Last night, I tried out my new protein powder by making a smoothie for dinner. (I also had a couple of bites of the tortilla soup I made the Pilot and beans). The protein powder wasn’t bad –wasn’t fabulous either– but that’s ok because the nutritional info is amazing and I can easier doctor it up with Splenda and cinnamon. I whipped it up with 1 cup of light vanilla Silk and 1/2 cup of ice:
Yesterday while I was reading the For The Love Of Oats blog I love, I was instantly intrigued by the Monkey Oatmeal she had for breakfast. Chocolate, peanut butter and banana is probably my favorite flavor combination EVER and hence, a new breakfast cookie was born.
The monkey cookie!
Absolutely AMAZING. Thank you for the inspiration, Love of Oats, because right now, this is my favorite breakfast. I think I might be able to reduce the milk a little more, because this one was a little mushier than the oatmeal-raisin one, but still, perfectly delicious and wonderful.
I also had a cup of Vanilla Biscotti coffee, with 1.5 tbs of fat-free half and half:
After such a great little breakfast, and taking yesterday off, I was ready for the gym. Since I was feeling so ambitious, I ran the 5k trail (finally!) on base. Not such a great idea at about 10am. It was cloudy and beautiful, but STICKY because a storm was building up. I felt like I needed an oxygen tank!! On top of that, it goes through the woods and I was convinced a snake would jump out at me and that alligators were surrounding me. Still, I managed to run most of it and finished 3 miles (I ran to the 1.5 mark and back) in 28:15! I was pretty stoked because I had to walk a little bit (my lungs were on fire!), but when I was running, I was flying. Here’s today’s workout:
Cardio and Circuit:
|Run 3 miles||28:15|
|Hip abductor and adductors||35 lbs, 3 sets of 12 on each exercise|
|Sumo deadlift||20 lbs, 3 sets of 12|
|Compound row||45 lbs, 3 sets of 12|
|V-glutes on stability ball||Body weight, 3 sets of 12|
|Side laying lat raises on stability ball||5 lbs, 3 sets of 12 on each side|
|Lat pullover||20 lbs, 3 sets of 12|
|Unilateral bicep curls||12 lbs each, 3 sets of 12 on each side|
Total time: 1 hr 10 min
* I’m going back to the gym today to do a little elliptical, triceps, lunges and calves– it’s dinner night with the girls, which is "cheat night". I’m so excited- we haven’t been able to do out weekly dinner for a little while because the pilots’ work schedules have been so crazy and weird. Our theme tonight is build-your-own-salad, which is super healthy but I know I’ll be having dessert and wine. Working out harder does not make up for eating unhealthy food, but on cheat meal days, I like to be a little more active than usual.
After gym sesh #1 of the day, I was ready to eat:
Whenever I have dinner with my friends, I put something "manly" in the slow cooker for the hubby to have when he gets home. Tonight, it’s BBQ pulled pork I’m gonna work on that and make some salad dressing (asian vinaigrette and citrus vinaigrette) for our girl’s night.
Hope you have a happy Thursday!