Sorry for getting Fergie’s song permanently stuck in your head for the rest of the day…BUT Fergalicious knew what she was doing with that hit. I have been on a teeny tiny health kick lately so I thought I would make a post about my workout routine/”diet” (yes…those are air quotes).
*DiScLaImEr* I am by no means an expert! These are just some tips that have been helping me so maybe they can help you too<3
I workout every morning 4-5 days a week for at least 40 minutes.
I wake up at 6:30 every morning *gag* I eat a half package of maple and brown sugar oatmeal from Trader Joe’s so I can have something on my stomach. I get my StrongGirl Cosmopolitan flavored pre-workout ready and head my dazed and confused self out the door.
Once I get to the gym I run my fastest for a mile then I walk on 3.0 with a 1.0 incline for at least 20 minutes or until I hit 1.50 miles (that’s including the mile I already ran before). I keep trying to push myself every day to run faster and faster because I am doing my first 5k in July: It’s called Night Nation Run; it’s basically a running music festival which is right up my alley.
I then do the machines…the dreaded machines. I do at least 20 minutes of machines. I only do arms, abs, and back machines because I already naturally have toned legs plus the running helps ya girl out.
Breakfast Cupcakes Ingredients:
- A bunch of eggs whites
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Whip it all together (I don’t measure anything), spray your muffin pan with Pam or use coconut oil to grease it, pop in the oven for 15-25 minutes on 450 degrees (I also don’t time anything…) and voila Breakfast Cupcakes are born. Let them cool, place in a zip-lock bag, put in freezer, and when you want to eat one put in microwave for 1-1.30 minutes.
I sometimes meal prep too. It’s a good way to save money and it’s v healthy for you. Here’s how I meal prep:
- I use Weight Watchers chicken breasts from Publix and in the picture above I used 2 chicken breasts and baked them in the oven at 450 degrees for about an hour. I use turmeric and pepper as the spices for the chicken. As that is baking away I microwave the snap peas (they are microwaveable snap peas from Publix) and I cut up one sweet potato then boil it on high for about 6-7 minutes. I then try to portion it out by eye to make sure that each freezer safe container gets the same amount. Pop those suckers in the freezer after they’ve cooled, then when you want one put in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
If I don’t feel like eating the meal prep food I usually try to eat a salad, Michelina’s Lean Gourmet tv dinner, or spaghetti…I know spaghetti isn’t healthy but I love it and it’s my favorite.
I hope this helped you because I know how difficult it is to motivate yourself to workout and eat healthy. I swear though once you get up and workout you feel 1000x better about yourself. We have this one life and one body, we need to treat it right while we can. I’ll make a post in the future about my workout tunes I like to jam to!
If you have any questions feel free to comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” -Thomas Carlyle
❤ Brooke Paige