Hello! Happy weekend!
Saturday I woke up to this adorableness:
Then headed out to the gym and did the following Chest and Back Circuit with Chris. I even convinced him to take some super awesome paparazzi pictures of me to post! Please ignore the silly faces and ridiculous hair. Please take notice of my sweet skeleton leggings. Jealous? I know.
Chest and Back Circuit
Complete each circuit 3 times, 10-12 reps per exercise, 1 minute rest between sets
Push up with Kettlebell row
Mountain Climber -50 total
Dumbbell alternating chest press
Incline chest press
Bent over barbell row
BOSU push up
Lat pull down
This weekend was important to me for a variety of reasons. In the past, a weekend full of celebrations was excruciatingly terrifying. There was a LOT of food this weekend. Following Thursday’s hummus extravaganza, last night my parents took us out for an enormous red sauce Italian meal, then we went out with friends to celebrate yet another birthday, and today is my nephew’s 5th birthday party (January babies FTW!), which promises to be filled with cake and ice cream. This weekend was amazing. I got to spend it with the people I love doing the things I enjoy. Instead of agonizing over a menu trying to find the healthiest dish at a restaurant, which boasts being it’s open BYOB policy (there were actually people making their own Mudslides in blender bottles and pouring them into their own martini glasses), I picked what looked delicious. Instead of panicking when dessert was brought over and everyone in the entire restaurant sang “Happy Birthday”, I loved it. I laughed with my family and friends. I took notice of how lucky I am to have these types of moments. THIS is what recovery is all about. THIS is where I want to live. (The two wine tastings my dad and I attended yesterday must have been pretty enlightening, amiright?)
On another note, here’s another one of my favorite breakfast stables: Egg White Protein Oats.
Egg White Protein Oats
1/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup water (or almond milk)
1/4 cup liquid egg whites
1 scoop whey protein powder
1/2 medium banana
optional: stevia, cinnamon, peanut butter
Mix oats and water in a microwave safe bowl, microwave for 1 minute. Whisk in egg whites and microwave for another 1-1.5 minutes (keep an eye on it because I’ve experienced some serious oat-splotions). Mix in protein powder, top with cut up banana and anything else you like!