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Redundant Day

Posted Jan 07 2010 10:41pm

Hi guys!

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My back, rear delts, abs, and biceps are SO sore from yesterday’s workout! I love it! It means I did something right. LOL. I guess my body was wanting a change of pace in weight lifting!

And besides that, my metabolism is on fire! Yesterday I ate 6 protein packed small meals/snacks and my body couldn’t have been happier. I wasn’t weighed down at all and it’s keeping me burning fat.. this morning I woke up starving despite a small snack before bed!

I went with a favorite today.. protein pancakes! I switched up the recipe a bit today and blended 1/4 cup wheat bran, 1/4 cup Daisy 2% cottage cheese, 1/2 cup liquid egg whites, 1/2 scoop Biochem 100% Whey Carmel Swirl protein powder, cinnamon, ginger, and a pinch of baking powder with my stick blender. Then I cooked them up into pancakes! I’m still trying to kick my sugar-free maple syrup habit so I decided to try a different pancake topping today. I topped them with 3 tbsp Daisy 2% cottage cheese mixed with vanilla NuNaturals stevia and 1/2 cup microwaved (defrosted first) blueberries to form a sauce. Plus 1 tbsp chopped pecans!


Can you say yum? I didn’t even miss my beloved sf syrup!

But apparently my body is still trying to repair those broken down muscles because I was still hungry! So I had more cottage cheese (1/2 cup) mixed with vanilla stevia and cinnamon:


Some people may think that’s sodium overload but I actually have a really low blood pressure so it actually helps me out!

I was dying to go to the gym all morning and finally at 9:30 I left. Today’s focus was the “push” muscles- the chest, shoulders, and triceps. Here’s what I did:

And I worked up an appetite! When I got home I found a box waiting for me with this amazingness inside:

That’s right- 3 tubs of protein powder! Thank goodness because I ran out of my favorite one today. So naturally I had a double portion of Protein Brownie Batter:


No words! Just pure heaven :D haha!

Later on I made a trip to Big Lots and Smiths for a couple items for my family. When I got home I made a quick lunch of 6 oz chicken tenderloins, green beans, green chili, 2 tbsp Homemade Hummus, and Braggs:


It was yummy but my sweet tooth came a’ callin! You guys are going to kill me but I finished off lunch with this:

Protein cookie dough! Along with my two tubs of Biochem Protein Powder I also ordered a tub of BSN Dessert Protein Powder to try out. I got the cinnamon roll flavor because I heard it was good.. unfortunately I’m not that big a fan! It had a weird texture and flavor and plus it has splenda in it.. I think I prefer my trusty Biochem. Don’t get me wrong it was tasty and I definitely won’t let it go to waste, but I think I’ll stick with the natural stuff for my daily consumption!

A couple hours later I had another snack.. I may have just been thirsty but whatever- I like to eat! :D I had 1/2 cup Daisy 2% cottage cheese with vanilla stevia and 1 tsp Naturally More:


I’m sorry for such redundant eats today.. I just went with what I was craving!

For dinner I made a recipe from Juan Carlos-Cruz Calorie Countdown Cookbook- the Chili Con Carne Recipe. Since I adapted it a teeny bit I figured I’d give you the recipe! I simply cooked up 1 lb of lean ground turkey breast and then added 1/2 chopped onion, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1 chopped orange bell pepper, 1 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp 100% cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp salt. I sauteed that up for a couple minutes and then added 14 oz of organic chicken broth, 1/2 cup coffee, 1 can of organic diced tomatoes and let simmer for about 30 minutes. It made 4 servings. The recipe said to eat with cheese and chips but since I’m not a fan of either I just added extra cayenne pepper and 1 Light Laughing Cow cheese wedge to my portion (I do love LC!):


And I couldn’t resist dessert.. (darn hormones!) So I had a Cran-tastic Protein Muffin with 1 tsp Naturally More PB:


Yum!

So yesterday Julie and Michelle nominated me for the Happy Award (once again I don’t know how to get the icon in here). The rules are: 1. List 10 things that make you happy. 2. Try and do at least one of them everyday and 3. Tag 10 bloggers who brighten your day!

So lets see.. 10 things that make me happy:

Well there you have it! And I nominate Kristi, The Fit Collegiate, Fitting Back In, Neela, Katie, Fearless Food, Katie (Healthy Diva Eats), Kristie (Lighter Portions), Holly, and K’s Good Eats!

Well that’s about it! Since I ate dinner fairly early I may need some more food tonight. We shall see!

Until then..

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