Posted by Lissa on May 26, 2010
Good morning everyone! Well, I solved the chalky-chunky problem of the protein powder; you just have to add it gradually and use a mini-mixer. I usually don’t bother on days that I run; on lifting days I make a smoothie with about six frozen strawberries, 1/3 cup of nonfat vanilla yogurt, and enough Soy Milk Light to make it blend. Once it’s nicely pureed I keep the blender going and tap in the powder. You get a thick, delicious, fruity-vanilla-y shake that’s really tasty!
I’m stalling, folks. I’m due to run Week 3, Day 3, today, and I woke up with a killer headache from grinding my teeth last night. And quite frankly I’m scared of Week 4. It’s still a struggle for me to run for 3 minutes without stopping; I think 5 minutes is going to kick my ass. *whimper* Guess I’ll have to redo my music mix before I tackle that bad boy!
If you’re curious, I’m taking my lifting workouts from this book. It’s hard for me to give up my Barbie weights (as they derisively term the 2 or 3 pounders), but Mike PROMISES me I’m not going to bulk up by lifting heavier weights. I’ve decided I’m never going to have super-skinny arms — never have, never will — so instead I’m concentrating on getting strong(er)! Wish our little gym had a chin-up bar, and wish they had a squat rack, but I haven’t had to do chin-ups yet and I’m making do with free-weights.
On to the songs! Here’s what’s lighting up my iPod this week; do you have any new songs for me?
- Axel F by Crazy Frog. I *LOVE* this song — it’s a ridiculous techno adaptation of the Beverly Hills Cop theme and it’s my absolute number one go-to when my ass is dragging.
- Going Under by Evanescence
- Down Rodeo by Rage Against the Machine
- Shut Up and Drive by Rihanna
- Pump It by Black Eyed Peas – it’s the Pulp Fiction theme!