I started a consistent workout routine again this month. Lifting. Getting strong. Feeling good.
Almost all summer I was on a cardio kick. That's usually how it goes. Super nice outside, sign me up for all things cardio. Cold outside, back in the gym. Each time fall comes around I am slightly annoyed with myself because whyyyy can't I stick to lifting to see how strong I can get. I want to grow biceps on my bean pole arms. That mindset goes right out the window when the temperatures are warm enough for me to not be huddled under a blanket in bed; happening right now. So, I'm back at it; picking things up and putting them down. Getting pumped for leg day and eye rolling my way through days that aren't leg days. Isn't it funny how we dread doing the things that we suck at? You'd think I'd want to work on strengthening body parts that aren't legs (my strongest/"best" part of my body) but NOPE. Get me the heck away from those things that are tough. Not really, I still do 'em. But you know what I mean, right?
I do have to say, yoga has kept me strong. I am impressed with my strength for just getting back in the gym recently. YEAH YOGA, #1 love always and forever amen.
Now that I've got that out into the world, it's food time. This is my favorite oatmeal recipe lately. It keeps me warm (very important), satiated (also very important), and excited for my breakfasts each day!
POST WORKOUT OATMEAL - FALL EDITION
1 large apple
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Sunwarrior)
Dice apple and put 3/4 of it in a small sauce pan with enough coconut milk to cover the bottom of the pan. Heat on low to medium heat, stirring occasionally. Let the apples cook until they start to soften. Add in the oats, coconut milk, water, protein powder, cinnamon, and ginger. Cook until the oats soak up the liquid and the oatmeal is the consistency that you desire. Remove from heat, pour into a bowl, and top with figs, pumpkin seeds, peanut butter, and anything else that you desire. Serve, enjoy!