This morning, is the first day back from my detox - and I wanted to start on a good foot. SO, I decided to make a HEALTHY pumpkin pie smoothie!
This recipe will make 2 LARGE servings.
1 can pumpkin puree
2 cups Almond/Coconut Milk (or your preference)
5 whole Pitted Dates
Honey to Taste (I used 2 teaspoons)
Pumpkin Pie Spice to Taste (I used 3 teaspoons)
Nutritional Information (Based on my portions) Per Serving:
Fat: 3.5 grams
Protein: 5 grams
PUT IT IN A BLENDER - AND BLEND THE HECK OUT OF IT.
Serve over ice.
Sip And LOVE the season!
Ok - moving on from my love of autumn.. and this tasty smoothie.
Today is a rainy Thursday - but, I got a pretty kick butt workout in today.
My goal is to do workouts that push me - but do not burn me out. For a long time, I would put my ALL into a run - and recently I've been burning myself out after 2-3 days. And I would run only half of that. SO basically, Monday and Wednesday would be EPIC runs - and Tuesday would be a strength day. But, by Thursday - I was completely out of commission. And my legs would ache. SO - I had to swap it up.
This week - I've been doing a lot of walking. Monday and Tuesday - I did walks on the treadmill.
Monday was a Fat Burn Zone Workout - in which I had to keep my heart rate under 129... but to do that, the elevation would increase and decrease to regulate my heart rate. An hour later, I was covered in sweat - had walked 3.5 miles - and was completely amped for my 30 minute Ab workout.
Yesterday, if you read - I had some "visitors" at the fitness room at my office... so a half hour into my Fat Burn Walk - I upped the speed to 6.5 miles an hour - and ran hard until the sheer loudness of the treadmill sent them packing - in total, I did 4.76 miles - and I coupled that with 30 minutes of Abs.
This morning, my legs were kind of achey - But, not to the point where I couldn't get up.. so I got my butt back into the gym - I started off with a Hill Walk - intensity turned all the way up - and proceeded to walk 3 miles in 45 minutes - I was feeling spunky (and obviously stupid) - so, I then amped the speed all the way up - and I ran 1.71 extra miles in 15 minutes - Total for the hour 4.71 miles. I had gotten into the gym a little late, so I only had time for 20 minutes of Leg day. Maybe I will do some more tonight? Maybe not. hahaha
But - I am really starting to feel in control of my workouts (and body) again. The detox did wonders - and me not being a complete moron and trying to run 6-7 miles 4 days a week - I feel great.
I know my running isn't up to snuff - or where I want it to be - but, unless I listen to my body now, I will never be able to achieve my running goals in the future.
10 days and counting until the wedding.
The minister came for a meeting at our house last night, and he is thinking of working Emry into the ceremony. I'm sure Emry will just LOVE that. :)
AND - now - I have to get back to work - because ASS HAT has questions about my revisions.. Stupid Proof Reading - It's OVER. BACK OFF AND GO AWAY.
Pray for my SANITY.