Summer has arrived!!!
Let the heat wave begin!!
How ironic is it that the first days of summer are scorchers?
So I started my morning off with a mish mash of cottage cheese, Kashi GoLean, 1/2 a frozen banana and fresh blueberries with cinnamon.
I’ve noticed that cottage cheese seems to hold me over longer than Greek yogurt. My stomach usually begins to grumble 2 hours after a meal, but this mixture often keeps me full for 3 hours or more on some days.
Do you prefer cottage cheese or Greek yogurt?
After running a few errands, I felt my hunger start to kick in. I knew that I needed a snack to get me through my Insanity workout, so I decided to make myself a pizza…
A PreWorkout Pizza!
Rice cake with sugar free strawberry jam, 6 Tbsp. egg whites topped with cinnamon, and 1/2 Tbsp Raw almond butter.
Cut into four slices, and eaten with a side of baby carrots. Not too filling, with just the right amount of energy that I needed to push through.
I allowed myself 45 minutes to digest, then it was time to get serious.
I love how Shaun T. motivates you through the entire workout. Just when you think you can’t take anymore, he talks you into completing that one last rep. That’s how you become stronger, and there is nothing like being completely drenched in sweat after your workout.
It’s cleansing, in a smelly way. Plus, the view isn’t bad either .
Post workout Sweet Potato Boat
1 scoop Sunwarrior vanilla mixed with cinnamon and water, poured onto a 1/2 a cooled sweet potato cut vertically.
I also had a small un-pictured spinach salad with about 2 ounces of leftover baked chicken, yellow peppers, and kumato tomatoes.
These tomatoes are my favorite! They are deliciously juicy, and taste fresh from the garden. I’ve found them at both Market Basket and Stop n Shop.
Since Matt and I are going away for the weekend, I’m trying to use up what I have in the fridge. I prepared a giant bowl of pasta salad for Matt to eat throughout the week, along with another salad for myself.
In the mix: pasta, mayo (I know, but Matt likes it) celery, yellow pepper, cucumber, hardboiled eggs (2 whole eggs, 3 egg whites), black pepper, salt and a pinch of parsley.
My salad: mixed greens with carrots, mushrooms, brussel spouts and asparagus, served with a sweet potato egg white omelet, using the other half of my potato from earlier, and some cinnamon.
Along with some lemon water out of my favorite mug, from my favorite place
Can’t wait to go back this Summer! Check out my post about last year’s York Beach vacation HERE
For those of you spending the next few days outside, remember to stay hydrated and protected from the sun.
Fill a water bottle with lemon or cucumber slices to add a hint of flavor, and set a timer on your phone as a reminder to reapply sunscreen every 30-45 minutes. Also, if you plan on exercising outside, it’s best to do it early morning or in the evening when the sun is less strong.
Be smart, be safe, and enjoy the day!