Can I just say I am ecstatic that it is Tuesday! Yes, yes I am.
Why you ask? Well, my Monday was pretty rough. My yesterday revolved around a VERY sick little boy. Since I was busy cleaning non-stop vomit(yeah, pretty gross!!!) I didn’t get much done at all. I ate when I could, took 10 minute naps when I could(since I didn’t get any sleep the night before) and did LOADS and LOADS of laundry.
Since today seems to bring health with it(fingers crossed it stays that way), I am deeming it my favorite day this week. At least so far! 😉
I have been toying with the idea of giving up dairy, just to see how my body feels without it in my system but I can’t seem to do it just yet.
The culprit: My much beloved yogurt bowls.
This one included a vanilla Greek yogurt, blueberries, 1/4 cup of Special K protein cereal and a dash of cinnamon for some extra flavor. After I stirred it all up, I also added a breakfast cookie to the mix. Those little suckers are so good!!!
Since Greek yogurt and teeny bits of cheese are really the only dairy I consume, I think I will work at just keeping it in moderation. Instead of eating it everyday, I will aim for just a couple days per week and see how my skin and stomach seem to like that. I have never been one for cutting out entire food groups anyway.
I tried out my new Brooke Burke 30 Day Slim Down video today and I really liked it.
Is it super hard core? No, it isn’t. However, it is lots of fun, very motivating(just look at her!!!) and in 28 minutes I got a pretty decent calorie burn in at 200 calories. I then did 20 minutes of the “toning” portion and burned another 65 calories. The toning part was definitely not challenging enough for me but it did offer some good exercises in balance and abs, both of which I can always stand to work on.
Overall I give this video a 7 out of 10.
I wasn’t in the mood to do any cooking this afternoon and since it is nice and warm outside(hello 65 degrees!!) I thought a smoothie sounded awesome!!
Chocolate protein powder, 1 banana, 1 TBSP homemade peanut butter, spinach and almond milk all blended up make a mighty fine and filling lunch!! Especially when you add a few carrot sticks and hummus as a side dish. Yummo 🙂
And now, I think my little guy and I will go hang out on the back porch and enjoy the gorgeous day. Fresh air always does a body good!!!
Is there a certain food group you have given up? Was it for health reasons?
What is your favorite protein powder?
I have been thinking of trying a brown rice protein powder like Sun Warrior but I am curious as to how it tastes. Too bad we can’t sample before we buy.