My Talking Gremlin
Monday! We can all groan together. I’m still off of work, but I go back tomorrow and I am not looking forward to it! You would think 4 days off seems like a long time, but it went by extremely fast. I know I sound like a brat, sorry.
As I’m typing away I am watching episodes of The Chew from the week. One of my favorite shows. Well this episode just so happens to be all about dips! People that know me know I love a good dip. My BFF even bought me a book a few years ago for Christmas called “Skinny Dips” and then all these adorable little dip containers. She is always so thoughtful!
Yesterday morning I started with another protein smoothie/milkshake. I can’t get enough of them lately. I am the type of person when I find something I like to eat I’ll eat it straight for about a month, then I won’t touch it again for ages. Like my strawberry salad! I think I’ve had one every single day since I made the dressing again.
This one is 1 frozen banana, 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 scoop of strawberry protein powder, 1 Tablespoon of pomegranate powder, and a few ice cubes. I swear it’s like having a milkshake!
I headed to the gym to get it done early and it was pretty empty! Either people out drinking during the day, or still hungover from the night before. I didn’t care, I like it empty 🙂
I did a pretty hardcore arm workout that included all my basic bicep and tricep stuff. Instead of boring you guys with the same list again, if you want to see what I did try my WORKOUTS tab and look under arms. That’s pretty much it 🙂
I also did the ellitpical for 40 minutes. About 15-20 minutes of this was a SLOW high resistance climb. This really got my heart rate up. So instead of flying away on that low resistance and sprinting, try increasing the resistance instead. You burn more calories this way!
I ended with lots and lots of stretching. I really am trying to prepare my body for leg day! I usually do legs on the weekends, but hips were a little sore from Pilates and Barre so I did arms and pushed legs back a day.
A quick pic and back to G-Mama’s I went
Calories burned 🙂
Actually I forgot, I stopped in BJs for a few things, which always ends up more than a few things. Such a grocery shopping addict!
Back at G-Mama’s I was SUPER ACTIVE!
I’m kidding… I seem like the laziest person alive, but I fell asleep on the couch again.
And Phoebe talked to me the whole time. She is the only dog I’ve ever seen that actually “talks”. I start talking to her and she will make noises back like a little gremlin. She doesn’t bark, she just cries and whimpers and I swear she says things! My mom and dad believe me so it’s okay 🙂 We have conversations and I have to quit because she will keep going for hours if I let her!
At home we made swordfish with a spicy greek yogurt marinade. It was okay, but not something I was super proud of that I’d post the recipe
I ate it anyway for the protein. I had some other sides with it and ended up eating some fruit too. These pictures are definitely not everything I ate today. I eat a lot on days I workout early and for longer periods of time.
My recipe of the day is the Grapefruit Freekah I had for dinner a few days ago. It features grilled grapefruit! Super delicious. Grilling fruit brings out the sweetness and acidity. I loved it 🙂
Phoebe and I ended our night blogging, listening to JT (you can stream his whole album for free on iTunes before you can buy it on Tuesday- I just loop it over and over), and meal prepping a little bit for the week.
Oh and I also did this…
There’s little “bits” in here of chicken liver or something that I call the crunchies. They actually look like small Chick Fil a nuggets. Phoebe just LOVES them and eats around the other dog food. So yes, I picked them all out by hand. Gosh my dog is so spoiled!!!
I also ordered more protein powders (I was all out of chocolate), and some more PB2. I didn’t realize until I went to reach for it last night but I am completely out! Ah please get here fast!!!!
Have a great day, hit the gym hard!
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,