Cookie Dough(nut) Protein Pancakes

Tired of the same ole boring breakfast?  All else fails make pancakes!

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These are super easy!

Ingredients:
⚫ 1 scoop ProSupps Glazed Doughnut Whey protein
⚫ 80g MyOatmeal ( I used oatmeal cookie flavor)
⚫ 2 whole eggs
⚫ 1/4 cup fat free milk ( or water)
⚫ 1 tsp xanthan gum

Directions:
⚫ mix all ingredients in blender or nutribullet
⚫ heat griddle to 250°
⚫ spoon or pour mixture onto griddle, you may need to spread it evenly.
⚫ once golden flip and let other side cook
⚫ top with your favorite items… berries, icing, syrup, peanut butter. Or eat plain… these are THAT good!

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Coconut Rice

When you’re sick of just plain Ole rice and want to add some sweetness to your dish or even eat as a dessert. Coconut rice is a great option!

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There are several recipes out there that call for numerous ingredients and are packed with calories. This is a simple recipe at takes minutes to prep! Not to mention has about 1/4 less calories than traditional recipes!

What you need:
Rice Cooker

INGREDIENTS
2 cups Jasmine Rice
2 cups coconut water
1 cup coconut milk

*if you’re wanting it extra sweet add in a little bit of your favorite sweetener.

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DIRECTIONS
Add all ingredients into rice cooker. Cook as directed. All rice cookers are different, mine has a self timer.

One rice is done cooking you can top with almost anything!

A few ideas…
Toasted shredded coconut
Chicken
Fish
Golden raisins
Mangos
Cinnamon
Or just eat it plain!
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NUTRITION about 8 servings
Per Serving
Fat- .6g
Carbs- 39g
Protein- 3.25g
Calories- 179

Finding Fitness Motivation is a lot like Dating

Fitness-Motivation

It seem as if everywhere we turn there is fitness motivation all around us. At first we jump on board and order P90X or the latest ‘kill you in 45 minutes’ at home workout. Or we get really serious and go join a local gym. We create a fitness Instagram where we post all our fit foods, new workout clothes, and for some silly reason lots of fitness fanatics like to take pictures of mirrors. I still haven’t figured that one out.
At first it’s like dating, new and exciting. It has our attention 100%, it’s all we talk about, think about, we live for it.

Then a few weeks, or maybe even months go by.

Now it’s not new, not as exciting, and sometimes we are just down right sick of it. That spark that made you fall in love, that lit your fire inside, that gave you drive and ambition, that motivated you, is now gone.

But wait! You can have that spark again. You can be motivated all over again!

I’m going to share some things I personally do to re motivate myself.

1. Find a Fit Buddy

Working out is always more fun with a partner. Having a fit buddy keeps you accountable and they are always there to give you an extra push when you need it.

2. Change of Scenery

Sometimes we get fish bowl syndrome. Getting out of our environment can make a difference in our attitude. If you workout indoors switch outside a few days a week.

3. Change Workouts

We can lose motivation if we’re doing the same things all the time. Switch your workouts. Try new things. If you don’t know what to do the Internet is a useful source. If you’re still confused you can hire a personal trainer to put you through a session or two.

4. Get New Gym Gear

This is probably my favorite haha! Who doesn’t get motivated or excited to show off or try our new gear out?! A new gym outfit can boost your confidence. Accessories can help improve lifts and workouts. Not to mention new clothes, shoes, straps, gloves and belts don’t have to set you back a ton of money. You can always find great deals.

5. Supplements

One reason people lose drive and motivation is because they lack energy.
If you are lacking energy a preworkout could help you tremendously. I remember the first time I took a preworkout  (half a scoop ProSupps Mr. Hyde) I felt like wonder woman! I finished my workout and went home and cleaned my house.

If a preworkout is too strong or you’re not wanting the caffeine. BCAA’s is a great option. There are several drink mixes that are wonderful to use during your workout. They help with not only energy but recovery as well. Win win if you ask me!

6. Switch Workout Time

If switching scenery isn’t an option. Changing up the time of day you workout can also help. You’ll be around new people and your body might like the change!

7. Take Progress Pictures

Motivation can be lost if you done see the changes you want. Especially on the scale. Taking weekly progress pictures. Keeps you accountable. It also gives you a third person view as to how you look. So you can see the changes you made from week to week. Sometimes the weight on your scale won’t change, but inches lost will show. I recommend taking full length, head to toe pictures. Use the same location and same lighting every time. Front, side, and back pictures are best.

8. Music, update your Playlist

I was lacking motivation and I switched my Playlist and added in some newer songs that pump me up. You want to pick songs that fire you up and get your adrenal flowing. Sometimes even if we like the song it isn’t one to listen to while working out.

9. Take an Instructed Class

This goes along with switching it up. Taking a class is a great way to get motivated. You have an instructor telling you and showing you what to do. As well as peers around you so you won’t want to be the class slacker, you’ll push yourself harder than normal.

10. Just do it! Get up and go!

All else fails, JUST DO IT!  As they say “the only bad workout is the workout that didn’t happen”. Even if you only have 10 minutes. It’s still something!

I hope these ideas help you rekindle your love for fitness and help you find motivation! Just like anything  you plan to do long-term you have to keep it exciting and fun. Once it becomes a chore it is no longer fun and we lose our motivation. We lose that spark.

Cody Lawyer
The Protein Princess

Comment below what your favorite motivation is. Share to motivate your friends!

24 hour food log

Well here it is! Many people have asked what I typically eat during the day. To be honest I don’t follow a cookie cutter diet or meal plan. I track my macros and try to keep my food intake 80% whole “healthy” foods and 20% whatever I want.

Below is what I ate/drank within a 24 hour period.  Along with Bostin’s eating and my pumping schedule. 

June 17th 2014

1:30am up with baby…
• Fed Bostin
• Pumped 19 oz (yes this was painful lol my boobs were about to burst!)
• Drank 32 oz water
• 1 tbs nuts n more cinnamon raisin almond butter
• 1 caramel corn rice cake

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8:00am Rise n’ Shine
• fed Bostin
• Pumped 14 oz
• Drank 8 oz water

9:00am
• 1 scoop ProSupps Chocolate Fudge Cake Whey Protein
• 1 packet High Fiber Oatmeal
• 2 Eggo Smores waffles
• 1/2 serving syrup
• 8 oz water

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11:30 am
16 oz water

1:00pm
• Fed Bostin
• pumped 14 oz
• Drank 8 oz

2:00pm
• Half BLT sandwich
• Sweet Potato Fries
• 22 oz water

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4:00pm
• 1 tbsp nuts n more cinnamon raisin almond butter
• 1 caramel corn rice cake
• 16 oz water

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5:00pm
• Fed Bostin
• pump 12 oz
• Drank 8 oz water

6:00pm
• 8 oz red potatoes
• 8 oz lean ground turkey
• salad
• 2 cups salad
• Drank 8 oz

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7:00pm
• Drank 8 oz

9:00pm
• Fed Bostin
• pump 18  oz
• Drank 16 oz
• 3 peanut butter cup Oreos
• Carnation Instant French Vanilla packet

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9:30am
Bed Time 🙂

My Overall Macros (Fats, Carbs, Protein, Calories)

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I’m not dieting in anyway shape or form. I am tracking my food intake (macros) and my calories are currently over 2500 with my fats at 80-90g, Carbs 260-300g, Protein 120g. As you can see I was on the lower end for my carbs this day.

Thank you for reading!
Cody ♡ The Protein Princess

http://www.theproteinprincess.com

The iPack Chevron Diaper Bag

I get so many complements on this diaper bag and several moms ask where I got it. So I decided to share it with you all. 🙂

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I needed a BIG diaper bag for both Bostin, Gatlin, and my stuff. There are several designer diaper bags that are super cute, however I’m cheap and spending $150-$200 on a diaper bag is just cray cray to me! During my nights dealing with pregnancy insomnia I would search for the perfect bag that wasn’t over priced.  Low and behold I found this one online at Walmart.com it was $20.66! To good to be true? I think not! I ordered it immediatly and had it shipped to the store. Three weeks into using it I am completely happy with it, I may order an extra one for back up!! 

Product details and website link are below!

This large and roomy iPack Chevron Diaper Bag is a convenient way to carry all your baby’s essentials and so much more.
The iPack Chevron Diaper Bag features include:

• Large and roomy baby diaper bag tote
• Multiple organizational pockets
• Easy-to-read organizational icons
• Lined pocket for your smartphone
• Lined pocket for your tablet
• Insulated bottle pocket
• Removable and adjustable shoulder straps
• This diaper bag tote has built-in stroller clips
• Safety sealed changing pad (antimicrobial treatment to inhibit bacterial growth that causes odors) included
• Polyester material

http://www.walmart.com/msharbor/ip/24268634?wmlspartner=wlpa&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=35577652716&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=50620397076&veh=mweb:sem

25 Days Postpartum

Well I’m 25 days postpartum and we’re all adjusting wonderfully to baby Bostin. It took Gatlin a little while to decide if he liked the new baby in the house but after 3 weeks everyday gets better and better. This was my main priority after delivery, it wasn’t to lose weight or start working out immediately postpartum. It was to make sure my babies (all 4) are happy. Oh and to establish a good milk supply… I’m pumping about 72 oz a day!!

SO that being said… IT’S TIME! 

My starting weight: 118lbs
Day of Delivery: 142lbs
25 days postpartum: 125lbs

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I’m ready! It’s been a long 26 weeks without working out. Many of you know I had to stop working out at 17 weeks pregnant because it was causing me to contract.  No matter how much water I drank or changed up my routines I still got contractions. This was somewhat devastating to me because I so badly wanted to continue working out throughout my pregnancy. But ultimately sometimes working out isn’t what is best for your body and baby. 

It’s exciting and kinda scary jumping back in. I’m like “what do I want to workout first?”…”Should I do one body part or hit everything?”… either way I’m going to be SO Sore!!! Lol! I’ve lost a lot of muscle so once I get into a routine I’m going to focus on building it back up.

After a lot of thought… my first workout will be at home. No pressure,  on my time, and definitely nothing to crazy. I know myself and if I go to my gym I’ll over do it.  I won’t be doing any direct ab movements.  My abs are trashed, I have horrible ab separation and they are sore and tender. I also have a hernia. So anything directly putting pressure on my abs could cause more damage than good.

HERE is my 1st Postpartum Workout:

★ Stretch… Stretch… Stretch!
● 5 min warm up on treadmill, fast speed walk to warm up my muscles.

● 25 body weight squats
● 10 jumping jacks
● 20 bicep curls (using dumbbells or resistance bands)
● 10 Standing Shoulder Press
● 20 alternating lunges (each leg)
● 10 push ups
● 10 body weight tricep dips (using chair)
● 10 Burpees

★ Repeat 2-3 times

My preworkout/Intraworkout mix is…
1 scoop ProSupps Karbolic strawberry popsicle
1 serving ProSupps Liquid Aminos PSXXIII Berry Flavor

Postpartum Progress- 14 days

I’m currently 14 days postpartum. Ugh my baby is already 2 weeks old!! *tears*

My starting weight: 118lbs
Day of Delivery: 142lbs
14 days postpartum: 126lbs

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Bostin is perfect,  seriously you wouldn’t even know there is a baby in our home. He sleeps pretty much all night.  I got him on a schedule of eating at 9:30/10pm, wakes at 3-4 am, then again at 7-8am! Not to shabby if you ask me 😉

I’m breastfeeding/pumping every 3-4 hours around the clock. I’m extremely busy with both babies! But I’m loving it!

Working out…. even though I feel fairly good I am letting my body recuperate. My abdominals are extremely sore and tender. Probably due to  diastasis recti (ab separation), it got worse with every pregnancy especially this one. If I try to flex/tighten my abs my upper abs just below my ribs tighten but there is nothing below that.  I was told before this pregnancy I would most likely need surgery to repair them. We shall see at my  6 weeks postpartum check up.

I’m not dieting in anyway shape or form. I am tracking my food intake (macros) and my calories are currently over 2500 with my fats at 60-80g, Carbs 260-300g, Protein 120g. I’ve been upping my carbs the past few days. Remember calorie counting is a good start but it’s being consistent with your Fats, Carbs, and Protein that really make the difference. 

I’ve had several moms ask about supplements.  Right now this is what I’m taking and won’t add anything else as long as I’m breastfeeding. 

~ Prenatal pills
~ Mineral Drops (at the end of my pregnancy my eyelashes were falling out)
~ ProSupps TC-F Isolate and Whey Protein
~ ProSupps Liquid Aminos PSXXIII
~ ProSupps Karbolic