Hey guys, I’m not gonna lie. I’m behind this week, on EVERYTHING. The silver lining is that I know why I’m behind and I know I did it intentionally to get ahead for the future. Do you ever do that? Sacrifice a week of craziness to be on track for the future? That’s me this week!
Life always gets a little crazy when the semester starts again, just until I get into the grove. I’ve been in a habit of staying up way too late and getting up later. Then Tuesday, we started in the ER. They must of put Mr. Hungry’s arm in a super weird angle because it’s made his shoulder and chest throb really bad. We ended up having to go the ER to make sure the chest pains weren’t something serious. Everything was fine but I would say I HIGHLY recommend the freestanding ER’s if you are in the East Valley. We were in and out within an hour!
Times like that I could really use more caffeine but I’m still on just 2 ounces of caffeinated coffee &8 ounces decaf! Of course still doing my half and half with collagen. PS I just signed up for a monthly collagen shipment through the website and it’s so much cheaper!
For breakfast, Mr. Hungry has been wanting smoothies so I ended up making one for me too. I don’t usually love smoothies in the morning but this worked out nicely because I drank it while I got ready for teaching!
Mr. Hungry’s Smoothie:
He likes his smoothies icey and very thin so that he can drink them.
- 1 scoop Whey Protein
- 1 scoop Collagen
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup frozen fruit (berries and mango blend)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2-3 cups of spinach
I like my smoothies to be thick, creamy, and resemble ice cream!
- 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein
- 2 tablespoons PBFit
- 1 heaping tablespoon real peanut butter
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup ice
- 2-3 cups spinach
- 1 cup almond milk
Usually, smoothies don’t hold me for that long but this one did the trick, it held me over all the way till after class! (PS see this super dorky video I did on how to make your smoothie more filling!) This weeks class was all about portion sizes. The students had a TON of really great insight and a lot of great discussions, it’s going to be a great semester! One thing I’m already noticing is more than ever my students are concerned about the ingredients of what they are eating! It seems the eat real food message is spreading far and wide!
I inhaled a pumpkin seed bar after class, so sorry no photo on that one. When I came home I was really feeling that late night ER trip and really wanted to take a nap.
Instead, I ate a sunflower butter rice cake and started doing my PT exercises/stretching. I usually do them in the morning after sitting on a heating pad for 20 minutes, but this week the mornings have gotten away from me!
Then I walked to the gym, but I kind of felt like I was sleepwalking. Do you ever get that feeling like you are so tired and the sun hits you just right, you feel like you could fall asleep walking, that was totally me. Eventually, I got some energy up when I started working out.
I did, the upper body workout that I shared last Friday but I only did 3 rounds everything, my back was feeling weird. It wasn’t hurting just feeling weird so I took it a bit easy.
Love me some TRX, man I wish we had one in our house! We’ve got our full gym but Mr. Hungry thinks it would be really hard to properly mount a TRX. Anyone tried it at home?????? Post workout I had the weirdest meal ever, but it was nice because it came together in a flash.
You may remember my love for plantain chips and cottage cheese, I threw in some salted avocado and hot sauce. Which held me over pretty good while I had a What to Eat? Meal Plan meeting!
So many things in the works with that! We now have a facebook and instagram account. Pinterest coming soon! The big big big news is we are making a separate website for it! So excited for that! During the meeting, I snacked on half a container of cherry tomatoes! After the meeting, I took Nala on a 30-minute walk, took a shower, then threw together dinner.
Dinner was Super Bowl leftovers (not as unhealthy as it sounds I promise) and we tried a new TJ’s new salad! I grabbed it because it had very few ingredients and the dressing used extra virgin olive oil (always excited to see that in a kit over soybean oil.) Plus, Mr. Hungry like really loves coleslaw and all things creamy salad, so I had a feeling he would like it!
Plus as a bonus for seed cycling, it contains pumpkin seeds and tahini dressing (tahini is made from sesame seeds) both recommended in the luteal phase!
So for dinner, we had leftover uncured little smokies mixed with barbecue sauce. I’m going to try and remember to share my newest favorite barbecue sauce find without caramel color on Friday! And I had a few leftover Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Meatballs! Oh and boathouse farms yogurt ranch.
Dessert was a brownie from a recipe that I’m going to share with you on Valentine’s Day and all I have to say is SOMOA!
What about you guys? How do you like your smoothies – thin or thick?
How is your week going? Crazy busy or on top of things?
Whats a premade salad kid that you love?