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Lately I’ve been exploring other forms of fitness and I tried a boxing class for the first time! Because I’m still getting my ride done in the morning, I find that these doubled up days tend to help me eat a bit better since I know I’m fueling up for a few workouts - thumbs up for that! Now I’m not much of a cook, but I have been trying to make better choices lately so here is an example of what I eat (on a good day)!
Breakfast: I make a smoothie or smoothie bowl with spinach/kale, oats, berries, acai juice, almond milk, banana, half an apple, flax seed, chia seed, cinnamon and sometimes protein powder. I pair that with some delicious espresso and a ton of water.
On The Ride: So on the ride, depending on how long it is, I’ll take a banana and a Clif bar. These are just my choices, of course there are plenty of options out there. Sometimes I eat, both, none or just one. Also, water is a given on the bike.
Lunch: When I get home from my ride it’s time to get to work. I baked some salmon and asparagus and put it over some mixed greens. It’s so easy and flavorful which definitely makes it one of my favorite go-to meals. Again, paired with water.
Afternoon Snack: Because I meet up with a friend for my boxing class, it actually takes me a while to get there. I’m always heading straight from work so I find a fruit pouch is an easy item to grab for in the car.
Dinner: Coming home in the evenings is always something I look forward to. My boyfriend and I are trying to make an effort to cook together, so I chose to make a pasta bowl. This one is whole wheat pasta with broccoli, avocado, shrimp, cilantro and lemon. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t eat chocolate at some point during the day, so I added in a few pieces of dark raspberry chocolate for dessert. Again, I paired my meal with water. See a trend here? That’s usually all I drink except sometimes I’ll mix it up with a tea or La Croix. Also, if you haven’t treated yourself to a candle lit bath using a bath bomb, I HIGHLY recommend it. It’s becoming my favorite way to relax.
Well that’s it! Here’s to a journey of better eating and mixing up my workout this year!
Winner is @llafayettte
BLOGMAS GIVEAWAY! Day 2!
The giveaway for today is given to you by Specialized and Rip van Wafels! One lucky winner will receive a cycling package including:
- Two (2) Specialized Armadillo All Condition Tires
- Stix Sport Headlight
- Stix Sport Taillight
- Coconut Rip van Wafels
- Honey & Oats Rip van Wafels
- Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Rip van Wafels
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Follow @MaeElizabethG, @iamspecialized_road and @ripvanwafels on Instagram
2. Tag two friends on the giveaway image on my Instagram (@MaeElizabethG)
Bonus Entry: Comment on this blog post (on www.MaeElizabeth.com) and tell me which product you're looking forward to most. Make sure you leave your IG name so I can contact you if you win!
- Winner will be announced on Thursday, December 24th - Good luck!
P.S. if you didn't enter yesterdays giveaway, you still have time! Click here!
Need some last minute gift ideas? I've compiled a list with three different price brackets and everything can be found on the Specialized website. (Tip: use their search bar if you can't find something). There is something for the female cyclist in your life between $12-$400 - some items are even on clearance! Most items have several color options, so if you love something but would rather see it in another color, make sure you head on over to Specialized.com and see if they have what you're looking for. (Pssst, if you happen to wander that way, look for me because a little birdy told me that a photo of me is floating around on their website somewhere! eek!) Also, these are all items that I've tried and love, so if you have any questions about anything, please leave it in the comment section below. Happy holidays!!
GIFT GUIDE : $0-$30
22 OZ Purist Watergate Bottle - $12.00
Turbo Presta Valve Tube with Talc - $19.00
Rib Cage II - $20.00
Bandit - $25.00
Women's Grail Long Finger Glove (on clearance) - $26.88
Stix Sport Headlight - $30.00
Stix Sport Tail light - $30.00
GIFT GUIDE : $30-$100
S-Wrap HD Tape - $35.00
Women's Grail Short Finger Glove in Blue and Pink - $35.00
Women's Therminal™ 2.0 Arm Warmers - $45.00
Rib Cage II with Tool - $50.00
All Condition Armadillo Elite Tire - $55.00
Element 1.5 Glove - $60.00
Women's Therminal™ 2.0 Leg Warmers - $60.00
Women's Utility Crew in Emerald and in Carbon - $60.00
Women's Engineered Sleeveless Tech Layer - $60.00
Women's Engineered Short Sleeve Tech Layer - $70.00
Women's SL Pro Jersey Team Black/Red (on clearance) - $75.00
Women's RBX Sport Long Sleeve Jersey - $75.00
Turbo Cotton Tire (wheel not included) - $80.00
Power Comp Saddle (not pictured - is AMAZING) - $100
GIFT GUIDE : $100-$400
Women's Deflect™ Hybrid jacket Emerald - $130.00
Women's Deflect™ Hybrid jacket Neon Pink - $130.00
Women's Therminal™ Mountain Jersey - $130.00
Women's Therminal L/S Jersey in Emerald - $140.00
Womens SL Pro Jersey - $150.00
Women's Utility Hoodie with Hood Grey - $150.00
Women's Utility Hoodie with Hood Black - $150.00
Womens SL Pro Bib Short - $180.00
Women's Utility Reversible Vest - $180.00
S-Works Prevail - $200.00
S-Works Women's Evade Helmet - $225.00
Women's Element 1.5 WINDSTOPPER® Jacket - $225.00
S-Works Women's Road shoe (on clearance!) - $299.52
Women’s S-Works XC MTB (or CX) shoe - $400.00
*Prices on the Specialized website are current as of 12/15/15