Well, we are now into October and I have started a gym routine that I am hoping by creating this daily workout calendar will help me keep getting to the gym – I don’t know why but it’s tough to get there! Also, this months challenge workout is all about sitting – which I find the easiest thing I can do … is sit. Not be facetious at all. And to round out the healthiness going on here I made some 3 Ingredient Protein Bites that are quite addicting. Welcome to October with the Workout and Challenge Calendars and the Bites!
So I had texted my mom last week to try and get some by-phone support, someone to help keep me on track. Mainly I needed someone to text and say that Yes, I went to the gym. Someone to help keep me accountable … well, she wasn’t that much into it, probably because I wanted a commitment from her too to spend October and November getting back to healthy. Well, with only me to keep me accountable it’s going to be rough, because I am not so good at it. But I am back to creating the monthly workout calendar to see if I can do it. Cause you know what? I am having a tough time even getting myself to the gym! Why? Who knows, but I am. The apartment gym doesn’t have a lot going on in it, but I need to do this calendar to schedule the machines I will do, instead of just showing up. I have also planned to run (hopefully) some 5ks over the next few months and I need to, you know, be able to run! Ugh, for allowing myself to slip so far!
Now for the sitting Workout Challenge – it caught your attention didn’t it? See, it got you wondering? Well it’s a wall-sit challenge. Now you may remember we have done wall-sit challenges in March and August but this one is different – it’s a progressive workout challenge – and not a progressive challenge like the others. Oh no, this time it means we will be doing more that just sitting there for one sitting time. Nope, this time it will be three sits, for a little longer each time, with a break in between each set. Strong thighs here we come! And to give our abs a little something, and keeping with the wall theme we are doing laying against the wall sit ups. How much easier can I make an exercise on myself? Laying down – okay, I can’t wuss out on the Challenge this month!
And last but not least, the 3 Ingredient Protein Bites. Mmm, these turned out absolutely amazingly good – like yummy, squishy banana bread, but without the bread. Just browned bananas, chunky peanut butter, and chocolate protein powder. Mix those three ingredients together in a bowl then put a spoonful into mini-muffin tins and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. They look ugly – kind of like mini-meatloafs – and they are hard to get out of the tins, but man they taste so good! Let cool completely (I put mine in the fridge until cold) the use a butter knife to scrape around the edges, then use a spoon to scoop out. They will hold their form, but be sure to keep refrigerated – if you don’t eat them all immediately – since there is nothing in them to keep them from going bad quickly.
Have a great October!!
3-Ingredient Protein Bites, 23 bites
5 Brown Bananas
1/4 C Smart Balance Chunky Peanut Butter
1 Scoop Plant Fusion Chocolate Protein Powder
1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth and creamy.
3. Spoon mush into mini-muffin tins; be sure not to overflow the top.
4. Bake for 30 minutes.
5. Let cool completely.
6. Use a butter knife to scrape around the sides, then a spoon to lift out.
Total Fat: 1g