Good morning, friends!
Thankfully, after yesterday’s hurricane, things are pretty quiet here this morning.
I’m so grateful that Hurricane Irene didn’t cause any major damage to our area. I’m praying for those who are dealing with the tragic aftermath, especially the folks in Vermont. I heard much of the state is in a lot of trouble right now.
I started my morning with a tasty batch of Protein Pancakes with fresh blueberries and maple syrup drizzled on top.
Two servings of fruit + 28g of protein in one meal. Love it.
I also enjoyed a glass of iced coffee with vanilla soy milk.
Last Night’s Dinner
Last night’s lasagna dinner tasted delicious, but it sure wasn’t pretty!
I used a recipe for Broccoli and Three-Cheese Lasagna from Real Simple, which was really easy to make, but I sort of messed up the layering. It still turned out pretty well– I mean, Mal ended up eating three huge pieces, so it couldn’t have been that bad!
According to a study by the American Journal of Public Health, people are more active when they focus on how they’ll fit in exercise””like packing their workout gear the night before””rather than why they should do it.
Scheduling my workouts every Sunday for the upcoming week is key to my success with regard to my fitness goals. Carving out time for all of my workouts helps keep me on track and motivated. (I schedule my workouts on my Google Calendar just like I would any other appointment.) Plus, having a plan of attack gets my mind in the “just do it” mentality, which gets my butt in gear and prevents me from skipping a scheduled workout.
With that said, here’s this week’s workout schedule:
- Sunday: Off
- Monday: Body Pump + 2-mile run
- Tuesday: 75-minute Vinyasa yoga class
- Wednesday: 3-mile run + CNW
- Thursday: 2-mile run + elliptical
- Friday: Cardio Combo
- Saturday: Long run
Question of the Day
What ultimately motivates you to exercise”” the how or the why?
P.S. If you haven’t heard, Carrots ”˜N’ Cake was named as a finalist for this year’s CBS Boston Most Valuable Blogger award in the Health & Fitness category. I would love for you to vote for CNC. It takes just seconds. No sign up required. Thanks, friends!