Monday, January 21, 2013

MIMM: 3-Day Weekend

Return of oatmeal protein pancakes, the best thing ever. I microwaved some frozen berries on top.
*I subbed Greek yogurt for cottage cheese since it wasn't available.

Add some strawberries and you get this:

I have such a hard time digesting protein that I often need a boost from plant enzymes or just a lesser protein meal.

I do pretty good on protein most days. The next night I ate the same thing with chicken.

I relaxed by reading a few "healthy living" magazines. I used to love reading magazines but haven't had interest in them in years.

Interesting stats from Shape Magazine.

1. Wow. Lift more. Life heavy. Just do it.
2. Change your life. Don't diet.
3. I don't believe in love at first sight? Do you?

ArchetypeMe says,

Yep. I'm glad I'm not an "athlete" first because I sure am competitive. On Saturday's boot camp class, I was adamant about not lifting lighter than any of the women or men.

I am more than my body - I'm caring and creative too. :)

When I got home from work, my NatureBox arrived. There was a little something for everyone in the family. I liked the chocolate ginger trail mix.

Saturday was National Popcorn Day. To end my night, I had a snack of kettle style popcorn with a twist.

I slept in on Sunday before yoga. I forced my cousin to walk me there and we walked back separately.

I finally painted my nails. They were bare for a week and looked disgusting.

Followed by a ride to the beach to see the sunset. Om.

My students have finals this week so my schedule is a little out of wack but also a welcomed change.

Has anyone tried Trader Joe's pineapple & papaya enzyme? I'm considering it after some positive and negative reviews.
What's the most interesting stat you've seen lately?
How's the weather where you're living? Its been sunny here so we're taking advantage!


  1. I'm so jealous of your weather! I'm in Iowa, and it's COLD. Sounds like you had a great weekend!

  2. I am totally an advocate for women lifting, I love how ripped it makes me feel! I definitely don't believe in love at first sight. Maybe INFATUATION at first sight, but that is very different...

  3. I read and took a pic of that same weight lifting stat! I was in shock... that can't be right, can it?!

    1. Might just be because I read so many fit blogs and see ladies at the gym lifting!

  4. Julie, what a beautiful sunset view! Glad you had a wonderful weekend.

  5. Oh goodness, how did I miss National popcorn day?! I'll definitely be making up for it tomorrow. :)

    Your pancakes look delicious! I'd love to try the strawberry shortcake version. Yum!

    I've never tried the TJ's enzyme, but I do take a digestive aid called Polquin, which I swear by. You have to order it online, but it has done wonders for my digestion!

  6. I wish I lived near a beach, so lucky!!!

    Oh popcorn day, damn I missed it!!!

    Hope your week is fab! <3

  7. You had me at pancakes and popcorn :)

  8. I love Nature Box!! It is freezing here... and gloomy. Makes me want to nap.. :)