Quick update on Livefit…
Today, 2/3/13, was Phase 1, Week 2, day 10. I can’t believe how fast 10 days came and went. Remember this is the muscle building phase. No Cardio for me, which means NO RUNNING. I have missed running, but have been able to tolerate the no cardio rule, because the weather has been so cold and snowy. Anyway, I have been really enjoying the strength training exercises that Jamie Eason has mapped out for us. I have been pretty sore too, so that means I have been working hard, right? The only thing is that in these first 2 weeks there are a total of 3 consecutive rest days. This is a lot of rest days, for me, because I am use to exercising 5-6 times a week. But I know next week there will only be 2 rest days, and later in the trainer there are weeks when I will be working out 6 days a week. So I am just going to cherish this last week of that consists of three consecutive rest days. Your muscles need rest in oder to grow, so these rest days are important.
When it comes to the nutrition plan the only thing I have really struggled with is eating enough – so I am going to work on that.
On Friday, after my gym session, J and I decided to try to bake Jamie Eason’s homemade Protein Bars. This recipe fits in the”Clean Eating” category, and is actually pretty easy to accomplish.
Chocolate Protein Bars
- 96 calories
- 1.4 grams fat
- 12 grams carbs
- 10 grams protein
- 1 cup oat flour
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp baking cocoa
- 4 egg whites
- 8 oz berry flavor baby food, or apple sauce
- 4 oz water
- sugar: (splenda, stevia, sugar- which ever one you desire)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all dry ingredients: 1 cup oat flour, 2 scoops vanilla protein powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa.
- Mix all wet ingredients: egg whites apple sauce.
- Add sugar, (in this recipe I used stevia) to the wet ingredients.
- Combine all ingredient together in a big mixing bowl, add water.
- Pour mixed ingredients into a class baking pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Eat and enjoy
All of the ingredients I used were all natural, and organic.
It is best to cook or bake your own meals/snacks because you know exactly what ingredients are used. You should try these bars! They are easy to make, and will be an awesome snack post work out.
Click here, if you want to watch a video of Jamie Eason making these protein bars.
Questions for You…
- What is your favorite protein bar?
- Have you ever made your own?
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