I’ve Made a Commitment.

So this past week I’ve committed myself to a new way of life.

Only kidding! Not vegan. Not that there’s anything wrong with being vegan… I just don’t want to be vegan.

My actual new way of life is being a pre-work worker outer. I’ve been waking up between 5 and 5:05am and ambling off the the gym for an awesome sweat session before work, and I think I’ve gotten the routine down to a science.
5:00-5:05am – wake up
5:10am

cold coffee (brewed the night before) with 1/2 a scoop of protein powder
+
The rest of the coffee
5:15-5:25 – prepare for the day (put lunch items in lunch box, brush teeth, get dressed, etc.)
5:45am – Arrive at the gym.
M- Cycle class (45 minutes)
T- Circuit Strength Training (40 minutes)
W- Elliptical (45 minutes) alternating forwards and backwards (w/my Women’s Health Magazine)
TR- Circuit Strength Training (40 minutes)
F- Cycle class (45 minutes)
6:30isham– Enter locker room, shower, get dressed, and get ready for work!
7:15am – Get some free coffee from the gym, get in car for breakfast.
Breakfast: Overnight Oats. The perfect, portable meal!
1/4 c. oats, 2 1/2 tbsp oat bran w/1/4 c. greek yogurt, 1/2 c. milk, 1 1/2 tbsp flaxseed meal,  1/2 tbsp almond butter, mango & frozen berries, spices
1/8c quick steel cut oats, 2 1/2 tbsp oat bran, 2 tbsp peanut flour, 1/4 c greek yog, 1/2 coconut milk beverage, mango, blueberries, spices
1/4 c oats, 2 1/2 tbsp oat bran, 1/4 c greek yog, 1/2 c coconut milk beverage, 1 tbsp flaxseed meal, 1/2 tbsp peanut butter, 1/2 diced apple, spices 

7:30am – Leave parking lot for work
7:52-7:57am – Arrive at work. (I’m hourly, so I know the exact time range.)

Let me tell you- my day is sooo much better when I don’t have a workout looming over my head. Workouts feel awesome and fun again rather than an item on my to-do list when I’m exhausted after work. 

In other news, since I’ve been working 8 hour days, I get to pack way less for lunch!
om nom nom
Work-eating-schedule
10:00am – 1/2 grapefruit
12:00pm – (moving counter-clockwise from the grapefruit) (1) roasted green beans, (2) turkey (leftover roasted) and swiss sandwich with yellow mustard on my favorite bread, & (3) cooked cabbage/broccoli/onion/mushroom w/turmeric, salt, pepper, & apple cider vinegar
3:00pm – 1 tbsp raw mixed nuts, 1 tbsp unsalted dry roasted peanuts, & 2 prunes

Of course the meal changes but the schedule stays about the same. And that’s my workweek for you. Topped off with a Friday-evening glass of wine:
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5 thoughts on “I’ve Made a Commitment.

  1. >I love early morning workouts. Unfortunately my school's gym doesn't open until 630a but I'm usually there then or shortly after.

  2. >Sounds like you have it down to a science. I love working out in the morning, but alas I start work at 7 am and most gym classes start at 6 am, which doesnt leave me enough time….so workouts loom over my head all the time

  3. >@pawistivelife. I know what you mean about looming! Though on the bright side, if you work out at night you can go to bed later/not wake up as early.

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