Workout Negotiations + PBJ Balls
All day yesterday I kept thinking about how I’d rather just read on the elliptical after training my last client than going to the spin class I’d planned on going to. I don’t have these days often – days where I just don’t wanna do my workout – especially when it’s spin. Usually I’ll take it as a sign that my body needs a rest. But I can tell the difference. It was just me not wanting to go get all sweaty and get home a half hour later and then have to make dinner. It was me having all day to come up with a good reason to skip my workout, which is actually one of the main reasons I workout in the morning. Less thinky, more auto-pilot.
I’z be lazy sometimes.
Honestly? Since these kind of days rarely happen for me, my laziness usually wins. I usually end up skipping or modifying my workout when I feel this way. I know, not very motivational, Paige. Not very “you’ll never regret a workout” of me. I a BUT! Last night, I won – me the motivated, do-it-anyway Paige won. Or at least I negotiated.
I said to myself, Paige, go to spin, give it your all, and then you won’t have to cook dinner. You can have Moe’s instead. Deal, self!
Chicken burrito in a whole grain burrito. Yums. And you know what? Spin class was pretty darn awesome. Aside from the fact that I hated the sports bra I was wearing (it’s too loose! I need to remember to only wear it when I’m planning on training others – not myself) it went great. My energy was UP, and I even had some fun.
Sometimes we do need that rest that we ask for, but sometimes we also just need to get over our laziness, not think about it, and just GO. Just DO it.
Before I just WENT to spin class, I chowed down on a snack – a couple PBJ balls!
And they’re so yummy, I want to share the recipe with you
PBJ Energy Balls
1/3 c. roasted peanuts
1/3 c. dried cherries (or other berries)
1/3 c. peanut butter
2 tbsp. jam
1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
1/4 tsp. sea salt
Put the peanuts in a food processor and pulse until they become crumb-like. Add the dried cherries and pulse a few more times to incorporate into the mix. Add the rest of the ingredients, and pulse until it clumps together and forms a big ball. Roll into 1 inch balls, and stick them in the fridge for 30 minutes.
And since I’m skipping out on What I Ate Wednesday this week, here’s some yummy eats and treats from the past few days.
Stuffed turkey burgers with leftover ground turkey:
I just put a small handful of mexican cheese and jalapenos in the middles, and then seasoned with Mexican spices, but it made them SO good.
BIG protein pancake with a topping of yogurt + cottage cheese + maple syrup + PB2
Salmon salad – a frozen, marinated (wild caught & Alaskan) salmon that I get in a big package from Sam’s atop a bed of greens, tomatoes, guac, and goat cheese (plus triscuits and peaches)
And today’s breakfast – wrap it up!
In this breakfast wrap: 1 sliced banana + cottage cheese mixed with jam, PB2, and protein powder. Sounds weird, right? It’s not. It’s awesome. Don’t knock it til you try it I’ll probably eat it on my way to client #2’s homefront.
All right, time to get this Wednesday show on the road! It’s gonna be a busy one!
Have a happy day
PS – I am truly enjoying reading all your comments on my break up letter! Sounds like we all have a thing or two we need to let go of, right? Also, you have until Saturday to keep the entries coming for the Fitmixer giveaway!
Have you had any workout motivation troubles this week?