Good Morning! Happy Friday!
First I want to tell you the winner of the About Time Protein Giveaway! The winner is:
|Nicole @ FruitnFitness
Submitted on 2013/07/09 at 11:04 am
I would love to win this package to try the new flavors of protein powder! Currently I use vanilla a lot because it is so versatile.
Nicole, email me at fitcupcaker at gmail dot com with your address so I can mail your goodies 🙂
Yesterday before I hit the gym I made an awesome breakfast. I can take my time with breakfast when I don’t have to work and I love it because it’s my favorite meal!
1 egg – 3 egg whites – lean ground turkey – handful of spinach – tomatoes – sprinkle of cheese = perfection
A little while later I went to the gym and did an awesome plank workout that I kind of adapted from Lori and Michelle. They always have great workouts. They have a 5 minute plank workout (but I can’t do a plank for 5 minutes) so I came up with a tabata workout for the abs!
I used my gymboss timer and set it for 30 seconds work 10 seconds rest. I did each exercise for 3 rounds so the whole workout is 6 minutes long.
I love using my gymboss timer for tabatas. If you don’t have one of these you can easily download a tabata timer app to your phone and it works just as good 🙂
So here’s the workout!
Rest 30 seconds to 1 minutes between exercises.
Here is some more information on the following workouts:
What is your favorite ab routine? Like or Hate Planks?
Good Morning! Happy Friday!
I’ve been slightly discouraged lately with my hurt hands and not being able to workout like I would normally, but my days off have actually been more beneficial than I thought. I’ve gotten more time to hang out with family and just rest! (Besides working too much) It feels pretty good 🙂 But don’t worry I’ll be hitting the gym this weekend!
Anyways, I need to share some of my amazing eats! On my way to work yesterday I enjoyed my Healthy Blueberry Muffin Bake topped with crunchy peanut butter, delicious! I haven’t made this meal in a while and I was really craving it!!
The ingredients that I used were slightly different than the original recipe:
- 1/4 cup oats
- 2 tbsp almond flour
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pink salt
- 3/4 scoop vanilla protein powder (or approx 3 tbsp)
You need to try this breakfast bake asap!
Also Recently Recharge Foods sent me a few of their protein bars to try. I was first introduced to these at Blend Retreat and the chocolate + caramel was one of the first things that I tried out of my swag bag! It tasted like a candy bar!
So one of my snacks at work was another one of these little guys, the caramel and chocolate to be exact, with a banana. They only have 100 calories and provide 8 grams of protein! I can’t wait to try the other two flavors.
I also had a few fresh picked strawberries that some nice person brought in to share 🙂 They looked too pretty to eat.
I only worked half a day yeterday which was nice but I was starving when I got home so I threw together a salad with veggies, watermelon, and chicken. I also had some pretzel crisps with greek yogurt spinach and artichoke dip, a new product I found at Kroger that was sooo freaking delicious! Ill have to share it soon. I was just to busy eating to take a picture 🙂
I’ve had a super busy week and have been working a lot. Yesterday I went to crossfit for the first time since Saturday when I did some damage to my poor hands 😦 They are getting better but after dead lifting they are still a little sore. I won’t be able to do any pull ups for a while!
My crossfit workout consisted of the following:
After crossfit I stopped to pick up protein powder and I came across these bad boys!
I was pumped. I instantly ate one after my workout! It was pretty tasty, but the peanut butter was a little bit dry. I give it a 6/10.
I wasn’t starving when I got home but I knew I had to eat something or I would wake up at 2 am starving. I was craving some egg white bites that I saw on Kierston’s Blog, so I made a recipe adapted from them 🙂
Cinnamon Walnut Egg White Bites
I used the following:
- 8 egg whites
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 TBSP cinnamon
- 2 TBSP Flax seed
- 5 Drops liquid stevia
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Bake in mini muffin tins on 400 Degrees for 20 minutes. They came out light and fluffy on the inside with a little bit of a crunchy texture on the outside. I actually am in LOVE with them. Thank you Kierston!
With my bites I had a hard boiled egg, and 1/2 of a sweet potato with a wedge of laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese mixed in! Nicole gave me this idea 🙂 Brilliant!
Some other fun sweet potato toppings that I like are :
- Peanut butter
- Brown sugar (if you have a sweet tooth)
- Greek yogurt
Well that’s it, Ill be back later!
Any fun plans this weekend!? Have you tried the Recharge Bars Or Quest Cravings?