Fitness Friday

TGIF! I’ve had a pretty productive week at the gym (the struggle is real, btw. Why can’t my muscles just form by themselves?!) and just wanted to share a few tidbits. I always try and reach my goal of 10,000 steps on my Fitbit (mentioned in a previous Favorites post). It’s pretty amazing the amount of steps I take at school. And then I double that at the gym.

After recently talking with my spin instructor, (I’m obsessed with spin. Love it.) she suggested that I start drinking protein shakes and smoothies so I can maintain my weight and still “get my cardio on.”  So far, so good.  I’ve listed a smoothie recipe below that she gave me to try. Very yummy!

Ingredients:

1 scoop of vanilla flavored whey protein (or 1/2 cup Greek yogurt)

1 cup apple juice

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 of a frozen banana (If it’s not frozen, just add some ice)

1/2 cup frozen strawberries

1/4 cup frozen blueberries

Blend and drink up! I have a Magic Bullet blender. I bought it from someone I knew (cheaper price, of course) and I really like it! It’s small and easy to work. The cups I blend my smoothies in have a lid that goes with them, so I just blend and go!

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I also wanted to share a few of my fave outfits I’ve worn to the gym recently–oh yes, style at the gym is a must for me. My tank top and pants both came from a Nike Outlet. I don’t pay full price for any of my name brand workout gear! I always hit up outlet stores or websites that sell the brands for cheaper.  A similiar priced outfit is here and here.

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Another  fave of mine is from TJ Maxx. I absolutely LOVE the Maxx! It’s pure happiness whenever I go! They have super cute and cheap (the most important part, of course) workout clothes. The majority of mine are purchased there. IMG_0938

Is anyone else obsessed with spin like I am? Happy Friday!

~Ashley

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