So my alarm totally interrupted my amazing dream yesterday morning. In retaliation I shut it off and went back to sleep. Fortunately my sister, who ALWAYS wakes up to HER alarm, called me from the gym to see if I was coming. It was 6:15 and I immediately regretted retaliating, the only person losing in this scenario was me. If I didn’t go to the gym then I would dread having to go the gym the ENITRE day at work (seriously, I would). I did some quick calculations in my head and figured I could still fit my work out in. I raced to the gym and powered through some biceps and back. I did a total of 6 machines, 3 sets of 12 reps each. I finished off with a quick 10 minute walk, heavy on the incline, on treadmill. I was sweaty so mission accomplished.
I came home with no time for showering or makeup but a little time for this:
½ Scoop Muscle Food
I was running so behind Bailey was lucky I let her out to pee.
The usual mix, 1/3 Cup of Oats, 3/4 Smashed banana, 1 Tbsp Almond Butter, 1 Tsp Maca Powder, Lotsa Cinnamon, splash of Almond Milk (around 2 Tbsp) annnnd drizzled with Agave. Note* All measurements are HEAPING, don't want to cheat myself
That cookie was just what I needed, brain food. While my bosses (aka parents) are living it up in Vegas there’s still work to be done back at the office. As Accounting “Associate” I’m next in line for duties like pay roll when the REAL Accountant (my mom) is out of town. Everyone was panicking at the thought of me doing it on my own. “Are you sure you know what adjustments to make?”, “You have to do payroll today. Do you know its payroll today?”, “You should probably start payroll”, “Are you sure that’s right?” Psssshhhh come on now people, have a little faith. I haven’t screwed up THAT much. Have I?
After Pay Roll it was LUNCH TIME
While everything was cooking I started with on THIS
Spinach and Blackberries.
Still loving the fish sticks..
3 Healthy Fish Sticks, Brussel Sprouts, Sauce(nutritional yeast/mustard & Splash of water) and Ketchup.
On my way back from lunch I stopped to pick up more Muscle Food. I was so excited to find 2 NEW “naturelle” flavours, chocolate and strawberry banana. I stood there for about 10 minutes with the Vanilla in my hand trying to decide whether I should be safe or try something new. It actually might have been longer than 10 minutes, it got to the point where I felt the need to explain myself to the girl on cash. I went with Vanilla, I know I know how boring right? I need to man up and grow a pair. I almost bought 2 after I swung myself a deal. With a Gold Card you get a discount and thinking my Man had one I asked if I could use my Boyfriends card. The girl allowed this and asked for his phone number. I gave his cell phone, nothing. Then I gave his old number, golden.
Uhhhh “YES, yes that’s him, Jerome”.
Apparently my Man’s DAD has a Gold Card. She kind of looked at me strange but rang it in anyway. When she passed me my protein and was still looking at me funny I wondered if the computer also said Jerome’s age.. What? I’d date a 48 year old man for a 17 dollar discount..
Around 4 I had my Snack of the Moment
1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt, ½ Scoop Muscle Food, Cinnamon, ½ Tbsp White Chocolate Wonderful PB & Co annnnd Heritage Cereal.
You know what's funny? I had originally put 2/4 Cup Greek Yogurt because I had used 2 1/4 Cups and then a few minutes past and I realized that the reason I've never seen 2/4 Cup before is because it's HALF a cup. Mmmm Hmmm I'll admit that. There's probably a few 2/4 Cup references floating around this blog.
When I got home from work I decided to get my Bake on. After scanning a bunch of online recipes for protein bars I got the just of it and made my own up. Let's call these...
Pumpnana Protein Bars
¾ Cup Greek Yogurt
2 Servings Muscle Food (aka Protein powder of choice, I used Vanilla)
½ tsp each of baking soda and baking powder
¼ cup pumpkin
¼ cup oats
Sprinkle Cinnamon (use your disgretion, I trust you)
I mixed all the ingredients and poured it into a pan. Most bar recipes online say to use an 8 by 8 pan but I don’t know what that is and I only have one pan. I'm aware that these next pictures are completely unnecessary but since this was such a well documented baking experience I'm going to share. Sharing is caring.
Best part about baking
Licking the bowl
I even figured out the calories for you calorie counters out there. You’re welcome. Makes 8 bars, AROUND (I’m not THAT good) 60 calories and 8 grams of protein per bar.
I hung up my oven mitts and spent the following hour talking on the phone with Mel. We chatted about everything we could think of and then it was time to make some supper. It was 8 and I wasn’t even hungry. So weird.
I decided on Ketchup with a side of Tempeh and roasted broccoli. I didn’t “feel” like anything so I just went with broccoli since we have a hugass bag from Costco.
I took my Supper upstairs and watched 90210. New maps came out on Call of Duty so My Man is MIA. I was tempted to creep downstairs and snap a picture of him with his headset on and controller in hand just so you guys could see. But then I reconsidered. I think he was just in his gotch and i've got to keep things G rated.
Before actually packing it in for the night I headed back to the kitchen to grab a snack. PROTEIN BAR, obviously! Since I don't know what baking soda or powder actually do I figured 1/2 a tsp of each was necessary. After adding that to the mix and tasting it I feared I had thought wrong, BUT these were perfect.
I smothered them in PB and went to down. SO good!! They kind of remind me of banana bread, I swear you could smear Better Butter (Earth Balance) on them too. I deserve some sort of golden star or something.
I decided to snap the pic AFTER I had already started eating them.
When all was said and done it was 10:30, holy late night batman. Straight to bed!