A phase

I went through a phase over the past week.

You know, the kind where you skip one day of workouts and that turns into two days and then since you’re on day #2, why not make it three? Three turns into four…

See where I’m going?

Yeah, it happens to the best of us. Not that I’m the “best” of anything.

Well after yesterday, I think I can officially say I’m out of my slump. And this lady is to thank. Check out her “I want it all” interval, (and please tell me I’m not the only one who had no idea what a ‘bear crawl’ was) add a 25 minute bike warm up, 2 two minute planks and a 20 minute bike cool down and you’ve got yourself one hell of a workout. I admit, I had absolutely no intention of hopping back on the bike but I got completely sucked into the Mad Men episode where JFK gets shot and Betty tells Don she doesn’t love him anymore and just had to finish those last 22 minutes of the episode. Someone please tell me how it’s possible that I actually feel bad for Don, Mr. adulterer of the year? I’m not sure what it says about me, but I seriously got sad for him at the end.

Also helping out the slump?

This.

Because there’s still 6 million pounds of blackberries in my house, I took one for the team and froze my way through this. Good news…half a cup of those suckers are gone.

I sometimes struggle with smoothies in balancing enough protein to consider it a “meal” vs. tasting like you licked the inside of the protein powder container. This one worked though. It more than worked actually, it was pretty damn good.

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 T vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 c. blackberries
  • 1/2 c. frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 T chia seeds
  • 1/2 c. 2% milk
  • 1/2 c. coconut milk
  • 1/4 c. greek yogurt 0%
  • 1/4 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t agave

Blend.

Drinking out of a mason jar just makes it more fun too. Until you try to clean it and realize your hand nor the scrubby brush thing fit inside and now there are chia seeds stuck to the sides because you let it sit on your desk for 2 hours before bringing it to the sink. I won’t say the thought of giving it to Ginger to “clean” didn’t cross my mind, but then I quickly realized how disgusting that was and came to my senses. It’s in the sink soaking instead.

Happy weekend!

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  1. 1

    Way to get back into the groove. Restarting is always hard for me, but after a good sweat, I’m *usually* ready for more.

    Blackberries = Best Berries (IMO)

  2. 2

    I haven’t work out since my half a week ago – I’m getting antsy. I’m actually going to go to hot yoga today and get into a new strength routine next week. I can’t wait!!!

    • 3

      I love hot yoga. It is the perfect workout when you are trying to recovery but just can’t quite sit still any longer. And, I just started a new strength workout. It is fun and so different than cardio or anything else I have done.

  3. 4

    I love those type of interval workouts. I did one Thursday! They are a great total body workout and cardio combined!

  4. 5

    yum yum yum I’m on a smoothie kick right now & bought a huge back of frozen blackberries last night after seeing your instagram photo!

  5. 6

    I bet you felt great though once you got going, I find taking a couple days off actually sets me up to have a great workout… usually.
    And the smoothie sounds awesome, coconut milk makes them so decadent.

  6. 7

    That smoothie looks so refreshing! I bet coconut milk tastes awesome with the blackberries. I love the feeling after a good workout!

  7. 8

    I am all about blackberries right now. I haven’t used them in a smoothie in a long time…if at all come to think of it. Sounds so good, though! So why haven’t I?

    And thanks for the love! Glad you liked it. Sounds like a killer workout. :)

  8. 9

    I wish I had 6 million pounds of blackberries….I saw some at the store yesterday but they were overpriced so I didn’t buy them. I love them though!

    Glad you’re feeling on track with things and outta the slump.

  9. 10

    LOVE that Tina’s intervals got you out of your slump! Sometimes the allure of a new workout is all it takes to get re-motivated again! I’m taking some of her intervals on the road with me next week for my second week on the job – going to Cali for the week and need something to keep me from dying of boredom on the treadmill! :)

  10. 11

    I’ve been in that slump for about 2 years :) And WAY TO GIVE AWAY MAD MEN! I’m not there yet!

  11. 12

    Yum! At least now that you’re all rested you’ll hopefully feel great in your workouts.

  12. 13

    So true about the mason jar! If you don’t rinse right away it’s a pain in the butt to clean! I need to get the motivation to workout. I’m really good for strength training, but I am so bored with cardio. I don’t have any machines at my house, so I need to find an activity where I can get my sweat on.

    The color of your smoothie is beautiful!! It also looks good! I’m loving smoothies these days! It’s like a summer fix.

    Have a great day!

  13. 14

    Yes! Drinks out of jars always seems more fun.

  14. 15

    I love smoothies, but when it’s this cold out, I can’t stomach anything colder than room temperature. It’s like 8 degrees out!

  15. 16

    so i’m only a year and a half late reading this particular post, but i was in a slump myself when i read it, and you inspired me to suck it up and just go run! it was actually the longest and farthest i’ve run in about a year, so thanks!! :)

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