I can’t get enough of this weather. It’s been in the mid seventies and sunny this week. It’s pushed me out the door and into being more active. My trainer was sick yesterday and so instead of skipping my workout, I decided to go for a hike at Crowder’s mountain. I woke up around 5:30 so I could have breakfast, drink coffee, and watch the news before heading that way. I wanted to hike before the other hikers made their way up.
For breakfast, I had a whole wheat english muffin, non fat yogurt, and fresh fruit.
It was about a thirty minute drive to Crowders and about an hour hike up to the top. I love hiking because it makes your heart rate go up and down.
I decided to go one more mile up the mountain instead of just stopping at the Pinnacle point. So it was 3.5 miles up and 3.5 miles down.
I had a quest bar and some almonds at the top for some quick energy.
Hiking has become one of my favorite workouts. I love being outdoors and getting fresh air as much as possible. It’s a great escape from running and a nice break from working inside on the computer.
I made it there early and only ran into two hikers. I’m trying to force myself to do something active for an hour a day no matter what it is. This entire winter, I cut back on workouts, slacked on eating healthy, and wasn’t myself. The beautiful part about life is that we can change what we don’t like and everyday is a new chance to make things better.
When I got home, I made a quick lunch. I had salad, with cheese, tomatoes, and homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
For my protein, I made a shake with 1 scoop whey protein powder, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 banana, ice, and cashew milk.
For dinner, I had grilled chicken, a side salad, peas and a mashed red potato!