I had a really busy weekend, and just have a couple things to share with you. I worked out several times, and am currently icing my achilles. I don’t know, maybe I jumped over/on too many tractor tires with my trainer this morning, but he didn’t seem to think so!
On Friday night, I met the other Lisa B at Microclimate (a wine bar) in Geneva. It just opened last week, and we wanted to see what it was all about. It was trendy and city-like on the inside, and we tasted a flight called “Other Whites.” And then we may have had another glass. It was fun! If you’re near Geneva….check it out! They had bread there, but are apparently working on having other things like cheese plates.
My Mom and Fred had a yard sale on Saturday morning, so after the gym, I ran home and pulled out some junk to sell…as I was bringing it across the street, a woman was practically buying it out of my hands and kept asking me what else I had. So I walked through my apartment to see if there was anything else I was sick of…
I may have sold my dining room table and a lamp (I’m sitting in the dark right now). Maybe I got carried away, but whatever…it’s time for new stuff!
I re-fueled with my favorite new protein shake.
I try to drink a protein shake 30 minutes after my workout. Generally, I use a high quality whey protein (Jay Robb), but I ran out and have egg white protein that I accidentally ordered. I have also been using goat milk protein powder–the benefit is that it has whey and casein proteins in it, so it not only preserves muscle and prevents it from being broken down, but it also promotes muscle building. I’ll be honest, it tastes a little like goat milk…but that’s why I came up with the combo shake.
Chocolate Vanilla Post-Workout Shake
6 ice cubes
1 scoop vanilla egg white or whey protein powder (Jay Robb is my fave)
1 scoop Mt Capra chocolate goat milk protein powder
I had my mom taste it, and she was impressed—she said it tasted like a milkshake (but if you’re into McD’s shakes or something, you probably won’t feel that way!).
Last, I made a batch of coconut flour flatbread about 30 minutes after that for fancy grilled cheese (to replace the carbs I used in my workout).
I had a business meeting this morning, and I even cleaned up some of my office…um, because I also sold a bookcase in the yard sale and dumped everything on the floor.
Since it was Mother’s Day…I spent time with my Mom. But that’s not really any different than any other day, I just know that Mother’s Day is mostly sad for her nowadays. Since she lives across the street, we have easy access for quick walks (or long ones), coffee dates, and porch-sitting… and so we just did a little of all of those today.
Do you drink protein shakes? Any favorites?
Yard sales or no (buy and/or sell)?
Did you celebrate mother’s day?