It’s Monday and my week is already off to a fantastic start! Yesterday, I dragged myself to the gym … I did not want to go. It has been so hot that I just want to lounge in a pool and drink margaritas. But, I forced myself to go to the gym and, as expected, I’m thrilled that I did … I started week six of the couch to 5k program … Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then: Jog 5 minutes, Walk 3 minutes, Jog 8 minutes, Walk 3 minutes, and Jog 5 minutes … I cooled down with a walk home from the gym.
Today, I began the thirty one day fitness challenge from City Fit Girls. The goal is to workout every day in the month of August and then post your workout via social media with #cfgstreak … workouts include running a mile, a half hour tabata, an hour of yoga, a spin class, boot camp, kickboxing etc. So, after work, I went back to the gym where I was supposed to start with a brisk five minute walk followed by 10 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, and ten minutes running, however, I felt so great after 10 minutes that I just kept going … 20 minutes total. No walking. I proceeded to a 60 minute still yoga at Soujourn. First day of the CFG challenge down, thirty more to go … I posted both my workouts together on twitter.
In addition to a couple of great workouts, I started Monday off with a smoothie of kale, cucumber, celery, lemon, blueberries, pear and a tablespoon of honey. It looks disgusting. I tried to make it more appealing by garnishing it with a few blueberries, but they kept sinking.
Regardless, this smoothie was delicious. And, I have left over ingredients to make more tomorrow … John Paul doesn’t like green smoothies so it is all for me!!!
For lunch, I made my own version of a super food salad…..
Kale, romaine, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, blueberries, dried cranberries, a quarter of an avocado, and four ounces of chicken. I mixed in Bolthouse Farms Cilantro Avocado dressing. It was awesome!