Happy Happy Friday!
Gosh, it’s felt like Friday since Wednesday. Glad it’s finally here, huh?
Well this has certainly been a week of smoothies around here.
According to Vega, it replenishes your system, repairs muscle tissue, and reduces inflamation. I didn’t realize it was a recovery protein powder when I picked it up, but I guess it’ll be good for me since I just did three workouts in a 24 hour span. Definitely not a norm around here, but it just so happened that was the way it worked out. Plus I have a lot of extra energy from having recently scaled back on my workouts and taken a week and a half off.
One of my favorite instructors was teaching a Piyo (pilates mixed with yoga) class yesterday morning and given that it’s been a while since I’ve done any yoga or pilates, I was really itching to go. It ended up being a pretty relaxed class with a lot of stretching which loosened me up for what was to come later that evening – my first spin class! I had made plans a few days prior to meet a friend for a 6pm class at Flywheel and we were both pretty excited to try. The format of the class was pretty neat – you’re in a stadium setting and spin in the dark along to loud upbeat music that really pumps you up and allows you to ride to the beat. But let me tell you…it was intense.
Following last nights spin class, I did a cardio circuit class this morning that left me in a puddle of my own sweat (great visual, eh?). So I’m guessing the recovery protein powder I mixed into my post-workout breakfast smoothie should do me some good.
Moving right along to another new interest of mine this week. Mini pizzas.
I had a pack of flatout lying around and discovered the best use for them is to sprinkle them with cheese, veggies, and some sort of protein, then nuke it for 30-45 seconds. Lunch is served.
Honestly, it would probably taste a lot better coming out of an oven, but I have no patience to wait for my lunch or for the oven to preheat. These mini pizzas are also a fantastic way to use up all the kale chip crumbles that remain at the bottom of each kale chip bag. Just sprinkle them on top after microwaving and it adds a nice crunch.
I hope theres some good weather heading your way this weekend. We’ll be hitting the mid 80s on Sunday and I can already feel summer creeping up on us down here.
Have a fantastic weekend! And if you just so happen to be a golfer or fan of golf, Happy Masters Weekend!
What’s your favorite kind of exercise? Or fitness class?
Do you use protein powders or keep it natural with whole/real foods?