Sigh….it was back to work for me today. I felt like I just crawled into bed last night when the alarm rang at 6am. I had all good intentions of waking up and going for another run to kick-start the day, but my knees were very sore from yesterday. I think I may have overdone it. I’m going to have to ease back into my routine so that I don’t hurt myself and from now on will be wearing my T-band brace. On the bright side…I got to sleep in an extra 30 minutes.
For breakfast I made myself a GREEN MONSTER.
Surely you’ve heard of the Green Monster Movement. If not, check out this link from Angela from Oh She Glows, who is behind this movement. Everyone has their own variation of the Monster drink, as is mine.
BEAGLEBEA’S GREEN MONSTER
I drink one of these every morning (at least 5 of 7 days)…an awesome breakfast for on the go or post-workout. I don’t ever measure my ingredients, so the breakdown listed below is ballpark only.
My ingredient breakdown:
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 handful of frozen peaches
- 1 cup of cantalope
- 1 LARGE handful of baby spinach
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 Tbsp sprouted Flax/Chia Seeds
- 1 Tbsp Udo 3-6-9 Oil blend
Blend everything in Vitamix until nice and smooth….
The avocado makes the consistency of the Green Monster smooth and creamy….. and you can’t taste it, I promise. (I actually don’t really like avocado on it’s own, so believe me when I say you can’t taste it). And, since I’m allergic to bananas, it makes the perfect base.
My first day back to work/school looked a little like this (not a pic of my students)Well, for the most part at least. My kids were so excited to tell me what Santa left them…lucky ducks I’d say.
As for dinner…nothing new tonight…had lots of Butter Chicken leftovers…yummy !
Since my knees were still pretty sore, I decided to try out my new yoga DVD so that I could at least get somewhat of a workout in today. I was a little sceptical with it because I’ve tried yoga numerous times and could never really get into it, but this DVD came in a box set with the 2 other ones I wanted, so really had no choice.
I was pleasantly surprised… I love Jillian Michaels. I’ve been happy with her Wii workouts and her No More Trouble Zones DVD. We’ll see how it goes.
HAVE YOU EVER TRIED ANY OF HER WORKOUT DVD’S?
HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO GET IN A WORKOUT WHEN YOU'RE MUSCLES OR BODY ARE SORE?
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.