Boy oh boy, do I have a treat for you guys ;)– But first, let’s talk about this morning’s workout.
I got up (per usual), looked at my workout log (per usual), and thought about what kind of activity I wanted to do today (per usual). Honestly, I wasn’t really feeling anything at all, but because yesterday was a rest day, I decided to overpower the lazy voice in my head that wanted to read blogs all day and hit the pavement for a run.
Things started out great and I maintained a pretty steady pace for a little over a mile, but then my legs started getting tired so I made the decision to slow down and finish my workout with a speed walk. I kept up the walking pattern for another mile and a half, then was back at my apartment in no time.
My workout this morning brought a new revelation to mind—walking is really no joke! I’ve heard a lot of people in the midst of their own weight loss journeys talk down about the seemingly mindless act and say that its not “real exercise”, but the elevated heart rate that I was able to maintain throughout my walk certainly says otherwise!
The appetite that I returned home with said otherwise too…
Oh yeah. I went there.
Chocolate Protein Chia Seed Pudding
Prep Time: 30 minutes or overnight
- 1/4 cup chia seeds (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp protein powder of choice (I used hemp)
- 1 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 1/2 tbsp Stevia (or other sweetener)
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir together. Let sit for about 10 minutes, then mix again with a fork. Continue to let mixture sit until pudding forms and stir well before serving.
**For overnight option– just stir once after 10 minutes and let pudding form in refrigerator overnight.
I’ve gotta say, the texture of this baby did take a liiittle getting used to, but the addition of the dark chocolate made me want to keep eating! I also added a strawberry on top to contrast the chocolate pudding with a bit of fruity sweetness.
After pudding hour, my “to-do” list, my keys, & I were out the door and on our way to run the errands that were conveniently laid out for us
And I FINALLY picked up my not-so-stolen books! No postman theft activity afterall
I also made a pit stop by Publix to pick up kale, eggs, and a few other odds & ends for the rest of the week. As an egg-intolerant individual, you know that there HAS to be a recipe behind that addition to my list
A bit to think about: Do you ever include walking in your exercise routine?
A bit to read: