Another weekend is about to come to a close and another work week is about to commence. The fiancé and I had a relaxing yet busy weekend! Unfortunately we both had Friday off because we were recovering from what seemed to be a mild case of strep throat. We spent Friday night relaxing on the couch watching Netflix. The rest was much needed.
We woke up early Saturday morning and I made myself a protein smoothie for breakfast. My protein smoothies are more filling than just a regular protein shake, yet not as heavy as a meal replacement. My favorite shake to make is a chocolate, banana, peanut butter smoothie. It hit the spot. I didn't have a chance to snap a picture of my shake this weekend so the picture below is a bit dated but it gives you an idea of the ingredients I typically use!
Chocolate Banana PB Protein Smoothie
25g Chocolate Protein Powder (I now use Isopure)
2tbsp Old Fashion Oats
1 Frozen Banana
1 Handful Spinach (If I have some on hand)
Enough Skim Milk or Almond Milk to get everything moving
I combined the ingredients above in a blender and added just a splash of milk to get everything moving. I typically add a bit more to get the consistency I'm wanting. If you use spinach, fear not, you can't taste it at all!
After breakfast we jumped in my fiancé's car to go pick up my new car from Malibu's, a local window tinting place in town. Last week was a pretty big milestone for me...I bought my first car! I had been rolling around in my college car up until last weekend when we decided it was time for me to get a big girl car. We settled on a 2013 Nissan Altima and I am totally in love with it.
Isn't she pretty? Mo sure does think so! :)
After running some errands around town, Schoen and I headed out to Yamato's to celebrate a friends birthday. Yamato's is a delicious Japanese Steakhouse in Norman, it was my first time to eat there and it was amazing! Every time I have ate teppanyaki in the past I've never been able to put a dent in the food they serve me. So this time I opted to just eat off of Schoen's plate :) We split steak, shrimp and fried rice and we still had tons of left overs! It was delish!
After dinner we headed downtown to RedPin, a restaurant and bowling lounge in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. There were about 10 of us so we got two lanes and bowled one game. I definitely need to brush up on my bowling skills because I put on a pretty pathetic performance. It was a blast though! We called it a night around midnight and headed home. Being sick earlier in the week caught up to me and I was more than ready to get to bed.
We woke up early on Sunday morning and I made myself another protein smoothie. After breakfast we headed out to the outlet mall. I was hoping to get some new work clothes, but settled for some new nikes instead!
After the outlet mall we enjoyed a quick lunch at BJ's, a brewhouse and restaurant right next to the outlet mall. Once our bellies were full we went over to a local furniture store where we scoped out a possible new couch for our living room. Maybe one day in the near future this baby will find a new home in our living room :)
After perusing furniture for about an hour we headed home to get changed into some gym clothes so Schoen could put me through, as he called it, a quick and dirty leg workout. And it was just that...quick and extremely hard. I usually have a lot of strength when it comes to leg workouts, but being sick really took a toll on me. This one was a doozy:
Whenever we do circuits like this, we have very very little rest between exercises. Basically the only rest I got was the time it took me to walk from one machine to the next, with about 1 minute of rest between rounds. I finished off the 5 rounds with 100 reps of calf extensions on the leg press machine. If you're looking for a quick yet effective leg workout, try this one out and I promise you won't be disappointed.
Well, time to sign off and go spend some time with my honey before tackling another work week!!
Labels: Recipes, Workouts