Friday, November 4, 2011

Finally Blogging

I have been a horrible blogger this week! It seems as if there was just so much going on work wise, that by the end of the day I have been too zonked to even pull out my labtop and blog. The picture above explains how my week started...yes all my students had to wrap themselves in toilet paper to become a mummy...and I wondered why I had a headache when I came home Monday night.
For my lunches this week I have been on this quick of huge fresh mushrooms with barbecue sauce and turkey. YUM! Now on to my new obsession for dinner...pancakes with squash.
My first experiment was on Tuesday night with pumpkin and Wednesday night I bought some Acorn squash. Not a huge fan of this squash, not as sweet as pumpkin and it left my batter pretty runny. Tonight I tried some pumpkin and peanut flour pancakes..perfection!
Here are the latest easy quick recipes I have been working with:
Pumpkin Pancakes
1/2 cup pumpkin
1 egg
1/4 cup egg whites
1/4 cup cottage cheese
tsp baking powder
1/8 cup oats
1/2 tsp gaur gum for thickness
splenda for taste
Acorn Squash Pancakes
1/2 cup acorn squash
1/4 cup egg whites
1/4 cup cottage cheese
1 egg
tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp gaur gum
Splenda for taste
1/8 cup oats
Peanut Flour Pumpkin Pancakes
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup peanut flour
1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 tsp gaur gum/baking powder
splenda and sugar free maple syrup to taste
After work today, I was greeted by this wonderful invitation to my own Bridal Shower in the mail! My future sister in law put these together and I think she did a great job. I still can't believe that my wedding is now 3 1/2 months away and that everyone is coming together to do this for me!

On the workout front, I have a confession to make. I worked out six days in a row this week and I am really regretting it. I usually take Wednesday off as a rest day mid-week, but figured since we would be out of town on Sunday that I would just place my workout in on Wednesday. My body remembered very nicely that it needs the rest mid week between workouts. My Wednesday and Thursday workout dragged. I completed cross training for 50 minutes both days, but my lifting really was difficult. I was low on energy. Today my energy returned and I am looking forward to a good swim workout tomorrow. Monday, I am planning on a 1-2 mile run. My ankle has felt wonderful this week, bout I have stuck to strictly cross training.
I think sometimes I talk myself into thinking that I am this amazing athlete who can work over 40 hours a week and still manage 6 hour and a half workouts. I will admit though, I do really watch my calories. I make sure I don't overdo it with the carbs and keep my fats in check. I have a feeling that if I let myself go a little more, I would have more energy to fuel my workouts. Here is a sample of my daily diet:
Pre workout: 1/4 cup oats, greek yogurt 0% (80cals)
Post workout: 1 scoop protein powder (110 cals)
Meal 1: 1/2 cup oat bran, 2oz chopped apple, greek yogurt 0%, tbsp flax meal and 1/2 scoop protein powder
Snack: handful of cut up raw veggies/almonds 1 oz/2 hard boiled egg whits
Meal 3: 1 Flat out wrap (100cals) Can of tuna with 1/4 cup cottage cheese and chopped apple with side of green beans
Snack: 1 scoop protein powder with 1/4 cup oats and 1 tbsp flax meal
Meal 3: Pumpkin Pancakes with large bowl of veggies
Snack: 1 scoop protein powder with 1/8 cup peanut flour
**I try to make sure all my meals are balanced with carbs/fat/protein

What is a sample of your daily diet? Do you ever wonder if you get enough cals for your workouts??

6 comments:

  1. your daily diet seems incredibly balanced! that is something i am always working toward but definitely think i can do better!

    the invitations to your Bridal Shower look great and i cant believe that your wedding is just 3.5 months away! WOW!!! so exciting!

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  2. I always think maybe I should work out every day but then like you said, your body reminds you that it needs rest, so I never make the every day thing, I try to work out 4-5 days a week.

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  3. I've had a super busy week too and haven't written as much as I would have wanted to. So many posts that I want to do, but just haven't found time!!

    Thanks for your input about your achilles, I had told Tappan that you'd been having problems and it's helpful to hear a summary of all the stuff that you've been doing!

    Those invitations are gorgeous and I can't believe you're getting married sooo soon!

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  4. All your meals are varied and you have a great balance. Taking more rest days is what I need!

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  5. You should try kabocha or delicata squash. Both are super sweet (in a good way) and delicious! I can totally relate to feeling like I am a super athlete and working too hard yet not fueling enough... sort of how I ended up in the injury boat! I know for sure that I don't fuel enough and I need to work on it. That's one of my goals before spring track season: get it under control!

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  6. toilet papering kids is the best photo idea ever!

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