After a super tiring work week, a relaxing and low key weekend was exactly what I needed! My Friday night started with a grocery haul at Target. I picked up 2 packages of chicken breast which were both on sale. I love this chicken because there is no fat on them! Most of the time I have to cut off a good chunk of fat which is annoying and disgusting! I also grabbed coconut flour to try a new pancake recipe, tuna, salsa, burger seasoning for when I make ground beef, an assorted box of single serving sized Oreos, Nutter Butter bites and mini Chips Ahoy, and also a few other unpictured essentials.
Before starting my lazy evening, I marinated my chicken breasts in liquid aminos and let that sit overnight. I then cooked it up Saturday mid-morning.
Around 7:30 it was finally time to relax! I cuddled up on my couch and watched the last 2 episodes of Season 1 of White Collar, and dug into my dessert. A protein froyo bowl. I made a regular protein shake and added Xantham Gum to thicken it up.
I topped it with a bag of crushed mini Oreos. So good!! In bed and asleep by 9:30… it was fabulous and my favorite kind of Friday night! 🙂
When you go to sleep at 9:30 pm, you wake up fully rested at 6 am. I had my alarm set for 7 am, but I was hoping to get up at 6:30. When I woke up wide awake just after 6, I decided to start my day instead of lounging in bed. I wanted to see what the gym would be like around 7, so I mixed up my pre-workout and headed out the door!
Saturday’s workout was legs! I like having my high carb day on leg day since that’s one of my hardest workouts. I started with 20 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill, completed my leg workout, and cooled down with a mile walking and stretching. I quickly went to the store after the gym to get mini chocolate chips so that I could make chocolate chip protein donuts.
They were SO good and worth it! Since I know that keeping the bag of mini chocolate chips in my apartment will result in a binge, that afternoon I brought them to my parent’s house and stuck the bag in their freezer. I figure when I want to make more choc.chip protein donuts or pancakes, I can grab the serving size I need when I need it.
The rest of my morning was spent cleaning my apartment and prepping food before I headed out for the day. Aunt Judy and Uncle Dave were hosting their annual summer Lewis Luau, which is one of my favorite days of the year! Lots of swimming.
Lots of eating and chatting.
Mike’s little corner reminded me of Summer.
After a tiring but fun day and evening with family, I woke up exhausted on Sunday. For some reason I was still up 30 minutes before my 7 am alarm, so I just went with it. I used a few samples from PEScience and headed out the door for my workout. HIIT, back and biceps. I substituted a few new exercises since I wanted to switch things up and I think it was a good workout, but we will see if my muscles get sore today or tomorrow.
After the gym, I ate breakfast and meal prepped a few lunches and dinners for the first half of the week.
What was the highlight of your weekend?