Wake Up Call

Well it's that time in the semester where things start to become real again. I have a plethora of projects with deadlines looming that need much attention, so I thought I'd do one of those traditional posts for you guys.

Breakfast was blue (kinda fun):

Egg white oatmeal:

  • 40 grams oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • splenda and cinnamon 
I then went to the gym and killed myself in a shoulder and arm workout. My shoulders were burning the entire time! Seriously, these are some of the toughest workouts I've done in a loooong time. I've had to break my cardio (post coming on why I'm choosing to keep cardio in my program), and my weight workouts into two-a-days. If I don't, I just have zero energy. 

Post-workout smoothie:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 1/2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
  • 5 grams glutamine
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • lots of ice
This has been my favorite post-workout meal lately. 

Shortly after I drank this and cleaned up, I went to active release. I don't know if you guys know about active release, but it can be pretty painful. I have trouble with my hips and now my knees (as a result of the problem with my hips), and if I don't go to these appointments it shuts down my workouts from pain. Today's appointment was pretty brutal. My left knee is still sore, but I know it'll make things better in the end. 

As soon as I came home I made lunch:

  • 1 serving tortilla chips
  • 5 ounces extra lean ground beef with cajun spices 
  • 1/2 cup salsa
This is UNREAL! Seriously, I would eat this several times a day if I could. 

Homework, homework, homework and then snack:

Homework, homework, dog searching (I want to buy a dog. Cross your fingers that my man will let me :)), and more homework and then supper:

Teriyaki Shrimp:
  • 20 medium sized shrimp, cleaned
  • 90 grams green beans
  • 1 cup broccoli 
  • 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
  • garlic powder and ginger powder to taste
Cook everything at the same time. Once the shrimp have curled into circles, it's done! 

Homework, homework, homework, snack:

April's protein cake with plain yogurt. 

Daily stats: 2033 calories, 62 grams of fat, 181 grams of carbs, 201 grams of protein. 

After this last snack, I did a little bit more homework for my Criminology class and then made an inspiration board. I got this idea from The Fitnessista. Since I'm a visual person, and wanted to find a way to keep myself motivated throughout the year, I thought this would be the perfect way to combine the two! 

Have a great night everyone, chat with you all soon. 


  1. Would you please share your shoulder and arm workout from yesterday? Thanks! I love your blog!

  2. I'll be interested in hearing why your keeping cardio! ;) LOL

    And AWESOME job on your calories.. I am so proud of you! How are you feeling with it? I started sleeping so much better when I increased mine!

  3. Julia - Thanks! My workout from yesterday is documented in the post right before this one. I posted my whole workout plan for the week. In a few days, I'll go ahead and post my workout for week 2.

    April - IT'S SO FUNNY you said you sleep better!! Seriously, I've had tons of trouble getting good sleeps, but you're totally right! I thought it was just the workouts that were tiring me out. So smart you are.

    I knew you would need an explanation. It's that upcoming post with Dane. He convinced me it's a god idea to keep cardio involved.

  4. hello missy!!! I loved this post :) I love seeing daily eats!! I need to make those protein bars - what do you think of them? He says it makes 5 servings but those are pretty high calorie. Did you cut them that way?

    And what was the shoulder workout you did? I always need shoulder inspiration!

  5. Hi Christina! Those bars are super high in calories! I cut out the peanuts, used almond milk, and made 6 servings instead of 5. That cuts the calories back to 351. I like that they are higher in calories, since I'm trying to keep my calories up, and find it difficult. They are also super sticky, but improve when kept in the freezer.

  6. Oh and that shoulder workout is in the post before this one. I posted my week of workouts.

  7. I saw the workout from the earlier post, but the full program break down just has the exercises and not the weight/sets/reps so I was just curious about that. That's all! I found you through April's blog, and I've seriously spent all evening catching up on back posts. So glad to have found another inspiration. Thanks again.