I enjoyed a wonderful morning of cardio at the gym today. It was -5 when I drove to the gym and it felt like a spring day compared to the temperatures we have been seeing lately. Naturally, I wore my Runsie to the gym.
I warmed up with 10 minutes of elliptical and then hit the treadmill. I tried to keep a steady pace for the whole 6.0 mile run (7:54 min/mile) and only changed it for the last mile to kick it up a bit (7:30 min/mile) for an overall pace of 7:53 min/mile. I then did the stair master for 30 minutes. If you’re thinking, ‘Wow, half an hour is a long time to climb stairs,’ you are right… it is… but it is a pretty great workout and I was sweating like mad.
I left the gym just in time to see the beautiful sunrise.
My usual breakfast lately is not peanut butter and banana oatmeal… GASP. I actually only eat that every once and a while because “accidentally” adding half a cup of peanut butter to your oats isn’t exactly great nutrition for a daily breakfast. Instead I usually have egg whites, turkey, and fruit.
I notice a huge difference in how full I feel when I eat a lot of protein for breakfast (especially after a tough workout). This meal alone has about 45g of protein for a fairly low number of calories, and keeps me full for quite a while compared to eating cereal, toast, and sadly, oatmeal.
I eat eggs and egg whites quite a bit and change it up by adding mushrooms, spinach, cheese, green onions, peppers, avocado, tomatoes, or salt and pepper to the pan. I have mastered the craft of making the perfect omelette.
I sure do love my egg white omelettes!