Waffles and a Workout
Too bad it isn’t Wednesday or I’d have a pretty killer title like “Wednesday’s Workout and Waffles” or something like that Who doesn’t love alliteration? Come on, admit it… we all do it every now and then!
I hope all of you who are celebrating Thanksgiving today are having a wonderful day and have bellies full of turkey by now (I know that’s my favourite part of Thanksgiving! My Dad makes the best turkey you will ever sink your teeth into) As for the rest of us who already celebrated Thanksgiving, well, I hope your Thursday was fantastic and that you are enjoying all of the Thanksgiving blog posts by others as much as I am They are kind of making me crave some turkey and cranberries Oh, what a good combo…
In all seriousness, I have been waiting all day to write this post
I’m sharing a recipe and a workout What could be better!? Food and fitness! Two of my favourite things
Do you all remember the glorious day when I shared my first waffle recipe?
Mmmm, those were some good waffles…
However, since then, I have had more waffles and experimented a little more And, as all of us foodies know, a little experimentation and creativity can lead to the development of some near-perfect recipes
With no further ado…
The Perfect Waffle!
The Perfect Waffle
Makes 2 waffles
1/3 cup oat bran
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup egg whites (2 egg whites)
Combine ingredients and pour into waffle maker sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
I set my waffle maker on setting “4” and they were the perfect amount of crispy However, waffle makers vary, so you will have to play around with the temperature
I topped my waffles with white chocolate flavoured greek yogurt, banana slices, and blackberries! Pure perfection if you ask me Now some food porn…
These waffles will be the ones I make for my Mom this weekend
Next up… my new workout!
To be honest, I hate changing my workouts. Reason? I stress too much about it. It sounds so silly, but I want to make the “perfect” routine each and every time I change things up, but in all reality, there is no such thing as the “perfect workout”. Of course you can google “the perfect workout” and results will appear claiming that they are it, but that’s not so.
In my eyes, if I am incorporating the “key” compound moves and feel fatigued after I complete my routine – I’ve got the “perfect workout”.
When it came to developing my new workouts I knew it was important for me to concentrate on implementing higher reps since I have been in the low rep range for quite some time now. Truthfully, I thought that if I did a workout consisting of 4 sets of 20 – 15 I wouldn’t be lifting “heavy”; therefore, I wouldn’t feel like I had a good workout.
Oh, we learn knew things every day And that’s the beauty of life!
Despite all of my knowledge on the benefits of changing up your workout every 6 – 8 weeks, alternating between low reps and high reps, etc. I still was not pumped for my workout this morning, but I knew it needed a change because my old workout was becoming stale… (and I don’t want to hit a plateau either…)
So, to make things fun, I decided to change up the sequence of my exercises, but still keep the key compound exercises while increasing my reps throughout my entire routine
I did my new quad focused workout this morning and I couldn’t believe how played out my legs were at the end! Seriously. I thought it’d be a cool idea to try out some lateral plyo step jumps in between some ab exercises at the end, but it couldn’t be done. I was that fatigued which was amazing
I knew I had a good workout I definitely pushed myself! Let’s just say, sitting through six hours of class today felt so good and rewarding after this beastly workout
High Rep Quad Focused Leg Day
Barbell squats 4 x 20, 15, 10, 10
Romanian deadlifts 4 x 15, 12, 10, 10
Leg press 4 x 20, 15, 10, 10
Leg extensions 4 x 20, 15, 12, 10
Split squats 4 x 15 each leg
One legged bosu ball squat 4 x 15 each leg superset with
Bosu ball crunches w/ knee tuck 4 x 24 (12 each leg)
And done! Remember to warm up and stretch before and after working out It’s very important! Safety comes first
Well, that’s all I have for you guys tonight But, I have so many recipes to share with you, though and more workouts to come! Tomorrow is chest and triceps training!
Have a wonderful night friends!
Do you have a waffle maker?
Do you buy flavoured or plain greek yogurt? I buy plain, but flavour it on my own I actually have never tried the flavoured type!
Have you ever incorporated a bosu ball into your training?
Do you plan your own workouts or do you follow a plan already made?
I was so cold at school today and (as per usual) didn’t bring my purse to school and since I never carry money on me (horrible habit), my friend bought me a tea I seriously think I would still be shivering if it wasn’t for that wonderful tea Thanks Sam! xo