Weight this morning: 131.4
Low weight: 128.6
Goal weight: 125
Workout: spinning class + Body Pump in the morning (745 cals burned), then Body Flow in the afternoon (250 cals burned)
Today I woke up hungry, so I ate a spoonful of almond butter before hitting the gym. Afterward, I had a special treat in store for myself, haha. Instead of my normal protein shake, I tried something new (to me). Ever since entering the healthy living blogworld, I’ve read SEVERAL posts about either: (1) overnight oats, (2) oats in a jar, dubbed OIAJ, or (3) overnight oats in a jar, dubbed OOIAJ. Well, I had a near-empty jar of sunbutter that was just begging to be used for this experiment!
My recipe (pulled from various bloggers): 1/3 C quick oats, 1/2 C almond milk, 1/2 mashed banana, few sprinkles of cinnamon. Now, this was just my first attempt. From what I read, it takes several attempts to get the consistency perfectly to your liking. My result:
At first, I thought it was kind of runny. I’m used to the consistency of oatmeal, and this was much more “liquidy”. After a few bites, though, I got used to the consistency. Overall, it was DELICIOUS! Next time I might just do 1/3 C almond milk. I will definitely be making OOIAJ again, though! …or just plain old overnight oats, hehe.
Ok, later in the day I had another spoonful of almond butter, but I finished my Trader Joe’s jar and moved onto another jar of Justin’s Maple almond butter! I am reunited with my one true love. ❤ This is all getting very dangerous. I think I am on the verge of a nut butter obsession.
Tonight’s dinner included a night out with the gals at a local Greek/Lebanese restaurant that we’ve been meaning to try, and finally found the time to do so. Although I didn’t take pictures, I had a delicious falafel platter and a piece of baklava for dessert. The falafel was awesome, but sadly the baklava was a waste of my dessert calories! Oh well, you live and you learn. I had to at least try it.
Food i 8 today:
- 1 TBSP Trader Joe’s almond butter
- overnight oats in a jar (explained above)
- red and black bean soup (recipe here)
- 1 TBSP Justin’s almond butter
- falafel platter
- 1/2 Ghiradelli caramel square bar