I’m back again so soon!! How nice of me (: I have 3 things to talk about! #1 My 8 week challenge!! I know I have many challenges and goals and modifiers etc….Oh well. Go with me! I’ve kept this sweet and simple! This is what I’m doing:
8 WEEK CHALLENGE April 6-May 31
7 hours of sleep 5 days a week
80-100 oz. water
No eating past 8:00 p.m.
Jamie Eason Live Fit every day
2 treat days
Results (weight, measurements, bodyfat)
I’m on DAY 4 right now and things are lookin’ good. I didn’t specify my eating, but I’m eating low sugar and with as little processed foods as possible. Lots of lean protein, fruits, and veggies. I’m going to have my body fat tested at the end of April and evaluate and then check again the end of May. I started Jamie Eason phase two and I will not miss a workout (: I’ll keep you posted.
Today as I was making breakfast, I thought I’d share what I’ve been eating every morning this week! It’s called Baked Oatmeal. I cook it in 12 muffin tins and then store them in the fridge. I heat 2 up each morning and add a little milk and berries and then I whip up some egg whites with green onion, tomatoes, spinach, and avocado. I’m trying better to drink my vitamins and take my BCAA’s. I think that helps with the muscle soreness. Here is my not so professional food pic!
Oh and here’s the recipe!!
2 c oats
1/4-1/3 c agave
1/2-1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 t baking powder
1 1/2 c water
1/2 c applesauce
1 T flaxseed
Combine everything in a bowl and scoop into 12 muffin tins. Sprinkle with nuts (I used pecans) and cranberries or raisins. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. YUMMM!!
And lastly, here is a sample workout from the Live Fit program. I modified it a little. I loved this workout and felt perfectly spent when I was done. It was Chest/Abs day! I started out with a pretty fast 1 mile run followed by the weight workout and then ended with 20 minutes of intervals. 20 second sprints with 10 second rests. It took about an hour. Whew!!!
Wide Grip Barbell Bench Press 3×12
Push Ups 3×15
Incline Bench Press
Side to Side Push Ups
Cable Crossovers 3×12
V-Ups with 10 lb. weight 3×20
Reverse Crunches with ball between legs
Captain chair knee raises
Cable Crunch machine
Today is going to be a great day! I’ll end with my favorite happy thoughts. My daughter is trying out for cheerleader this week. She’s never felt super confident at anything involved with cheer, especially tumbling. She’s struggled with throwing her back handspring all year. With tryouts coming up she started worrying non stop and practicing every day after school! Finally, last night at 10:30 p.m., SHE DID IT BY HERSELF and then she kept doing them over and over! I wanted to cry. I’m so glad she kept at it and did not give up! Life lesson.
I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend with family and friends. I want to take the kids to see the movie HOME. I heard it was really good. Next week, I’m looking forward to making dinner for my son’s prom!! I’m so glad he wants me to! I’m also working on recertifying my personal trainer certificate. I’m thinking I’ll take a big nutrition class. I’ve started training a little on the side again too. Well, I need to be off. Today’s job is clean the entire house and laundry. Can’t wait!! Smile (: Happy Spring! I want to buy a bird bath too!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the baked oatmeal. I have a half away from home coming up… and I just may bake some of those and take them with me!! They were so good! Love the 20 minutes of interval sprints, too. I need to do that! I do great on the hills — but speed sprints I could work on! Thanks for the recipe and training tips!! 😀 ~ Jeanne
Agave Nectar. It’s similar to honey but it doesn’t spike your blood sugar like other sweeteners do. You don’t need much. It’s very sweet. I buy it at Costco. Best deal.
Thank you! When you bake it, do you put it directly in the tins or do you use the cupcake papers?
I spray the tins and put them directly in the pans.