Jermaine didn't have to be to work until the afternoon, so I was lucky enough to be able to squeeze in a workout this morning. I did a lot of HIIT training [I can't remember everything I did since I was in beast mode and kind of blacked out] but it consisted of tire squats, jump rope, box jumps, wall sits, etc...and my body was burning, but not as much as the fire I felt on the inside after the gym guy tried to have me assessed. I am definitely one of those people who thrive on negativity. ESPECIALLY in the gym. The best thing you could do is piss me off before or while I am at the gym because I will get all the way turnt up in that mutha'. Or tell me that I can't do something, watch me.
A midway workout shot trying to flex my "work in progress" guns.
Before my workout I had a pretty decent sized breakfast because I wasn't initially planning on going to workout this morning, but after I had started my breaky, I found out my husband wasn't going to work until the afternoon so I scarfed it down before heading to my workout. Thats honestly what probably gave me the energy to beast through the workout the way I did.
I followed up with a protein shake when I got home since I almost always forget to make a shake post workout, which I know is not good in regards to results and muscle building. Nothing fancy, but its quick, tastes pretty good and helps to fill me up after depleting myself. A couple of hours later I ate an omelet with turkey bacon, but forgot to photograph it :/.
My after lunch but before dinner snack of some apple slices and PB. Not any particular kind, just some random store brand I had in my cupbord.
For Dinner I decided to tackle the all elusive Spagetti Squash. Well...not so elusive, but it was my first time tackling the task of the Spagetti Squash so it was elusive to me. I have read so many recipes, blog posts, and articles on Spagetti Squash, but never really had the balls to try it out myself. Today that ended.
First off, this damn thing is hard to cut. VERY similar to a pumpkin in density as well as the way it looks on the inside once you can get the damn thing open.
You want to scoop out all of the "innards" and place it face down on a lightly oiled baking sheet (I used olive oil) and bake at 400 degrees for like 40-50 mins.
Once it's all done, the outer shell should be very soft and tender and let it cool first before taking a fork to the inside and stringing out the squash into the "spagetti" strands. Quite honestly I probably over cooked mine a bit, but I didn't mind, it still tasted awesome!
I paired it with some sweet potatoes, baked chicken, and bbq baked beans for dinner. It.Was.PHENOMENAL. I will definitely be putting spagetti squash into heavy rotation in the upcoming months, so be prepared to see more of this in future posts :).