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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Her Wednesday Workout Tips: 4 Things You Should Know

I got 9 HOURS of sleep last night!!! WOW. I told Hubby to go ahead and set the alarm clock for 7am because I knew I would be up before then, but just in case. I must have slept super hard because I didn’t wake up until the alarm went off. To celebrate my glorious 9 hours of sleep I made myself some blueberry oats with pumpkin butter:)


The mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats, almond milk, water, half banana, pinch salt
  • 2-3 tbsp wheatberries
  • 1 tbsp flax
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c blueberries
  • small handful of Bobbi’s Granola Greatness
  • Spoonful Naturally More PB
  • Spoonful of the last of my Pumpkin Butter:(


I forgot how much I LOVE pumpkin in my oats, next week I am picking up some canned pumpkin for sure.


I had a nice cup of Joe as well with some Silk Creamer. Check out those RAIN CLOUDS!!!!


Last night Hubby and I went to a surprise party for one of his coworkers. We had a wonderful time, and they had FUNFETTI cake that I so sadly turned down, prayed, and walked away:) I am glad I made dinner before, because it was basically cake and ice cream, and some strawberries at the party. I did have a few strawberries, but no sweets.

Dinner before hand was Salmon, WW rice, some tomatoes and asparagus. I also had a huge leftover salad from the BBQ on Sunday.


I think I could eat salmon everyday of the week:)



I was sent the following workout tips from Lauren at Say What You Need to Say, LOVE her blog!

  • Whenever you run on the tredmil, try to focus on posture.  It will help with breathing and actually help you in speed.Not to mention keep those abs in shape.
  • Not stretching out after a workout is the number one result of many minor injuries and aches and pains!!
  • Whenever you reach that point in your workout where you feel your body start to drag, try to shout out something amusing like "I love my BUTT" It will give you a boost of confidence and lighten your mood.
  • When strength training, start with legs first and then move to arms.  You will use more energy during your leg workout than you use for your arms.

*Do you have four tips to share, email me and I will post about them!

Things to tackle today:

  • Work
  • Track Workout
  • Dinner/Date Night
  • Make My NHERSHOES Power Bars for the Amanda:)


12 MORE DAYS UNTIL BOSTON, 10 more days until I leave:)


Moran said...

WOW Boston is SOO close!!!
We had a gorgeous day until some rain clouds paid us a a visit!

Fitnessista said...

my friend kelly is running boston too!!!!
the blueberry oats look amazing!
have a great day <3

aron said...

boston will be here sooo soon!!!

I <3 funfetti cake so I know that wasnt an easy one to turn down. YUM! have you had funfetti cookies? they are AMAZING :)

Anonymous said...

Love your oats! And appreciated the tips - its when I start to drag that I say to myself "its only a few more minutes!"

I am sure it felt so far away and now Boston is almost here!!

I'll be cheering you from the side lines!

Niki said...

Great tips!! Your blueberry oats look very good!! Boston is so close! You will do GREAT!!

Katharina said...

The recipe looks *fabulous* and I'll be trying it!

Boston... even closer now by the minute. You must be so excited!

Anonymous said...

Great tips- I need to take more time to stretch after my workouts.

RunToFinish said...

that's right, cook for me!! :) wish I could say that more often to people.

hehe I love my butt, that's so fun.

way to go on avoiding the sweets. I have been having trouble this week, I know it's due to work stress

monicac2 said...

I *really* dislike salmon, but your meal looks really appealing in that photo! I've been reading your blog for the past couple months, and you truly inspire me!

Elina said...

Great tips! I recently increased my weekly mileage and for the first time started stretching religiously. I'm determined not to get hurt!
I love the funny comment while running. I bet that would make me run faster - I'm going to try it :)

Marci said...

Those oats look tasty. Do you make your own pumpkin butter (just curious since you said you need to pick up canned pumpkin).

Lauren said...

Hey girl! So glad you liked the workout tips and thanks for your sweet shout out. :)

I truly hope you are having a great week.

PS- My husband just got our Angel's tickets for that Thursday night game. (I think they play the Tigers) I am so excited!