Sweat It Out Saturday: The Shakes, Shoes, and Sweat
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 ;)
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
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!
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!
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 :)
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!
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!?