As I was walking back from the U-store this morning, I thought to myself: “Man, I miss blogging!”. With the craziness of exams, being sick last week, and not to mention training, blogging has taken a bit of a backseat over the past couple of weeks. Fortunately, my exams are alllll over now, which means I can devote allll of my time to blogging! Ha, well not quite. I still have jobs to apply for, a senior thesis to write, and squash to train for, so I’m not exactly free as a bird, but I am feeling much more relaxed 🙂 .
Usually I am very picky about which kind of protein powder I mix with my Greek yogurt. In the past I’ve found that plant-based protein powders outweigh (or out-whey, get it?!) whey protein powders in the taste department when it comes to yogurt protein “pudding”.
However, I went out on a limb the other day to mix in some whey vanilla protein powder with my overnight oats, and was surprised how well the powder tasted when mixed with the yogurt, oats, fruit, and peanut butter. In fact, I’ve been loving my new combo so much, that I have been making it every morning for breakfast! Plus, you can’t beat it’s convenience!
Last night I combined the following ingredients in a tupperware dish to enjoy this morning:
- 1 cup 0% plain Fage Greek yogurt
- a small handful of rolled oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 banana
- 4 frozen strawberries + a couple pieces of frozen mango
- a little water to mix it all together
- ~2 Tbsp peanut butter
I had absolutely no trouble finishing this delicious breakfast off. It was a winnnna!
I had plans with our assistant coach to hit this morning, however due to some family issues, he had to cancel last minute. Since I was well fuelled and all ready in my workout clothes, I decided to head to the gym for a quick workout.
I followed up my 30 minute bike with a couple minutes of abs, and some light stretching. Usually I get bored pretty quickly when stretching by myself, and struggle to finish out a routine- especially when I get hungry! To combat the stretching-sorrows, I grabbed a Women’s Health magazine to keep myself entertained as I tried to stretch out my muscles.
It’s been ages since I’ve read a hard-copy magazine, and had completely forgotten how much fun it is! I usually check out articles online pretty frequently, but haven’t actually read a physical magazine in a long time. Maybe that’s some extra motivation to get back to the gym! 🙂
Now I’m re-fuelling with some coffee, water, blueberries, and a mango Chobani Greek yogurt. I forgot how hungry I get when I increase my training… I swear sometimes it’s endless!
Do you read magazines at the gym during your workout or while you stretch?