Yesterday morning started off with an hour walking on the treadmill while I got some work done on the computer. I wouldn’t really consider this a workout, but I love that I can get some walking in when I need to work. Sitting all day is bad news.
I am starting to fall very much in love with juice. I have never really been a juice person, but lately, I’ve been juicing it up. I think it all started when green juice began to take over instagram and healthy living blogs. I keep seeing people sipping on sweet, nutritious green juice and I think to myself, “that looks so refreshing!”
I was devastated when I couldn’t find a juice bar in Indianapolis (slight exaggeration, but I was sad). According to google, there are no specific stores that sell fresh juice in Indy. Well, I was wrong. There is a place downtown that has weird hours but sells tons of cool varieties of juices. I keep eyeing their menu waiting to go try some for myself. In the meantime, I’ve been making my own!
Last week, I made a concoction with beets, carrots, lemon, and apple. Holy delicious. It was so good I drank it up in 2 days. Yesterday I mixed spinach, kale, 1 apple, 1 grapefruit, and carrots in my blender. I pressed out the juice and voila!
My own green juice.
I will be sipping on this for the next few mornings and loving every refreshing sip.
Are you on the juice bandwagon?
After my green juice filled morning, I needed some real breakfast and so I scrambled up 2 egg whites with chorizo seitan (amazing new discovery), green onions, spinach, and avocado.
On the side I had a bowl of blackberries in almond milk.
Yesterday morning was pretty much filled with schoolwork. I start ACLS training today (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support). We are required to take a pretest in preparation for the course. I had no idea what to expect and didn’t really feel like studying beforehand, so I just took it. I came out with a 72%… not too hot. So, I figured I should probably study a bit.
Much better the second time around. The questions involve different cardiovascular rhythms you need to recognize on an ECG, and then what you do about them.
Most of the time, you can give someone epinephrine to help their heart beat faster or stronger. You can give other drugs if the person has an arrhythmia. If things get really bad, you can shock the person with a defibrillator.
These are all scenarios that I need to feel somewhat comfortable with because one day I will be in the hospital and a code will get called (someone going into cardiac arrest.) One day I will be the first person to arrive at the code and I will need to know what I’m doing! Yikes!!
We have this training for 2 days and then hopefully I will feel more comfortable.
In the midst of all that studying, I made myself a plate of cauliflower pizza and green beans for lunch. By 3:30 I was feeling antsy and tired of sitting in my room, so I made my way to the gym.
Now that I have my weightlifting mojo back, I have been looking forward to lifting heavy at the gym. Even though I am feeling motivated, I still hate leg day. I don’t understand people who say they love leg day. I just hate it so much! It hurts me! And it’s hard! And I’m always so sore the next day!! But, I know it’s good for me so I do it… sometimes.
Yesterday I picked a phase 3 workout from Jamie Eason’s LiveFit trainer. Her workouts are killer and they never let me down. This is a picture of the workout I did- I snapped it on my phone so I could follow along in the gym.
The walking lunges followed by long jumps were the death of me.
In the true January spirit, the gym was packed with people.
I used to get really annoyed by all the January gym goers. Shouldn’t us regulars get priority on all the machines? Why do we have to wait in line for a treadmill when they’re being taken by people who won’t last more than a few months?
But I’ve since changed my attitude. I am actually thrilled to see the gym packed. Way to go all you resolutioners! If I have to wait a few extra minutes because 30 people have decided to get healthy and start working out, well that’s okay with me.
My leg workout took about 50 minutes and I was tired. Plus I told myself that I didn’t need to do cardio since I had walked for an hour that morning… so I went home.
After showering and cleaning up, I felt too lazy to make anything exciting for dinner. So I had a huge plate of broccoli with nutritional yeast, and a bowl of greek yogurt and PB2. Delicious, nutritious, and no prep needed. Sounds good to me!
Do you like green juice? Do you make your own?
What’s your weight lifting routine? Are you a lover or hater of leg day?