For Breakfast I had Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp smooth peanut butter
- 1 tbsp Nikki’s coconut butter ( I used macadamia nut cookie)
Place all ingredients into a small sauce pan on the stove. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. You can add more liquid if you like. Mine came out perfectly. I added more chunky peanut butter on top (of course).
The perfect bite!
Off to the gym.
Workout of the day: CHEST
Bench press ( this is what I stink at the most)- I can only do a max of 65 lbs- 8 reps
Incline Chest Press with dumbbells 3 sets of 10- I used 25 lb dumbbells
Chest Flys- 3 sets of 10
Yes that’s me…so serious
Cable Chest Press 3 sets of 10
Decline Press with Dumbbells
Chest Press machine
After the gym we went to “Healthy Alternative” Food Mart.
I went to get chia seeds, and paleo bread. I ended up getting some other things too.
I love cereal!
Snack: perfect for after my workout- 10 grams of protein
Lunch: Panera with my sis. I ordered half a salad and sandwich but they gave me a whole sandwich!
I ended up eating the whole sandwich and half the salad- I wasn’t a fan of the salad today. I should have stuck to my usual, but oh well. I usually get the Fuji apple chicken salad which is amazing! It was still a good lunch! I saved the apple for later.
Rachel got a pastry so of course I had a bite!
Also look what I got in the mail. I won these!
So I tried the sharp original and had a bowl of blueberry almond flax cereal with almond milk for my snack.
My meal planning got switched around slightly this week due to pizza night for the “24 Days of Togetherness” so we had pot roast for dinner. I am used a new paleo recipe! I also added 4 red potatoes cut into chunks.
Last night was “Game Night” for the “24 Days of Togetherness”
For dessert I had a buckeye (or two, shh don’t tell Eric) I got him these for St. Nick’s Day, and a glass of red Moscato!
I am so excited for the weekend! Til then…
Sunday I had pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast:
1 packet plain oatmeal
3 tbsp liquid egg whites
1 packet Stevia
1/4 cup pure pumpkin
peanut butter on top!
And another lazy day, so why not work out?
I did a hard core 30 minute treadmill workout. It says to go to an incline of 15 but I’m not going to lie, I just couldn’t. I only went to 12 and that was very hard! I was a sweaty mess after! I burned about 350 calories. I thought this would be a good one since I didn’t really have any other muscle group to work for the week.
You need to try this one for sure!
Every day you pick something out of the box that you have to do as a family. Some will just be Eric and I and some will include Alec. Saturday we pulled “Listen to Christmas music” out of the box and Sunday we got “Take a family photo”. So we did just that!
Here’s our photo: Alec loves UK. He just went to Rupp Arena on Saturday for his 1st b-ball game.
I tried to include Alec in most of the activities so some of ours say:
Family game night
Make Christmas cookies
Watch a Christmas movie
Go to Festival of Lights
Take a drive to look at Christmas lights
Go buy a new Christmas ornament
Drink Hot chocolate
I’m excited for these 24 days until Christmas. I love the holidays!
My weekly meal plan for Dec. 2nd is the following:
Monday– Coconut Chicken with roasted broccoli and brown rice
Tuesday– Laura’s Lean homemade chili
Wednesday– Pot Roast in Crock pot
Thursday– Turkey Burgers with sweet potato fries
Friday– (I work 12 hours)- Lasagna for Boys
Saturday– Out to eat
Sunday– Dinner at mom’s
My Weekly Workout Plan:
Monday- gym with sis- Biceps/Abs/Cardio
Tuesday- Pure Barre after work
Wednesday- Pure Barre after work
Thursday- gym with sis- back & shoulders
Saturday- gym- Chest and Triceps
Sunday- Pure Barre? Or Off? Depends on how I’m feeling 😉
Do you have any Christmas traditions??