On Average its been about 2 months, and I have about 1 month left (give or take). Things always get a little stressful the closer it becomes so maybe this is my disclaimer.
Happy Easter Day (sorry Monday people)..
The Food Log
Hmmm.. I think I chugged some muscle egg at 930am, ate some “lace cookies” and went back IN bed. Finished my blog (that was posted today).
1130am chugged some more muscle egg and probably ate some of the “lace cookies”…
230pm Mom made a pork roast with veggies.. I made corn. Because I love corn. and probably had a spoonful or 2 more then I should have of the potatoes.. since she didn’t make sweet potatoes.. :(:(
I do have to buy a shit ton more chicken and get some tuna (and start freaking liking it!).
6pm Shake. Dymatize and Chocolate Almond Butter. Should I dare add some coconut?
7pm Just kidding.. I had another lace cookie. And some black bean brownie with protein chocolate almond butter.
My stomach is going nuts.
&& Here is the recipe for the lace cookies.. mine didn’t turn out like cookies, but it was still so fucking good. I also don’t have the recipe for the black bean brownies because I just googled searched and used the first one I thought was easy enough.. But I didn’t use baking powder lmfao. Ugh.
Chocolate Lace Cookies
(with no added sugar!)
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 2 T cocoa powder
- scant 1/4 tsp salt
- level 1/2 tsp baking soda
- packed 1/4 cup pitted dates (45g)
- 1 cup chocolate chips (170g)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 T unrefined coconut oil
Blend first five ingredients until almonds and dates are finely pulverized. In a separate bowl, combine vanilla, oil, and 3/4 c of the chocolate chips. Melt (I microwaved 1 minute, then stirred). Pour the dry ingredients, as well as the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips, into the wet. Stir until evenly mixed, making sure to break up any big clumps. It’ll seem dry at first, but keep stirring until it all looks dark and shiny.
Bake at 355 F for 7-8 minutes. (Take out when still a bit undercooked, as these continue to cook as they cool.)
Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Muffin
(can be gluten-free!)
- 3 T flour (See directions below, for flour notes)
- 1 T canned pumpkin (or sweet potato, applesauce, or even butternut squash, if you can’t find pumpkin)
- pinch cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- heaping 1/16 tsp salt
- 1/2 T or more chocolate chips
- sweetener, such as 1 T sugar or 1 packet stevia (If using liquid sweetener, cut back other liquid)
- 1 T plus 1 tsp nondairy milk (or part oil, if you don’t like the taste of fat-free baked goods)
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
Directions: Preheat the oven to 330 degrees. (Alternatively, you can microwave these.) Mix the ingredients and pour into an oiled (or sprayed) muffin pan. Smooth top of batter. Cook for 12-15ish minutes.
* Both Picture were Chocolate Covered Katies. Mine were an embarrassment.
The Work Out
Gym was EMMMMMPPTTTYYYYYYY :):):):) and it was awesome. Planned to go at noon because they closed at 3pm. That is enough time for a lift, core/plyo, and cardio without worrying about rests/breaks, not finding weights ext.
Standing bicep curl w/ BB concentrate till failure
25lb (DBeach arm)/ 30lb BB then
30lb (DB each arm)/ 30lb BB.
BW x 20 x 4
Standing cable cicep curls
Plyo work consisted of:
Bosu Jumps. Tricep Pushback. Planks. and something else I am forgetting lol.
Then did about 45 min of cardio. 🙂
Day 63 in Pictures..
So today was a good day. Got to lay in bed without Marley scratching at my face to wake up. I accomplished a lot by 1030am (blog wise), and was at the gym by noon. Good work out I suppose. Need to start thinning out now. Tomorrow is going to start a whole nother level.. 😦 not too excited because I mean who likes sleeping less? Not this girl, thats for damn sure. I could spend DAYS in bed… other to eat and bathroom it up, yup in bed. for days. Anywho. I ate a little more then I should had (dumb potatoes), and I ate pineapple freely, my stomach hurts. Gas’y rather. Ive had acid reflux ever since Ive was a baby.. and it sparks up from time to time.. fruit.. oj.. I’ve started to notice it with the flax (not anymore since I barely use the flax and fiber).. So I think its a good thing I have to rid of fruit in 2-3 days. This pain sucks, and tums only works so well. Well I am going to baby this till it goes away. Def sleep early tonight, have to be at the gym by 6am. Wanna a sneak peak in tomorrows day???
5pm Leave Work
9pm Leave Class
930pm Get to Gym
11pm Leave Gym
Btw after my work out I stopped my mcdonalds for a diet coke (guilty pleasure), I saw a bum on the corner, I turned and stopped about half way to the stop light to miss it on purpose. I had nothing on me, not even a debit card. i found the $1 for the diet coke smushed in the passenger seat. As I look back I see a van offer his hand out and give him money, and I look down in my wristlet and I see a loto ticket that I won $5 on.. so I said fuck it, and turned around and yelled “hey I don’t have any cash on me but heres a lotto ticket for $5” he laughed as he made his way over to me and thanked me. I drove away. Bless his heart.