I made it! To the WIAW Party, that is.
But first, let’s talk workouts.
Obviously I am a big believer in the power and importance of strength training and have been working on lifting heavy for a while now. However I have gotten to the point where I am a little tired of lifting heavy all the time. This is where I think it’s important to listen to your body and make changes if needed. So in order to still keep up my strength, I have incorporated a lot more circuit-style workouts with slightly lighter weights. It’s been such a nice, fun change and has challenged me in new ways. Right now I’m getting in more like 1 maybe 2 pure lifting days per week. Then the the other days I fill in with the circuits, HIIT/Tabatas, and of course REST DAYS! So the moral of the story is, there is no “right” way to exercise. Do what you want to do and do what makes you feel good. As long as you’re moving and being active, it’s all good!
Oh, and make sure you’re fueling your hard work with some extra delicious food. Done and done.
giant pumpkin blueberry oatbran pancake with peanut flour ‘fudge’
Alexandria’s brownie bars. delish! I added extra dark cocoa powder to the recipe which made it even more fudgy. swoon.
cheesy eggs, Kashi crackers + provolone, and s&p baby cukes
The best spaghetti squash boat yet! I follow this recipe’s squash cooking directions and like the results…a little too much. 🙂
filled with chicken sausage, roasted garlic marinara, parmesan, italian seasonings, garlic powder, black pepper. Roasted sweet potato + pb on the side, why not?
sauteed mushroom and spinach, 2 soft eggs, and roasted delicata squash in coconut oil and sea salt
Sludge Dessert: 1 scoop chocolate casein, 1/2 cup blended cottage cheese, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1 tbsp dark cocoa powder, almond milk, stevia, CASHEWS!
9 times out of 10, I’ll choose nut butter over actual nuts, but dang. I forgot how good cashews are! They have a creamy sweetness to them that works especially well in desserts. Do recommend.
What type of workouts have you been enjoying?