That means it’s time for a WIAW and as always, thanks Jenn for hosting! I’ll be sharing with you my eats from yesterday and also a sneak peak into my Tuesday by the hour. Now, lets get to it shall we?4:10am: Wake up for work. I always have everything packed and ready, so all I need to do is brush my teeth, get dressed, grab my food, coffee and GO!4:30am: Leave for work.
5:15am: After I open up the gym and set it up for members, I feast! For breakfast I had “proatmeal” mixed with chocolate protein powder, PB2, oats, nuts & seeds and topped blueberries and a smidge of peanut butter.6:00am: I prep stuff for work; this includes setting up and workout programs for clients and general upkeep of the gym.7:00am: Snack time!
9:00am: Since the gym is usually dead before yoga begins at 9:30am, I take a coffee break and read up on some blogs.
11:30am: Done for the day. Any clients are usually on the weekends, which makes those days a bit more exciting. Though, I am totally okay with a low-key day at work anytime.
12:00pm: I really needed a pair of jeans and I sweater so I ended up going to the mall after work. Check out this really pretty shirt, some shoes for walking through the park and the new Wild Madagascar Vanilla perfume from Bath & Body Works I picked up. 1:00pm: Got home, cleaned and made some lunch; chicken, broccoli, egg whites, tomatoes and 1/2 of a brown rice wrap!2:00pm: Second snack time.4:00pm: My Cellucor protein sample order came in the mail. The cinnamon swirl wasn’t too bad but my favorite is peanut butter marshmallow. 5:00pm: For the rest of the evening I watched Stephen King’s Storm of the Century and indulged on some chocolate and peanut butter protein truffles.Question: What was on your agenda this past Tuesday?
Good afternoon y’all :)
Even though I may be too “late” for #pancakeSunday, I though I’d share these with you anyway. I bought some PB2 this week and decided to make a variation of my protein pancakes with it.These pancakes have 17g of protein per serving, but if you’d like to bring it up to around 24g, you can just sub the PB2 for an extra tablespoon of protein powder. I used Genisoy natural soy protein shake powder for these, but your choice of protein powder would work too; vanilla or chocolate maybe?I can’t wait to get my sample of Cellucor Cinnamon Swirl to make these (but with plain oats). I’ll let you know when I make them. But for now, enjoy!PB2 Protein Pancakes (makes one serving)
- 1 Packet of Sugar-Free Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal (or use 1/3 cup of plain instant oats)
- 1 Tbsp of PB2 (plain or try some chocolate)
- 1 Tbsp of Protein Powder
- 1/4 tsp of Vanilla Extract
- 1 Large Egg’s Egg White
- 3-4 Tbsps of Liquid (Use water, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, etc.)
- Dash of Sea Salt
- Toppings: Chia seeds, raspberries, maple syrup, etc!
Mix everything well into a small bowl, except for the egg white. What I like to do is let this sit overnight and then add the egg to the mixture in the morning before I cook it.
I find that it cooks better but if you are pressed for time, let it sit for at least 5-10minutes. After, take the pancake mixture and add in the egg white. Take a pan, spray it with non-stick cooking spray and turn the stove on to a low-medium heat.
Cook each side for about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat and top with what your heart desires!
Question: What’s your favorite kind of pancakes? Regular, chocolate chip or maybe pumpkin pancakes?!
Good morning and happy WIAW!
If you are new to this delicious food party, go check out all the details at Peas and Crayons. Thanks Jenn for hosting, enjoy! Now, let’s being the day with a pre-gym selfie, shall we? Check out my new pullover from Wal-Mart. I am absolutely in love. Oh and in case you didn’t notice from any of my previous pictures with workout clothes, my favorite color is grey. I also have a grey-white pullover too that I wore to the AAAI/ISMA conferece, but I’m really loving this one more. Plus it has thumbholes, well they both do. It’s just a bonus that needs to be addressed.Sunday afternoon, I went to the gym to knock out a cardio session before work. I made sure to prep and three of my meals.
I also picked up a Vega chocolate protein smoothie packet for post-workout fuel. I have been doing much better with keeping up with meal prepping. And cooking up delicious meals for lunch/dinner. Here is some ground chicken with broccoli and grape tomatoes seasoned with Mrs. Dash original. I ordered a Quest bar sampler from Quest Nutrition last week. They had a special for $3.98 and free shipping for two. So I got my current favs; Double Chocolate Chunk and Banana Nut Muffin.I like to have the banana nut muffin for breakfast or my usual oats, chia seeds and not-berries. I have plenty of apples from apple picking to enjoy. Coffee on the side, of course. As for other snacks [that are not Quest bars, apples, thinkThin bars or Chobani] berries, PB2 and a glass of light soy milk are some go to’s as well.For the rest of the evening I am going to relax and prepare for work but before I go, check out this moon from the other night. So beautiful! Question: Are you on top of your meal prepping game? Or do you like to just play it by ear?
“CPC” aka My THREE Staples; Chocolate, peanut butter and coffee :)
Who says you can’t start you day with a quick dark chocolate mousse topped with blueberries and peanut butter? Whoever is crazy for sure. I also had some almond amaretto Teeccino caffeine-free herbal coffee to pair along. I tried their vanilla nut before but this flavor was delicious. Definitely a new favorite.After, I picked up a few snacks for work and for the manfriend. He loves the thinkThin lean protein and fiber line. I just love anything peanut butter related.I may have had some more Teeccino during my overnight shift.And might have picked up a Starbucks soy latte with toffee nut (1 pump) and sugar-free vanilla (2 pumps). Best combo ever. I also redeemed my free food item and got a spinach and feta wrap for the post overnight munchies.Like I mentioned before, I am trying to limit my caffeine intake and Teeccino is perfect for that. Yesterday the only caffeine source was the latte which contains about 75mg. It wasn’t easy the first week but now that it’s been about two weeks, I don’t really have any withdrawal symptoms like I did in the beginning.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love a good cup of coffee, just happens to be decaf now. On a side note, decaf is more acidic so be careful if you have acid/ bile reflux like I do. Taking a daily macrobiotic helps tremendously.
Happy Sunday everyone :)
Happy Wednesday everyone!
It’s time for another WIAW post. If you are new to the WIAW party, don’t forget to head on over to Peas and Crayons for the delicious details. Enjoy!In case you missed it, last week I did a post on my currently fitness routine and eating. Let’s take you through today’s eats.
Breakfast starts with a little bit of protein and carbs.
We have chocolate “proatmeal;” chocolate protein powder, oats, chia seeds, almond milk, blueberries and a little bit of that peanut butter goodness.Mid-morning fruit; raspberries!After work, I came home and munched on most of this 2% Fage. For lunch, I had a second helping of “proatmeal.” This time with blackberries and the rest of the 2% Fage Greek yogurt added to the mix. Normally I have chicken, veggies and quinoa but today I was feeling oatmeal-y.Pre-dinner snackage? Banana nut muffin Questie!For dinner I had [leftover] grilled chicken, black beans and broccoli. It’s been quite some time that I had black beans and they were delicious as I remembered.The leftovers came from the manfriend’s family. They made dinner and invited me over this week and it was such a nice evening with them.And for dessert? This baby that I found at the supermarket. Best tasting thing! I swear to you it tasted like pumpkin pie filling. #PumpkinEVERYTHING! Question: Have you spotted the pumpkin spice Chobani Greek Yogurt?
Happy Friday y’all!
Or in my case, it’s my Saturday. All my days tend to get mixed together. Any who, hope everyone is doing well. Today we will be doing a blog link up with Lina via Fit, Fed and Happy.
What is “Life in Pictures?”
Well you take random photos throughout the week, put as little text in the post as possible and make your own guesses as to what happened that week. Sometimes I have pictures left over or just don’t know what to say for them. It’s a win, win I think. If you haven’t checked out her blog, please do!August 25th, 10:00am: Last outfit in the NYC.12:30pm: Last view of Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, NY.August 26th, 5:00am: First day at a new job.August 27th, 1:00pm: Workout done; alittle legs, bi’s and tri’s!4:00pm: Alittle protein snackage.August 28th, 9:00pm: New Target coffee find. Pumpkin spice anyone? 11:45pm: Overnight workflow + more coffee.August 29th: 6:30am: Breakfast or dinner post overnight?11:30am: Brunch with the broski.6:00pm: Time for errands!
And that’s a wrap! Hope everyone enjoyed my random pictures from this week. Don’t forget to check out Linda’s linkup!
I hope everyone has an awesome labor day weekend :)