I wanted to give myself time to get rested up, but maybe my body is telling me that it is okay to get back into the exercise! I slept for almost 8 hours again last night, felt great!
We decided to go out for a bike ride tonight. Probably around 10 miles and it felt pretty good! I love my bike (I know you are tired of hearing that!!).
I am working on getting used to being back into calorie reduction mode now. It is easier without all the heavy duty workouts, as I am not totally ravenous now. This is a more comfortable ‘zone’ for me than the training, since I have spent so long in this place 😀
So, breakfast included my yummy protein pancakes with cafe au lait.
Got to work early, since I didn’t do a workout. Amazing how that adds a couple hours of productivity to my morning. Or other productivity, I should say (exercise is being productive after all).
I wanted a good Super Foods hit for lunch, so I made a pumpkin protein smoothie:
- 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
- 6 oz 1 % milk
- 1 scoop (26 g) Natural vanilla protein powder
- dash of cinnamon
- 2 tsp almond butter
Plus a side of these babies:
I just love to pop blueberries.
I am really trying to kick the bar habit, but it’s hard when they are so easy! John really likes having them around, so the temptation is always there. I could ask for these to be moved as well, but you should see the top of the cupboards where I have him put tempting foods. It’s getting full LOL! Right now the top of the cupboard is holding coconut M&Ms (evil), dark chocolate chips, and SunChips.
So my snack was the beloved latte and a Special K protein bar.
I haven’t really decided if I like these so much or not. They are sugary sweet, so part of that is not as appealing. I want more flavor instead of just sweetness. And the feel fuller longer? Not!
Dinner was a hot mess. I had plans to have a korma stirfry. I was sauteing some broccoli in coconut oil, had precooked chicken breast cut up and some whole wheat couscous all ready to be thrown in for a stirfry. Got the jar of korma sauce out of the fridge and it had mold in it! Ewwww! So, plan B – I grabbed the bottle of Country Bob‘s sauce and used that instead. Everyone into the pan!
Messy looking, but quite good. I was hankering for the Indian flavor, but enjoyed this. Dinner disaster averted!
After the bike ride, I had 1/2 of a lowfat chocolate chip bar that John made. Not sure if he is going to part with the recipe or not. They aren’t quite what we were looking for. Not bad, though:
Tomorrow I am going to start lifting again – Stage 3 of NROLW! Yay!! I can’t believe how I am looking forward to hitting the weights tomorrow (I am a nerd!)
Question: What do you do if troublesome food is in the house, even if it is healthy food?