The weather is absolutely beautiful today so the last place I want to be is sitting inside...hope you forgive me but I'm gonna make this super duper quick! So, what do you think of my banana protein pancakes?! MMMMmmmmsoooo yummy. One of my competitor friends gave me the recipe last year and I got hooked!! I top them with "I can't believe it's not butter" spray and a teeny bit of sugar free syrup. I used BSN's dessert protein in banana creme but they're also tasty with vanilla, cinnamon vanilla, and even a chocolate protein powder. They definitely take the edge off when I feel like eating something "carby." Try them out and let me know what you think!
PROTEIN PANCAKES 3 egg whites 1 whole egg 1 serving (usually 1 scoop) of your favorite protein powder 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla 1 pkg stevia or splenda Cinnamon and/or apple cinnamon pie spice (as much as you want) 1 tbsp peanut butter (when it’s allowed in the diet) 1/8 c. oatmeal (if you want it to have carbs- this will give you about 8 g carbs for the whole recipe)
Mix all together and cook like regular pancakes… it’s about 38-42 g protein (depending on your protein powder) and about 8 g carbs if you add the oatmeal. I can make three pancakes using a small skillet pan. Top with "I can't believe it's not butter" spray and sugar free syrup. Enjoy!!
Tomorrow is measurement day! I'm a little apprehensive this week because I don't feel or think I look any different but we'll see exactly where I stand tomorrow morning! I'll be sure to post a front, side, and back pose shot to track the progress.
Here are this week's back and shoulder workouts:
Feb. 4, Wed. BACK High row on machine 70x10, 90x9, 115x5, 90x9 One arm row w/ DB 50x10, 60x8, 50x10 Front lat pulldown on machine 45x10, 70x7, 80x5 Pulldown (behind head) 40x12, 60x12, 90x9, 105x7
Feb. 5, Thurs. SHOULDER Shoulder press 40x10, 50x7 Shoulder press on machine 80x4, 90x1, 95x1 Lying side raise on incline bench 15x9, 10x10, 10x10 Upright row with barbell 45x10, 65x10, 75x7 Rear side lateral on freemotion 15x10, 20x10, 25x5
This blog is for my family, friends, and even complete strangers who are interested in my journey into preparing for a figure competition including ALL the sweat and gritty tidbits inbetween. There is certainly more than just countless hours in the gym and looking pretty on stage. It's hard to update everyone on an individual basis so I hope this will ease your curiousity on what I'm really doing. :) Please enjoy and I would love to hear any comments or suggestions. Thanks!