Saturday, May 10, 2008

Busy Day Ahead

Good morning! I'm in a hurry but I wanted to quickly post this!

This morning, I was wide awake at 6:15 so I got up and went to the gym right away. I didn't feel very hungry so I didn't have a pre-workout snack. Big mistake. In the middle of my run I was starving. Luckily the hunger went away as I continued. I ran for about an hour and felt pretty strong. It felt good to be done with my workout by 8 am on a Saturday morning. My Saturdays have been busy lately so if I don't work out right away, I lose the opportunity. Today, is no different. It's one of my best friend's birthday today. She is also getting married next month and is really stressed out with final details and preparation. For her birthday, I wanted to do something special so I booked her a Caribbean Therapy Body Treatment at a local spa.

I told her I would be picking her up at 8:15, so after the gym I went to Caribou to pick up a White Hot Cocoa for the birthday girl, and skim latte for me.

Did you know that most fitness experts agree that a skim latte is the perfect after workout snack? It has the right amount of protein and carbs your body needs to recover after a workout. (If your prefer a soy latte, it should be paired with a piece of fruit for the same benefits.)

After dropping her off at the spa, I came home to shower and get ready for the day. I started getting really hungry but I didn't have time to make breakfast before having to pick her up again.

When I finally got home again, I was famished so I made a quick breakfast. Blueberry waffles topped with almond butter, agave nectar, bananas, and blackberries. Really yummy!

I have to run! Super busy day. We are headed up north to St. Cloud for my cousin's graduation from college. We are having dinner after the ceremony and then headed back here. As soon as I get home, I have to run out the door again for Abbey's birthday get together. Should be a crazy busy, but fun day!

Enjoy your weekend :)


VeggieGirl said...

Yeah, even if you don't feel hungry, it's best to put SOMETHING in your stomach, in order to fully benefit from a workout; but I see you made up for it with a delicious waffle breakfast! yum!

Sounds like you have a fun, busy day planned - enjoy!

Becca said...

Wow that is a packed day! Breakfast looks great though!

Kate said...

haha. I didn't have a pre workout snack today either, whoops!

Jill said...

I agree, it's better for you muscles if you put something in your stomach beforehand, but oh well! I love the info on the latte, how cool, I'll need to drink those more often! (Or at all, haha.)