Merry Christmas Eve’s Eve!
How we all doing this morning? I, for one, can’t believe how close Christmas is! It doesn’t really feel like it to me. See, I used up all of my vacay days on the cruise, so I’m working right up until noon on Christmas Eve (Christmas Day is a work holiday.)
I’m currently enjoying a delicious breakfast of a great big GREEN monster.
1 frozen nanner, 1 c. almond milk, 2 cups of spinach, Smooth Operator PB, and some Vega Smoothie Infusion. Yummy and filling
So my decision to change my way of thinking helped out a ton today. I only got stressed out once, and it only lasted for about 5 minutes, so I’d say that’s progress in its fullest Work actually went fairly smoothly, and before I knew it, it was time for me to head on home! So headed home I did, and then headed straight to the gym, where I had a major cardio session. I couldn’t make up my mind on what I wanted to do at first (spin class or run, spin class or run.) I decided on running, and ran some intervals! However, technically it wasn’t intervals, because they weren’t timed intervals. For last nights run, I chose a different method:
I strapped on my Polar F6 HRM to monitor my HR, did a 5 minute brisk-paced walk for a warm up, and then:
- Ran at 6.4 until my heart rate reached 160 – about 80% of my max HR
- Kicked it up to 7.2, and ran at that speed until HR reached 170 – about 85% of my max HR
- Backed it down to 6.4 until my HR recovered to 160
- Sped up to 7.2 until my HR reached 85% again
I repeated that series until I completed 3.1 miles, and I was absolutely breathless by the time I was done. Actually, I think it was a wee bit rough on my cardiorespiratory system, but that’s what HIIT will do to ya! Gotta love those anaerobic workouts. After I did a 5 minute cool down, I did 10 more easy minutes on the elliptical, stretched it out, and called it a day. Speaking of stretching it out, make sure to stop by tomorrow morning for my go-to post-cardio/legs workout stretches!
Was out of the gym by 6:00, and then stopped at the store and found a couple unicorns!
Still haven’t found the coveted Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride though :-/ I feel like I’m on a goose chase!!
When I got home, the husband let me know he was about to wither away if he didn’t get some dinna, so he and I decided to cook some veggie and bean burritos together! The recipe we followed was from Vive le Vegan!
We got to cooking the innards:
Wrapped em up in his (whole wheat Chi Chi’s) and hers (Ezekiel) tortillas, and popped em in the hot box for about 15 minutes at 375º
They turned out wonderfully! Hot and gooey on the inside, and crispy and warm on the outside. Then we proceeded to top them with mozzarella and an abundance of salsa:
And devour. Mmm mmm good.
Vega Bar Winner
And the winner of the Vega Vibrancy Bars is…………
Random Integer= #18, which is Kate!
Kate, please email me your address and I’ll have your Vega Bars shipped to you ASAP!
Everyone else – thank you SO much for participating
Hope everyone has a fabulous day and Merry Christmas Eve’s Eve!
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