Helllllo world Thanks for all of your sweet comments on my pictures from Easter weekend and all of your motivation tips!
I think all of the positive vibes you guys sent me really got me going yesterday morning. I woke up at 6 – went for a quick 3.5 mile run, did an arm & a buns workout and ate healthy all day.. I also had another quick workout before dinner that included 15 minutes on the elliptical and a legs and abs circuit. I already feel SO much better. Isn’t it crazy how getting off track can make you feel so blah? I’m thankful for all of you to keep me in check
BrittFit left a comment that hit home with me because I used to say this to myself ALL the time. “I’ve never regretted a workout”. It’s so true… The hardest part is getting to the gym – Once you are there its easy breezy. Well, kind of! I was thinking of things I usually do to motivate myself to get back in the gym/eating healthy routine and here is what I came up with.
1.) Make a new playlist on my ipod — Music determines how hard I work out… If I have a good playlist I will run and run and RUN.
2.) Break up your workouts — If 60 minutes of cardio is intimidating do 30 minutes when you wake up and 30 minutes after work. Chances are you will push yourself a lot harder in those 30 minutes than you would in the 60.
3.) Create a plan — Plan your meals, plan your workouts and plan your grocery list. A plan always helps you stay on track!
4.) Take a new class — Sometimes doing the same thing over and over will drive you crazy. Sign up for a yoga, pilates, bootcamp or a spin class. I guarantee it will push you to get back into your routine.
5.) Change your scenery — If you spent all winter in the gym, head outside for a run, find a trail to hike, bike your neighborhood or Rollerblade around a park.
So now that I’m back on track I’m ready to show you some healthy recipes
1.) Protein Pancake
2.) Orange flavored Cranberry & Feta Chicken Burgers
Both are so easy and quick that we should rename me Rachel Ray!
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 2 tbs vanilla almond milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbs flaxseed
- 1/2 banana, mashed
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 2 frozen strawberries, defrosted
- Combine all ingredients into a bowl
- Heat a skillet on medium high and spray with olive oil cooking spray
- Pour batter into skillet as one big pancake
- Cook for 3 minutes on each side (or until browned)
- Eat up!
- Add some agave if necessary but this pancake is pretty sweet without it
You could certainly use fresh strawberries but I think the defrosted frozen strawberries really give it that sweet flavor where syrup is unnecessary. This might be my new favorite breakfast! If I workout in the morning I would probably add a scoop of vanilla protein powder
One of the perks of working as a nanny is that I have full use of a kitchen ALL day. So for lunch I made these chicken burgers for the girls and I… They were delicious!
Orange Flavored Cranberry & Feta Chicken Burgers
- 1/2 lb ground chicken breast
- 1/4 cup orange flavored dried cranberries
- 1/6 cup feta cheese
- 1 egg white
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Combine ground chicken breast, cranberries, cheese and egg white in bowl.
- Shape into 3 patties
- Heat 1 tbsp of Olive Oil in skillet
- Add patties and brown on each side for 5-6 minutes or until fully cooked
Here’s to making it another healthy day! Happy Wednesday everyone.