Lately I've been hearing a lot about HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). I thought I'd try it out today on the treadmill. Here is what I did:
Minutes 0-5: 3.5 mph
Minutes 5-15: Alternating 5.5 and 5.9 mph every minute
Minutes 15-25: Alternating 5.8 and 6.2 mph every minute
Minutes 25-30: Alternating 5.5 and 5.9 mph every minute
Minutes 30-35: 3.5 mph
Changing my speed every minute made the run go a lot quicker! Also, I felt more tired than I normally would after a steady 35 minute run. (I find that a good thing). I think I'll try it next time with a slight incline!
Yesterday at the grocery store, I found out some horrible news about my beloved bran flakes. I guess I never really stopped to look at the ingredient list of "healthy" cereals but now I know that even "healthy" cereals contain sugar. And now I'll be eating oats and other such grains for breakfast.
But why not make the oatmeal interesting?! This morning I made carrot cake oatmeal. I was inspired by Angela's recipe.
I cooked my oats in skim milk with shredded carrots and a splash of vanilla. And then I mixed in walnuts and flax seeds.
Topped with coconut banana soft serve (frozen banana + few spoonfuls shredded coconut blended).
For lunch, I brought back the brussels sprouts in raw form with a brussels sprouts salad.
I used the fresh brussels for this as they are easier to chop finely.
I added red bell peppers, a couple of tomatoes, a clove of garlic, and half of a serrano pepper. And a couple of handfuls of pepitas.
I dressed it with lemon juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and a pinch of black pepper.
Surprisingly, the raw brussels tasted almost as good as the roasted! And it didn't even require a huge amount of dressing. Success!