Gassed up & Ready to Go!

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I don’t know why, but I want wail “I coulda been a contender!” And now that I’ve got that out of my system…

After my first week of entering back into the training ring I can say that I’ve learned a few things.

And really, I should know this. I should know better!  I am going to take myself out back and work myself over!

First up.  Don’t drink the evening shake in the morning before going to the gym.  I should stick with having a fruit smoothie or just a piece of fruit.


Let’s just say the evening shake can cause an effect that is undesirable in a public setting. Typically I don’t bounce around in the evening after I’ve had one.  I found out this morning the repercussions of bouncing around after consuming the shake on the drive in.

It is that delicate condition known as flatulence.

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I would start to kick it up a notch then suddenly feel that ominous gurgle.  Like a deer caught in headlights, I would pause briefly to assess the situation.  Was I safe?  Should I continue?

A moment later I was sprinting to the bathroom.

This occurred a few times much to my chagrin.

Kale is notorious and spinach….(insert sigh)

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Now when I first started running I used to have a salad before hand.  I don’t need to tell you the effect that this had.  When I discussed this with Lara, our run leader, the slow smile as she broke it to me ever so gently that consuming such foods prior to a run isn’t advisable for reasons that I was now aware of.

So why did I think that by blending everything into a liquid would make it okay to consume prior to working out?

I’ve got to tell you though, it is soooooooo good!  But I shall refrain from consuming this at 5:00 AM.

It’s terrible as well when someone you haven’t seen in a while comes over to chat.  One of the women who is a regular came over to say ‘hello’ and talk for a bit.  I put on my best poker face and prayed I wouldn’t laugh.


I had that visual in my head of laughing uproariously and in that moment when all control over bodily functions was lost, after the cloud of gas had cleared, everyone was passed out on the floor!

Let’s talk about something really dismal so that you’ll think that’s why I am wearing this pained expression.

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Still, despite the sprinting intervals, I had a decent workout.

I’m getting a lot of comments on my hair now. How fast it’s grown!  How great the colour is!

(Of course, I quite smugly add ‘No grey, man!’)

I had best stop this behaviour. Not good karma to gloat or boast or whatever it is I am doing.

I will get my second run in tomorrow morning.  Then I’m thinking of doing a fitness class on Sunday morning.  I haven’t gone to these classes for a while and I did enjoy them.

Next week I will start the two-week Liver Reset program.  This week has been preparatory for this.  I’ve been chowing down on a salads, baby!

I will be experimenting with a carrot soup recipe this weekend.  Yum!

Of course, I am having the early morning battles with my bed.  I went out and purchased a new down filled comforter with microfiber sheets and a couple of down filled pillows.

I must have a masochistic streak in me.  It is now painful to get out of my bed as I am so ridiculously comfortable!

In any case, I shall share my pleasures with you just as I share my pain.  This was the pleasure that caused the pain this morning.

The recipe for my night-time shake as follows.

2  stalks of Kale

1 big handful of Spinach

6-8 Strawberries (frozen or fresh)

1 Peach (frozen or fresh)

1 Banana (peeled)

Chia Seeds

2 cups of Coconut Milk

Blend until you have a thick and smooth consistency throughout.

Now you’ll have this glorious green shake!  It is delicious!  Enjoy!






4 thoughts on “Gassed up & Ready to Go!

  1. That gave me a good laugh… Yes that poker face and the hope that it is only just wind!!!! Since my surgery and radiation the muscles are not as good as they used to be so sometimes a sprint to the bathroom is needed to be on the safe side!!!! Oh joy!!!!


    • Here is a brief synopsis of what Chia Seeds are and their benefit. Depending on where you live, they should be available in the majority of grocery stores. If not, then if you have a health food store close to you then they would certain carry Chia Seeds.

      Hope this helps and thanks for reading my blog.

      Chia Seed Nutrition
      Last Updated: Jan 30, 2014 | By Christine Kasum Sexton
      Chia Seed Nutrition

      Chia has been used as a food and raw material for medicines since as early as 3500 B.C. For centuries, chia seeds were a staple in the diets of tribes in Mexico and the Southwestern United States and were reportedly used as an energy supplement during long journeys and conquests. The seeds, which first entered the modern market adorning little clay figures, have now become recognized for their many nutritional benefits.
      Beneficial Fats
      A single serving — 3 tablespoons — of chia seeds contains about 11 grams of fat, of which only 1 gram is saturated fat. The rest is made up of heart-healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated fat. Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with many health benefits, including lowered risk of heart disease and possibly stroke. Eating chia seeds as part of a healthy diet may lower cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.


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