Just Keep Spinning

Happy Monday!  Maybe it’s deja vu or something, but it seems like every Monday we have another blizzard to contend with.  Seriously, Monday sucks enough, am I right?There’s really no need to dump ANOTHER foot of snow on top of us!  Is it weird that I’m looking forward to living in a place where it rains 300 days a year?  Yeah, that’s just crazy, but oh well it’s happening.

my future.

So, let’s regroup! Today is cold and dreary and my car looks like an m-f igloo, but whatever, I’m going to pull through and get things done.  Starting with my workout!

Spinning and Lifting

SPINNING!  I did an hour long aerobic ride with a soothing playlist to really get my mind and body working together.  Also, I just attended a Spinning workshop on Saturday and it totally made me love it even more.  I know a lot of people do not like Spinning, but seriously, it saved my life.

I followed my long ride up with some awesome arm and back work, because lately I’ve been slacking on lifting and that just makes me feel less awesome, and believe me, most days I don’t need any help in that department.

so true.


My breakfast today was my “PB and J” smoothie.  I love this smoothie, because it makes me feel like a kid again.  I always loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but ONLY with strawberry jelly.  My dad always hooked me up.  My smoothie has all the essence of the sandwich but without the crust.

  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 tbsp of PB2
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds


Lunch was a quick wrap filled with veggies and roasted red pepper hummus and a half of a Pure Protein S’mores bar.


my photography gets progressively worse…



For dinner I am having Skinnytaste’s Crock Pot Creamy Tomato SoupThis soup is SO delicious and it is so much lighter in calories and fat than your typical creamy tomato soup or bisque.  It takes like 6-8 hours to be perfect so I’ve got that going on right now.

I know I talk about Skinnytaste’s soup recipes a bunch, but it’s because they’re so terrific!  If you’re a fan of soup, but you’re trying to watch your calories, Gina’s recipes are where it’s at.

gina’s photo is MUCH better. visit her site.

How was your Monday?  Do you like Spinning?  What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?


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  1. February 9, 2015 / 6:41 pm

    OMG – that first pic was me this morning!

    Favorite smoothie: chocolate beet protein shakes after a workout. I’m addicted.

    • Erin
      February 9, 2015 / 7:11 pm

      I really have GOT to try that. I finally ordered beet powder so it’s going to happen! I feel like that photo is so Monday-like lol hope your day got better, Laura! 🙂

  2. February 9, 2015 / 7:09 pm

    I cant get into loving Spinning! I dont know what it is. Oh well 🙁

    Sorry you have to deal with so much snow! Thankfully it has been manageable here in Chicago (knock on wood).

    • Erin
      February 9, 2015 / 7:14 pm

      I remember you saying you don’t have the love for spin, Erin. It’s like anything, people like what they like! For me spinning just takes me out of my own head, and centers me (like yoga for most people!)

      I’m just whining about the snow, but seriously it seems like Mondays are the snow storm days and it’s just getting to a point where I don’t know where it’s going to go if it doesn’t stop and/or warm up! 🙂

  3. February 9, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    That smoothie sounds delish. My drink this morning was:
    1 cup sweetened almond milk
    1 scoop chocolate fudge protein powder
    1/2 cup cold coffee

    I should have added a TBS of PB2!

    • Erin
      February 9, 2015 / 8:55 pm

      I never think to add coffee! That sounds really good, MaryBeth! 🙂

  4. February 9, 2015 / 9:40 pm

    That smoothie sounds so good. We got rain this weekend and I was so over it. I don’t think I could deal with 300 days. At least Spinning is indoors!

    • Erin
      February 9, 2015 / 9:43 pm

      I’m hoping that the rain in Scotland will make attendance really high in my classes! Fingers crossed! 🙂

  5. February 9, 2015 / 11:19 pm

    I’m with you on the snow! I’ve had just about enough. If it weren’t for the shoveling and driving though, I’d be game for 10 more feet. You’re brave venturing out to Spinning. Everything around here was closed. Gah.

    • Erin
      February 9, 2015 / 11:37 pm

      We don’t have it quite that bad, but my sister is in Cambridge and she’s at the end of her rope too with all the snow. It’s crazy! Hopefully something lets up soon! Good luck! 🙂

  6. February 10, 2015 / 1:25 am

    Some people don’t like spinning? This blows my mind. It’s so much fun! It’s quickly becoming my favourite workout.

    • Erin
      February 10, 2015 / 7:38 am

      Those are my thoughts exactly, but as an instructor I am always trying to recruit new people in and I hear a lot of people tell me they don’t like it. I love it. It honestly saved me years ago. I wouldn’t be who I am today if it hadn’t been for Spinning. I’m SO glad you love it too! 🙂

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