Tide me over protein pancake

Treadmill run this morning= FAIL. I got through one mile and had to stop because my shins were killing me. I don’t know if it was shin splints or just cramping or if that’s the same thing? I don’t know but it did not feel good at all. I tried walking and then tried running once more but just couldn’t do it.  It could have been my bouncy Zumba class from Saturday or maybe water retention/dehydration that caused this? Anyway, I wasn’t ready to give up on a workout so I headed upstairs to tackle an at home strength/cardio circuit that I found on Pinterest.

I did this twice followed by 1 minute plank and toe touch abs. Tomorrow morning I am going to try to run again.

My breakfast turned into more of a brunch since I didn’t eat it until around 10:30. My work schedule today was 12-6 so I needed my brunch to be one that would hold me over for a while. Here was my brunch (with some blackberries too)….

Chocolate banana protein pancakes

Serving Size: 1 large pancake the size of my head


  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 3/4 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 2 Tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1 teaspoon peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon lower sugar syrup


In small bowl, combine egg whites, protein powder, milk, cinnamon, flaxseed, and banana. Mix until combined. Pour onto lightly sprayed pan and cook on stove-top on medium-low heat. Watch for bubbles and then flip over. Finish cooking second side. Slide onto plate and smear on some more wonderful peanut butter. Drizzle with syrup.

This was so good and it held me over for a LONG time thanks to all of that protein.


Ten minutes before I had to leave for work I decided I wanted to throw some chicken breasts in the crock pot so that I could have tender pulled chicken when I got home from work. I placed frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot, sprinkled them with garlic powder, a squirt of mustard, a squirt of ketchup, set it on low, and headed off to work.  I packed carrots and an apple to snack on in the afternoon.

Seven hours later I got home from work and the chicken was ready to be taken out of the crock pot and pulled apart using two forks. I added some barbecue sauce to the chicken and had a side of broccoli slaw with low-fat ranch dressing. It was such a quick wonderful dinner and highly recommend making crock pot chicken. It is always so delicious.

For dessert I had a whole lot of this:

Trail mix is my weakness.

Now I am still fighting off a headache which I’ve had for the past three hours. I need to hydrate! Have a nice night everyone.

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