What I Ate Wednesday: Protein Pancakes

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I love carbs. Bread, potatoes, cereal, all make me happy. Unfortunately I can’t have them as much as I’d like now. I’ve come up with a solution thanks to the Internet. PROTEIN PANCAKES!!!!
I don’t even like pancakes but this is as close to bread as I’ll be getting for two months.
Here’s the recipe:
1 scoop of protein
1/4 cup of oats
2 tablespoons flax
1 egg
1 pinch each of salt, baking powder, and baking soda

Mix it all together with water to the consistency of normal pancakes and throw them in a preheated pan with some pam. I melted 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and cut up an apple as well as two turkey sausage links. Voila! A Sunday breakfast 🙂 They were a bit dry for my taste but the peanut butter made it bearable. Like I said, I don’t like pancakes anyway.

345 calories, 12 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbs, 31 grams of protein. 7 grams of fiber and 3 grams of sugar.

Oh and a warning, melted pb is delicious and dangerous lol.

Motivation Monday: My first NPC Competition

I attended my first NPC Figure Competitions on Friday. I was getting really discouraged about competing and it being my first time and all. I really needed this.

Things I Learned:

  • A lot of people lose weight the unhealthy way, they have a dull look to them. I don’t want to be like this, I want to still have a glow.
  • TAN TAN TAN is a must, and it has to be right. I saw a lot of orange people.
  • Have a cute suit. I saw a lot of pretty ones.
  • The girls are soooooo thin. I’m pretty sure I won’t place in my first competition, but I’m doing it for the experience anyway.
  • The competitions are LONG! It was supposed to start at 7:30, it actually started closer to 8:30. I was there until 11 and I didn’t even make it through the whole pre-judging.
  • Personality and stage presence is everything. The people who stood out were attractive, had nice bodies, and flirted with the judges and audience.

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Time to get your booty moving

Hi guys! Back in December of last year I became apart of the Tribesports Team. By being involved with this awesome online fitness site, it’s my job to share the newest challenges that are sent to me by email. Well for today’s post, I wanted to let you guys know about the latest challenge that is happening @ the moment.

Sun Salutation Challenge

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  • What do you do? Every morning when you wake up or every evening before bed you’ll perform the Sun Salutation sequence. This challenge lasts for 7 days. Simple enough right? 

and if you aren’t a huge yoga fan, give this one a try…

Stadium Sprint Circuit

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  • What do you do? Do steps 1-4 as a set with no rest in between. When you finish all 4, rest for 1-3 minutes and repeat circuit two more times

*To increase the level of difficulty, wear a backpack with added…

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8 Weeks Out: Progress

I’m posting pictures of me at 12 weeks out vs now. I am not weighing myself again until I’m at 6 weeks out. The six week 6 week make will help me determine if I actually feel ready to go on stage in July. From now on I am really cleaning up my diet, no junk, high protein, lower carbs. My goal is fat loss with muscle building. It’s time to go to work!!!!

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Competition Cheesecake

I just concocted a recipe on the fly (I was hungry). I’m sure someone else has thought of this first, but I don’t care.

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1/2 cup greek yogurt, plain
4-5 strawberries sliced
1/2 scoop protein powder (I use vanilla syntha-6)
2 tablespoons of ground flax
A little water or milk of your choice to thin it (I used unsweetened vanilla breeze)

Mixed together and enjoy!

250 calories, 9 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbs and 21 grams of protein, and 10 grams each of protein and sugar

Carb Cycling

I’m trying this carb cycling thing this week, so the amount of grams each day for carbs is as follows:

Monday 200
Tuesday 150
Wednesday 150
Thursday 100
Friday 50
Saturday and Sunday 25 or less

Each day I have been getting 100+ grams of protein and my fat increases a bit each day as I lower my carb intake. My coach warned me of the effects and that I may be forgetful and a bit fatigued. So far other than craving carbs, I’ve been ok.

I’m still sick with this sinus infection, so I’m at home today. I am going to at least walk my dog this evening and possibly get a mile or two in running.

Oh btw shoutout to my new fit friend Emily over at http://competitionbody.wordpress.com/ she’s keeping me sane 🙂