You might think I’d get tired of drinking this smoothie (almost) every day for breakfast for the past several years, but I don’t. Every day I look forward to it; it’s sweet and satisfying, and I love the flavor combination of mango and banana. The chia and ground flax seeds give it fiber, antioxidants and omega-3s as an added boost. When I’m feeling especially virtuous I’ll add frozen chopped kale to it too! Serves one.
½ frozen banana
¾ cup frozen mango
1 8 oz. nonfat plain greek yogurt
1 tbsp raw, unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar (for digestion)
1 packet Emergen-C drink mix (any flavor)
1 T chia seeds
2 T organic flax seeds, ground
1 cup very cold water
Place ingredients in blender, mix well. Total: 28 grams of protein, 420 calories.
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I’ve been experiencing foot pain recently—and I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to turn my shoes over to look at the tread!!! When I did, I was horrified. No wonder I was having foot pain; my tread was worn thin. Yikes!!! And now tomorrow’s run gets a brand new pair of (my favorite!) @brooksrunning shoes! 🏃🏼♀️💜👊🏼 #runhappy #running #runningshoes #newshoes #mindthetread #personaltrainer #fitnessover50
How believable are the numbers you see on cardio machines??
In a word (okay, two words), not very!
BUT WAIT!! There is a way to improve the accuracy and trust the numbers from one workout to the next.
I’m so glad you asked! 😂
Use the same machine each time you workout. That is, try to use the same treadmill, the same elliptical, or in my case today, the same blasted stair stepper that I used last week.
Why? Because they’re notoriously wrong. But even more so if you’re using the machine on the end one day and the sixth one down the next time. These machines get A LOT of use, and the don’t get calibrated often (or ever!), so the numbers aren’t particularly reliable.
But using the same machine each time at least allows you to assume that the numbers from that machine will give you a reasonably accurate, apples-to-apples comparison from one workout to the next.
So, last time I tortured myself on this exact stair stepper I did 99 floors in 30 minutes, today I did 101. Progress! 👊🏼💖 #personaltrainer #gymtips #cardio #healthylifecoach