Thursday, January 6, 2011

Morning Routine: Sans Water

Yes, I'm stoked on how fit I am now and wanted to share with you some of my morning routines as far as food and exercise. This is one morning's routine when I didn't go surfing. I'll post a surf morning routine at a later post.

Okay, so the alarm goes off at 5:00 am but I'm usually already awake and watching the news. I get up and put my workout gear on and (fortunately) don't have to leave the house because I have plenty of exercise gear at home.

Exercise routine
65 minutes on treadmill - brisk walking speed with first 30 minutes having elevation set to 8 and and first 10 minutes as gradual warn up then final 5 minutes in gradual cool down.

30 minutes on elliptical trainer - resistance set to 10 and random program

15 minutes of stretching - core, arms, legs, neck

Okay, you should know that I am not a fan of "traditional" breakfast foods so my breakfast may look more like lunch or dinner to you.

In the juicer (I don't do caffeine either):
1 large beet
5-6 large carrots
1 large red delicious apple
1 very small piece of ginger

In the pan with olive oil:
4 gigantic freshwater shrimp or 12 jumbo sea shrimp
2 corn tortillas (cooked after the shrimp - do each side of tortilla until desired bronzing has occurred)
1/2 avocado
Sriracha, Tapatio, or homemade salsa to taste.

Put half of the shrimp inside one tortilla with half of the avocado. Top with sauce to taste. Yum!

Sweet part: 2 small "Cuties" (California Mandarins), 10 red cherries, small handful of blueberries

Plenty of water

...and no, I don't add sugar, salt, or other seasonings to anything.

*So yeah, I'm not a physician and don't claim to be an expert an anything except being a dork so follow my advice at your own risk. This is what works for me and it might not work for you. I would encourage you to find the fitness routine that is best for you.

What's your morning routine?


Lindsay said...

Wow, your breakfast sounds really good. I'm not a fan of breakfast food either. I'm going to try the shrimp and avocado in a tortilla! Actually, I'm going to try all the food you just mentioned.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Let me know how you like it all.

The only time I ever eat actual traditional breakfast food is maybe once every few months I'll have a bowl of grape nuts with some almond or rice milk. Of course, the plain variety of both of those, never the vanilla.

Lindsay said...

I bought the stuff to make your shrimp tortillas. Haven't had the time to make them for a breakfast. I think they might be dinner tonight! :)

Apryl DeLancey said...

I can't wait to hear what you think!

Lindsay said...

I made the shrimp tortillas and I thought they were good, a nice change from my usual routine. Josh ate them as well! :)

Apryl DeLancey said...

Nice, I hope you guys enjoyed them!