Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My Drill Sergeant Trainer & Healthy Food Ideas

My trainer was sick this morning, so my gym told me I could either cancel or try another trainer. I'm always one for switching it up, so I said I'd give someone else a try. The phone call ended with, "He comes from a military background, so I'm sure you'll have a blast!"

Umm...Yea. Turns out he is an army drill sergeant. It was the most intense session I've had in a while! We did lots of box jumps, kettlebell swings and squats, jackknife ab work, etc. And I only felt like throwing up 4 times. I signed up for another session with him next week while my trainer is on vacation. Apparently I'm a masochist.

Oh and I ran 2 miles pre-training session because I arrived at the gym a good 20 minutes past when I planned. Do what you can!

Sweaty fun

Since I had my hair done last night, I used my dry shampoo for the first time after my workout. It looked okay, but I get really sweaty when I workout. Like really sweaty. So I may have to try a few more times before I get used to it…

Post workout, unwashed hair

The easiest post-workout snack in the world. One slice of toasted ezekiel bread and one tbsp of natural crunchy peanut butter…


In other food news, I like eating well during the week. Since my cousin has been recuperating at my Aunt and Uncle's, I've been visiting there a lot and they have a lot of awesome (not on the plan) food in their house. I had to get creative tonight when my cousin asked me if I wanted Chinese food. 

So while they ate this…


I ate this…and silently cried at the dinner table. But my body was happy…


It takes a lot (a lot, a lot) of discipline to eat well when there is so much awesomeness surrounding you, but it's worth it. At least that's what I keep telling myself. Sweet potatoes, plain shrimp and veggies will fuel my workout tomorrow much better than chinese food. Remember, eat to live, don't live to eat. 

And as if the universe heard my pleas for something to curb my sweets craving (no chocolate/processed sweets for three days now), cherries are in season. And they are good. I enjoyed one cup while on my evening walk tonight. PS, this picture was taken at 8:50 pm. It stays light so late here…


Is your trainer a "drill sergeant" or a "cheerleader?" 

Do you use a dry shampoo? Tell me your secrets!

What are ways you eat well when surrounded by not so healthy food? 

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