Testimonial – Grant – entry No. 5

Here’s my Results Fitness week 5 update!

After having survived the allergy week from down below last week, I was back and ready to get down to business. We spent most of this week’s sessions focusing on upper body for me. I tend to have much more strength in my legs than I do my upper body, so this was a good time of working that. Byron switched up several of the exercises so that my body wouldn’t get too used to what we had been doing.

Our secondary focus was more core, and I definitely made more strides in my core strength. I have to keep reminding myself that every time I show up to keep working at it is another victory. After our first workout of the week I was good and sore for a day or 2, but it’s the good kind of sore that lets you know you’re doing good work!  Our second workout was much more cardio, coupled with some upper body and light core exercises. I appreciate how Byron is able to adjust the workouts he has planned based on how my body is responding to what we did last.

This week’s healthy recipe is my new favorite way to eat hummus. First of all, I LOVE hummus! It’s a healthy, tasty and inexpensive snack and there are all kinds of varieties to try. As I shared before, I like to try to be creative with my food so eating healthy doesn’t seem boring. My new favorite way to eat hummus is to make a “pizza” out of it! First, spray some EVOO or coconut oil on the bottom of a whole wheat pita, and put in the broiler for a couple minutes. When it starts to get golden brown and a little crispy, flip it over, spray the other side (and sprinkle with some rosemary if you’re feeling fancy) and let is broil for a couple minutes, removing when it’s nice and crispy, golden brown but not burned. That is your thin pizza crust! Over the pita crust, spread hummus (Trader Joe’s regular original is my favorite), drizzle some EVOO, sprinkle with paprika and basil, some raw unsalted pine nuts, then feta and chopped tomato and cucumber. To finish it off, sprinkle with some fresh lemon juice. You can switch out the toppings if you have a preference for your hummus. Using a pita for your crust like this, you lose most of the fat, calories and carbs you would have in any regular pizza crust. Slice it like you would a pizza and dig it! It’s delicious, fun and healthy and is great as a snack or a meal.

The Workout Playlist Jam for this week is “Hideaway” by Canadian artist Keisza. I heard this song when it first came out about a year ago, then forgot about it until I saw a fan-made dance video of it a couple months ago. Since then I’ve had it on repeat. It’s a great upbeat house music throwback, with a fun melody and enough BPMs to keep your heart rate up long enough to warrant a spot on your workout playlist!  

That’s it for week 5. See you next week!

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