leg workout and protein smoothie

As I am writing this, I am so ill. Not just a head cold, I have achy muscles, a fever and I am still going to work because who wants to cover someone for 5:45 a.m.?

I am a week late on a post, not because I was ill (this is a new thing), but because we had a scare with our 4 1/2 month old kitten, Wicket. He is out of the danger zone right now, back to eating and playing, but he was refusing to walk, eat or drink anything for 2 – 3 days. I was giving him electrolytes and baby food out of a syringe. It was scary to think that I could lose such a young, little guy.

Wicket sleeping off his fever.
Wicket sleeping off his fever.

Today I am going to post some of my at home workout, this will focus mainly on legs.  I will then finish it off with my breakfast blueberry protein smoothie.

My favourite is the walking lunge. I do these with 12 lb dumbbells.

The next one is squat exercises, which I am also in love with.

If you are interested in fitness, this is a good start. Squats and lunges are super easy and if done properly, you feel it the next day (I even did them while pregnant with LO – with doctor approval no doubt!). I have been doing them this time to prepare for my stair climb of the CN Tower, I think I will die after the first 400 stairs (there are 1,776 stairs to climb).

Next is the blueberry smoothie. Usually I add spinach to it, but I am fresh out!

Here is what you need;

  • 1 C frozen blueberries
  • 2 1/2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt (0% m.f.)
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used a vegan protein powder)
  • 1/4 C orange juice
  • 1/2 C spinach *** – If you have it that is.

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I used my Magic Bullet to combine all the ingredients together.

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Protein powder on top

Blend everything together for about 20 – 30 seconds, remove from base, pour into cup (or in my case, just put a ring on the top of your blender cup) and enjoy. I personally don’t like protein powder, but it keeps me full after a workout and holds me over until my next meal.

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