Good morning! Happy Super Hero Thursday! As soon as I get ready for work, I will be putting on my super man t shirt 🙂 This morning was spin, as usual (almost every Tuesday and Thursday unless something crazy happens!). When Kara and I got there, we were surprised to see a man we’d never seen before setting up the instructor station. I was immediately super bummed because 1) I absolutely love our Thursday teacher. Not only is her class good, but she is hilarious! She was the one that used “I want to look good naked!” as a motivational quote. I love laughing through a hard sweaty work out. And 2) Do you remember when we took from a different bodyworks teacher?!?! I immediately wanted to be lame and not take the class, but I told myself I was going to at least go in with a good attitude. Honestly, I need to get over myself because new doesn’t mean bad, but this girl likes stability (yet somehow chose a career in theatre? I’m an oxy moron) and does not do well with change.
Well within 5 minutes, this man–who must have been about 60!–was cracking me up! I changed my tune and had one of the most fun classes ever. The music selection totally made me laugh. It would go from good pop, to teenage pop (a la Katy Perry) to country, to oldies. I even spent part of the ride quietly singing along to myself and wishing that my amazing friend Heather was there to sing along with me because she totally would have! This teacher was totally different than anyone I’ve taken from before and it was nice to shake things up a little. The ride was super speedy, and it was the first time I felt like I not only kept up, but at times pushed a little farther than was asked. I love feeling like I have the motivation to push myself, and feeling strong enough to go above what a teacher asks for! I ended up making 20 miles in 48 minutes and finishing with just under 25.
My seat cover is making a big difference, although I still find it slipping around on there. What’s a girl gotta do to get her seat cover tight enough? Maybe I just shake my butt around too much and it can’t handle it 🙂
After the gym, I came home for probably my very favorite breakfast ever. I totally look forward to it–I can’t wait to finish a peanut butter jar so that I can have OATS IN A JAR!!! My favorite discovery from entering the healthy living blog world! Whoever started this trend, you are a genius! And not just any jar, a special, amazing, delicious jar of White Chocolate Wonderful!
In the mix: oats, almond milk, chia seeds, blueberries, mushy banana, raisins, sugar free maple syrup, and the 2nd star ingredient (obviously the PB remains are the star!) coconut extract! It makes such an unbelievable difference! My fav thing about oats in a jar? You get a delicious taste of perfectly warm and gooey peanut butter (or whatever nut butter) in every bite!
Enjoyed with iced coffee
But you know what? Ever since I started getting pumpkin spice in my iced coffee, my regular old sf caramel just isn’t as exciting anymore, and I don’t need all those extra sugars in the pumpkin flavor every day! I’m going to have to really cut out the pumpkin until I enjoy my regular coffee as much as I used to and use the pumpkin as a special treat.
So, as I was peddling my little heart out, I was thinking “Why can’t eating healthy be as easy as exercising?” I mean I think I eat pretty healthy most of the time, and exercise is by no means easy, but I definitely have a MUCH easier time with the fitness portion of healthy living than the food. I just really like to eat. I don’t enjoy eating things that are horrible for me, but I like to eat things like nut butter and bread and cheese and I like to eat a lot. I also HATE feeling deprived or unsatisfied with my meals. Which leads me to my question of the day…
If you had your choice and one option would give you your absolute perfect body you’ve always dreamed of, would you choose
A) Eating super healthy and never having to work out?
B) Eating whatever you wanted and working your booty off at the gym/outside/however you like to?
My answer is without a doubt B! B B B B B!!!! If only life were that simple 🙂