The closer I get to my competition, the more fun I have.
Ask me again in 2 weeks and I may tell you different.
Right now life revolves around the gym, food, and work. I love all three of these, so why wouldn’t I be ecstatic? Here’s how my typical Saturday goes down:
1. Wake Up, Eat, Get Dressed
I started my day with a delicious combo of oats, TVP, egg whites, cinnamon, ginger… and cheesecake.
The cheesecake part was thank to a Loranne Cheesecake Flavoring. I topped with frozen cherries and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
2. Go to Competition Suit Fitting
No pic till competition day… but I LOVE it!
3. Posing practice and Back/Tri Workout
I did this at my trainer’s gym, which I love because it’s an actually a training gym vs. a fitness club. The icing on the cake was that I was the only one there for the last half of the workout, which was amazing.
Clearly this called for a photoshoot.
4. Meet with 1st Personal Training Client
I am SO excited to be working with a former roller derby teammate. She is going to kick ass in the gym too!
5. Grocery Shop
6. Cook Dinner
I couldn’t wait to try my Sheepshead, so that’s what I had. It’s delicious – a mild, meaty white fish that’s low in fat and high in protein.
Seafood is one thing I prefer to prepare simply. I baked this fish with lime and a dusting of Indian spices. Eaten with bok choy sautéed with garlic, green onion, and coconut oil, and roasted portobello with a runny egg, and a slice of Ezekial.
7. Clean Out/Organize Work Emails
This was a productive activity while watching FSU beat the you-know-what out of Clemson. Goooo ‘Noles!!!
8. Eat dessert
The following is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Designer Whey and Smari. As always, all opinions are my own.
Dessert is my favorite par of the day. Even better was the fact that I got to try 2 new things: Designer Whey Vanilla Almond Protein Powder and Smari Icelandic yogurt. I normally make my protein bowls with Greek yogurt, but I am loving this Icelandic too! It’s very similar to Greek in that its super thick, high in protein (higher than Greek, actually!), and the plain is low in sugar.
I decided to create a pumpkin protein bowl using the ingredients. What resulted was a Pumpkin Almond Protein Batter that made me a little sad when I was over. It tasted like cake batter.
Overall, it was a marvelous weekend!
Pumpkin Almond Protein Batter
- 1/2 C pumpkin puree
- 1/2 C Greek yogurt
- 1/2 scoop Vanilla Almond Protein Powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- Pinch of cloves
- 5-6 drops stevia
- 1 T unsweetened almond milk (or other liquid)
- Optional toppings: cocoa powder sauce (cocoa powder + liquid + stevia), cherries, cacao nibs, popcorn
Combine everything in a small bowl and mix until smooth. You may need to add more liquid to achieve desired consistency.
Top with your favorites and enjoy!
*You can sub any vanilla protein and add 1/4 tsp almond extract
Did you notice anything in that pic of me? I went dark for the winter… every time I look in the mirror I double take at the dark haired girl.
Have you ever tried Icelandic yogurt?
What does a typical Saturday look like for you?