I started the day with an early morning workout- a ‘Fit Training Camp’ class put on by an ex-NFL player at my gym which was super tough. I’m not sure if I was sore from Monday or just super tired but I was dead about 30 minutes into the class which is totally not like me. I stuck it out and pushed my hardest. The class is a mix of strength training circuits and athletic movements and I haven’t gone in a long time. I think I need to start going again!!
I came home and worked through a TON of emails, had several calls to get on, and followed up on work issues. I probably should have grabbed something to eat right after I worked out but I didn’t. Hopefully I didn’t lose all my #GAINZ. (Totally joking…)
I finally cooked a huge plate of Greek yogurt protein pancakes with Essentially Coconut original flavor coconut butter drizzled over top.
Lunch was also later than expected after getting stuck working on some projects I needed to get done and not wanting to step away from my computer. Does anyone else just need to get things done BEFORE they eat? Once I sit down to eat, I like to be super mindful of my hunger/satiety so I try not to ever work/answer emails and eat!! This usually means I take my meals to another area of my apartment to eat, eat with a friend (or my boyfriend), or go outside on the porch Lunch was a huge salad with Tofurkey slices and Boathouse Farms Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing. Sometimes my meals are quick and EASY and not pretty!!
I snacked on a Good2Go bar at some point after lunch. These are SOOO good and I love the real foods that this is made out of. Give me these over Quest bars ANYDAY. Sorry Quest Check out their website above and use DEANNA at checkout for 20% off. You will be blown away by the texture and taste of these. I swear I tried to make something similar to this for YEARS in my own kitchen and never came close! The peanut butter, oats, protein powder, and honey make this DIVINE.
I put another version of my protein cake in the oven in the early evening after work and couldn’t NOT do a quick photoshoot. I also ate a slice with a thick greek yogurt frosting. If you haven’t made this cake yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??? I swear I will post an updated recipe as well!
Finally made a late dinner with the boyfriend – baked salt + pepper salmon, buffalo roasted cauliflower, sautéed mushrooms, and a sweet potato steamed in the microwave. BEWARE of that Habanero hot sauce from Trader Joe’s… YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. We tag-teamed this meal so it was on the table in less than 35 minutes!!
Finally finished the day with an easy microwave brownie with chocolate chunks and more chocolate syrup. There was also a huge spoonful of peanut butter on the side of the dish to be dipped into the warm gooeyness
Also thought I’d share a recent progress picture. Sometimes I feel like my shoulders and arms are making NO progress so I like to keep myself realistic/accountable by posting these here so I can look back over time. Funny how a blog can almost turn into a personal scrapbook to remind yourself how far you have come!
Happy Wednesday beautiful people!! Who would have thought EATING could be simple, fun, beautiful, and high in protein while all at the same time!!