Hammer & Chisel: Day 7

Sunday is typically my rest day, because I always have so much around the house to do. But this program takes the rest day on Thursdays, so I got my workout in first thing again to get it out of the way!
I did Hammer Power and 10 minute Hammer abs. Total workout took probably an hour or a little less. I guess that’s perfect for a Sunday as opposed to a weekday!

Today what killed me was my shoulders! I can’t do real pull-ups on a pull-up bar (yet), so I’ve been using resistance bands. For Christmas my husband got me the pull-up assist resistance bands to help me get used to the real pull-ups. One of my goals for 2016 is to be able to do a full pull-up on the bar with no help! So today I strapped that thing on and attempted to do a full pull up with assist. Well, I couldn’t do it (yet). I could only still pull myself up half way. So I went back to the resistance band, but upped the resistance! I am determined to get a pull-up eventually.

After I finished my workout I made some Banana Oat Pancakes for breakfast! I do love oatmeal so that’s usually why I eat if every morning (and it’s easy to make). But since I had some time this morning, I decided to change it up!

Well, my first two pancakes completely fell apart! I guess I didn’t wait long enough to flip them. The rest of them came out nicely though! Check out my recipe for them and tell me how yours come out!

Sundays are my meal prep days so I went to the grocery store and I came home and got to work!

I use these easy containers to portion out my meals (I may have mentioned this in a previous post about my 60 day journey). They seriously are a life savor and have taught me all about portion control! They are simple to use as well.

Each container is colored for a certain group of food:
Red – Protein
Green – Veggies
Purple – Fruit
Yellow – Carbs
Blue – Healthy Fats
Orange – Nut butters & Seeds

This is how I use them to prep.

So today my meals were all over the place! I stayed on track but since I ate breakfast at like 11am I was way behind on my food and spent the day trying to cram all my food in!

Breakfast: 2 banana oat pancakes, 1/2 cup blueberries, 2 hard boiled eggs

Snack 1: 1/2 cup grapes

Snack 2: 1 scoop chocolate shakeology, 1/2 banana, 2 tsp. natural peanut butter, dash of cinnamon, 1 cup water, 1 cup ice. Blend together in a shake!

Lunch: 3/4 cup chicken breast, carrots, 2 Tbsp. hummus

Dinner: 4oz. chicken breast, 1 cup cooked brussel sprouts, 1 cup mixed broccoli and cauliflower, 1/2 cup sweet potato

I had to cram a lot of food into dinner just to make sure I got it all in! But it’s really important to make sure you eat all your food when following a rough exercise routine. Your body needs all the nutrients to recover. So, EAT UP!


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