hey everyone! hope your weekend is going great.
because i recapped my trip all last week, i haven’t been taking photos of my daily life lately. to be honest, it has been pretty strange to not carry a camera with me everywhere i go or to remember the details of each and every workout. sure, it has been nice, but overall, i have missed blogging about my daily meals & moves.
i hope i remember how to blog! here we go.
let’s talk about yesterday.
first things first: whole pot of fresh press.
i told myself ALL week that i would make time to make protein pancakes on saturday. when saturday rolled around, i realized that i had used my last egg while making marshall ice cream friday night (i am a good wife.
i couldn’t shake my pancake craving and going to the store was waaay too much effort, so i took the easy route.
kodiak cakes pancake mix never lets me down. i simply mix a serving of mix with a serving of vanilla protein powder and some water.. voila, instant pancake batter.
to spruce things up a bit, i added some cinnamon and this vanilla powder to the batter. i picked it up at whole foods the other day. it is like cocaine for the vanilla addict. and, bonus, it’s legal. addicting.. but legal.
i have been putting this vanilla powder in everything from coffee to oats, so i decided that it would be fantastic in my protein pancakes. i was right.
will everyone please make sure i remember to always go to the effort of pulling out my electric griddle? when i am being lazy, i cook my pancakes one by one in a skillet. this results in some pancakes being cold and also they don’t cook as evenly as they do on the skillet. if you don’t have one of these, you should invest in one. this was only $20 at walmart. i typically hate walmart, but when my mom told me about this bad boy, i made an exception and went there. anything for a kitchen appliance, right?
within a couple minutes, the pancakes were done. all at the same time.
i decided to fancy things up a bit and layer my pancakes with syrup and strawberries. i picked up a container of strawberries at costco the other day and i have to say, they are perfectly ripe and delicious. get some.
after this, marshall and i watched four hours of spartacus: blood & sand.
i was surprised how easily i was sucked into this show. we managed to finish off season one last night.
i eventually peeled myself from netflix, eat a trader joe’s fig flavor cereal bar and made my way to the gym.
i decided to do a fun routine on the treadmill that involved a quick warmup, intervals of walking, jogging and sprinting, then a long, inclined cooldown.
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this may look simple, but because i was all over the place in the speed department, it took a lot of effort and it was really fun! i can’t wait to try it again.
i went home for a late liquid lunch at 4 PM.
times this glass by two, because it made a lot and i drank it all.
into the mix:
- 1.5 cups almond milk
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 handfuls fresh blueberries
- 3 cups spinach
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (EAS brand)
- 1/8 tsp each of guar & xanthan gums
- 1 tsp chia seeds
i got ready and marshall & i took the pups for a walk around downtown SLC. they rarely get to walk around in town and they really like it. the weather was incredible yesterday, so it was impossible to NOT take them out for a walk.
my good friend cody was in a modern dance performance last night, so we all went to see him in action. the dance was at 7:45 and we didn’t have time to eat beforehand. his dance was the first one (luckily) but we still didn’t get out of there until almost 9. you can imagine how hungry i was by the time we actually were able to eat dinner.
we arrived at paradise bakery right before they closed. just in the knick of time. i ordered a small chopped BBQ chicken salad and a half of a chicken artichoke panini on wheat. it came with a cookie… possibly the best part of paradise bakery.
5 hours between this and my liquid lunch.. no good. it’s safe to say i inhaled this.
after dinner, we picked up our pups from kristen & rory’s house and headed home to finish off the season of spartacus: blood and sand. i am sad it is over.
and that, friends, was my first day back to regular blogging. looks like i haven’t lost my knack to ramble, eh?
1. what is your favorite kitchen appliance? how about the one you use most? my favorite one has to be my new ice cream maker. we are still in the honeymoon stage but i feel like our relationship is going to last a long time. the one i use most is either my vitamix or my toaster. i make a lot of shakes and toast.
2. how many hours do you typically go between meals? i try to keep it to 3-4 hours. if i get too hungry then i end up eating the whole kitchen without thinking.
xo. janetha g.