This weekend I found my newest breakfast obsession. Overnight Oats. If you're doing the cleanse you'll have to wait until after the cleanse to try as it's dairy heavy. Are you on Instagram? It's where I get some of my best ideas @ellenoelfitness. About a week ago I found Alyssa @100daysofcleaneating, she posts the best of the best of the clean eating recipes and she keeps it simple. Winning! I finally got around to trying over night oats. It's a dish you prepare the night before and it sits in the fridge over night. No, it's not something UPS delivers nor a super involved process to prepare. Here are Alyssa's base Ingredients:
1/3-1/2 Cup oats (depending on your hunger/desired serving size)
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 Cup Greek yogurt
1/2 banana sliced up
1 scoop protein powder (I used vanilla)
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
1 tsp Chia seeds
Mix all together and let it sit over night- voila! Easy and delicious! This will become a go to for me without a doubt.
I'm working to incorporate a high clean calorie intake.It's something I've been focused on for a few weeks now. I know in order to lose and tone, I need to take in more fuel. It's something I've been gradually working up towards. One thing I've learned from long distance running is how hungry all of that activity will make you. The I need to eat attacks are no joke. It didn't start really affecting to me until I got up into the 7 plus mile range, that's when I find my body gets into refuel mode. Anything under that I don't find affects my appetite.
Sunday afternoon I got in my first longer distance post half marathon. I wanted to get in 6 miles, my legs felt fantastic and the run was easy. I ran slower than normal about at 9:50-10:15, still taking it easy on myself, but each day my legs feel better and better. I get lots of questions over on Instagram about why I start a run in one place and end in another. I enjoy switching up my runs and running to a destination. It keeps me from getting bored, it also keeps my brain occupied, how many miles from this point to this point, I need to reroute here, etc. The perks of living in the center of a smaller city, I live close to lots of people I know, my husband will come swoop me up off the side of the road, and it's easy to find people who want to run with you! Yesterday, I had a predetermined meet up spot with my friend Madeline. She wanted to run 3 miles, I wanted to run 6, so I left my house 30 minutes before we were supposed to meet and ran to our spot. It worked out perfectly, I was able to get in exactly 6 miles, 3 on my own, and 3 with her, then she had a car there and drove me home. Plotting out a destination run can take more effort, but it's worth it to me. I enjoy running somewhere, running to have breakfast, to meet a friend, or to my Mom's house. It gives me a goal, goal oriented fool up in here!
Weekly Work Out Goals-
Treadmill Circuit Training
5 Mile Run
AM Cardio Cross Training
PM Strength Training
Treadmill Incline Training- New Routine from PB Fingers
8 Mile Run
Rest or MAYBE a new class (details pending)
I'll update ya'll on what I'm eating each day for the cleanse on the following day, so expect the Day One meal break down tomorrow. While I had most of what I needed for the cleanse on hand, I still had to get in that last minute grocery shopping trip Sunday night!
Phew yi there is a lot of info in the post! To everyone starting the cleanse today- best of luck! Can't wait to hear about everyone's awesome results! It will be tough but it will be worth it!