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Monday, June 25, 2012

Bootcamp Update: Week 1 Recap

Wrote this on Friday, publishing on Monday...such is my life.

Below is a brief summary of what I've been eating  to support my rigorous workout schedule:
Sideways cupcakes??!?

Kidding!  Actually I didn't even eat this... they were in the breakroom, they were free and had sprinkles on them so I was like "SCORE free sprinkles!" but then I took a bite and realized the frosting was that weird synthetic-tasting stuff and the cake itself was just not very good.  Sadly it looked much better than it tasted.  Not worth it.

What I have actually been eating looks more like the following:
  •  LOTS of green smoothies
  • -Homemade museli or oatmeal
  • -Homemade oat bars
I realize my thermos looks like Shrek exploded inside of it but I promise it was tasty

  • Some sort of salad, with tons of spinach/kale/other greenery, and added protien in the form of lentils or tofu
Salad: spinach, arugala, fresh tofu, chopped nectarine, homemade miso/mustard/red wine vinegarette.

  • Dinner varies because this is the one meal of the day where I cook and eat with another human being aka my husband.  This week he's been doing most of the cooking, so on Monday and Tuesday I had a potato/blue cheese tart, and last night we did whole wheat pasta using Heidi Swanson's Summer Squash Pasta recipe from Super Natural Everyday.
Here are some of my favorite Green Smoothie combos:
  • 2 cups spinach with frozen banana, fresh peaches, almond milk and 1tb flaxseed meal
  • 2 cups spinach with frozen mango, blueberries, almond milk and 1tb flaxseed meal
  • 2 cups spinach with frozen banana, blueberries, almond butter or PB, and almond milk
I mix my smoothies before I leave in the morning and pour it into a thermos to keep the smoothie cold while I die slowly during bootcamp circuits.  When I get to work I enjoy my delicious smoothie while checking the one billion emails that have somehow managed to accrue in my inbox since the night before.

And my museli "recipe"
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 grated apple
  • handfull of dried fruit (chopped dates, blueberries, cherries, whatever)
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 3/4 to 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • Fresh fruit of your choice
Mix the oats, grated apple and dried fruit in a bowl, jar, or tupperware (I use a jar - less chance of spillage when I throw it in my lunch bag in the am) and sprinkle cinnamon over the top.  Add almond milk and yogurt, stir to combine and leave it in your fridge overnight.  In the morning as you are frantically running out the door and trying to find your gym shoes, add as much fresh fruit as you want, throw the container in your bag and you're on your way!

Overall observations:
  • I am apparently in better shape than I thought I was?  I expected to just suck at this bootcamp, but while it is definitely difficult it isn't as soul-crushing as I thought it would be
  • Yoga feels very different when it's your second workout of the day and your muscles aren't "fresh."  As part of the bootcamp regimen we are supposed to do a second workout later in the day, and almost all of mine have been either 60 or 90 minute yoga classes, some hot and some unheated.  All I can say is on Tuesday night, Tadasana felt extreme.  I went to lift my arms over my head and they were all "bitch I hate you" and I was like "suck it up arms, we're doing this."  Wednesday was better, but last night I just felt drained.
  •  Green smoothies are magic.  Every time I have one for breakfast I feel like I have way more energy throughout the day!  I need to make these all the damn time.
On a more serious note, it has just been a strange, sort of horrible week.  Two of my close friends/colleauges at work had some really tough things happen in their lives this week - completely unrelated, but in close succession.  I know there's nothing I can do but they are both such great people and my heart is just breaking for them right now.

Sorry, that was kind of a downer to end on.  But sometimes life just makes no sense...


  1. Ooooh, cupcakes. They should really make that a part of boot camp.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  2. Mmm that cupcake looks divine! did you make them yourself?

    1. No unfortunately...they were free in the break room at work and while they looked lovely they were not very good :/


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