Sunday food prep, workout summary, and some awesome links

This week I am switching it up a bit and am using some of the pork loin that I smoked yesterday in my salad.  I added a ton of greens, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, celery, and a bit of cranberries & almonds on top.  I also of course cut up a ton of veggies for the week and made some protein bars.  I have mentioned before that I use a recipe from Skinny Ms. as my base, this time I made some modifications.  I added some of my chocolate hemp protein powder again, but cut it back a bit to two scoops, added some chia seeds, and used a combination of dates and turkish apricots.  Yummo!! They might not be much to look at, but they taste great!

I am working some longer hours this week and different hours so I will have a day where I get to eat lunch at home and I don’t have to worry about food prep for breakfast for most of the days.

Today was a 4 mile run, the second one and it took a bit out of me.  I didn’t feel like I got into the groove until I was well past halfway done.  I did start thinking about the songs I want to play during my half marathon.  I want to end it with Journey “Don’t Stop Believing” I figure it will be inspiring and I will be a bit of a blubbering sweaty mess anyway.  For the run I am going to try and take some of my protein bars and add some instant coffee to them, a tip I picked up from a runner on her site.  She makes similar things in ball form and adds the coffee for a kick.

Yesterday’s workout I kicked my own butt on purpose. like I said I feel like I have slacked off on the weight or body weight exercises.  I added a lot more weights and a lot more body weight exercises to my routine.  I am really looking forward to starting my CPT training so I can learn and understand what I am doing even more.

So here are some links to some new sites/blogs that I have been checking out.  I think these ladies are awesome and they have a lot of experience as trainers and runners.

  • Run to the Finish– she’s a personal trainer and a fitness nutrition specialist.  She also happens to be a great writer and resource of info.
  • Workout Nirvana– another CPT, through NASM, and she has a lot of great and understandable info on how to get the most out of your workout and weight training.
  • Fitknitchick– I recently used one of her Youtube workouts and it was fabulous!  She has Pins, Facebook, and Youtube that she uses to supply some great and simple workout routines.  She also has some good recipes to share as well.
  • Moonfitness– This lady does a variety of things and has some killer recipes as well.

I realize that my selections are all female, I will have to dig into trying to find some male bloggers/nutrition/fitness experts to use as well.  Anyway I have to go finish my kombucha green tea experiment that I have sitting in the kitchen.  Have a great night all and I will talk to you later, enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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