Thursday morning it was some plank-cardio time.
Went to bed feeling good and wanted to move the body with a little cardio in the morning. So did our 12 minute #plankcardio routine. Did about 30 push-ups as a warm-up (did a variety of styles of push-ups like knee to elbow, etc) Kinda love doing push-ups. Also ended the workout with another set of 30 push-ups.
Oh ya feel the burn and muscles working
I rocked my pink Fitfluential tank yesterday morning!! Like Lori I did 12 minutes of core cardio plankworkout with equalizer leg raises and push-ups to complete my workout!. Felt great during my workout, felt like I could do anything. The power of endorphins, right?
Lori’s Valentine’s day recap:
After my workout, I drank about 2 cups of water as I took my morning supplements and ate some marshmallows.
First up on the daily menu was juice. A mix of cucumber, carrots, fresh ginger, romaine and kale. I really enjoy starting my day with fresh juice, always so cleansing. It leaves me feeling so pure and fresh.
After the juice it was time for some pancakes!
Since it was Valentine’s day Michelle and I both agreed we would allow ourselves some chocolate!!! It has been well over 30 days since we have had chocolate, well raw cacao since that is our favorite. The night before we discussed our chocolate pancakes stack idea and I was beyond excited to make them!
Chocolate pancakes started off as plain protein pancakes. We decided to make it a little fun since it was Valentine’s day and made a chia gel to go on top. Followed some a chocolate sauce to complete the chocolate pancake stack! A mouthful of pure heaven right there!
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp perfect fit protein powder (or any protein powder)
- ½ tbsp coconut oil
- 10 drops stevia
- Pancake toppings:
- Chia gel:
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 tbsp water
- Let sit to form a gel
- Chocolate sauce:
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1-2 tsp cacao powder
- few drops stevia (optional for more sweetness)
- a drop peppermint or vanilla extract (if desired)
- Mix together.
- For the pancakes whisk all ingredients together and cook pancakes on skillet.
- Stack on plate and top with chia gel and drizzle with chocolate sauce.
- Top with cacao nibs for extra crunch!
Double chocolate chia pancake stack! Yes please!! Drool worthy – YES ! I enjoyed these pancakes nice and slow, really took my time eating them and loving every bite!
*the amount of pancakes will vary depending how big you make them. The recipes serves one.
Lunch was another favorite go-to meal for me lately romaine filled wraps. I enjoyed half avocado mixed with sardines and canned salmon with some coconut oil. Served along side some roasted cauliflower. So simple and so good.
Enjoyed some peppermint tea, what a great quote too! “Work, but don’t forget to live.” –> Michelle and I are true believers in that you have to work hard but also live life to the fullest. Just what I did yesterday, I got up worked out hard, did work all day long but also enjoyed yummy eats and a night off from any type of work!
And I ate a chocolate covered beet fudge bite! Oh my!! Love love love. I keep my fudge bites in the freezer and then when ready to eat one I bring out to room temperature for a little bit.
I got ready for my date night with Gary. We went to a restaurant in uptown Charlotte (downtown but here in Charlotte downtown is called uptown because it is on a hill). It was a great night. Life is all about finding balance of work and play
I enjoyed some white wine, split a tuna appetizer with Gary, and got myself some venison along with some sautéed spinach. I did not eat the cheesy potatoes, I told the waiter that I did not need them but she said they probably will still put on plate. My venison was good, it was my first time having it and I will probably get again. I love trying new things and stepping outside my comfort zone sometimes. Even though I am still very careful of my eats due to still healing, I did not stress too much over my dinner since I know it was a special evening and I wanted to really enjoy myself. And that is what I did.
Again living life in the moment and enjoying every second of it
Again I had a great day. My energy was great all day long, no stomach issues. I had one alright bowel movement in the morning. I drank about 10 cups of water, including some bone broth. I remembered to take all my pills before heading out to dinner. I am getting two pimples under my bottom lips area and my back still seems to be the same.
Michelle’s eats from yesterday:
After my workout I took my morning supplements, enjoyed sugar-free marshmallows, and then decided green juice was on the menu to start off my breakfast.
Then made some chocolate chia protein pancakes!
Told you chocolate was going to be consumed.
Lunch was something fun and different, maybe a bit weird too. I got the idea off instagram…seriously love instagram. So many amazing, inspiring, creative people I am meeting on there. K, sorry, moving on I made a nori wrap with an avocado sardine mash with lamb burger and brussel sprouts topped with coconut oil!!! Not something you would see served a sushi bar, but so good!!
I loved it!
Afternoon snack…aka early dessert was a slice of raw chocolate cream cake.
Dinner out with sushi, wine, and loved ones = happiness.
I ventured out and tried sashimi mackerel!!! First time having mackerel….pretty good, but going to take some getting used to for me. And I love ginger salads, anyone else?
I enjoyed one glass of wine with my dinner and then came home poured me one more glass while watched last night’s Chicago Fire (LOVE this show) and enjoyed 3 cashew balls. I laugh as I keep eating these and they were apart of a new recipe, guess I will have to make more
Michelle’s thoughts from the day :
I got 10 cups of water, includes a cup of bone broth in the afternoon. I did take my pre-dinner supplements (including HCL pills). I felt fine all day. I had one good bowel movement in the morning. Ended my day with probiotic and gelatin mush. I had a good day, especially since I got a hair cut! Amazing how getting a fresh look can make you feel like a new person! I did want to mention about my eczema on my legs, the past two days they have been itching real bad again. I am not sure if it is from things I am eating, or just flare-ups from the change in weather or whatever. Just wanted to make a note here for me to remember and be aware of . Also, I noticed my body and skin do not like wine! So I am working on cutting back on my wine intake, going to be hard as I do love it.
Twins Question: How was your Valentine’s day? What was your highlight from yesterday? Did you enjoy some chocolate?
till next time, be back soon with what make-ups we use and love and more tips on healing the body.