I’m changing it up a bit – it’s my blog, so that’s allowed, right!?! For my friday discovery posts, I’m getting confused and bored with categorizing all of my discoveries, so they’re now coming to you in list form!
Since my trip to California, I have somehow forgotten how much I love high intensity cardio workouts. I’ve done a ton of strength training, and I think it’s too much for me. I feel strong now, but I don’t get that endorphin release, the ‘runner’s high’ (even though I don’t really run). I know this is not the cause of my recent weight gain, but I’ve let everything I’ve read about needing more strength training get to me.
I like cardio! Why did I ever give it up in favor of more weights that just make me hungrier and less happy?!
I’ve had some GI issues, and I’m still not sure what is causing them, but this helps. Incredibly. I wish I knew how to go about figuring out the cause of my stomach’s silliness – it’s definitely something I’m eating, I can feel that.
I’m not eating enough, period. I did a little math (sorry, too lazy to do it again here) and figured out that I’m only eating about half the amount of protein that I need per day – given my activity level. Maybe this is also why I’ve been so hungry and blah-like lately? We shall see. But I’m going to make a conscious effort to eat more protein (and calcium to go with it!). My body needs to re-build all that it burns!
Going along with my previous two points, I have cut out most dairy, as I believed it gave me more problems than it helped. But at this point I really need the high quality protein and calcium. So I’m going to take a page out of Gina‘s book and try only eating goat’s milk dairy products. I was trying high-probiotic dairy, but I think that’s even a bit too much (trying not to go into TMI territory here…)
New Favorite Breakfast
Apparently this happens every week. I guess I’m on a breakfast-roll here. On the menu this week: cereal with smoothies.
Berry Chocolate-y Recovery Smoothie
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 1/2 banana (fresh or frozen)
- 1 scoop sun warrior vanilla protein
- 1 tsp Lucuma (extra sweetness)
- 1 T cocoa powder
- enough yogurt to blend
Then I topped it with about a 1/2 serving of cereal! This kept me full for hours. Seriously, the most filling breakfast I’ve had in forever.
this is actually a really ripe banana – it was mushy enough to bake with. It just really didn’t want to turn yellow…
All of the twitter and comment love you have sent my way lately has made me so happy. You guys (yes you!) really have no idea how much it means to me that you spend a precious few minutes of your day reading my ramblings. Everyone has been so supportive, and it’s part of what keeps me going through each day. So thank you, I’m going to return the favor however I can. And for those of you who are new here, speak up! I’d love to know what you’re thinking 🙂
No question today. Have an awesome weekend!
- WIAW, mini-meal edition! (eatlearndiscover.com)