Friday, January 13, 2012

It's the freakin weekend

I am soooooo excited for the weekend to be here.  Not so excited that my Saturday is jammed packed full.  I dislike Saturday's like that.  I got to bed late last night because I had another meeting with my sissies but even on five hours of sleep I still made it to spin.  I have sucked at working out this week though so its the least I could have done.  Workout of the day:



-Complete 6 rounds of each triplet.  Each triplet is done individually. 
12 back squats 45/65
12 biceps curls 45/65
12 OH BB press (strict) 45/65
30 sec rest
12 straight leg deads 45/65
12 skull crushers 45/65
12 v-ups (slowly 3-0-3-0)
30 sec rest
Then I did supersets of:

Weighted sumo squats-15
*repeat four times

Reverse Lunges on ball-15 each leg  (Sorry the video is sideways?)
Hamstring roll in on ball-15
*repeat three times

Breakfast looks appetizing eh?  I REALLY need a new camera.  And for some reason I was craving that darn carrot.  I do not know why.  This was 3 egg whites+1 whole egg with salsa.

My kiddos enjoying their hot cocoa that they have been begging for since Wednesday.  I finally caved.

One of my favorite snacks is this.....2 plain brown rice cakes, 1 tbs almond butter, and 1/3 banana.  Yum!

Afternoon snack was air popped popcorn with a little olive oil and sea salt and a protein shake.  I thought I would leave you with a nice picture of myself right out of the shower.  Non styled hair sans make-up and all.  :)  This could be blackmail people.  Be nice.

Have a happy healthy weekend!  We will be having a crazy one over here.

PS.....just realized I didn't really eat lunch today.  Oh well....I'm going out tonight so I will make up for all the calories.  No worries!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I dont know what my deal is.....

But I am on a sugar binge.  It all started last night when I was working on our new Spring/Summer catalog with my sisters.  Thanks Keri for all the treats!  Given I don't eat crazy amounts but too much for me to feel good about it.  It has got to stop people.  How....I don't know.  :)

Workout today.....I made it to spin a little late so I only got about a half hour in.  However, it was one sweaty half hour.  I felt good about that.  Next up was this gpp workout:

Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes preform:
10 thrusters shoulders were feeling it.  But I wanted to work them a little more so I did a couple more things one of which was running the rack.

Running the rack:
Overhead DB press.....repeat three times

Threw in some abs to end and called it a day.

My eating today was sooooo off track.  I hardly ate any veggies and I could tell in the way I feel.  I ate to much crap and too many carbs.  B-fast was peanut butter banana oatmeal.  Delicious, even if I did have to break halfway through to clean up poopy jammies.  Barf.

For lunch I had a quarter of my kiddos sandwiches.  Turkey and cheese......

Along with half a sweet potaote with chocolate on top.  Then I ate Hershey's kisses and animal crackers.  Awesome!

One day I will be able to go a full day without eating these pancakes.  I had the cinnamon protein pancakes for a snack.  These fill me up.

Salad with chicken on top for dinner with a sweet potato and one little fingerling.  I never eat ranch but today I was craving it so I gave my body what it needed.  Haha...ya right.

Tomorrow will hopefully be a better day.  I need to lay off the chocolate and animal crackers.  :)  It's not even the weekend.  Sheesh!

Monday, January 9, 2012

a fabulous recipe!!!

How was your weekend.  My was so great I did not want it to come to an end.  Friday I got to spin and then lifted.  I got to go out with my three favorite people.  I enjoyed dinner.  I enjoyed dessert.  I enjoyed the company.

Saturday when I woke up my sister called me to go for a run.  I wasn't going to go since I haven't ran since Christmas eve but I decided it wouldn't hurt.  I ran six and a half miles and I think she did around ten.  I met up with her after she had already started so I didn't go as far.  I felt great on the run even if I was thinking about donuts the whole time.  :)  It looks like it was early but it was actually nine in the morning.  Just cold.

Post run I was starving since it was 10:30 and all I'd had to eat was half a banana with peanut butter.  I drove past the donut shop....thank goodness....and made this ginormous breakfast.  These pancakes are sooooooo yummy and I have made them for the past four mornings in a row.  They are a protein pancake and these ones had cinnamon in them.  They are pretty low calorie and high in protein.  That was a fabulous post run meal.  My belly was happy.

The next morning I made the same basic pancake recipe but left out the cinnamon and added 12 chopped chocolate chips....that only adds 35 calories.  I was in heaven.  Really.  These are good.

 Now for the recipe!!!!

3 Tbs whole grain flour ( I used 2 tablespoons brown rice flour and 1 tablespoon coconut flour.  But I'm sure oat flour, almond flour, and whole wheat flour would all work as well.)
2 Tbs vanilla whey protein powder ( I uses Dymatize Elite)
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder (heaping 1/4 teaspoon)
1 egg white
1/3 skim milk (or unsweetened almond milk)
vinegar.....yes vinegar  (about a tablespoon)
*Add in any mix-ins.  If I do cinnamon I use a a teaspoon.  If I use chocolate chips I use dark chocolate or semi sweet and do half a around 12 regular size ones, or 8 jumbo ones, chopped them coarsely.

First whip the egg white and add the baking soda, baking powder, and vinegar.  This step makes them nice and fluffy.

Add the rest of the ingredients.  This is the chocolate chip recipe.

Cook em up.  This makes two good size pancakes.  Make these.  They are so worth it.

They have around 212 calories in both of them and 27 grams of protein (depending on the flour you use and the milk....Almond milk had less calories).  If you add chocolate chips add on about 35 more calories.  Also, remember to top them with healthy things so calories don't add up there.  I topped these with 1/4 banana, a drizzle of maple agave......just a drizzle, and unsweetened coconut.  Maybe a teaspoon or two of that.  Don't go overboard on toppings.  :)

A lot of people ask me where I get my flours from.  Most of the time your local health food store should have some.  Sunflower Market, Whole Foods, Good Earth, Trader Joes, etc.  But you know what??? is amazing for this kind of stuff and I don't have to leave my house.  I get my coconut flour from there, oat flour, and others.  So great.

This was on the seat of my car when I hopped in it this morning.  Jose is so good to me.  His note says, "smile, enjoy life, and this roll.  I love you."  Ahhhhh, thanks for the extra fat darlin.  :)