Thats all folks, Phase 1 is officially in the past. Before I move on to Phase 2 I would like to reflect on a couple of things that Phase 1 has taught me.
Things I’ve learned from Phase 1:
Patience – Building muscle takes time and a lot of hard work! I know that I have to gain muscle to lose weight.
Perseverance - Building muscle is not a one time event. When i’m tired and I don’t think I can go any longer I think about what my goals and what I want my body to achieve. I know that muscle is not built overnight.
It’s ok to admit weakness – I’m not perfect and never will be. There are things that are harder for me and that will challenge me, but its ok to fail. If I fail, I fail, but at least I tried.
Ok, on to Phase 2 -
This weeks workouts:
Monday – Back + Cardio
Tuesday - Chest/Abs + Cardio
Wednesday – Legs
Thursday – Arms/Abs + Cardio
Friday – Shoulders + Cardio
Saturday – Legs
Sunday – Rest (Thank Jesus!)
I have to admit today (Tuesday) is the first day that I actually did not want to go to the gym, it took all of me to power through my workout.
What do you do for motivation?
Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
(adapted from here)
1 1/2 cups Oat Flour
2 tbsp Splenda, Truvia, or Ideal
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Allspice
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
4 Egg Whites
1/2 cup Raw Pumpkin
1 1/2 cups unsweetened Almond Breeze
Preheat griddle to medium heat.
Mix oat flour, Splenda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg in a bowl.
Wisk egg whites and pumpkin. Mix in Almond Breeze.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
Spray griddle with non-stick butter spray.
Scoop batter with a 1/4 cup measuring cup onto griddle. Cook 3-5 minutes on a side.
Makes 10 pancakes.