Pure Protein Pancakes

Triple P!

I’m trying to eat less flour/wheat/processed wheat for the wellbeing of my stomach – which has been on a damned war path recently – and thus this idea was born!

1 heaping scoop vanilla protein powder
3 tbsp egg whites
dash almond milk
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
heaps of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg

Cook over medium/high heat… they cook quick!

I like mine with a few spritzes of spray butter and a glob of Sunbutter.

I apologize for the quality.. I ate them too fast, so I snapped a blackberry picture!

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They were a bit on the dry side, so I want to alleviate that later.  However, this is a great start!

I’m headed up to my favorite place in the world… Put-in-Bay, a beautiful island on Lake Erie!

Heineman Winery, here I come!

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Run!

I haven’t been able to run without pain for close to four years.

Tonight, on my 40-minute walk, I decided I felt up for the challenge.  I did intervals of walking and running (with a sprint thrown in here or there.. I’m telling you, it was crazy) between telephone poles and mailboxes!  Quite entertaining.

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I live in country-ville, so you can see how nice and flat my roads are, and how pleasant of a distance the poles are apart!

Convenient.

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Jet says hello, too.

Before my run, I met a friend for Starbucks and a movie (The Campaign).  What an obscene movie – very funny, and playing up the American stereotypes like no other.  Can’t wait to watch it with some British friends in England.

At Starbucks, I had one of their new Refreshers (berry hibiscus), which I’m totally obsessed with.  Delicious.

I had a nutella and ice cream binge earlier today (no, really; it was bad), so I’m still recovering and getting my head back in the game.  I wasn’t hungry at all, even after my run, but ate a hard-boiled egg for protein.

The goal tomorrow is to focus on getting more veg and protein in!  I have a tendency to carb-load, so I definitely want to make sure that protein and veggies are the main staples of at least two of my meals, if not all!

Power to the veg and fruit!  Night folks!

Bringing the Gym Home

Just finished a delightful chocolate protein shake: 1 tbsp Hershey’s dark cocoa, 1 heaping tablespoon of chocolate protein powder, dash of instant espresso and ice cold water!  Yum.

The best addition to chocolate protein powder!

Today, I can’t do my normal gym workout routine because the gym is at my work, and I have to leave early to head to some physical therapy for my sad hips!

However, I hate missing a workout.

I’m also terrible at working out at home.

Paradox.

So, I’m posting this here to keep me accountable, and to give you guys an idea of a home workout that’s easy to do!

Pyramid Fun!

Warm-up: 1 minute of jumping jacks

60 bicycle crunches
(one knee touch = 1)

50 air squats
(I recommend trying to touch your butt to a couch)

40 countertop push-ups
(a nice incline for those of us who can’t do a full push-up yet!)

30 sec. plank
(on elbows or on hands)

20 reach-unders in side plank position
(get in a side plank on your elbow or hand, and with the free hand, reach under your torso, 20 times each side)

10 squat jumps
(squat, explode from the ground while also bringing your arms up)

… and back up the pyramid we go!  After completing the 10 squat jumps, move to 20 reach-unders, the 30 sec. plank, etc. 

Someone take this Sunbutter away from me.

Planning on making this Sunbutter bread soon – keep updated for the recipe and tweaks!

Paleo-friendly!