Only a few more hours separate me from my 4 day vacation on Cape Code with the crew!
This will be a mish-mash post of randomness and a recipe.
First thing, I just got a new Facebook icon added to the right hand side of the blog, so if you aren’t already a fan of Running on PB on Facebook, you should be! I’ll post some ridiculous pictures of this week’s vacation on it while I’m away from the blog!
I’ve always bought 2 lb tubs of protein, but since I’m going through it so quickly, I splurged and went for a 5 lber.
Good lord it’s ginormous! The plus side to buying the tub that’s larger than life is that it was cheaper to buy in bulk. The downside is that with 71 servings, I’ll have to have this sucker hanging around the kitchen for 2 months.
Another realization to never judge your progress by the scale. If you’ve been a reader for the past month, then you know that I’ve been working with a health coach in reaching my goals.
Yesterday marked the 1 month mark, which meant it was progress picture day. The first week I lost 3.4 lb, but the next 2 weeks I gained because of my period. Shit happens. I might have also eaten too much chocolate. I’m being honest here. This past week I lost what I had gained, and with the balance of my losses and gains, I ended my first month losing 3 lb.
Might not seem like a lot, and I typically wouldn’t post a progress picture, maybe because I’m human and am self-conscious, but here is what 1 month and a 3 lb loss looks like. My stomach is more cut and defined, and I cannot wait to see what even more discipline and hard work gets me during month 2.
I don’t want to make you transition from looking at my body to looking at yummy food, so I’ll show you my man crush of the day.
I really want a pug. I really want Gerard Butler. Let’s hope I get at least one soon.
Now to share this delicious recipe that I got from Anna, the freakin’ genius behind the blog Protein Pow. If you haven’t visited her blog yet, please do. She creates recipes with all sorts of protein powders. Breads, pancakes, fluffs, desserts. Everything!
I came across her recipe for banana nut protein bread, and immediately needed to make it. I mean, look at the ingredients (plus 3 undocumented egg whites):
I pretty much kept to the recipe, but I measured out 1/2 cup finely diced walnuts instead of just a handful, and I also made them into muffins since they’d be easily transportable this weekend. Ahhhh the life of a macro girl.
Those dark spots are the walnuts, have no fear. 🙂 If you have 2 aging bananers, go make this now!
Anywho, I hope you all have a great 4th of July and extra long weekend if you’re taking Friday off. I have a post lined up for the 4th, and I will try to pop in sometime Friday or Saturday, but my priorities are with my friends who are coming in from San Diego, NJ, Boston, CT, and Harrisburg. Reunion, yay!
What do you have planned for the 4th of July and weekend?!