This morning, I woke up at 6 to try out the Jillian Michaels Yoga DVD Workout. Today was supposed to be my rest day after the 7 mile run yesterday. Instead, I wanted to give her DVD a try because it was low impact and yoga does great things for healing muscles. I have also heard GREAT things about her DVD workouts and really wanted to give one of them a go.
I actually really liked it! She has a different take on yoga in the sense that she doesn’t focus on the static movements that many others do. I find yoga to be slightly boring, but Jillian incorporates deliberate movements that target just about every muscle in the body. FOr an early morning workout, it’s perfect. All you have to do is roll out of bed and flip on the TV. Not much to it. And she will DEFINITELY make you sweat.
After the workout, I sat down at the computer for some work. whipped up some breakfast and headed out on the road. For breakfast I indulged in a LOVELY Spinach Protein Smoothie. OH GOOD YUM.
|1 Frozen Banana
||1 Handful of Spinach Leaves
|1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries
||1/2 Cup Almond Milk
|2 Full Tablespoons Chocolate Protein Powder
It may not look all the pretty, but it was good. I have been dying to give the spinach deal a try just to see how it went and I really enjoyed it! You will definitely be seeing a few more smoothies with spinach leaves in there!
Work was crazy. I just ran around all day. I also had to deal with some shenanigans trying to find the pups a place to stay on saturday night because Brent and I are going camping with some friends. That was a headache. I got a new dishwasher! Fun! But it’s legit been washing the first load for the past two hours…annnnnnd it’s still going. Mer.
For dinner, I delved into that Slow Cooked Buffalo Chicken and made a little flatbread! Oh and did I do good things! LOVE! It had some spice, and some zest and some SIZZLE! Yup, I said it!
|1/4 Cup Slow Cooked Buffalo Chicken
||1 Tablespoon Jalapenos
|1/4 Slice Muenster Cheese, Shredded
||1/4 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
|Buffalo Saice to Taste
||1/4 Cup Onion, Sautéed
1. Sautee your onions. Place all of your toppings on your flatbread and bake at 375 for 5-10 minutes depending on how crispy you want it. Enjoy!!
This was actually very low calorie as well! The bread I used was only 60 calories, and with all of the toppings, we are talking about 200 calories! AWESOME. Now, you obviously need more than that to fill the tank, so pair it with a salad, or in my case…Moose Track Ice Cream!
I mean really?! What doesn’t complement something spicy better than something sweet?! Hahaha.
Oh well! I’ve got Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp waiting for me in the morning! She’ll definitely zap the ice cream right out of me.
I was supposed to start the program on Monday, but really needed to get a solid 7 miler in. My plan is to use Tina’s Bootcamp as cross training during my half marathon training. It’s only 6 weeks away! That’s actually terrifying to me. I am only at 7 miles and that’s just a bit over half…Tina’s going to help…I hear she does wonders like that.
What’s your favorite DVD workout?? When do you like to turn them on?? In the morning? Or when you just can’t seem to get the motivation to drive to the gym??
I am really only experienced in Insanity. I LOVE insanity. It gives me no excuses to NOT workout. All you have to do is press play! (I may or may not have stole that line from a Shaun T commercial for insanity)