you know the saying, 'it's gonna get worse before it gets better.' well, things got waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better this week, starting with my food. new stuff on the menu! went the store and got those items this past weekend so i could start my week off on the right foot.
i hit up HEB of course and saw these little pink signs aaaaall down the bulk aisle. yep, i was in the bulk aisle and wasn't tempted at all, really! just stopped to get some papaya for Chiso and kept it moving. but back to these signs, OK, who ruined it for everybody!? i guess i'll raise my hand too. they better be glad i'm not eating sweets right now, hmph. just kidding, i'm too scary to try that, really.
few things i picked up: more mc cormick grill mates seasonings (still 1 buck at HEB), some garlic powder, onion powder, and liquid smoke. ever heard of it?? it's EVERYTHING-free and provides awesome smokey flavor for your proteins. i had it for the first time on some baked pork chops, but i think it goes excellent with grilled steak. it's like 95 cents!
which equals cilantro-lime rice! smelled so fresh and citrusy.
matter fact i had so many limes i decided to make a limeade. you know, the same thing you do at restaurants sometimes.
juice of two limes, 1 tsp stevia in the raw, 8 oz cold water. stir! add more water as needed.
less than 3 weeks left until showtime and my meal planS are all over the place and i LOVE it! they will keep on changing and rotating until the day of the show. my trainer is confusing the heck outta my body and it's responding positively. i've been carb cycling for the last few weeks, and now i'm carb loading.
which means *drum-roll* more yummy rice and FRUIT!
meal #6 from last night. #inhaled
yesterday i felt strong enough to lift a house. i don't ever remember feeling so high, so full of energy, and just plain READY to tackle the weights. ever.
still workin on that un-flexed bicep lol
i felt and looked physically stronger (to me anyway) and there were veins and muscles i had never seen before popping out everywhere.
i felt compelled to text my trainer after my workout to tell him how much i was loving my meals and how awesome i was feeling. he replied with 'carb loading is a beautiful thing!'.
why YES, YES IT IS!
instabreakfast this morning:
i scrambled my eggs this time and added fresh cilantro, garlic & onion powder, and a little lemon pepper seasoning. topped those banana pancakes with a few shots of 'i can't believe it's not butter' spray and some Walden Farms pancake syrup. yep, breakfast is STILL my fav meal of the day by far.
what low or no calorie things do you add to your food for better flavor?