But first I thought I would do a quick review of Jillian Michaels' No More Trouble Zones fitness DVD
I first heard about it on Healthy Tipping Point, another one of my favorite health blogs. I tried it this morning (sans hand weights..I used cans of chickpeas hahaha! ) and all and all I would say if you are looking for a good strength training workout to do at home this is a good option. Jillian is notoriously tough (although not a personal favorite as fair as so-called fitness experts go) and the moves are challenging. I definitely broke a sweat and that was without weights!
The plan for this DVD is to use it as a go-to on days where I can't get to the gym. I will probably combine this 50 minute workout with 30 minutes of cardio to really kick it up a notch!
After my workout I decided that a protein shake was a must to get the day started. After reading on countless blogs about the famous Green Monster I decided it was time to give one a try.
Frozen fruit (strawberries, pineapple, melon and peaches), vanilla soy milk, a splash of fruit juice, a scoop of vegetarian protein powder and of course spinach all got thrown in the blender and ta-da!
My very first Green Monster!
Paired with some multigrain toast with apple butter and a few grapes and I was set up with a delicious breakfast!
The Boyfriend and I are off to spend Canada Day travelling around Toronto, taking in the festivities and capturing the city in photographs with my new camera. (Stay tuned for a recap of our day)
Have a great day everyone!
So tell me, how are you spending your Canada Day (whether you are Canadian or not)?