The Captain and I have finally completed 9 weeks of the Metabolic Aftershock workouts and I am so glad to see them come to an end. These workouts are organized in 3 phases. Each phase is a series of 3 different workouts to be done each week for 3 weeks. The phase 3 workouts are killer and even though the 15 minutes goes by pretty quickly, they are tough. I really need the 30-minute walk after each to shake out my legs and stretch the muscles. Sometimes we joke about taking bus fare in case we cannot walk for 30 minutes!
This is the second time through this series for us. I like to alternate it with a few weeks of more traditional strength training just to keep things interesting, and the body challenged. As much as I grouse about them, I love what these workouts do for my legs especially!
And, we have also done some golfing at a new-to-us course and have really been enjoying that. I do think that a golf course is one of the best places to be on a nice day!
I was introduced to NuZest's CLEAN LEAN PROTEIN and have fallen quite in love! It comes in a few different flavors and I will be sharing more about it in the future.
The Captain and I volunteered at our local GoodLife Fitness marathon again this year, handing out race participants' shirts at the expo on Friday night. It is a fun way to be involved in the race excitement and we always get a nice technical tee (New Balance) for our efforts. I would like to run this race but honestly, with the probability of rain in October, I just cannot bring myself to commit. This year the runners really lucked out as the rain quit for several hours on Sunday morning for all the festivities!
I love the color! And it is not a bad shirt even if a bit big... it also matches my Mizuno shoes so I used it as an overshirt on my Sunday morning run this week.
Right now I am enjoying spicy tea in the afternoons. For some reason it seems like a Fall drink to me, especially if it is wet or gloomy outside my window!
I sometimes make a whole pot, but often just a cup at a time! Do you do that, too?
I have been enjoying a lower-carb food program lately... carb cycling actually, and it seems to suit me very well. It does mean that I am trying to eat more protein and a bit more fat, though. And I am also working on eating enough at each meal so that I am not wanting to snack. So yesterday I made a little dessert after my lunch... I mixed some vanilla protein powder with coconut milk and natural peanut butter and a bit of cinnamon and spooned it on some apple slices. YUMMERS! It would make a great snack, too!
I love my new Reebok yoga mat. We picked up a couple of them at an outlet store in Burlington, WA when we were there at the end of September. The message is great... and it is also a nice sticky mat and I am quite happy with it.
So, how did October shape up for you? Have you been snacking on Hallowe'en candy? What are you looking forward to in November?