Protein Cakes and Elliptical Intervals

Okay, this is it.  The last day of torture (aka writing report card comments)…until June that is.  Personalizing student comments is really time consuming; I often wonder if parents really even read them, or simply just look for that end of term letter grade.  Realistically, it’s the comments and recommendations that matter more than a percentage, or at least tell a lot more about a child’s progress.
Breakfast
Protein Cakes
Combine the following items in a food processor (don’t over-blend):
Makes approximately 1-2 servings.
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp. flour (suggestions: Red Mill Gluten Free or a whole grain variety)
  • 3-4 tbsp. egg whites (I used Free Run Simply Egg Whites)
  • 1/2 cup of natural oats
  • 3 tbsp. almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp. ground organic flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Pour onto a medium-high heated, non-stick/greased skillet.  Grill approximately 2 minutes per side, flipping back and forth to ensure they’re cooked throughout.
Top with fresh fruit, nut butter, raw apple sauce, etc- any natural toppings of choice!  I used Adams smooth peanut butter and banana.

Couch/Laptop/Coffee Session
Write, report, write, report… so much fuuuun!
Gym
Adam’s been sick with a sinus infection, and I have been clinging onto health for dear life.  Since I’m not feeling 100% today, I thought an elliptical workout followed by some core work & stretching would be a happy compromise between busting my butt and, well, sitting on it.
Today’s Elliptical Interval Workout
This can be modified for individual cardio and/or energy levels.  Interval training offers better results and burns more calories than simply maintaining a steady rate.  This is not intended to be a leisurely pace, rather an aggressive speed and approach.

Minutes
Level
0-5
8
5-7
10
7-9
13
9-10
10
10-12
13
12-14
15
14-15
10
15-17
13
17-19
15
19-20
10
20-22
13
22-24
15
24-25
10
25-27
13
27-28
15
28-29
16
29-30
10
30+ (cooldown)
7



Five Sunday Funday workout tunes:



Lunch
Needed to use up my remaining quinoa.
Simple Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, organic grape tomatoes, yellow pepper, 1.5 oz feta
  • all on top of mixed greens
  • extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar to taste

I’m packing up some snacks and headed off to my school for the rest of the day to tackle the remaining workload, and then will be home for some dinner and early bed, dreaming of next weekend when I can actually have some downtime and fun.  Happy Sunday!

3 Thoughts on “Protein Cakes and Elliptical Intervals

  1. Nicole on April 16, 2012 at 10:20 pm said:

    I love a good elliptical sesh on those days when you really aren't feeling it. Extra points if the elliptical has a built in tv. LOL. Thanks!

  2. Totally. I think a lot of people go a little too leisurely on it, so they don't think it's that great of a workout…but it can be with enough effort! I once had a treadmill with a built in tv AND fans! Luxury. haha

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