So, it's been a month exactly since I last posted here. Time has flown by. How have you all been? I've been making the rounds reading and commenting when I have some time. January seems to be flying by already. I really wish it would slow down a bit though...
What have I been up to? Well, I'm working on my new business plan. I'm going to offer online personal training and fitness nutrition consulting. I have some clients already that do this, but I'm working on getting my site going as we speak since I want to do more. I have some other stuff that I'm working on, but I need to iron out the details before I get into it too much. With the excitement of new projects comes the stress of getting things done quickly and seamlessly. I have lists upon lists going right now and I'm hoping to have things organized and moving in the right direction soon.
With being busy comes easy eats and treats! I have some work I need to do on the recipe development side of things, so I will be spending a little more time in the kitchen very soon. I miss my kitchen! However, when I don't have much time for cooking and baking, it makes me a little more creative in the quick eats department! I had this tasty treat the other day right before heading to the gym to train a client.
Quick Pumpkin Protein Pudding
1 cup fresh roasted pureed pumpkin
2 TBSP vanilla protein powder (I used 10 grams Plant Fusion Vanilla)
1/2 tsp chia seeds
2 TBSP vanilla almond milk
pumpkin pie spice
This is thick, rich, velvety and so easy to make! I'm always looking for quick protein snacks since I can't do cheese or yogurt. This completely hit the spot.
The most I've run on a long run is 7 miles (on a treadmill). We completed 5 miles on Saturday outside! Trust me when I say, do both treadmill and outside. They are completely different runs! Both good, but very different. This was Tony's first 5 mile run ever and he was a champ! I swear, the inspiration I get from others that push to achieve their goals pushes me even further to reach mine. We ran the whole thing outside and it felt great! It helped too that it was 68 degrees outside (although muggy as crap), so the weather was perfect for a January (???) run! The picture above was after we showered and refueled for the day! The changes I see in him mentally and physically are amazing.
I will be sharing bits and pieces from our training. It's different for me do have a fixed plan, but I kind of like it right now. I go back and forth with plans and doing whatever I feel like doing. It keeps me from getting bored.
Tell me, do you have a plan for your fitness routine (or life/work in general) or do you just go with the flow? I'm not sure how much to share here about our training. Let me know if you're interested. I won't be sharing our time because our runs are ours. We are doing this to do it together and not as a competition. We will definitely be signing up for a race, we're just not sure which one yet. I do know we're doing a 5k for the ASPCA in March that I'm really looking forward to since it's the one we got Luke and Leia from!