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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday Feeding Your Soul: “Efforting”

Monday flew by(literally it so windy here), and before I knew it I was hitting the alarm at 5am for TUESDAY!!! Last night at my AKB class, I felt very sore and tired I didn't have as much as energy as I normally do:( I think I need to take a rest day soon. I am just glad I got at least 7 hours of sleep last night, getting up this morning at 5am wasn’t 1/2 as bad as last week.

I did a Circuit Training workout this morning at the gym. What is a Circuit training workout? Well it’s fast tempo 2 minute sprints on the treadmill, and then in-between it’s anything from pushups,lunges,crunches,squats, or even hops. This ONE HOUR circuit training was like 3 Jillian’s 30 day shred video’s. I ran about 5 miles in total.

I quickly drove home and already was planning what I was going to make Hubby and I for breakfast. I made Hubby an Egg Sammy to take to work, and for myself a nice BIG BOWL of PROTEIN PACKED oats.


The Combo:

  • 1/2 c of oats+1/2banana+1/2 c of water+1/2 c of Hemp Milk
  • Vanilla Extract+Cinnamon
  • 1/2 scoop of vanilla whey protein
  • 2 tbsp of egg whites
  • 1/4 c of blueberries cooked inside
  • toppings:chopped pecans,diced apple with cinnamon warmed up in microwave, and a drizzle of Agave Nectar.
  • and a spoonful of Naturally More PB!!!



With a cup of Coffee with some Soy Milk.



What is efforting? Well it’s not a “real” word, although ESPN likes to make it one. Efforting is when your trying for something, or better yet putting forth effort. I was think about how when you train for any sport, marathon, triathlon, and so forth your are EFFORTING! Well how doe’s that FEED one’s soul? Picture with me if you will, you have been training for a year, blood sweat and tears and also sacrificing so much for a single event in the Olympics. When you get there, or at least to the trials, your SOUL is so FULL from achievement, accomplishment, and such tenacity! When I cross a finish line, finish a project, work hard at a challenge, or even complete an amazing dinner my SOUL feels FED more then I even know.

What is it that you are “Efforting” towards, and does “Efforting” feed your soul?


Lacey Nicole said...

i am efforting toward energy and consistency in everything i do! :) also patience and being calm when i start to get anxious. is hubby going to take over food prep for any of his meals/snacks? it would be fun to see him in action!

Kita said...

I am efforting towards my 1st 5K, college, work, and being the best mom and wife that I can be. Cool Post

Anonymous said...

I am efforting towards Passover, energy, running, finishing my Bachelor's and getting my driver's license!

Mica said...

I love reading about YOUR efforting Bobbi!

Fitnessista said...

that oatmeal looks beautiful!
hope you have a wonderful day!

Niki said...

I am "efforting" towards another half marathon, my 1st marathon, and nurse anesthesia school which starts this summer! The running goals are quite a while away but I'm working hard towards them:)

Your oats always look so yummy!! I can never recreate them quite as well as you!!

When you do your circuit training, how long do you do the lunges, crunches, etc. in between the 2 min sprints?

Olson Avenue said...

I am efforting towards losing the baby weight that I gained and taking care of two kiddos at the same time :)

Wish me luck!!!

Pearl said...

i love the candles by your breakfast :)

Anonymous said...

Hey there! So sorry we couldn't meet up this weekend, but it looks like you had some fun stuff to do and the pictures are awesome :o)

I am efforting toward my school work, my workouts and just trying to be a positive person as much as possible!

Katie said...

I'm constantly efforting toward the healthiest lifestyle possible. It absolutely feeds my soul.

M said...

I am efforting towards patience. You are always inspiring, keep going strong!

...Soy milk? :)

RunToFinish said...

oohh i am right now efforting towards not eating any more sugar.

largely i am efforting towards BOSTON!!

Matt said...

Nice workout today! I am "efforting" to become a better runner, make good grades, and be a good friend/son/brother.

One Gillian Reasons said...

Im efforting toward completing a 1/2 marathon...followed by a full marathon....and getting my blog rolling...

I love to read your posts - keep it up!

Anonymous said...

I am efforting towards become healthier every day. It totally feeds my soul. When I make good food choices every day and exercise I just walk around with a smile on my face and a bounce in my step!