ahh you guys are the best! Thank you so much for all your encouragement & well-wishes I certainly have my work cut out for me, but I love a challenge, an really there’s nothing to lose. If the competition date comes and I’m not the best I could be.. I’m not going to stress because I will do everything I can in the meantime, I’m just competing in Figure, it’s a new federation and no need to put extra pressure on myself.. whereas the 2nd show in October is where I want to absolutely be at my best to rock Fitness with a new routine. Going to be crazy!
And next super exciting thing.. my new company website is up! I talked a little about my health & fitness coaching company, Your Nourished Life, in this post and under the ‘Health Coaching’ tab above.. but as of this evening, the new website is up! Go to http://yournourishedlife.com. A huge thanks goes out to Stacy Kvernmo (aka @funstacy.. and fellow Fitness competitor) who designed and built the site.
I love love love Kickboxing! Seriously, there’s nothing much more fun, in the cardio workout world, than a great KB class! I started today with a Leg Workout mainly focusing on Quads & Glutes (already did Hamstrings twice this week after messing up my split, oops): DB Lunges, Hack Squats, Leg Press, BB Squats, Kickbacks & Leg Extensions. Then it was off to KB.. I have a mean round-house kick.. don’t mess :p
This weekend is all about Cardio for me, starting with Boot Camp in the AM!
Pre-workout I had a random mix of leftover fridge items before running out the door. This was ~1/2 c Cottage Cheese + Cinnamon & 1/2 a Plain & Simple Protein Pancake. It was the last of both, and I was in a rush. Actually that will be the last of the Cottage Cheese for a while..
Perhaps this wasn’t the most typical post-work “meal”.. but it just sounded so good, and really, it’s just a spruced up Protein Shake
Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream Sundae
1 scoop Ice Cream Sandwich Whey Protein Isolate (by MGN)
1 c Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
1/4 tsp Xantham Gum
Stevia to taste
2 tbsp Puffed Millet Cereal
0-Calorie Chocolate Syrup
Make the Ice Cream: Blend first 7 ingredients in a strong blender until smooth. Top with Puffed Millet and Chocolate Syrup..
The Stats: 151 calories / 3.1 g F / 4.4 g C / 26.3 g P
After my stomach was satisfied I did a little food prep, multi-tasking style: Plain & Simple Protein Pancakes and Sundried Tomato & Feta Turkey Burgers..
Sundried Tomato & Feta Turkey Burgers
1 lb Extra Lean Ground Turkey
4 tbsp Fat-Free Feta Cheese
4 slices Sundried Tomatoes
1 tsp dried Oregano
Garlic Powder, Salt & Pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients. Shape into 4 patties, and cook over medium heat on sprayed grill plan for 6 min. per side.
This was actually the first time I’ve made burgers, and I’m so happy with how they turned out. Naturally, I required one of these bad boys for lunch :p
The rest of the day’s meals were on-the-go and went unpictured.. but it involved Tilapia (which I actually prefer eating cold.. yeah I’m a weirdo), Chicken Breast, another Diet Spinach Bar, and a Protein Coconut Cookie (using yesterday’s recipe).
It’s ladies Entourage marathon night.. what’s not to like about episode after episode of cutie patutie Vincent Chase?!
Hope you all have a wonderful & safe 4th of July weekend!