Sweat It Out Saturday: The Shakes, Shoes, and Sweat

by Meg on March 31, 2012

Happy Saturday everyone! :)

I just got back from the gym and am all fired up to write a fitness post! :) Thanks to Stefanie, we’ll be celebrating Sweat It Out Saturday over here, so get ready for some great fitness talk, a new workout, songs that will get you pumped up, and a new post workout smoothie that will excite your taste buds ;)

The Shake
I love creating new post workout shakes to refuel me after a sweaty workout :) Recently, I had an idea for a pear smoothie, so this morning I made a new combination and it was incredible! This shake is like no other. You have to give it a try ;)

Spiced Up Pear Shake
Serves 1

1 pear
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
1 handful spinach leaves
1 tsp pureed ginger
1/2 – 1 tsp ground cinnamon
ice (optional – I didn’t use ice as it couldn’t fit into my cup! haha!)

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy :)

A shake just isn’t a shake without spinach, but the pureed ginger and ground cinnamon made this shake!

The Shoes
Just this week, my gym shoes decided to get a hole in them, so I had no choice but to get a new pair! After taking many suggestions from fellow weight lifting lovers (thanks Stephanie!) I finally made a decision! :)

I went with the New Balance Minimus 00 and they are absolutely amazing! I used them for the very first time this morning and love them to pieces! They are hands down the best pair of shoes I have ever owned!

The new loves of my life <3 New Balance 00

It seems like the manufacturers of New Balance shoes thought, “let’s make a shoe that fits Meg’s foot perfectly.” Well, let me tell you, they were very successful ;) Spot on to be exact. I often struggle when shoe shopping because I have very small and narrow feet, but these fit me perfectly! I couldn’t be happier with my purchase :)

The Sweat
Today I trained my back while I was at the gym. It was a good workout :) Just what I needed to get my day going! :)

Back and Delts

Wide grip pull ups 4 x 8
Bent over barbell row (overhand grip) 4 x 8
Wide grip lat pull down 4 x 8 (made a new PB!)
Seated cable rows 4 x 8 (new PB#2!)
Straight arm pulldowns 4 x 8
Bent over rear delt raise 4 x 8
Reverse fly 4 x 8

This routine was adapted from the seventh week of Phase 2 of LiveFit, but I opted out on the deadlifts and substituted them for pull ups as I did deadlifts yesterday and am wanting to improve my pull ups!

Now that my Mom and I both got our gym session in for the day, it’s time to get going! We will be heading downtown for lunch and then I am going to get a haircut! :) I am looking quite shabby lately ;) No style what so ever and it is driving me nuts!

Have a great Saturday, friends! :) I love you all so much!

Meg
xoxoxoxo

What shoes do you wear to the gym?
How often do you get your haircut?
Where do you go for hairstyle inspiration?
I am not too sure how to get mine cut ;) Suggestions!?

 

 

 

 

 

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Kierston March 31, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Love the colour of your shoes! The brighter the better :) Never thought of putting a Pear in my shake…sounds super yum! Have a great day!

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Meg April 1, 2012 at 3:40 AM

So happy you love my shoes ;) They feel amazing!

You should definitely try out that shake ;) DELICIOUS

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Haley @ Health Freak College Girl March 31, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Love the shoes! It’s always the best feeling whenever a pair of shoes fits like a glove :)

I very rarely get my haircut. I just can’t stand it! For some reason i just hate getting it done haha

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Meg April 1, 2012 at 3:41 AM

Ahhh but it feels so good, babe!

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Kristi @ Sweetly Fit March 31, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I worked at a salon all throughout high school so I was used to getting my hair done ALL the time. Ever since I moved away for college my salon visits have been very few…leaving my hair quite long currently haha. I was just thinking that I need to make an appointment! Can’t wait to see what you do with yours!! Have a great day love!

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Kat March 31, 2012 at 2:24 PM

great job on the workout lady!! your a monster :)
and I would have never thought of that smoothie combo. Sounds so stinkin delicious!

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Meg April 1, 2012 at 3:41 AM

TRY IT :D

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rob fiasco March 31, 2012 at 2:43 PM

love the color of those shoes!!

i have these ones… http://www.theshoemart.com/mas_assets/full/INO/F-Lite_195_Red-White-Blue.jpg

i get my haircut about once a month. and I don’t go anywhere for inspiration because I’m a dude. :) I used to be more ambitious with my hair when i was younger (mohawaks, long hair, numerous colors). now i find it easier just to shave it and move on with my day

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Christina @ The Athletarian March 31, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Loving the shoes! Such a great colour! I have so many different ones I wear so it depends on the day! Nike Frees, Asics, NB, Altras…really depends on what I’m doing for that day :)

I am so lazy when it comes to cutting my hair! I go maybe once every 3-4 months or so! I am always flipping through magazines to get ideas. Or pinterest! That’s where I got my last one from :)

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Alexandra March 31, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Those shoes ROCK! I wear Nike Frees, I’m so addicted haha :D
And that shake! GIRL talk about yum yum yum!
Hope you have a great rest of the weekend, love :)

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Danielle @WorkItWearItEatIt March 31, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Love the shoes!!! SO cute! I also love that you can hit the gym with your Mum, awesome. Have fun today! :)

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Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats March 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Those shoes are awesome! :) I wear Vibrams. I want a new pair. lol. I feel sorry for anyone who has to smell my feet post workout. I get my hair cut every 12 weeks and I just get the very ends trimmed off. Kourtney Kardashian is my hair inspiration.

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Meg April 1, 2012 at 3:42 AM

The soles of mine are Vibrams :D

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig March 31, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Love the shoes! I just got new shoes too because my pinky toe was poking out! In Australia, you cannot find a pair of shoes for under $100, and certainly not a decent pair for under $200! We went to this sport shoe store in London and I got an awesome pair for 28 pounds! They’re Nikes, no idea what kind but they’re the flattest sole I could find. I still take my shoes off for squats and deadlifts though!

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Meg April 1, 2012 at 3:43 AM

My big toe was poking out ;) Why are we so alike?

xoxo

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StoriesAndSweetPotatoes March 31, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I always put cinnamon and ginger with my spinach…in a shake or pancakes or whatever. I think it’s such a good flavor combo.
I’m so terrible about getting my haircut. I just let it grow, then when it’s driving me nuts I go to a hairdresser and say do whatever you want with it! lol

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Emily March 31, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Those shoes are AMAZING! I’ve been looking for a new good pair of shoes. I usually stick to Nikes, but my dad’s been trying to convince me to buy a pair of NB’s for a while. I’ll have to try these! And the color you chose is so much fun. (:

Have a lovely mother/daughter day! My mom came down for 2-day visit this week too- we had such a great time. <3

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Meg April 1, 2012 at 3:43 AM

YAY for Mommy time :) So happy you had some lately too xoxo

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Michelle (Better with Berries) March 31, 2012 at 8:55 PM

I am so impressed with those pullups you did today!! I am working towards that :-) Although I honestly have no idea how to get myself there! I need to research “how to do a pullup” :-) You go, girl!

Love those shoes! Craig was actually just looking at the New Balance Minimus shoes this weekend and I think he’s going to get them.

That shake looks amazing! I love anything with a pear flavor.

Have a great weekend, Meg! Love you!

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Meg April 1, 2012 at 3:44 AM

Awwww Michelle – why are you so loveable? Who cares! I LOVE U GIRL :) You are seriously like a sis to me you know? :) xo

Tell Craig he NEEDS these shoes

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Michelle (Better with Berries) April 1, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Love that you said I’m like a sis to you – I feel the same way about you!!

P.S. I had to tell you that I started working on being able to do a pullup. I just had to jump up and hang there today, but hopefully I’ll keep improving!

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Stefanie @TheNewHealthy March 31, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Yay for SIOS! I’m currently wearing Mizunos to run and Nikes for classes/strength. I don’t know what type of the Nikes they are – all I know is that they’re hot pink! I also wear my Fila Skele-toes for certain classes. :)

I just got my hair cut and highlighted on Thursday. I usually go once every 3 months or so.

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sarah March 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM

MMmMm, pear+ginger=CLASSIC! And I totally agree, shakes(actually practically everything I blend up in the bullet) HAVE to have spinach!

LOVE the shoes- yellow is such an unusual colour, I think anyway,they’ll stand out and look awesome!
I really like Brookes shoes for training.
Xxx

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Sable@SquatLikeALady April 1, 2012 at 2:57 AM

Love the shoes! I wear Chucks to train because I am CHEAP haha. Next time I get new shoes though I am thinking about NB Minimuses (????)

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Meg April 1, 2012 at 3:45 AM

No thinking, girl ;) Just DO IT! They are amazing

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Kate @ Chasing It April 1, 2012 at 10:58 AM

omg a pear shake!!!! I love that idea, pears are one of my favorite flavors but I hate the actual fruit (its a texture thing), so putting it in a smoothie would be a perfect fix!! Aaaand omg haircut. I can’t wait to see how it looks! My hair is so BLAH right now…it used to be pretty long, and so I really didn’t need to style it except to blowdry it…but then in October I got bored and got a super-short cut. It was cute and sassy and fun, but I really want my long hair back so I’m growing it out….its almost to my shoulders now but its still at that akward length….so I wear it back/up all the time hahahaha.

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Linz @ Itz Linz April 1, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Love the yellow!!! When I want a change with my hair I usually just ask my hair stylist who I like and trust… :) Anything on your will look gorgeous though!!

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Paige @ Running Around Normal April 1, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I wear my New Balance Minimus trainers..I love em!!

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Megan @ Weddings and Workouts April 3, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Ooooh I LOVE your new shoes! I think it’s high time I bought some new shoes, too. I wear Brooks (I think?!) but I want some pretty ones for doing weights with :-)

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