Fun Facts Friday [08/16]

Happy Friday Everyone!

1. I head back to university in twelve days and I couldn’t be more excited! I can’t wait to see my friends that I haven’t seen all summer and to get back into the swing of classes.

2. Going back to school also means field hockey season! It is my favourite sport and I’m looking forward to seeing my field hockey ladies.

3. I went for a run this morning and it was rough. I want to get back into running regularly and try to get in a run at least three days a week.

4. I was nominated for the Liebster Award (thanks Maggie!!) It is basically an award for blogs with less than 200 followers. I’ll have a post about it up tomorrow or Sunday!

5. Is anyone watching Big Brother this summer? It makes me so angry this season. I hate that the votes are usually unanimous, the game is way better when there’s different sides. I don’t even want to watch it anymore, but I have to see who wins (addicted.)

6. I’m making protein pancakes for a snack/lunch before I go into work at 12 today and I couldn’t be more happy! They are seriously my new favourite thing to eat!

I hope everyone has a great day and weekend!

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Protein Pancakes

Good Morning!

I meant to post this recipe in my WIAW post yesterday, but completely forgot. Here is the recipe for Protein Pancakes:

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– 1/3 cup oats
– 1/2 banana
– 1/2-1 scoop of protein powder (I used vanilla, but chocolate is good too)
– 1/4 cup egg whites
– 1 tbsp almond milk
– 1/2 tsp baking powder

I put everything in my blender and blended it up until smooth. Pour onto a hot pan and cook until done. I topped mine with apples, honey, an chia seeds, but feel free to top yours with what you like.

Let me know if you try out the recipe Smile

WIAW #6

Happy Hump Day! 🙂

Time to show you one of my daily eats. As always, a big thank you to Jenn for hosting What I Ate Wednesday every week. If you want to see what other bloggers are eating, take a look at her page!

What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday

Breaky: protein pancakes topped with honey, apples, and chia seeds                                  DSCF1548DSCF1554

 

 

 

 

Break 1: pb and j, apple, 3ish egg whites, and some pistachiosDSCF1540DSCF1544DSCF1541DSCF1539

Break 2: I was going to have my quinoa, chicken, and vegetable dish I made last week, but after I heated it up, it smelt a little rank. I ended up tossing it and getting a cheeseburger with onion rings, chocolate milk, and cookies and cream mini-melts. It was a mistake and I instantly felt disgusting after eating it.

After Work: banana, strawberry, peach, and mango smoothie with almond milk and vanilla protein powderDSCF1555

Well I’m off to run a few errands, have a good day!

Protein Mug Cake

Good Morning! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! edit: I meant to post in the morning, but forgot before work so it isn’t the morning here… oops

Last night after the gym I had a huge craving for sweets (who am I kidding, I get them every day). I had been wanting to try making a cake like thing for some time and finally got around to doing it. The protein mug cake was a little dry so I would like to try and improve on that. I’d also like to try and find a good frosting recipe that is still healthy

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Recipe

Cake
– 1 scoop of protein powder (I used chocolate)
– 1 egg white
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1 tbsp flour (I used ww, you can use whatever you like really)
– splash of almond milk

Spray a mug then add all ingredients together. Add more almond milk as needed to achieve a batter consistency. Microwave for 40-50 seconds, until it is fully cooked. Remove and pop out of mug or eat directly from it.

For “frosting”, I mixed a little bit of vanilla protein powder with a little water and stirred before pouring over. I should have used less water as it was really runny, but it was still delicious!

Let me know if you try it out!

Bolt Organic Energy Chews

Good Morning!

In last month’s Kona Kase, I received a package of the Bolt Organic Energy Chews in Orange. While I was away last weekend, I decided to try them out. Before my runs, I ate two or three of them. It gave me the right amount of energy to get out the door and run. I didn’t run very long distances so I don’t know what the staying power would be; however, I did have a couple before a spin class on Tuesday and they worked great. If I don’t eat enough in the morning before I go to the gym I can feel light headed, but this didn’t happen with the energy chews.DSCF1525

As for the orange flavour, it was really good! If you have the chance to try them out I would completely recommend them SmileDSCF1526

Have a great day everyone!

Rainy Day

Happy Friday!

I went into work this morning, but with the rainy weather it wasn’t too busy and was asked if I wanted to go home early. I probably should have stayed, but I was only scheduled for three more hours so I didn’t feel too awful about leaving. I came home and had a late lunch. I headed to the gym around 3 I think (anyone else lose track at the gym?) I completed the following for my leg day:aqua-background-230

Tried something new to show you what I did, let me know what you think.

For the different components of my workout:

Stairclimber – I started around level 8 for a 2 minutes, then began increasing my resistance. I even did thirty seconds at level 17! I’ve never gone that high before. Since it was only fifteen minutes it went by quick!

Wide Stance Squats – I used the smith machine for this. I started out at 50lbs then did 2 sets at 70lbs

Standing Calf Raise – I did the usual 105lbs for 3 sets then did a 4th set at 120lbs

Leg Press – I started with 90lbs and made it up to 140lbs

Calf on Leg Press – Started with 90lbs and ended with 110lbs

Stiff Legged Deadlift – Used 35lbs, I probably could be using more though

Around the World Lunges – I used 15lbs dumbbell. To do, step forward with one leg, back with the same, and to the side with the same. I did five reps on one leg then switched for another five

Bridge – Using a bosu ball, I did five with my knees apart, five with my knees together, five with my right leg in the air, and five with my left leg in the air

Sprints – I finished my workout with 10 minutes of 30 seconds on/30 seconds rest of sprints. I did the last one at 9.5mph!

Overall, it was a little tough, but I loved it. The cardio bits were short so they weren’t boring and I was nice and sweaty by the end of the workout.

As for food today, I’ve been craving sweet and salty all day for some reason.

Have a good weekend!

Food Prep #3

Good Morning!

This morning I was up around 7 to head to the gym. I completed a little interval work on the rower and did an arm workout! The rowers at my gym have a set program that lets you do 500m then rest for one minute. I did five different intervals trying to beat my time from the previous interval. It didn’t even take twelve minutes to complete, but it got my heart rate pumping. Next time I do it, I’m going to aim for ten intervals. As for my arm workout, I did pushups, triceps pushups, bench dips, lateral/front raises, biceps curl, and hammer curl to shoulder press. I hadn’t done any strength work since I finished Jamie Eason’s Trainer so it felt great to get some in!

Tuesday night after work I went grocery shopping and then did some food prep. While I was out, I picked up six bananas that were “perfect for baking.” To me this means “perfect for freezing for smoothies.” I peeled and halved all the bananas before putting them in a Ziploc bag.DSCF1530

Next I pulled the chicken out of the oven, cooked a bag of frozen veggies in the microwave, and made a box of quinoa. When everything was done, I mixed it all together! I had some yesterday at work and it is a new favourite.DSCF1534

Finally, I cut up some watermelon!DSCF1531

I’m off to work then paintballing with my coworkers! I hope everyone has a great Thursday!