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I’ve been known to be a little long-winded on my weekend re-caps, but am going to try to make this one as short as possible. I also have about 20 photos to share, so “short” is a relative term. But, it was a great weekend with lots of fun, lots of food and lots of movement.
Friday: I taught my regular “Friday Happy Hour” block of classes (Spinning and Bodypump) at the gym, and my wonderful friend Beth came along! To help motivate her to get through almost 2 hours of classes, I brought along an extra bottle of fitmixer Amino to share.
Both classes were awesome and I left feeling that same high that I get whenever I teach at the gym! Greg was working on dinner when I got home, which was our typical Friday night meal of pizza. Since my fitmixer bootcamp diet emphasizes the amount of protein that I should be getting for each meal, I decided to use one of my P28 bagels as a crust- since it has 28 grams of protein!
It worked beautifully- and tasted great!
I followed it up with an awesome dessert (under 100 calories!)- a chocolate-orange protein muffin with sea salt and an Adora calcium disk (which adds 30 calories) melted in the middle.
I’m addicted to these and have been having them as my last snack of the day all week.
Here’s the recipe:
Chocolate Orange High Fiber + Protein Muffin
2 T unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Now Foods brand)
1 T coconut flour
1 T pumpkin puree
2 T egg whites
2-3 T unsweetened almond or flax milk
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp orange extract OR about 6 drops NuNaturals Orange Stevia OR orange zest
1 packet stevia
pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl or coffee mug. The batter should be somewhat thick. Microwave for 3 minutes, or until center is cooked all the way through. I like to finish mine off in the toaster oven to make the edges crispy. Optional- sprinkle sea salt on top.
Nutritional content: 88 calories, 3.5 grams fat, 10.5 grams carbs, 8.5 grams fiber, 8 grams protein
Saturday is my newly designated rest day, so Greg and I got up in the morning and took the boys for a long walk.
We spent the rest of the day running errands- including dropping off my precious Macbook pro to get a new hard drive and more memory. (Eek!) My computer is 6 years old, and is considered “vintage” in the Mac world. Good grief. Considering the ridiculous amount that I paid for it, I’d really like to wait a few more years to upgrade to a new one. Hopefully getting this work done will extend the life of it a little longer!
And had Chipotle for lunch.
And later, an apple with peanut flour protein dip, inspired by Laura.
We played with the pups
Look at this handsome face!!
I’m talking about Jackson, but Greg’s pretty handsome too.
We made grilled steak and shrimp salads for dinner
And spent the rest of the night watching a few episodes of Real World Season 3 on Hulu Plus… only 1 episode left!
Sunday morning started bright and early with me heading off to the gym and Greg hitting the mountain bike trails. I did the “full house” fitmixer bootcamp workout before teaching spin, and it was intense!
The bootcamp workout took about 20 minutes and just required a deck of cards- nothing else (and the photo of my sweaty-mess self was after only 20 minutes!). Each suit is a different exercise and you perform a specific exercise as many times as the number on the card reads. So for example, if I drew a 10 of hearts, I had to do 10 burpees. (Jacks, Queens, Kings and Aces = 11 and Jokers were sprints). Correction- Aces = 11, Face cards = 10. Oops- guess I did a few extra!
Man it was butt-kicking and I
hated loved it!
Just so you know, when I went searching for a deck of cards in my house on Saturday, this is what I found.
I don’t know where the Little Mermaid deck came from, the but naked men cards were a gag gift that my friend Katie and I got in Vegas almost 10 years ago! I decided that the Little Mermaid cards were probably a little more appropriate.
After teaching spin class, I came home and put the Vitamix to work.
I love that sight. If you own a Vitamix, you know what I’m talking about.
A few minutes later:
Sun Warrior Vanilla Warrior Blend, blueberries, banana, peanut flour with chia seeds and some cereal sprinkled on top. SO good.
Greg and I had offered to help our friends Ashley and Neal move into their new apartment, so we headed to Rockville to meet up with them later in the morning. I joked that we should start a moving service because we did it in record time! And there was a lot of stuff! It definitely helps that Ashley is stronger than most men I know.
I know that these two were VERY happy when it was all done!
And Ashley and I agreed that moving is pretty much the best overall body workout ever! I love her.
(Why yes I do live in my Blend t-shirt…)
I was REALLY glad that I didn’t do Bodypump that morning- definitely didn’t need it!
After leaving their apartment, Greg and I hit up REI for the Anniversary sale, but left a short time later due to it being insanely crowded. We were super hungry by this point, and as predicted, hit up Whole Foods for the salad bar.
I picked up a few grocery items, including this:
I hadn’t seen this flavor of Arctic Zero before and couldn’t help digging in on the way home! The coffee flavor is good, but chocolate is still my favorite (which is odd, because I don’t really like chocolate ice cream). I love that I could eat an entire serving of it, and it was only 37 calories. If this stuff wasn’t so expensive, I’d probably eat a container every day (and not feel the least but guilty)! And yes- the entire container has only 150 calories and tons of protein. One SERVING (a 1/4 of a container) of most types of ice cream have more than that!
By the time I got home, it was already late in the afternoon, so I got to cracking on my weekly prep stuff. I also managed to pull off a fantastic dinner in a very short amount of time:
Baked sole with squash and tomatoes,
burnt baked kale and a Japanese sweet potato. It doesn’t look pretty, but it sure tasted great!
What a great weekend- another one that came to a close way too quickly.
Today marks three weeks left of school (Yes!!) and the second week of fitmixer bootcamp. I am feeling awesome about how week one went and have a lot of motivation to go forward. Plus, my Monday morning weigh-in states that I am down 1.2 lbs (even though my first weigh-in was last Wednesday). I’ll take it!
How was your weekend?