Powerhouse

Still no gum. Still taking at least one picture every day. Here’s the one for today, which was also my super fantastic breakfast:

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Boatmeal! (Baked Oatmeal) Inspired by Gabriela and Katie.

The night before, combine:
– 1/2 c instant oats
– 1/4 c non-dairy milk (I used coconut)
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1 T agave nectar
– 1 T creamy peanut butter (I used White Chocolate Wonderful)
– 1/2 large banana, mashed

Poured into a ramekin and bake at 375 for 20 minutes. I then took it out of the ramekin, put it on a plate, and wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge overnight. It smelled just like a peanut butter cookie!

The next morning, I followed Gabriela’s topping recipe for protein powder “frosting” (though mine is really more of a glaze): 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, drizzle of maple syrup, cinnamon, and water. The boatmeal was super dense and chewy and just plain amazing. I was very satiated and almost couldn’t finish this baby, but it really helped power me through 70 minutes of lecture and 2 hours of work. I’m definitely hanging on to this recipe for another day.

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I met with my counselor today and, after doing a dietary analysis, has come to the same conclusion I have recently. I need more protein. I’m good for calories if I were trying to maintain weight, but to gain I really need to be eating more. We’re going to work on that more later, but for right now I’m on the low end of normal for fats and carbohydrates, but very low in protein. So, my “assignment” in the next two weeks is to really work on protein intake, which I’ve really been trying to make a more conscious effort of increasing in the past week.

Today is a rest day, as tomorrow is supposed to be nice outside and I have a “long run” according to my training plan (I don’t really consider 4 miles a long run). Plus, with my mile-long To-Do list I could use an extra hour or two that would have normally been spent working out today. Plus, your body needs rest! I was quite tempted to still work out today, though, because I got a new workout DVD in the mail, but I resisted. I hope this means that my run tomorrow will be super amazing and powerful now.

In other news, I found a white hair today on my way on to campus. Now, I’ve been finding white hairs now and again since senior year of high school, and I usually chalk it up to periods of extreme stress. True, the past two weeks or so have been pretty stressful, but I didn’t think it was bad enough to give me a few white hairs. Hoping that no more pop up anytime soon!

What are people’s plans for the weekend?

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2 thoughts on “Powerhouse

  1. >Hello! I just discovered your blog and I like the recipe for boatmeal 🙂 The frosting is also a great idea. I don't have much planned this weekend. There's a concert this afternoon on my campus, but other than that, I'm just going to use the weekend to catch up on school work and relax 🙂

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