Quick Workout, Quick Breakfast

Pretty much everything I do now that I am a mom has gotta be quick.

There is always something to do and not enough time in the day to do it all.

So a quick workout is what I needed last night. I got to the gym, using my awesome Core Power Fit-Kit gym bag, ready to work out!

Gym Bag

Lately, I have found that if I bring a protein shake along with me, it helps give me the energy to get through a good workout, since I am usually starving by that time and ready for dinner. I brought the shaker you can see in the image above, this time filled with one scoop of mint chocolate protein powder and add a little bit of water from the fountain. Then I’m able to finish it while I am getting dressed in the locker room.

For my workout last night, I followed Week 2 of my personalized 10k training plan. 

4-Week-10k-Training-Plan

During the 2 miles on the treadmill, I got really bad cramps early into the run. This is not the first time this has happened since I started running again after having Rylee.

I’ve had side stitches and cramps before during running, but never this bad. And I have been getting them more often than I used to, pretty much every time I run now days. I used to have a breathing trick that would get rid of them while I ran pretty easily, but even that isn’t working and it is getting really frustrating!

I had to slow my pace and ended up walking for some of the two miles so it took me a lot longer than I wanted to finish.

But I felt good once I cooled down and completed a quick 15 minute Get Focused workout targeting my upper body. The Shoulder Ripper workout from the Nike Training Club App. 

Shoulder Ripper Workout

I love those workouts! Especially the Get Focused ones because even though they are short, they are really intense. 

Breakfast

And speaking of quick, have I told you how much I LOVE the white elephant gift exchange present I received at Christmas last year?

Breakfast Sandwich Maker

It is amazing! This morning, I gathered my ingredients, inserted them into the sandwich maker and let them cook for about 5 minutes while I gathered all my items to bring along with me, like Rylee’s food for daycare, my gym bag, lunch box and purse and tidied the kitchen.

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Once I had everything together, I took out my sandwich and I had a fully cooked and assembled toasted whole wheat bagel with egg, ham and cheese.

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Now that is what I call quick. And it is so delicious too!

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Question of the Afternoon:

Do you have any tricks for preventing or getting rid of cramps while running?

What is your go-to morning breakfast?

Please leave a comment below and let me know. I would love to hear from you!

4 Comments on Quick Workout, Quick Breakfast

  1. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    February 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm (3 years ago)

    I haven’t tried any of the Get Focused workouts but they look perfect for when you need to fit in a quick strength session. Thanks for sharing that! My go to breakfast is either an omelet or chia pudding! So good!

    Reply
    • Jane
      February 26, 2014 at 12:29 pm (3 years ago)

      Those workouts are great! I LOVE omelets, too! Chia pudding? I’d love to learn more about that! Do you have a link to your blog with a recipe? Let me know! :) Thanks!

      Reply

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