My workout was little bits and pieces yesterday. It was all about doing what I could with the time I had.
25 minutes on the stair mill, 10 on the elliptical in the morning during the boys’ swim lessons.
Taught my HIIT class and a strength class at the Y and then hopped on the elliptical there for 20 minutes.
No pictures. After my last post about dressing the part and all, my outfit of the day yesterday wasn’t pretty. I’m a little behind on laundry. Let’s be honest though, there were way too many pictures of me in the last post. Ugh. (There’s still time for the Reebok tee giveaway though!)
How about I show you some pictures of my swimming super stars instead?
This was before their very first swimming lesson on Tuesday.
This was before their second lesson yesterday.
What a difference huh? They’re trying something new too.
So I have a new friend at the gym.
The other day I pulled a genius move and only brought my spin shoes to the gym. I usually like to do a little elliptical after I teach spin on Wednesdays, but that did happen this week. In the car when I told the boys that I’d forgotten my shoes Joaquin said “You can just run on the treadmill in your flip flops”.
No and no. Good thinking though I guess.
My plans to get a little elliptical workout while watching Live With Kelly and Michael went down the tubes and I found this little gem instead.
I’ve seen people on these eSpinner bikes before, but never really thought of getting on one myself. The other day it was my only option besides going in the spin room and teaching myself a little solo class. Ha ha.
So, it was kind of fun. You can hook up your iPhone or iPod and do your own workout or pick one of the videos.
I went for the interval one.
I put in all my information
(the only thing correct in this picture is my gender by the way) and hung out with my new friend for 30 minutes.
Thanks to instagram I learned his name is Josh Taylor. Funny that I just recently read “First Time Rider Spinning Tips” from Fit Bottomed Mama and juts now realized that the interview with with him for advice. Dang I’m a quick one. Ha.
Anyhoo, Josh gave me a good little interval workout. He was a bit calm for me and the music wasn’t too motivating, but he knew his stuff.
This bike would be a really good option for anyone new to spin. The screen told me exactly what to do and even what kind of hand placement I should have for the different bike positions and intervals.
I decided I wouldn’t mind having one of these bikes at home.
Depending on how long this little injury decides to keep me sidelined from running and racing, I may just have to see if my new friend Josh can get me a deal. He he. Or I suppose I could just keep visiting him at the gym.
I did feel a little weird on the bike in the middle of the cardio room, like other people were looking at me while they were doing their thing on the treadmill or elliptical, but it was fun to try something new. It was fun to make myself a little uncomfortable.
I made this little no grain maple biscuit/muffin/cake type thing last Friday.
I’ve pretty much made it every day since. Yesterday a version of it was baked in a sweet roasted kabocha squash.
I topped it with some low calorie peanut butter frosting with a little maple extract mixed in and added some buckwheat honey and coconut oil to the remaining kabocha wedges.
It’s just fantastic.
No Grain Maple Chia Cake
2 tablespoons coconut flour (14 grams)
5 grams psyllium husk
5 grams chia
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar/sweetener of choice or 2 packets sweetener
splash of maple extract
nutmeg (to taste)
cinnamon (to taste)
6-8 tablespoons water
Mix all ingredients. Pour in microwave safe mug sprayed with cooking spray. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
Or bake in the oven at 375 for 20 minutes.
It’s best topped with coconut oil and buckwheat honey and some PB2.
Okay, I’ve got to do a little research with my It Starts With Food book. I have my first prolotherapy appointment early today. I’m a little nervous and I’m making a promise to myself to eat as clean as possible for at least 2 weeks once I start treatment. I have to make sure I’m mentally prepared for that. And yes, I think that means I’m cutting out artificial sugar for at least two weeks. Can I do it?
Hey, if you want to jump on board with me just to be supportive, let me know. Ha ha.
Also, I know I owe you a lot of comments and emails. I keep meaning to get to that, but it’s been a busy week. Hopefully this weekend since I’ll be resting while my bloggy friends race the race I spent $160 on an unused bib for, I’ll have some time.
Have you seen those spinner bikes?
Seriously, anyone want to do a little It Starts With Food, Practical Paleo or a 21-Day Sugar Detox (a new one starts on Monday) with me? Ugh. I really feel like I need to stop talking about it and just do it now while I’m still injured and need to recover anyway. I might need a little help.