I’ve been thinking a lot about my workouts lately… I don’t know why. But I have come to the realization that I am always torn between what type of workout I should do. In general, I love all kinds of fitness: running, cycling, HIIT, weights, yoga, fitness classes, all of it. Most of the time, I vary my workouts and do a range of different things. Lots of running because it’s easy and quick. Lots of at home DVDs because they are awesome and also easy and quick.
But occasionally I will have the thought that I must become a certain type of worker-outer. I must be a runner. Or a yogi. Or a weight lifter. I must choose a sport and excel in that area.
Sometimes I want to be this:
And do tons of yoga and be all peaceful like this:
Other days I think I should train to run longer distances like this:
And then I will get into a weight lifting mood and think I should eat tons of protein and be like this:
I’ve been watching a lot of The Office lately so I must throw this in here:
At the end of the day, I think striving to keep working out 5-6 times a week is the best of all those goals. I don’t need to characterize my fitness routine. I can do whatever I want! I’m not training for a competition or a race. No one cares if I can do crazy yoga arm balances.
Just have to remind myself that sometimes.
Okay enough of that! Let’s talk about some food!
This has been my breakfast literally every morning this week. Tons of mulberries on top of oatmeal with either egg whites or protein powder, all drenched with almond milk. MMMmmmmmmmm.
I’ve been packing my lunch all week and have discovered that egg whites actually hold up until lunch pretty well! This is a mixture of egg whites, seitan, zucchini, green onions, and sriracha. With some watermelon on the side 🙂
Yesterday I made chicken salad using a simple recipe:
10 Minute Chicken Salad
- Chicken breast
- Plain greek yogurt
- Dijon mustard
- Seasonings of choice- Mrs. Dash Chicken is really good.
Directions: Season raw chicken with Mrs. Dash or whatever other spices you like. Cook chicken in a saute pan or in the oven. Once chicken is cooked, shred with 2 forks or you could use your hands but the forks are less messy.
Add in a TBS of plain greek yogurt for every 4 oz of chicken. You can eyeball this. Squeeze in a tsp dijon mustard for every 4 oz. Chop celery, 1 stalk should be plenty, and add to mixture. Stir it up and you have chicken salad!
Yesterday I was able to study at Starbucks for a bit.
My workout was Chalene Extreme Lean Circuit 1. It’s a good one!
And I even had time to meditate on my purple meditation pillow at the end of the day 🙂
Do you consider yourself a specific type of athlete?
Do you struggle deciding what type of workout to do?
Huge bonus points if you can name all the girls in the pictures above.