Thursday, 19 August 2010

Side plank

My morning workout classes were amazing. My most difficult core exercise is the side plank. I can barely hold a minute if I'm doing it on my own. I'm proud to say that today I was the only one out of the three women to hold the plank for the full minute while simultaneously reaching to the side of my opposite shoulder. GO ME!
It's unfortunate my scenario was at a sweaty gym instead of surrounded by palm trees really. 

I read my SuperFoods book on my travels to the gym and it reminded me to dig up these (SUPERFUN) foods and put them back in my daily routine.
Flaxseeds: Good source of omega-3 fatty acids. It contains fibre, protein, magnesium, iron, and potassium. So healthy for your body! I usually sprinkle a heaping tablespoon into my yogurt bowl or sometimes my cereal.

Wheatgerm: The book recommends eating two tablespoons a day. It has very low calories (about 50 some per 2 tablespoons). It contains protein, fibre, folate, vitamin E, etc..

Side note: I was initially worried and skeptical about these two foods tasting funky (as I sometimes erroneously believe with super healthy foods) but was relieved to find out that you could barely taste it. All it does is provide you with a boatful of healthy nutrients while providing some texture to your meals. Can't go wrong w. that!

Post workout snack:

A treasure bowl of fat free yogurt, almonds, raisins, granola, goji berries, cacoa nibs, unsweetened coconut flakes, agave syrup, flaxseeds, and wheatgerm. 

Leftover Quinoa salad that I had cold. It actually tasted better cold because the vegetables became crunchy. I was craving some meat so I quickly seasoned the chix w. salt/pepper and EVOO. BBQ sauce on the side.

Song of the day: "Champagne Life" by Ne-Yo

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