Happy Friday! Was it really a week ago that I was fumbling my way around the El into Chicago to go to the Healthy Living Summit? It feels like I got back yesterday…
This morning I woke up not really sure what I’d do for my workout. I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’m a work out in the morning type of gal. I only like to shower once a day, and working out in the morning works out (ha) well with that preference. I knew I wanted to run, but an easy run, and I knew I wanted to lift weights.
So I channeled my mother, who does what I did this morning nearly every day. I ran the two miles and change to my gym, did the following tri-sets:
|Single point row||20 lb dumbbells, 10 reps|
|Cable fly||12.5 lbs, 10 reps|
|Deadlift||Olympic bar + 5 lb. plates, 10 reps|
|Weighted calf raise on box||25 lb. plate in each hand, 15 reps|
|Overhead cable extension||25 lbs, 10 reps|
|Stiff-leg deadlift||olympic bar + 10 lb plates, 12 reps|
Repeat 3 x’s
Then I used the bathroom and grabbed another drink and ran back home! It was an awesome way to change it up. I think I might start implementing this more Fridays 🙂 A fun Friday workout 🙂
I was starving when I got home. Running + weights = one hangry Paige.
But breakfast was oh-so-worth the weight.
I layered banana protein oatmeal with yogurt in an oversized wine glass, with a little bit of Trader Joe’s Flax seed almond butter and granola on top.
It was so delicious it inspired some creative photography.
Orrr just taking a picture of it through the glass table, haha
I wanted to take a minute and talk about some new products I’m loving right now.
Note: I bought each of these with my money; Flat Out or Laughing Cow is not compensating me for the reviews below
I was at Kroger the other day, when I walked past the deli section and did a double take:
Flat Out bread pita chips?! Why haven’t I heard of these? Have you guys tried them before?
If not, I recommend you go to your nearest grocer, and pick yourself up a bag.
With hummus, these chips give Stacy’s a run for their money. Oh, yes.
The same thing happened while at Trader Joe’s the other day. Now, I’ve had the Laughing Cow cheese wedges before, and they’re great – individual little wedges that are great for being on the go.
Wait, what? Blue cheese?! Why are these secrets being kept from me? I love love love blue cheese. It’s one of my favorite cheeses! Honestly, I really don’t eat much cheese anymore, but when I saw this, I had to make it mine.
Used as a condiment in a veggie sandwich, it worked perfectly!
Again, neither of these companies are paying/compensating me for these reviews – I just had to share the wealth!
Well I’m off to get some laundry done. Being away for a weekend and then having a super busy week resulted in a full day’s worth of laundry for me. It actually needed to be done earlier than today, alas, it waited for me. Laundy’s nice like that 😉 Then I think a nice, relaxing night is in store tonight:)
Which new (to you) foods are you loving lately?