After meditation, I got up, took my measurements (below) and did my workout which was lower body. I have to tell you that I was VERY sore when I got up this morning from the intense posing practice on Saturday! It was a good sore though - one where you know that you have worked your muscles - and not pain. My workout helped to ease some of the soreness out of my muscles. After my workout I had my superfood protein shakes with Recover in it.
Joe and I headed to our niece's first birthday party for a bit. We gave her the gift we got her and then headed into town with Ethan.
We then had a triple birthday celebration at my sister's house. Joe's birthday was on Oct 24, my birthday is Nov 13, and my Mom's is on Nov 16. November is a busy birthday month for both side's of our family! Along with the ones mentioned, we also have my nephew, Cameron's, birthday coming up on the 21st, and my mother-in-law, Helen's, birthday on the 26th. I had steak kebab with peas for my lunch.
After lunch the kids played together and made youtube videos for Ethan's youtube channel.
Before we left, I had another meal which was chicken, red cabbage, and rice.
We ran a bunch of errands which included taking some more things from our house to the donation centre. It feels so good to continue purging and organizing the house. This makes room for new things to come into our life. I am excited for new possibilities!
While we were out, I enjoyed another superfood protein shake. These shakes are so chock full of nutrients! They contain 8 g of fibre, 24 g carbohydrates, 24 g protein, 200 mg calcium, 70 mcg of folate, 2.5 mcg of vitamin D, 3 mg of iron, 4 mg of zinc, 50 mg of magnesium, 187.5 mcg of vitamin A, 54 mcg of Iodine, 280 mcg of potassium and so much more! To get all this outside of my superfood shake, I would need to eat the following:
- 4 tbsp linseed (flaxseed)
- 1/4 cup of quinoa with 2 small beets
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups of cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup Brussels sprouts
- 200 g of cod fillets
- 170 g of tenderloin steak
- 2 cups of baked beans
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup cooked spinach
- 1 medium red pepper
- 1 tbsp cooked seaweed
Can you imagine eating all that in one meal and it only being 250 calories as well as being low glycemic, gluten-free, soy free, and dairy free?
At the hockey game I ate my last meal of the day which was chicken, red cabbage, and rice.
I was grateful for the steak at the birthday party as I have been having a lot of chicken lately and I am actually mildly allergic to it. I am only supposed to have it at most once every 4 days.
Ethan's team won their hockey game and then we headed home to bed. We were all tired out from a whirlwind weekend which included so much fun!