Happy July! Yay!
Soooo, this morning I decided to make a big batch of Protein Packed Pancakes. I love them so much and could eat them every day! I love to make a bunch so I can freeze them.
While they were cooking, my 10 year old walked into the kitchen and said….”Oooo, you’re making pancakes mom?!”
I said, “Yes, but they’re protein pancakes.” I also reminded him of how yummy AND healthy they are! After asking if he wanted any, he quickly said, “No thanks, mom” and made himself something else to eat.
A few minutes later my 15 year old walked in and said, “What’s that yummy smell?” “What are you cooking mom!?” The conversation pretty much ended the same way.
No kidding, a few minutes later, KEV walked into the kitchen and excitedly said, “You made pancakes hon?” I said, “YES, but they are PROTEIN pancakes!” I told him how my conversations with the boys went and we laughed because Kev wasn’t interested in my pancakes either.
What the heck people!!??! These pancakes are good and SOOOO yummy AND way better for you!! What’s not to love?
Oh well, it made for a good laugh. I guess it also leaves more for me, huh?
Oh and my cute daughter is gone for the week at a girls camp.
She is such a calming force and peacemaker in our home. It’s tough to have her gone. My two littlest boys have missed her so much! They were crying the night before she left, so she took a picture of herself with each of them so they could remember her while she was gone.
They love their sissy.
Well I decided to kick it up a notch (health-wise) this week. I’ve told you guys that my motivation has seriously been lacking lately. I’ve fallen into the trap of thinking things like….
- I’m so (huge, tired, pregnant, worn out, stressed, busy, etc.), so I deserve to have (cookies, cake, ice cream, fries, candy, etc.)
- Since I’m about 8 months pregnant, it’s totally fine if I don’t exercise today…or tomorrow…or the next day….
- Since I’m about 8 months pregnant, I really should indulge in a bunch of my favorite (non-healthy) foods because I’m going to shape-up big time after baby is here!
- Ya know, I don’t need to eat perfectly or exercise a lot because the scale is only going up and I’m not going to see any results from my efforts.
You get the picture. Yes, those thoughts are dangerous and can lead to a lot of damage!
Soooo, since I AM extra tired and my stamina and motivation is severely lacking, I decided to make myself a very short-term goal. I’m really not in the mood to tackle a giant “healthy plan” or do a mega overhaul of my life right now. A nice short-term goal is exactly what I need.
Soooo, I decided to make this whole entire week (all 7 days!) very, very healthy.
I’m not having any sugary stuff (not even chocolate chips!), fried foods, white flour, processed foods, etc. I’m also trying to load up on lots of fruits, veggies, lean meats, whole grains (the good kind), eggs, nuts, yogurt, etc.
I’m also trying to exercise at least 5 days this week!
Soooo, aside from my protein pancakes, here are a few other things I’ve been eating…
Veggie/egg scrambles consisting of one egg + 3-4 egg whites and onions, peppers, olives, avocado, tomato and cheese. YUM!
Various yogurt/cottage cheese concoctions. I love to top them with nuts, chia seeds and fruit.
Leftover chicken salad on top of lettuce. I love this meal/snack because I can throw it together in 2 seconds, flat.
I made Hawaiian Haystacks and watermelon for dinner last night….
I love them so much, but they are kind of a pain to make. Thankfully Kev helped me quite a bit.
I made the gravy and quinoa/rice while he chopped up the toppings and took the chicken off of a rotisserie chicken. It’s a lot of work, but so so yummy!
I also decided to walk while my two boys were at track practice yesterday.
I just walked and walked and walked on the sidewalk that encircles the track. I ended up walking almost 3 miles. Woo hoo.
It was quite hot (in the 80’s), but there was a slight breeze, which was nice. I actually enjoyed the “workout” and might just do it again soon!
I’m going to be very stubborn this week and “stick to my guns!” I’m also aware there’s a holiday on Friday, dang it. BUT, I’m not going to give in! There are so many reasons/excuses out there that can be used to “justify” lack of exercise/unhealthy eating habits. BUT, I know it is VITAL to stay committed during the hard times too.
Well, it’s getting late and I need to get my sleep. I will also share my 33 weeks pregnant picture…
Yay! I hope you all have a wonderful night!