I mentioned yesterday that I was doing my first Body Pump class. I absolutely loved it. It literally worked every part of your body. I was pretty excited because I was the only beginner/ first timer in the class and I kept up with everyone and used the same amount of weights (as some of the people). Now I am not going to lie, when I got out of bed this morning to go to the gym I could feel it. I love that feeling because you know that you actually worked it.I want to try to at least do the class once a week but I need to continue doing my 5k training since it is getting so close. But if you have never done a Body Pump class I would definitely suggest it. You will be happy you do.
Now on the way home I stopped by the store to pick up some fresh produce for dinner. When I got home I made me a quick salad to hold me over while I made me some sweet potato fries.
(romaine lettuce, broccoli, parm cheese, low fat yogurt dressing and sriracha hot sauce)
Yeap you heard me right sweet potato fries. I can't wait to tell my mom I ate sweet potatoes. I remember when I was younger the thought of a sweet potato made me gag. I was a pure potato gal. But I read how healthy they are for you and decided to give them a try. I mean my taste buds have change since I was a kid. So I began by chopping up the potato and preheating my oven to 400'
I then put the fries in a large bowl
and added 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
and minced onion.
Then popped in the oven and let cook until they were crunchy (about 20 to 30 minutes)
Then enjoyed with 2 tablespoons of ketchup!
I absolutely was shocked how good they were. It just goes to show that your taste buds do change. So it is always a good idea to try that one veggie that you hated growing up.
Week 7 Workout 2
Since I did a lot of weights and circuit training yesterday and my body probably couldn't have handled another squat or lunge today I decided to keep it straight cardio.
With my 5k training I had to add .25 mile to my run this morning
Treadmill 20 minutes:
1.25 mile- incline 0- 6.0 mph
finished with incline 15- 4.0 mph
Bike level 4 -10 minutes
Post workout smoothie: 1 cup of peaches, 1 cup of strawberries, 2tbsp flax seed, light soy milk and 2 ice cubes
Breakfast: 2 large eggs
Lunch: spaghetti squash with low sugar marinara, very little lean ground beef (94%) and grilled chicken with veggies.
Snack: small peach with blueberries and strawberries
103 days no diet mountain dew- 57 days no soda
33 days final goal
60 days first 5k