Hello! First up, big thanks to all the supportive comments on yesterday’s post. I just had to put it out there, and I knew y’all would be accepting. K, now moving on…
My morning workouts have been frustrating lately. I usually roll out of bed and hit the gym – no question, just habit. However, I’ve been laying in a bed lately debating with myself.
If I sleep in now, I can just do some stretching on my lunch break…. If it doesn’t rain later, I can get an outdoor walk in after work instead of a treadmill one this morning… I probably don’t NEED to work out as often, do I?…
You get the idea. What’s up with all this dialogue? Why the change? Thank goodness, I’ve still been getting it done, and 90% of the time, once I actually get my butt to the gym, I have a pretty fabulous workout. (kinda like my hilly 5k walk yesterday)
But I suppose we all have times of motivation peak and pitfall, eh? I’ve already written a post on motivation, so there’s no need to re-hash all that. But I can say that what’s working for me now is just telling myself to go and give it 20 minutes. Promise to give 20 minutes, and I bet you’ll probably end up completing a full (or nearly full) and stellar workout.
Speaking of workouts, have you heard of Larabar‘s latest creations? They’re called ALT bars, and I was lucky enough to receive samples last week through my FitFluential family. I love Larabars, so I was pretty pumped.
The calories are close to regular Larabars, but there are 10g of pea protein in these babies. What a great post-workout treat!
My only beef with these bars is the added brown rice syrup. Larabars have never tried to be low-carb, which is fine by me because they get natural sweetness from fruits. However, I just don’t think the added sweetness was necessary in these.
Nevertheless, they taste great! I dug right into the lemon flavor first. Major yum! (And no, I’m not paid to say that.)
- Have you tried Larabars or Alt bars? Got a favorite flavor?
- Does the 20-minute-trick work for you and your workouts?