In the A.M.! I'm starting it. I don't think I've ever put this much single planning or thought into something...I mean even my nursing degree. Kidding.
Workout + six small meals planned for tomorrow. Actually, planned for the week. My fridge is stocked. My before photos are taken. I made sure to eat an extra fatty celebratory meal (Panda Express) to begin, right before I got in a bikini for the "before" pictures. I even made some protein pancakes (see recipe below!) so I can grab them in a hurry. This. Is. Legit.
The menu tomorrow if you're curious?
1. Scrambled egg whites and a whole wheat muffin.
2. Protein shake with banana.
3. Mini chicken pizza on a whole wheat muffin made with low-fat mozzerella cheese. Topped with spinach. Cucumber slices.
4. Luna bar.
5. Repeat the pizza + cucumber. I'll be at work and need something I can heat up and eat in a hurry.
6. Protein pudding (sugar free pudding made with protein powder).
The workout? It's a 45 minute upper body outlined in intervals of intensity. I get to use my knowledge from when I attempted personal training with Gold's Gym. I guess I found out the most valuable thing about myself when I did: I am my best challenger.
When I ran the Wasatch Back this year, miss Kati made an observation - that I do best when I'm left alone. I'll just keep going and going if I don't have a distraction. This is true. Not that I don't need encouragement...I just have a mild form of "Ooh something shiny" syndrome...so if I don't have a distraction, I just keep going...and going...
The pancakes I made were interesting. Not too shabby. They definitely have a different texture. I discovered they cook very quickly, and the sooner you get them off the pan right when they are done, the better. It's because egg is a "binder". That, combined with the protein powder, can make it a little dry. But add on a dab of sugar free syrup and voila....
1 c whole wheat pancake mix
3 scoops EAS vanilla protein
1 egg white + 1 whole egg
3 T cottage cheese
1 1/2 c water
Blend. Cook like you do a normal pancake. But like I said, they cook quickly. The underside will be totally done and it will still be runny on the top. Go ahead and flip it. Just do it.
I dabbed them with a teeny bit of smart balance spread and sugar free syrup. So if you're not a Splenda fan, add a bit of sugar free fruit spread. I'll let you know if these hold up from freezing well or not. Or if they just taste like cardboard.
Wish me luck!