honey
salt & pepper
1. Rinse quinoa very well in a fine mesh sieve under cold running water. Add to a saucepan with the chicken broth then bring the broth to a boil. Place a lid on top, lower the heat to medium-low, then cook until quinoa is tender and broth is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely.
2. For the dressing: Combine lemon zest and juice, extra virgin olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper in a jar or bowl. Shake or whisk to combine. Set aside.
3. Combine corn, blueberries, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, basil, jalapeno, and cooled quinoa in a large bowl. Pour dressing over and mix well to combine. Serve with grilled or sauteed shrimp, chicken, or fish.
After work I headed home and made myself a smoothie with kale, coconut almond milk, and banana. I completely forgot to put protein powder in it- whoops!! So I knew I would be hungry sooner than if I had added some protein.
I studied for an hour while my yummy smoothie digested and then went to complete Day 1 of Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp!
Here is the little gym I have set up for myself in my room:
Her arm workout was killer! I really pushed myself and it felt good. Then it was time for 60/60 HIIT which looked like this:
Warm up 5 min walking at 4.0
Alternate 1 min at 8.0 and 1 min at 6.0 for 10 minutes total (5 rounds of intervals)
Cool down with another 5 min walk at 4.0
It doesn’t sound like much but I was sweating up a storm!
Hope everyone has a great day!!