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A month at the gym

 

I’ve been doing workouts at our local gym for four straight weeks and it’s been great!  Although I haven’t noticed any significant changes in my body, I have been able to increase the weights that I’m using in my workouts and best of all, I’ve noticed an improvement in my running.  I can run at faster intervals for longer period of times, which I’m really excited about!

I’ve tried several different protein powders and I finally found one that I really like.  It has everything that I’ve been looking for:  great taste, low in calories, fat and carbs.

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I’ve been starting out every morning with a smoothie made with greens, either kale or spinach, a scoop of the Sunwarrior protein powder, a tablespoon of ground flaxseed, frozen fruit and/or berries, and unsweetened soy milk.  It’s been a great way to get in some protein, along with other healthy nutrients, first thing in the morning!

Does anyone out there suffer from seasonal affect disorder?  I’m not sure if I have it, but I can tell you that I do get a bad case of the winter blues every year around this time.  I absolutely hate winter.  HATE. IT.  I miss warmth and sunshine.  It’s going to be a long 3-4 months for me.  Joining the gym has helped a great deal.  As much as I hate going outside when it’s cold and snowy, I look forward to going to the gym to work out and so instead of hibernating like a bear, which is what I really want to do, I get to the gym three days a week to get my workout on.  On the other days I run on the treadmill that I have at home.  Exercise keeps the blues at bay, and I think that healthy eating and just trying to keep a social life going helps a great deal.

Still……I’ll be counting down the days until summer.

summer-dog

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