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Sleepless night, New protein powder, Circuit & A Smoothie For Breakfast

on September 18, 2013

It was one of those nights where I woke up at 1:00 am totally wired and ready for the day to start.  I was even wanting to make some breakfast and have a cup a joe.  It was hard to calm myself down.  I realized that I had woke up because my lower back was aching like mad crazy.  All those darn Mountain climbers and burpees are haunting me in my sleep.  Somehow I managed to fall back asleep for a few hours, but during the time I was awake I managed to preplan the entire day in my mind.  I despise that.  Even if I tell myself to stop thinking, I just can’t.  By 3 am I had painted my house, found a bird house and redecorated most of my house (in my mind-of course).

I’m babysitting a sweet little baby today and he is taking a little nap, so I can tell you today’s workout (Which I have yet to do) and my morning breakfast.  For starters I ran out of protein about 5 days ago and I was missing my smoothies.  I finally picked some up yesterday.  I normally stick to vanilla or chocolate, but I wanted to try something different.  I considered chocolate mint, but I know that after 3 days of chocolate mint I’ll feel like vomiting, so I got cookies n cream.  I used it today for breakfast because I needed something quick and easy.  I have a feeling that I will be getting sick of that one pretty fast.  I wish I could afford to get 3 different flavors because I love variety.  What is your favorite flavor protein powder?  Mine is Vanilla because it’s not overbearing.  I can create so many different flavored pancakes, oatmeal, smoothies and just about anything else with it and I don’t feel like all I’m tasting is Vanilla Protein Powder. 

This morning I made a

Nutty Cookies n Cream Protein Shake (without the cookies)

No this is not my picture…I stole it because my pictures just aren’t pretty. It’s a nice pick, but it’s actually making me want a cookie.  Sorry folks, there is no real cookies in my recipe.  I’m sure once in a while you could do that for a treat.  I can’t imagine having a cookie in the morning though, doesn’t seem right, but if you want to…hey go for it.  I was so upset that I didn’t have anymore Unsweetened Almond Breeze Vanilla milk because that helps make my smoothies really creamy.  I had to have water instead..boo hoo! 

Here’s what I used:

-My Ninja Blender

-1 cup of water

-1 scoop of Cookies n Cream Protein powder (You can use what you have at home)

1 frozen banana

-1-2 tbsp Peanut butter – NO JIFFY OR PETER PAN PEEPS (I typically use Adam’s because of the price and nutritional value- PB2 is a good option if you want the peanut butter flavor but are trying to cut down on calories)

-a little salt and Stevia in the raw

2 ice cubes because mine was super watery and I don’t like watery smoothies – I like ice cream like smoothies 🙂

All you have to do is fit all these things in a blender and push the button – YIPPEE!  I cheat even more.  I put my ingredients in the smaller blender piece/bowl (I don’t know what it’s called) and eat my smoothie with a spoon right out of it….less to clean up.  I have to break my frozen nana in half to get it in there.

Workout for today…hope I get to it. 

I’m going to take the baby on the walk since it’s not as hot as it usually is and then at some point today I will be doing this circuit…..

I’m going to have to look up a few things here like the inchworm?  Hmm…I thought Hamstring ball curls sounded like cake….they are stinking hard.  Hurts the back of my legs like crazy.  3 rounds…30 sec for each move and a cool down.  It sounds so bad, but it feels so good.  Have a great hump day (I actually hate that people call Wednesday’s hump day….sounds nasty). 

 

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