Last night, Danny, the kids, and I went to Buffalo Wild Wings with my dad and stepbrother to eat and watch the Chicago Blackhawks hockey game. Apparently, the Blackhawks are a big thing here in Chicago – something about a winning streak?!
My dad gets sad if I don’t show his picture when we go out together, so here it is:
Are you happy, Dad? We also went out for Mexican food last Friday, and I didn’t take any pictures so I didn’t even mention it. But for the record, we I went out with my dad last Friday for Mexican food.
Now that all the important stuff has been mentioned, let’s move on to today’s workout:
- Plank Day #7: 2 minutes 39 seconds
- Elliptical – 15 minutes
- Step and Tone Class – 60 minutes
- 1 mile walk, treadmill
Post workout, I had a Designer Whey chocolate caramel crunch protein bar.
It was good, but the peanut butter crunch is still my fav.
I have mentioned before that I usually eat something small at about 7:30 am, start my workout at about 8:45 am, and then eat something else (usually a protein bar) after my workout between 10:30 and 11:00 am.
I usually eat something with carbs before my workout to fuel my workout, and something with protein to help my muscles after a workout.
In the morning I usually have something like:
- Kashi Go Lean cereal with almond milk
- Kashi oatmeal
- Whole wheat toast with peanut butter
- Greek yogurt
I also have a small piece of fruit in the mornings – usually a clementine or blueberries.
I used to have a hard time knowing what to eat and when to eat when working out, but now I much have a set routine. I try not to overthink it.
For lunch today, I had a whole wheat English muffin topped with egg whites and provolone cheese with apple slices.
I also used the PB2 as regular peanut butter for the first time today instead of adding it to my smoothie or yogurt.
I mixed up two tablespoons of PB2 with one tablespoon of water and stirred until it was a thick consistency. I used it to dip my apple slice in.
I am a huge peanut butter lover and the PB2 was amazing. I thought that it wouldn’t taste as good as regular peanut butter or it would leave my craving regular peanut butter but it didn’t. It was delicious, and I will be stocking up on this stuff next time I go to Whole Foods.
And for the record, I’ve tried other “alternative” peanut butters, like Better “N Peanut Butter, which I thought was so gross. In fact, the full jar with only one scoop missing still sits in my fridge because I won’t touch it.
So for me to like the PB2 was surprising. And it’s only 45 calories for two tablespoons compared to 190 calories in my normal Jif Natural peanut butter.
Okay, enough talk about peanut butter.
Have a great afternoon!
- Favorite way to eat peanut butter?
- Any plans tonight? I have a parent/teacher conference to go to.
- Do you usually eat before or after you workout? Or both?