EAT, food, Running

My First Fitness Love + Chia Seed Pudding

Dear Running,

I wanted to write and say I have missed spending hours and hours with you, but the truth is I don’t. You were my first fitness love. I’ll always have a spot in my heart for you and I’m certain the challenge you bring me will always taunt me. I’m not exactly giving up on “us” but I need something you’re not exactly giving me… muscle. See, we were exclusive for 2 years, and they were two great years. I got faster, found courage and drive I didn’t know I had, and attempted things I never thought I could do. We have spent many hours together through blood, sweat and tears… But after just a few months of seeing my new love I have seen more progress than I did in the two years we were together. I’ll still spend some time with you, just not as much as it once was. Don’t worry, I won’t forget about my promise to revenge my Disney DNF, and for that I’ll need your help. But until then, I think we should see other people…

Sincerely,
CrossFit Obsessed


I was inspired to write that letter this morning as I finally dusted off my Garmin, went for a run and actually uploaded my run data from the month….

That is less than 8 miles for the whole month. That doesn’t count the short runs we do at CrossFit… but for someone who ran at least 10 miles a week for a long time, this is crazy talk for me! The truth is, I honestly have noticed more changes in my body in the last 2 months than I have in the last 2 years! Lifting weights works! CrossFit Works! I’m living proof.

Back when I was running all the time I read about Chia Seeds. They were supposedly a running superfood. I bought a bag and it has been sitting in my pantry for awhile. Turns out its not just for runners, who knew right? (sarcasm)  Chia seeds are great for their fiber, Omega Fatty Acids, Calcium, Antioxidants and Protein! They help you feel fuller longer, which also helps with weight loss.

I knew that after soaking in liquid it turned into a gel of sorts, and I heard about people turning it into pudding. This idea isn’t a shockingly new one, but I decided to amp up the protein and flavor with some protein powder! Here are the measurements I used:

Chia Pudding Recipe

I used 1stPhorm Coconut Chocolate protein powder. A little bit of tropical and a whole lot of yummy. Perfect afternoon snack!

Have you ever “broke up” with a hobby/fitness first love? How did you move on?

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5 thoughts on “My First Fitness Love + Chia Seed Pudding”

    1. I bought it at Supplement Superstore. It is made here in St Louis. The company is 1st Phorm, you can find them on Facebook and locate retailers. My husband and I have tried several brands of protein, and this is one of the ones we like best!

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  1. I have never really broken up with an exercise because ove never really stuck with one long enough to be so dieted dating!! Whoops.. I need to work on that!

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  2. Great post, I’ve recently been trying to do some cross training, as I only run, so I hear you:). I’ll have to look into Crossfit. Looking forward to your next post, Enjoy The Day!

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