Day In The Life

Wednesday. I wake up, look at my phone. It say 4:49 am. My alarm will go off in 3 minutes, so I get up anyways. I wash my face and mix my pre-workout while I pack my gym bag. I just bought this on Sunday and l-o-v-e it. It tastes like the pineapple juice that’s in cans of diced pineapple. No jitters either!

imageSince it’s an active rest day and I know I don’t need to meet Ashley at the gym at 5:25, I take my time getting ready. Apparently I’m really taking my time, because I look at the clock and it’s 5:16! Usually I’m out the door at 5:10. Oh well!

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Thankfully the first picture I realized that my tank top was inside out so I take everything off, turn it rightside out, take a picture, and head out the door.imageAt the gym, I walk for 3 miles (1 hour) at an incline while watching Castle, before heading over to work. Work parking lot selfie. This is what I look like with no make-up on.

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Crossing my fingers that I don’t set the alarm off at work since I get there so early.image

Since I barely broke a sweat, I showered, threw in some dry shampoo, tossed some make-up on, and was at my desk doing non-work work at 7:20.

imageAfter a cup of coffee, I dig into a bowl of oats made with oatmeal, cauliflower crumbles, cinnamon, chia seeds, egg whites, sliced banana, and top it with peanut butter and maple syrup. I know it sounds really disgusting, but it is SO good!

imageI work until 12, and then my cravings are in full force, so instead of finding candy in the office, I enjoy my snack of a protein waffle with peanut butter for an early lunch. I had 7 waffle triangles. Score!

imageAround 2 I head out for my lunch hour, and head to Market Basket to grab several groceries.

imageI work from 3-5, but not before I break into my original lunch around 4 pm. Chicken, green beans, sweet potato and broccoli slaw with coconut oil mixed in.

imageAfter work I head home, work on a Powerpoint presentation and then start this blog post while updating my old laptop, while watching Chicago Fire. Phew! I’m not that hungry, but around 7 I make a protein shake since I know I need more food in me.

imageI crawl into bed around 7:30 and read until 8:30, and then it’s lights out!

imageWhat did your Wednesday look like?

What are you reading?

Day In The Life #19

I’m finally getting back into my blogging groove, and am coming at you with the 3rd post of the week, and with tomorrow’s post, that will be 4 posts. Home girl is back, and back with another day in the life post for ya!

4:50 -5:15 am

My alarm goes off, so I roll out of bed, and get my life together. I respond to text messages while brushing my teeth & pooping (sorry, it’s true!), and get my gym and lunch bag packed, and am out the door at 5:15.

5:35 – 7:10 am //

I get to the gym at my new favorite time, and get going on the day’s workout. I start with a 1 mile run, which is tough. These legs weren’t made for running this morning! I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do shoulders or legs when I got to the gym, but after the run, I decided on shoulders. This mini shoulder workout might look easy, but it’s tough! My arms were jello by the time I completed the 3 different moves!

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Lindsay texted me at 6:20 telling me to crush my leg workout just as I was finishing shoulders, and that was the motivation I needed to add on a leg workout. I had 50 minutes to kill and extra motivation and drive, so why the heck not! I pulled up the programmed leg workout for this week from my coach, and got to town. I didn’t have time for the entire workout simply because my legs couldn’t move anymore. It was a tough one! This workout reminded me of a “silent but deadly fart.” Sounds easy, but it kills, ha! Instead of finishing the leg workout, I used the 20 minutes I had to walk and get my legs moving.

7:45 am //

I am ravenous! That workout not only left my booty sore, but it left me with a raging appetite. I dug into my new favorite oatmeal bowl combo. You are so beautiful, to me!!

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8-11:45 am //

Work, work, work the day away.

11:45 am //

I can’t take it any longer. I am starving and need lunch. I always try to make it to at least noon, but it wasn’t happening today. As I mentioned yesterday, this is my favorite lunch ever. I ate this in 5 minutes and did not stop to breathe.

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2:05 pm //

I break for my lunch hour and head to the grocery store for a few items before swinging by my parent’s house to grab my PEScience order that came in!!

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3:05-5:00 pm //

Work. Rather be napping. Or eating. I snacked on the leftover banana from my oatmeal with some powdered peanut butter. I hoarded my fat for dessert, which is why I went the powdered pb route instead of the good stuff!

5:15 pm //

Get home from work and immediately nose dive into dinner.

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5:30 – 7 pm //

I read for a little bit before my brother calls me to update me on his and Chelsey’s current adventure. It’s killing me that I am not allowed to talk about it yet, but I think soon I will be able to! I hate keeping secrets!!image

7:05 -7:30 pm //

Dessert in bed, while reading. Lights out at 7:30 because I am a grandma and waking up in the 4 o’clock hour earns this bedtime.

What was the highlight of your day yesterday?

Day In The Life #18

Yesterday was fun. And different. I will have a future post geared towards one specific event from the day, but for now, let’s jump into a day in the life post and take a look at my Thursday!

5:00 am – my alarm goes off, and I immediately roll out of bed without hitting snooze. I head to the bathroom to freshen up, hop on the scale to see how my cut is going, and then throw my workout clothes on. This is a recycled picture since there is no light at this hour, but you get the idea!

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5:23 am – I throw my headphones and lock in my purse and head to the gym.

5:40 am – I’ve put my belongings in the gym locker and head to start my workout. My body immediately tells me that it’s an active rest day, so I walk 2 miles while reading an e-book, and then finish with a 1.3 mile run because I’m feeling better.

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6:40-7:40 am – I drive 10 minutes to my apartment, shower, pack my food bag, and head out to work, sponsored by One Direction. There is zero shame, and I fully support the purchase of this cd.

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7:50 am – I get to work and am at my desk by 7:50, so I head to the kitchen heat up breakfast, which is Laura’s lean ground beef, mashed sweet potatoes, and broccoli. I’m obsessed with this meal, so naturally it’s become my breakfast.

7:55 am – 10:55 am – I have an important task of creating the yearly email schedule for 3 companies that I oversee at work, and it’s time pressing, so I work hard on matching up deploy dates for all 3 companies for 2016.

11:00 -12:30 – I head to an hour long company-wide meeting, where we discuss the good and bad from our work trip last week, and once we are out, I make a shake for a pre-lunch snack. You are very welcome for this gorgeous picture. And yes, I do have positive affirmations taped to my monitor. 🙂

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2:30 pm – I dig into lunch, which is chicken, mashed sweet potatoes and almonds. It’s so boring and I’m relieved this is the last tupperware of it, but this is what happens when you bs your meal prep for the week.

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1:30 -3:00 pm – I peruse emails and respond to our members, and tackle a few things on Twitter.

3:00 pm – I’m done for the day! I worked through my lunch hour on Wednesday so that I could leave at 3. I head to downtown Concord to visit my buddy Sean at Runner’s Alley.

runners-alley-concord-nhI’m due for new running shoes, and I wanted to partner with him on a post, so I spend time with him and Jeremiah, their social media guy until about 4:00. Next week you can expect a full-post geared towards my time spent with Sean and Runner’s Alley, which I’m so excited to share with you.

runners-alley-concord-nhOn my walk back to my car, I stop and take a picture of this pretty view. As I walk I consider moving to Concord once my lease is up. Most of my extended family lives there, and being more in the country would be nice. It’s only about 17 minutes from my current  apartment, and about the same from my parent’s house, so it’s not a big change.

downtown-concord-nhOn my 17 minute drive home, I snack on the perfect hard-boiled egg. This fuels me through 20 minutes of Target shopping. I swear by Nom Nom Paleo’s perfect hard-boiled egg recipe.the-perfect-hard-boiled-egg5:20 -6:30 – I prep chicken and ground turkey for tomorrow, pack my meals for the next day, and then cook myself dinner, which is chicken, butternut squash, almonds and walnuts cooked in coconut oil.

image6:30-8:30 pm – I upload pictures and start typing this post up. Since my day was so busy, I finally sit back on my couch and catch up on blogs. I make myself a strawberry protein shake around 7:30, and then climb into bed to read until 8:30, which is lights out!

What was your day like yesterday?

Do you buy your running shoe’s from your specialty running store?

 

Day in the Life: Gym, Whole30 Eating & Christmas Decor!

In work terms, today is technically Thursday, and I’m loving this ultra-short week. Fingers crossed that we get out of work early on Wednesday, but if not, I will still soak in having Thursday-Sunday off!

I haven’t written a day in the life post in a bit, so I figured this would be a good day to do so. Don’t get too excited, nothing thrilling happened, just a typical Monday in the life of me.

My workouts have finally begun to get better, and I’m finding that my motivation to lift weights has returned! Yesterday I started with a 10 minute warm-up walk and a 20 minute run, before getting a back workout in. I’m spending more time warming up because it takes me forever and a day to actually wake up and find the energy I need for my workouts. Overall throughout the day I never feel tired or sluggish, but it certainly takes my body getting used to not relying on pre-workout. Is it weird that the first thing I want to reintroduce after the Whole30 is pre-workout? Yup, not peanut butter. I’m sure over the next 15 days my energy will only get better in the morning, but it’s still a bit of a struggle!

imageThat being said, I hit the point in the Whole30 where I no longer have headaches, feel like I need a nap, or hate things/people! Woo! Today marks day 15; I’m halfway there!! I dug into my breakfast, which was Nature’s Place chicken sausage, roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, and un-pictured eggs. I then continued to plug away at work, doing work things.

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Around 1:30 I dug into my lunch, which was baked chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, and avocado. It might sound boring, but I enjoy it, it works for me, and I feel healthy eating it, so there ya go! Sometimes you just have to be low-key, and I’d like to think that my breakfast and dinners are more fun and pack the flavors, like my meat sauce and roasted veggies!

whole30-dinnerOver the weekend I prepped A LOT of food, so it’s nice having all of my work meals already in Tupperware for the week. This makes life so much easier, and I went into the week feeling minimal stress. Mashed sweet potatoes for lunch, broccoli for dinner, cubed butternut squash (in the fridge) for dinners, beef for dinner, hard-boiled eggs and avocados for breakfast, bananas for possible snacks, and my breakfast and lunches. The top meal container is chicken sausage and sweet potatoes, and once at work, I mash hard-boiled egg whites with 1/2 of an avocado. The 2nd dish is 2/3 complete, but I add the avocado to the plate at lunch time.

whole30-prepNow that the only cooking I need to do after work is to just saute veggies for dinner and reheat meat, I’m back to having my nights practically free to relax. I decided to get a jump on setting up my Christmas tree. Several years ago I bought a 6 1/2 foot fake tree for about $25 at Target thanks to my team member discount, my debit card discount and the after-Christmas sale prices, so I’m finally putting it to use! Ahhhh, this makes me so happy! Now I just need to buy some more ornaments, a skirt and a topper!

Christmas-TreeI had Christmas music on full blast while setting up my tree, and once complete, I nestled up with Elf and the smell of Christmas. Buddy is my spirit animal <3333 Elf is currently on sale at Target for $6! I bought it over the weekend since we have a family copy of the movie. Christmas movies every night, yeah!!

elfI ended my evening with my current read, It Starts with Food.

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What book are you currently reading?

When do you put your Christmas tree up?

Have you started watching Christmas movies yet? Is there a movie that you always have to watch first to kick off the season?

Usually for me it’s The Family Stone, but that didn’t happen!

Day in the Life: Not Your Typical Tuesday

Hey friends & happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a fabulous week so far.. I know I sure am! I feel like I haven’t done a day in the life post in quite some time, so I figured today would be a great day to show you my Tuesday. It was a little different than my typical work week day, so let’s have some fun!

I woke up at my usual time; 5 am, and got my bags ready for the gym and work day.

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What is up with my crazy side hair sticking straight up. #HiBoys

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This was actually an active rest day for me, so I spent my morning on the treadmill, alternating between a walk and a light jog. On active rest days I like to move around with light cardio, but nothing that will tax my body. A slow, light jog is what I prefer, and usually this really helps my legs recover from a leg workout. This is what works for me, and every one is different, so keep that in mind. What works for me as an active rest day might not work for you, and vice versa.

Once at work at 7:20, I showered, got dressed and warmed up my breakfast, which was oatmeal topped with peanut butter, slivered almonds and maple syrup. I’m still using a banana extract in my oats, which makes for a flavor explosion!

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I work for a good chunk of the morning on creating newsletters, before digging into my mid-morning snack around 11, which is a Fiber One english muffin topped with 2 tbsp of JIF Natural Peanut Butter. peanut-butter-english-muffin

I continue working for several more hours until 2, where it’s time to go act! One of our company divisions trains our clients per se, so I volunteered to act in one of their commercials. We did this from 2-3, and it was definitely a fun break in the normal work day!

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Around 3:20 I broke for a mid-afternoon snack, which was a mini-sized FitCrunch bar. LOVE these! I found them at Walgreens, but I’ve heard select Walmart’s also carry them. Mine doesn’t (Hooksett). The macros are great! 8 g fat / 14 g carbs / 16 g protein.

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I left work around 4 for an impromptu afternoon of fun! We met at Popovers and then proceeded to spend the rest of the evening chatting and all of that good stuff!

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Homegirl didn’t have a late night at all, and I was in bed reading by 8:30!

What was the highlight of your Tuesday?

When You’re Just Not Feeling It

When I went to bed on Monday night, my body felt really good. It didn’t feel overly sore or fatigued, and I went to bed knowing that I was going to have a really good strength workout Tuesday morning. Well, when I woke up yesterday morning, my body was s-o-r-e! I wasn’t sure what I was going to do at the gym, but I threw my workout clothes on, and got ready.

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I sat on my couch for a hot second, with my food and gym bag all ready to go, but lacked the energy to tie my shoes, which was the only thing keeping me from the gym.image

When I got to the gym, my original game plan was to do 20 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill, followed by logging time on the stairmaster. Well, the girl on my treadmill to my right immediately started sprinting, and just seeing her out of the corner of my eye doing her own HIIT made me exhausted. Instead, I listened to my body and made it an active rest day. I started with a half mile walk, ran 2 very slow miles, and ended with walking for 2 miles. I covered a total of 4.5 miles on the treadmill, and the light cardio really made my body feel better. It wasn’t too much, but it was enough!

Breakfast was my new go-to breakfast of banana oatmeal with peanut butter. I just use liquid banana drops to give it the banana taste, and it is out of this world amazing!

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I worked through the late morning and early afternoon, before heading to my parent’s late afternoon to pick up a package. Woo!! Here’s to more binge watching evenings!

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After work, I headed home, dropped my belongings off, and headed to the mall to grab protein bars for the Bahamas! Why am I looking forward to these bars almost as much as I’m excited for the beach, ha?!
imageThe rest of my night was spent setting the fire alarm off, which my landlord said was impossible, blogging, reading, and watching an episode of White Collar!

What was the highlight of your Tuesday?

What Quest bar flavor should I buy next?

 

A Random Week Day Off Happenings

Hi hi and happy Thursday! Short work weeks always make the weeks go by quicker, which I absolutely love! I took yesterday off from work since I had hours that I had to use up, so here’s a look into my Wednesday.

I slept in, but just a little. I was up at 5:35 for the gym, which was 20 minutes of HIIT running, followed by a back and bicep workout. Phew, the sprints were h-a-r-d! I wanted to call it quits several times, and honestly thought that I was going to a) fly off, or b) puke, but I kept at it and was proud of myself and relieved when the full 20 minutes were up.

The back and bicep workout was tough as well, but it’s one of my favorite training days, so it always feels like Christmas.

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Once I made it home, I did my ab workout. I’m trying to be a lot better about doing a bit of core work each day or every few days. My buy-in was 2 minutes of planks, followed by a bunch of random moves. I plank while watching YouTube videos… it makes the time go by faster. The caption on the screen fits me to a T haha. #AmIAwkwardEnough
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After abs, I enjoyed a PEScience chocolate peanut butter cup protein shake, before showering and spending about an hour prepping a meal, which you’ll see below!image

After cooking, I sat down to type up the first half of this post, before diving into breakfast, which was oatmeal topped with maple syrup and peanut butter. I was too busy cutting the tag off of my bikini top and let my oatmeal completely overflow in the microwave haha. Less looking at my boobs and more looking at my oatmeal would be good.

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And then it was off to my parent’s house to spend the day sunbathing with my book and Kipper doodle for the day! I eyed the weather all week and picked the best day for my day off. It was 90 and sunny, which meant it was the perfect day to work on my base tan for the Bahamas… which is right around the corner!

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I took a break for lunch around 12:30, which was the meal that I prepped earlier in the morning. Skinny Meg prepped this meal on her Periscope account on Sunday, and it sounded delicious, so I knew I had to make it. I prepped enough for my lunches the rest of the week. Spaghetti squash, chicken, bacon & spinach!

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Boy dogs. I have no idea where he found mud, but he did. And he’s wondering why I hesitated to throw the ball to him, ha!
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Around 2 I showered and got ready, before heading out to grab a bite to eat at Whole Foods. I thought this was such a fun idea, as anyone can really find something to eat at their hot/cold bars no matter what your preference is. {{Recycled photo}}. Spent a few hours just chatting the late afternoon away. It was a fun little afternoon!

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Since I was out-of-town, I used my Google Maps to get to their local Target, but I was literally about to pee my pants, so I pulled into a local gas station. I guess I didn’t turn off Google Maps, because as I’m unlocking the bathroom to get in, along with the man next to me, my butt pocket tells me to “turn right,” coincidentally right into the bathroom. I was mortified that my Google Maps was still on AND talking to me, in front of a sketch man. Literally only me. And that was my awkward life moment of Wednesday.

I found the beach cover-up at this store in the smaller size, as home girl Lesli told me to get a smaller size to show off my hard work… it was on clearance so I got it for $8 less than the other day. Score, score, score! What a good day off! 🙂

How would you spend a random week day off from work?

What’s your favorite thing to get from the Whole Food’s hot/cold bar?

I got shredded chicken, zucchini, squash, onions and watermelon. Delish!

Day in the Life & Happy Wedding Day!

TGIF! I’ve been off of work since Wednesday enjoying an extra long wedding weekend for my best friend Lisha! Today is her big day & I cannot wait to celebrate with her.

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Since I had yesterday off, I thought it would be fun to show you a look into my day!

I woke up at 5:45. Even though I had the day off, I only slept an extra 45 minutes. I got ready for the gym, and was out the door at 6:15 for my workout. I would say 90% of my workout was done in the main gym, and I am quickly feeling at ease working out with the guys and ladies. I know this probably sounds stupid, but for years I have done most of my strength workouts in the ladie’s gym which is usually filled with an older range of females. Getting out of my comfort zone is feeling really great!

After the gym, I headed home and put together my breakfast. I always let my oats sit in water overnight so that they get super fluffy. After I microwave my oats, I let them sit for a minute or two to cool off. I get so excited to eat the peanut butter that I always end up burning my mouth. Haha!

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I ate breakfast while reading several pages from an old Women’s Running magazine. I’m wayyyy behind on my magazines!

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After breakfast I shower and get ready for the day!image

And then I spend probably a solid hour going over my draft for my toast. Gahhh I hate this! This will be the death of me haha.

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Then it was off to start the celebrations! Mani/pedi with the bride to be.

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Practicing!

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Food and SO many laughs with the party. I love these two families and would kill to be a part of it.

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Happy wedding day Lisha & JJ!

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Day in the Life & What I Ate Wednesday

Are you guys ready for this post? I’m super excited because today you’ll get a double whammy of my two favorite types of blog posts. A “Day in the Life” and “What I Ate Wednesday” post. I took yesterday off from work and used a vacation day, which I never do! I rarely take time off from work, and after a busy week of traveling and moving, I just wanted to relax in the sun and get some color… so that’s what I did!

My morning started at 5:37 a, but then I thought to myself, sleep in a little longer, so when my alarm went off at 6:10, I rolled out of bed to start my day. I immediately went into my kitchen to prepare my drinks for the gym. Pre-workout goes in a water bottle so I can just dispose of it at the gym, and my BCAA’s, which I now swear by, goes in my actual water bottle.

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I owe my coach a check-in with pictures, so after weighing myself, I throw on my progress picture bikini and take 3 pictures: front, back and side. Once I’m happy with the pictures, I change into my gym clothes, throw a towel in my gym bag, grab my drinks and head out the door.

At the gym I focused on Cardio (20 minute HIIT run)/Chest/Shoulder/Glutes. I follow a program on bodybuilding.com, so I just follow that every day at the gym. It tells me what to do for how many reps and sets, and it allows me to enter my weight, reps, and my resting time between sets. I LOVE it and would be lost without it! If you friend/follow me on bodybuilding.com, you can follow my workouts! My username is alewis19. 🙂

imageSo that’s what I did for my workout! I left feeling and smelling rather ripe, which is a term that I just learned about yesterday haha.

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Once I made it home, I immediately showered, but only used soap and a tiny bit of conditioner since I knew I was going to sweat again very shortly. Once I was dressed, I went into my kitchen to whip up a batch of protein pancakes. I wanted to treat myself to a delicious breakfast since I’m usually eating breakfast at my desk every morning.

Protein Pancakes from scratch!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cashew milk
  • 2 egg whites, or about 60ish grams of liquid egg whites
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 serving of protein powder
  • 1/4 cup of cottage cheese
  • pinch of baking powder

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I prefer the pancakes with my Protizyme Vanilla Cake protein, but I left that at my parent’s house. That protein makes it taste like lemon cake… the Slap Protein is better in shakes… but that’s just my own opinion! My above grill can also be turned into an open-faced griddle (love!), so I whipped up my pancakes and then topped them with 1 tbsp of peanut butter and Walden Farms maple syrup. I uploaded my progress pictures and then sent my check-in email to coach Ashley, before packing my day bag and heading to my parent’s house. {Eaten around 9 am}

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All I wanted was a day off to lay in the sun and read. I hopefully temporarily lost Eat, Pray, Love, which was the book I was reading, so thankfully I had checked this book out as well at the library. It’s a crime novel, and so far it is ADDICTING! I always read while lying on my stomach.

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I’d prefer to get color on my front side, but just lying there can be so boring, and then I remembered how obsessed everyone is with the Serial podcast. I grabbed my phone, downloaded a few episodes and quickly found that I’m obsessed too!

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This little man got plenty of frisbee action, until he tore it apart, and then I just kept throwing balls for him to fetch.imageWhenever I’m in the sun for long periods of time, it typically suppresses my appetite, so around 1 pm I went inside to dig into the lunch I brought over. 5 oz of grilled chicken, 115 grams of roasted red potatoes, honey mustard and ketchup.
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After that, it was more reading outside, before I headed in for good around 2:30. I showered, folded the laundry that I did, and then got to work on this post. The Block Island organic sunscreen is my go-to for days like these! It’s the same sunscreen I brought to the beach.

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LOVE Sparkling ICE drinks! Drank this while getting ready for the rest of my day.
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Random mid-afternoon snack around 3:40 was a salad topped with tuna salad, which I’ve been craving for weeks now!

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Nessie gets lots of kisses from me. She has a fever so she’s been sleeping a lot, but hopefully her trip to her vet will have her back to her crazy self soon!

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Around 4:15 I left my parent’s house and headed out to run a few errands, before prepping food for Thursday, and enjoying a mini Larabar. I was craving something sweet, so this bad boy fit my macros perfectly!

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Around 7 I cooked up dinner and continued reading for a few more hours.

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And for dessert, around 8:30 I enjoyed 1.5 tablespoons of peanut butter to round out my macros spot-on for the day! Such a delicious day of eating! 🙂

peanut-butterWhat was the best thing that you ate yesterday?

The burger!… even though I failed with my cheese and forgot to put it on while it was finishing on the griddle 🙁

This Is What My Monday Looked Like

Hi friends! It feels so nice being able to start the work week on a Tuesday. Last week absolutely dragged, but I have a feeling that this week will be quick, quick, quick! Speaking of quick, here’s a quick and fun look into my Memorial Day Monday.

I couldn’t fall asleep until 2 am Sunday into Monday, so I slept in until 9:15.

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I had a serious headache going on, so I deemed my morning to be lazy. I spent about an hour on the couch watching The Big Bang Theory and eating a bowl of oatmeal, topped with blueberry maple syrup. Winning combo, fyi!

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About an hour and a half after breakfast I headed over to the local fields to torture myself. I love that you have to walk through nature to get to the track!
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I loosely followed a Speedy 600 workout that I thought I had found on a blog, but I cannot find it now, so just know that I did a speed workout. 🙂 I started with a 1 mile warm-up run.

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I didn’t realize how muggy it was until my first foot strike, and I instantly began to dread the workout ahead. I pushed myself to 3 miles, and was extremely happy once I finished.

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With the speedy 600’s, I was able to push myself past my comfort zone, and I realized that my body could handle running at a faster pace. Once my Garmin beeped for 3 miles, I instantly came to a dead halt and passed out on the grass.

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On my drive home from the track, I swung by Shaw’s to browse the flower arranagments…
flowersAnd grab a few last minute essentials for the work week.

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After a shower, strawberry protein shake and some random things, I broke into a late lunch. Ground turkey with asparagus, spinach and mushrooms. I am on a serious asparagus kick right now!foodPerfect end to my Monday. Date night at Firefly American Bistro. A guy who picks you up.. Chivalry is not dead fellas.

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Do you do speed workouts at the track? How often?

What’s your favorite way to eat asparagus?

I love it crispy and grilled!!