This week has been busy…good but busy! I’m just about totally moved into my new apartment which is awesome…my room is down to only about 5 cardboard boxes left. With this move, I really wanted to make a real commitment to my new years resolutions. Those were
1) Get more sleep!
2) Start eating more healthy fats for their health benefits
3) Have better post workout nutrition
I know that all of these will make me not only better as athlete, but stronger, healthier, and honestly smarter as well. How are they going so far? ehh…. haha–but I’m trying
Here’s a picture from dinner a couple of nights ago where I focused on my healthy fats. I steamed some brown rice and added steamed broccoli and then poured a tablespoon of Octomega-3 oil from PerfectFoods (check out all their products here, www.perfectfoodsbar.com). It’s an awesome blend of Omega-3 oils from flax seeds, pumpkin seeds..I can’t remember the whole list, but it’s pretty awesome.
Moving on, knowing that I was going to have an omelette for dinner yesterday, I wanted to save my eggs for that. I still needed protein at breakfast so I decided to make “griddle oatmeal” (?) I mixed:
- 1 cup oats
- 1+ scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup of Cottage cheese
- 1+ cup of water (get a medium thick consistency)
- Plenty of cinnamon
Mix it all together and put it into the lightly coated pan and cook it like pancakes. Other ingredients that would have been awesome but that I didn’t have on hand would have been brown sugar, raisins, walnuts or other nuts, and powdered sugar and maple syrup to top. I didn’t have any of these, but they were still great!
Good way to start the morning. Here are a few pictures that I took from the race this weekend. The actual race pictures aren’t out yet (hopefully there aren’t any of me falling after I got out of the water or the guy that accidently spat right in my face at the finish line…)
Remember, leave me any fitness or nutrition questions you have and I’ll address them in coming posts!