Saturday was a very no plans Saturday which I love. I got up and played with the crazy dogs for a bit and took my time. For breakfast on I wanted pancakes so I tried a new recipe.
Pumpkin Oat Pancake:
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 1/4 cup oats
- cinnamon to taste
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp almond milk
- water to make it the consistency you want
- Nut Butter
- Chopped pecans
- Or any other topping you like!
This made one huge pancake!
PS. I am not a certified trainer, I just like to work out. I have worked out with trainers and athletes before so I know the correct way to do the exercises. If you need more help you can ask a certified trainer 🙂
I tried to switch it up a little today and super set every exercise to keep my heart rate up. Indeed it worked!
Assisted Pull ups 3 sets of 10 – Super set with 10 push ups
Shoulder raises -( front and lateral) 3 sets of 8 – super set with standing oblique crunches with 25 lb plate- 15 each side
Standing Rows with cable machine – super set with crunches on the ball 3 sets of 20
(Standing vs sitting helps your body maintain stability and uses your core)
Seated shoulder press
Pull Downs – super set with shoulder shrugs with dumbbells
Upright rows with straight bar – super set with Reverse Grip Bent over rows
Deadlifts with EZ Bar
Medicine Ball Leg Raises (I alternated legs) I did 15 with 8 lb ball
Elbow Planks – Hold 30-45 seconds
Repeat for 3 Rounds!
And 15 minutes on Elliptical.
When I got home I had a few bites of Greek yogurt while I made lunch.
I’ve been craving sweet potato wedges. I also had a turkey burger with a fried egg and avocado.
I put the sweet potato wedges into a zip-lock bag with 1 tbsp olive oil, cinnamon and paprika. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Serve with Ketchup!
For the “24 Days of Togetherness” we picked “Buy each other a small gift”. We decided that we should spend
around 5 dollars. Monsters are so bad for you but Eric loves them!
Of course he gets me candy!!
Last night we ate dinner downtown near Fountain Square with some awesome friends!
I had a house salad with blue cheese crumbles and walnuts before my meal. My main meal was the cashew crusted talapia with butternut squash orzo with green beans. The fish was a little dry but it was still good. I should have gotten the stuffed salmon that my husband ate. That was amazing! Jenny and I also crushed a bottle of wine. Yum.
Whoever took our picture wasn’t very good because I can’t get this picture to not be blurry!! But it’s still a good picture.
Back at Micah and Jenny’s house we watched “Elf” and played our own adult version of the game Headbanz. We used our own headbands and wrote on a deck of cards! It was the funnest time that I have had in a long time. I was laughing so hard I was crying!
We also split a HUGE piece of carrot care that we took to go from dinner. Carrot cake is my favorite and this cake was awesome. I think I ate the most out of anyone!!
It even had caramel sauce. Delicious!