Let me recap my Monday for you:
Breakfast was the same (irish oatmeal, stevia, pumpkin pie spice), but the smoothie I made differed a little bit because the peaches haven’t ripened yet (they are camped out in a paper bag to expedite this process) and I am trying to use up the baby food in the fridge to make room for even more delicious healthy eats 🙂
Monday Green Smoothie
– 2 leaves kale
– 1 spear pineapple
– 1 jar apple, banana, peach baby food
– 2 Tbsp chia seeds
– ice & water
Neil wasn’t going to get up as early as I did, so more smoothie for me!!
I had leftover casserole for lunch and walked around since it was such a nice day outside! I had to make a trip to the post office to mail out the wedding invitations invitations I put together on Sunday. There seems to be a discrepancy between the post office that I went to and the one Neil’s parent’s went to, because they each told us different postage amounts. Hopefully none come back in the mail!
Neil’s parent’s got nice wedding themed 66c stamps, while I was told the postage would be 86c. I didn’t even know they made 86c stamps! Apparently the only design they had in that amount were these lovely puffins:
After work, I headed to the gym because it was LEG DAY. I love leg day because it is my favorite set of muscles to make sore. I did my 10 min running warm up and then about 50 min of leg exercises. I focused more on my hamstrings and butt since the other days I worked more on my quads.
I wanted to do more since I didn’t really have anything planned last night, but I started to feel a twinge in my hip, so I begrudgingly did only what I thought was reasonable. I am a little paranoid now about listening to my body after my injury, so even though I felt like I could do more, I played it safe. My hip doesn’t usually affect my leg workouts anymore, but I think the long run I had on Sunday may have made it a little more susceptible to being overworked.
I wobbled my way back to the car and drove home for even more servings of the delicious casserole and 2 slices of Ezekiel bread with Earth Balance spread on them. I mixed in the leftover avocado from Sunday as well:
|1 T ground flax seed + 3 T water|
I know you can make both a flax egg and a chia egg, but I don’t know what the advantage is for one over the other (if there is one). My instinct tells me that a chia egg would more closely resemble an actual egg since the seeds become gelatinous when mixed with water, but I don’t know. If anyone has any insight on that, let me know.