05 February 2011

Sky's The Limit


For the past few mornings, I've woken up to pinkish-purple, blue, and yellow skies.


So I stood in my living room for a good 10 minutes, blissfully
 sipping my tea and watching the sky transform in front of me.


It seemed like the perfect day to get in a good workout. For the past few weeks I 
haven't done much besides walking and yoga, so I took to the hills for a hike/run...


Let's back-track a bit first. I needed a Protein Latte 
before I headed out, just the right mid-morning boost :)


My Protein Lattes are too simple; Protein powder and coffee blended with stevia :)


Okay, now back to my Trail Hike/Run... although I didn't bring 
my camera with me, you can see the trail here on my last hike. 


To make up for it, I took a few sweaty post-workout photos...


Sweaty mess... but it felt really good to get a good winter workout in!


I've gained a lot more muscle tone in my body. Mostly because 
i'm doing less cardio and more resistance and strength training. 


But building and maintaining muscle mass is essential 
and I have no plans to decrease my protein powder intake just yet :)

33 comments:

Katie ♥ said... [reply]

Im so glad you are enjoying the more weight training and no cardio! I love weight training more, I do little cardio now days, maybe a day or two, but I am teaching a dance fitness which is cardio but I do lots of weight training and resistance exercises daily ; )

U look beautiful love! Happy Saturday!

Lucie said... [reply]

These skies are so gorgeous - I cant imagine tere is a better way to start or end a day - starbucks and a beautiful sky with yoga! Bliss =]

storiesovertea said... [reply]

Hi Snackingsquirrel,
You have a nice blog.
I don't do any cardio other than a short daily walk. And occasionally during the week, I try to do 15-20 minutes of yoga. The 2 tapes I have are really basic though. Any suggestions for others? I don't do "yoga download" cause viewing things off a computer is weird and awkward.
Have you ever had a long period in life where you only walked? No other cardio? That would be my life :)

Emily said... [reply]

Love those photos! Sunsets are pretty much my fave thing to watch, ever. :)

LifeasKristina said... [reply]

Looks like you got a sick workout in-thata girl!!!!!
Those pics are crazy-so colorful!

Sonia said... [reply]

such a pretty sunrise! You captured it well!

Amy B @ Second City Randomness said... [reply]

Such a gorgeous day in your part of the world!

Enjoy the weekend, Kelsey!

Chelsea said... [reply]

I love waking up to pretty skies. It puts me in such a good mood for the rest of the day!

Nice work on the muscles girl!

Rach said... [reply]

Gorgeous sky!

Asha at Adventure's in Ashaland said... [reply]

WOW! You are such a powerful woman in these pictures and you sound happy too! The protein latte sounds GREAT..YUM...and I have to say that I LOVE Roots and your Roots shirt is sooo cute. I wish we had Roots in America. When I was in Vancouver I bought like 3 pair of their sweatpants, which are so soft.

I'm going to try getting up at dawn as well...I read that it is very healthy to be outside at dawn. It is great for one's body to feel that cycle happen, if that makes any sense.

Take care!

Asha

movesnmunchies said... [reply]

those are such gorgeous photos!!

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said... [reply]

Those pictures are so pretty! The best sunsets / sunrises are in the winter :)

Josie said... [reply]

ooohhh I want a protein latte! I'm glad you enjoyed your run! I'm more of of a yoga person myself but I do have to admit Belly Dancing is a lot of fun too! : )

Annie said... [reply]

looking cute even when you're sweaty! =P

i love that starbucks mug!

Tina @ Healthy Made Easy said... [reply]

Beautiful pictures!! The feeling after a good workout is the best!

Ashley said... [reply]

What an amazing view! Such a beautiful site to see in the morning! I adore weight training...I do cardio a few days a week, but lifting just makes me feel so strong and confident!

Mandi said... [reply]

Those pictures look beautiful, such a nice sight to wake up to. :)

chocolatecoveredaims said... [reply]

What a beautiful morning<3

chelsey@ clean eating chelsey said... [reply]

I've never thought about putting protein powder in my coffee - thanks for the great idea!

Toronto Girl West said... [reply]

You can totally tell how the shape of your body has changed!

Congratulations on being one strong girl! :P

Jess said... [reply]

Awesome winter workout!!

AND awesome protein-ness ;)

Ayla said... [reply]

I've been seeing the same gorgeous skies!! I took a few pictures on my camera too. :)

Christin@purplebirdblog said... [reply]

You're gorgeous. The sky is gorgeous. And that latte is definitely gorgeous! ;)

Sophia @ Raven Waves said... [reply]

Those pictures are gorgeous!! By the way, the pic with me and the pumpkin head was taken around Halloween, so it was a decoration a friend of mine had haha!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

That's a delicious looking latte!

bakingnbooks said... [reply]

You are sweating outside!

I haven't been outside for a walk even in months...I'm such a wimp in the cold ;) Oh well.

The latte looks great :) Do you find you don't get enough protein without the supplements?

perfectionsnotforsale said... [reply]

Sunsets and sunrises mesmerise me. So many vibrant colours than nature only puts together at special moments like that.

I love walking when its cold outside, so refreshing!

x

Mary said... [reply]

Beautiful photos! Glad you had a good hike and were able to enoy the weather. :)

damnthefreshman15 said... [reply]

Beautiful sky!

I hate cardio, but I walk a lot. When I need to do some cardio, I download a bunch of movies and podcasts. Love the FitCast.

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish said... [reply]

Nothing beats a hike/run on a gorgeous morning! Breathing fresh air and taking in the scenery is so invigorating.

Horray for pumping iron! Weight lifting has *completely* changed my relationship with exercise, as well as my perception of my body. And not from a vanity point of view (although the muscle definition IS nice)...I truly feel stronger on the inside!

I love your idea of mixing protein powder into a latte!

Joanne said... [reply]

I would LOVE to run with skies like that in the background. So pretty!

Sarah (Flavoropolis) said... [reply]

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those sunrise pictures are breathtaking - it makes me wish I were ever up at this time of morning. And protein lattes are a brilliant idea!

Krista said... [reply]

The sunsets/rises have been beautiful lately. I just adore all the colours the sky turns! And I love your Starbuck's cup!!

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