5 Things Friday
♥ Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥
1)This week has been my 5 rep max week on "Uncaged". Monday started out great-I got PRs on both push presses AND bench press! So I was really excited about that.
2)Then I got sick.... :( Just a little head cold, but still, I have not slept well the last few nights, which really takes a toll on you. I didn't feel too bad for leg day Wednesday, so I went ahead and worked out. I didn't get a PR on squats, but it was the most I've ever done without a spotter, so that counts, right? BUT I did manage to get 8 reps with 215 on hip thrusts! It's like after doing the same weight on them for so long, my strength just shot up all of a sudden. Or maybe I've just been wimping out on them! Here's a video of me doing 215 for 5 last week.
3)I found this chicken recipe while scrolling through Pinterest. I eat a LOT of chicken, so I'm always looking for new ways to season and cook it. It was really good and husband approved!
4)Sometimes I get bored and just want to bake something, which led me to make these yummy protein brownies the other day. I followed Jamie Eason's chocolate protein bar recipe(just google it!) but used Phase8 protein powder in chocolate peanut butter. I also used applesauce instead of the berry baby food, and about 1/4 cup Stevia/sugar blend. They came out really good! They are much better the next day after being stored in the fridge. These make for a great post workout snack, or really, just for anytime! I have yet to try it, but they would probably also be DElish topped with peanut butter!