In training for this half marathon still, I am so glad it is next week. Even though I am just doing one long run a week, I hate that it takes time away from lifting- my true love <3
The half that we seem to be running annually as a family tradition is in Houston- the Chevron. It is always a great couples vacation time- and seeing friends and family that we do not get to see enough. The expo is fantastic, and the food is great. So I know after next week, we will be ready to go again. Haha! Training this year has been better now that we moved to the same town with my both my brother and sister in law. We have been doing our long runs together, and I really do enjoy that. A family that runs together, stays together- right?
I started cutting back down from my few weeks of holiday excess. I feel fluffy. Ugh. If you stay on top of it, it is never a big deal. Just a few weeks of calorie correction deficit days will take care of it. Much better than letting it get out of hand and having 30 lbs to deal with. Unfortunately, our weight never stays stagnant (oh how I wish it did!) so the idea is to learn to keep the swings as small as possible. That has been my key to maintaining Venus metrics for almost 2 years now!
These protein pancakes that I figured out how to do in the microwave late last year have become a favorite. I eat them almost daily. Their nutritional stats are AWESOME. And they are so delicious! So of course, variations are bound to occur. And I must share them!
Chocolate and Berries Microwave Protein PancakesServes 1
- 1 cup of frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 banana (can be frozen and defrosted)
- 1 scoop of chocolate whey (I used Optimum Nutrition Rocky Road)
- 1 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)- Optional
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/2 cup Non-fat Greek Yogurt
What you doIn a microwave safe bowl, microwave the berries for 2 minutes until soupy and hot throughout. In a microwave safe plate, mash together the banana, whey, cocoa, and egg whites until combined. Cook in microwave on high for 3-3.5 minutes until the middle is cooked through. Top the pancake on the plate with the greek yogurt and the berries. Enjoy :)
BTW- you can do these as traditional pancakes in a pan as well!
Nutritional StatsPer serving
- Cals- 325 cal
- Fats- 1g
- Carbs- 36g
- Protein- 43g