Saturday, February 21, 2009

Relaxing Weekend Workouts

Good Morning Bloggers!

I am feeling great today...the sun is shining (though its still in the 30's...might reach 40!), but its still nice for February in New England. Plus I had a super sweat HOT Yoga class this morning. Hot Yoga has got to be the ONLY thing that can pry me out of a warm Saturday sleep at 7:00AM. I am always so happy I do though.

I love weekend workouts because I never feel rushed, I can take my time, no ones waiting for me and I don't need to be anywhere. Last night after work I treated my self to a little manicureA beautiful bright raspberry pink!! (matches my scarf). Then there was plenty of drying time in the car before I hit the gym.

I tried to get in some running, and managed to run a 5k distance in 30:54 (hey its good for me!...I am SO a beginner). Then I did some fast walking on inclines then some more relaxed walking and a little arm work. Don't remember all my stats but it was over an hour and around 550 calories burned (45% fat!).

I need more long workouts like that...need to push myself more.

Didn't get home til about 8, but that was ok. Then I made a quick salad with some leftover roasted veggies (reheated in the micro) over baby spinach with red wine vinegar and olive oil.
Also the rest of my leftover Annie's! Annie's mac and cheese is one of those things I LOVE cold, just as much as I like it hot.
Mr. Pear
I'm sure there were a few pieces of chocolate after that but they didn't make the photos.

So up and at 'em early this morning for my 7:30AM Hot Yoga class. Then I came back excited to make steel cut oats because I haven't had them in a long I broke out the French press for some cafe!

I made a 4 serving batch of steel cut oats using:
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk
  • 2 cups water
  • salt
  • banana added mid way
These take about 30min to cook, during the process I took a shower so I shut off the burner and just left the cover on. Then afterwards turned it back on to

  • Apricot preserves (to the whole pot)
  • Then to my serving I added
  • strawberries and blueberries (some mixed in, some on top)
  • coconut
  • Zoe's Honey Almond Granola
  • 3 choc. chips, 2 PB chips
  • 1 spoon of Blonde PB "Spread"
So delicious...I think I like the fruit better with steel cuts! The steel cut oats have more of a texture to go with the texture of the fruit.

Well I suppose I should finish getting dressed (I'm still in my super fluffy robe!).

  • One of our college friends, Jenny, is coming to visit soon because...
  • Tomorrow all my bridesmaids have their dress appointment to choose and order the dresses
  • Tonight we are going to dinner then out for another friends Birthday!
  • Also fun Brunch with all the girls tomorrow after the dress appointment


  1. Have a great weekend with the girls!!! =)

  2. NIIIIICE paint job :)

    Have a blast this weekend!!

  3. Great run. That is a very good time!