In the car, of course! I decided to start with a smoothie this morning.
1 cup soymilk (I like light vanilla)
1 cup fresh/frozen strawberries
Blend and drink. This only takes about 5 minutes and I did it while I was making the girls' lunches.
On Tuesday's I'm in class for 4.5 hours. From 8-12:30. 3 hour labs = NO FUN! Then I goto the gym. I packed myself a granola bar. I tried to use cereal instead of granola and it completely failed. I went back to a tried and true granola bar.
Granola Bar Recipe
- 2 1/2 cup oats (I used quick cooking even though every recipe told me not to)
- 2 mashed bananas (about 1 1/4 cup)
- 1/3 cup sugar free maple syrup
- 1/4 cup cherry craisins (next time I'm going to use 1/2 - 3/4 cup)
- Heat oven to 325 degrees
- Mix everything together in a bowl
- Bake on a small sheet pan greased with pan spray for 25 minutes
- Cool then cut into squares/rectangles
I cut it into 8 bars. According to SparkRecipes each bar has 150 calories and 2.1 grams of fat.
So what did I do in the gym? Nothing too fancy. Nothing that would kill me. Even though I am kicking myself for being too self conscience to use the free weights. I need to stop worrying that I'll look like an idiot
10 minutes rowing machine (It's harder than I remember. My goal is to eventually be able to do it for a full 30 minutes)
15 minutes elliptical
The next set of exercises were done using the 15 lb weights and I did 3 sets of 10
Rowing weight machine
I think on Thursday I'm going to spend my hour doing laps. Now that WILL kill me! I'm actually surprised at how well equipt the campus gym is. Cardio equipment, a few weight sets and a 25 meter, 8 lane, indoor heated pool. I couldn't ask for more.
Writing Prompt --As a superhero, would you rather have extreme strength or extreme speed?
Answer -- I'm a superhero, why can't I have both? I think that there are definate perks to both. But if I only had to choose one I'd pick speed. I'd never be late to anything and I could travel the world and not have to worry about paying for transportation. Plus I'd save on gas and car insurance. :)