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Pre-Cardio Interval Snack

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Good Morning!

Today is day number 2 on the job, and I am really looking forward to it.  The hotel offers complimentary breakfast to our guests, and one of my supervisors suggested that I eat breakfast there today.  It should be fun!  At least I know they have fruit, oatmeal, and coffee.

Before heading to the gym this morning, I made myself a pre-workout snack to tide me over until my hotel breakfast.

It was like a mini smoothie!  In the mix was: 1/3 frozen banana, 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup almond coconut unsweetened milk, 2 tsp peanut butter, stevia, and vanilla extract.  It was smooth, creamy, and the perfect pre-workout fuel.

Cardio Intervals

Thursday mornings, I teach Cardio Intervals.  I am really enjoying this class because it gets pretty intense and sweaty, and the group I teach is simply amazing!

Here is a look at the super sweaty cardio and strength training workout we did today:

Now, I am off to work!

After work plans:  attend and study Body Pump (it is one of our instructor’s last class!), make a delicious treat to bring into work on Friday…that is the best part of the job, someone to eat all of my treats 😉

Happy Thursday!

Pre-Post Workout Fuel for the Bod

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As part of my half marathon training, I am going to focus on two things that usually go to the wayside: strength training, and properly fueling before and refueling after my runs.  Since today is my first official half marathon training run, I started out with a smoothie with a little granola on the bottom.  Fitsugar had a great article about what to eat pre and post workouts.  It suggests that 2-3 hours pre-workout (that’s me!) eat a meal of around 300-400 calories that includes fat, carbs, and protein.

In my pre-workout smoothie:

  • 2/3 Banana
  • 1/2 Cup Strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Peanut Butter (protein/fat/carbs)
  • 1 Handful Spinach
  • A Splash of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Packets of Splenda
  • Pinch of Xanthum Gum
  • 1/4 Cup Granola (protein/fat/carbs)

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Post-workout, it says to refuel with a mix of carbs and protein, so I will pack a snack…not sure what though!  Hope you all have a wonderful day!