I wanted to share with you my workout from yesterday! It was short but awesome!
First, I ate some delicious overnight oats that I made with:
1 c oats, 1 c almond milk, 1tsp flaxseed meal, tsp chia seeds, half banana (added in the morning) cinnamon, nutmeg and a few drops of honey (also added in the morning.) I ate 3/4 of this and saved the rest for after the workout along with a protein shake.
I dropped off my son at Kindergarten at 9:15 and by 9:27 I was on the track running. I ran the first mile in 8 minutes and 40 seconds-which is fast for me! I can’t keep that pace for more than 1 to 2 miles (yet). I walked 1 lap and then ran 2 at the same pace, walked 1 and then ran 2 more at the same pace. It took me 25 minutes total, a total of 2.5 miles and I felt like I had accomplished something! I was home by 10 am. Not to bad if you ask me!!
I drank my protein shake in the car right after and when I got home I ate the rest of my oats.
I want you to think of your workout as 3 total parts. Each workout whatever it is should have a beginning a middle and an end.
Begin with a proper pre-workout meal/snack
Workout-doesn’t have to be for hours. It can be quick as long as you are working hard-that’s the key!
End with stretching and a proper post workout meal
Also, proper rest is crucial! I have noticed that 3 to 4 workouts per week are perfect for me. I do a running, yoga & strength training combo. I work hard during those workouts and my body needs the other days to truly rest/recover and rebuild! So does yours.
I found this infographic that may help explain 🙂 xo, A