Cardio Crusher TUESDAY! [Week 4]

It’s Tuesday morning, and strangely it is still raining, which isn’t a common phenomenon here in the southern reaches of the Land of Enchantment.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the rain. But I love it even more when I get to stay home all day snuggled in blankets and watching Netflix or reading a good book.

Here is what my lethargic Tuesday looked like.



When scouring the internet for exciting new healthy recipes, I continuously kept coming across Chia pudding, and thought I’d give it a try. I was apprehensive at first, and I’m still not too sure what I think of it. It’s definitely interesting.

This meal requires you prep it the night before, to give the seeds time to absorb the moisture. So before going to bed, I measured out the specified amount of Chia seeds, poured in my unsweetened coconut milk, and added the pure vanilla extract and raw honey. I stirred everything together and stored it in the fridge to chill over-night.

When I woke up, the mixture had transformed into this gelatinous weird looking thing. I poked it a few times before daring to try it, and was pleasantly surprised.

There wasn’t a ton of flavor, but I could pick up hints of vanilla with each bite. I wanted to add some fruit, and felt like being daring. I’ve never had kiwi before, but was CERTAIN I would hate it. I remember in elementary school refusing to eat it when the cafeteria would serve it. Turns out I love it! It has a flavor that reminds me of some other fruit, but I just can’t place what it is.

The texture of the pudding itself is strange and kinda hard to get past at first. But all-in-all, a yummy breakfast!

Tuesday Breakfast 1

Tuesday Breakfast 2


Leftover lunches are my favorite, because all the work is already done. When cleaning the kitchen last night, I placed everything in ready-to-go Tupperware so this morning all I had to do was grab it out of the fridge.

For snacks throughout the day, I had 1/2 an apple, a handful of blueberries, and Sabra pretzels with roasted garlic hummus.

Tuesday Cardio


There is just something about cloudy days that makes you (me) want soup! All day long I’ve been craving a grilled cheese and tomato soup, so that is exactly what I had! Easy to make, and delicious! I don’t know if I’d really classify this meal as “healthy” but its a lot better than Wing Stop, which I was also considering.

I’m a huge fan of red pepper flakes because they give whatever meal you add them too an extra kick. Maybe it’s the New Mexican in me? I add them to pretty much everything, including tomato soup!

Tuesday Dinner 1

I also happen to think I make beautiful grilled cheese sandwiches. Made with Pepper Jack cheese, of course.

Tuesday Dinner 2

I also enjoyed my chocolate muffin and glass of milk before getting ready for bed πŸ™‚


My GIS class was stressful today, I ended up leaving an hour early to prevent myself from throwing the computer across the room. I didn’t feel like going to the gym at that moment, so I came home and watched an episode of the X-Files just to get myself out of my own head.

After calming down, I washed some dishes and decided I needed to get my jog in before it got any later and I made up some lame excuse not to do it. The weather was nice; cool with a slight breeze, so I decided to use the running trail right next to my apartment.

It is crazy the difference running outside is compared to running at the gym! I was able to complete 2 miles in what I believe was close to 20 minutes. I didn’t have my phone so I didn’t get a picture of the trait itself, but here is me red-faced and sweaty afterwards but feeling good!

Tuesday Cardio

Honestly, the hardest part about cardio for me is actually getting started. Once I get going, I love it!

Daily Pedometer Steps:

7,587 steps

3.8 Miles

301 Calories

So this was my Tuesday. Frustrating and exhausting, but productive.

Leave a comment if you have any questions or feedback!


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