Workout: AM Spin Class
My legs were concrete blocks this morning. I whipped out my foam roller first thing while my Keurig was brewing and rolled them out until they resembled soggy noodles. When you're almost in tears, you're doing something right on the roller.
Spin felt good, but I wasn't mentally rested enough to jump back into the gym and start throwing around weights, so I'll save the WOD's for tomorrow. There is no shame in taking an extra rest day. I'd rather hit it 100% after a solid day or two of rest, then attempt it at 70% because I'm exhausted and risk injury and mental burnout.
If you're eating clean, you shouldn't be worried about taking an extra rest day.
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I picked up a watermelon at the commissary on my way home. If you haven't scooped one of these bad boys up this summer - you need to! Slice it up, store them in single-serving tupperware containers (about 1 cup) and you're ready to rock and roll.
Nothing says summer quite like some sunshine and watermelon.
These are one of the few fruits that are acceptable when conventionally grown (organic watermelons are hard to find anyways). Watermelons are not among the dirty dozen of the most heavily sprayed produce. Instead, they are actually among the fifteen most clean of non-organic fruits and vegetables.
Besides tasting great and being low in calories because watermelon is mostly water, it is an excellent source of Vitamin C - a major antioxidant. It has a high beta carotene concentration, thus offering a fair amount of vitamin A as well. Both beta carotene with vitamin A help support good eyesight and prevent glaucoma. After sweating like a beast this weekend, I was after the watermelon for its Vitamin B1 (thiamine) and B6 (pyridoxine). Thiamine is important for maintaining electrolytes and nervous system signal transmissions throughout the body. Pyridoxine is essential for enzymatic functions that convert food into cellular energy. Then there are the minerals of potassium and magnesium, which watermelons also offer abundantly. Potassium is important for cardiovascular health and brain health and helps the kidneys eliminate kidney stone forming calcium as well as assists with the body's fluid retention. (source)
All nutrition fluff aside, the stuff tastes damn good.Speaking of damn good ...
Guys, I may have a problem.
I am obsessed with my waffle maker. I have waffles coming out the wazoo! Today I came up with a super-duper awesome, I repeat, SUPER-DUPER awesome, protein waffle recipe. I can't believe 1 waffle packs 20 grams of protein! You would never know.
The original recipe called for heavy cream, I think it would be wonderful with any liquid really, Almond Breeze, Coconut Milk, etc. The richer and creamier, the better.
I will be making up a double batch to keep in the freezer for an easy-peasy breakfast option!
I can't wait to see what else I can cook up with this baking mix. *Evil chuckle*
Have you tried any Atkins products?
I stumbled across this baking mix on Amazon and bought it on a whim. I'm not Atkins or even a low-carber, but the high protein and minimal sugar content in this was so enticing, I couldn't pass it up.