Thanks for the support and positive feedback on my post about upping my cals. It is true that every body is unique and has different needs to run properly. It really is all about finding what works for you…and the best way to do that is to experiment! The same goes for not only food, but exercise as well. I feel weak if I do tons of cardio so I scale it back a bit. I felt more strong and energetic when I added strength training into my routine, so that gets more attention now. Finding balance is a process, but so worth it once you find that sweet spot.
WIAW Time! Just a few tidbits of eats lately. I have not been very good with taking lots of pictures lately!
I went to Body Pump this morning so before I left I downed a protein cookie dough ball and got down to business! When I got back I refueled with this:
cinnamony egg white oats with a giant protein shake using a new product…
I was very excited about trying this new-to-me product because of the rave reviews I had read and the fact that it is sweetened with stevia! I see so many with splenda in them and while I do consume it occasionally, I try to limit it and would much rather have stevia. Being 100% whey isolate, it makes for the perfect post-workout drink to get protein to your muscles as fast as possible. The best part? It comes in cookies and cream flavor. (and vanilla and chocolate which I heard were great, too) I am very happy with the nutritional stats, ingredients, and taste/texture (so delicious and no artificial taste) of this product. It basically is everything I could ask for in a post workout supplement and is my new favorite protein powder!
egg-rito with 1 egg + 2 egg whites, salsa, and laughing cow cheese spread in a whole wheat tortilla, broccoli with seasonings and smart balance butter
protein pancakes with vegan yogurt (aka blended silken tofu) and organic blackberries
falafels with scrambled egg whites and dijon
sautéed cabbage bowl, cooked in liquid aminos, with ground turkey and 1/2 an avocado
protein pudding in a waning cashew butter jar~ 1 serving protein powder, 1/4 cup blended cottage cheese, 1/4 cup pure pumpkin, splash of almond milk all mixed together.
In other news, there is something growing in our house:
Thank God for my mom, who has devoted this corner of her room to my college stuff. Lord knows I don’t do well with clutter…my room is always spick and span!
Bed-in-a-bag, courtesy of Bed Bath and Beyond. I’ve got most of the basics covered now for the most part. Bedding, fridge, microwave, Magic Bullet (because where would I be without my protein shakes?), Brita water pitcher, night stand/storage, and bathroom items. This is getting more and more real with each passing day. Ahhh!
I have a monster of a to-do list to tackle today so I’m off to get to it. My reward for being productive? A 1/2 price massage I just bought off Groupon! Those emails are like Christmas morning for me. And having something to look forward to is such a great way to increase motivation.
How do you reward yourself for accomplishments?