Monday. The most dreaded day of the week for almost all human beings over the age of six (when you’re under that age, you could really care less about anything more than Barney (does he still exist?!), or when it’s time for that peanut butter and jelly you can put anywhere but your mouth.)
But why are Monday’s the enemy?
Because let’s face it…weekends rock. Especially when they begin with pancakes.
Brown Rice Protein Pancakes
1/4 cup brown rice flour
3/4 cup egg whites
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 tbsp soy milk (I used vanilla)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine dry ingredients and mix well, add to wet ingredients and pour on, flip em’ and eat up! Obviously. If you like your cakes a little sweeter, add some honey or sugar 😉
Top with whatever your little heart desires. In my case – cherries and bananas. Cherries are such a pain to pit, they’re lucky they taste good. More so, Whole Foods is lucky they taste good, or else I wouldn’t buy them.
For a chocolatey version – use chocolate protein powder and 1 tbsp cocoa powder!
However, if you use regular eggs, and not whites, I highly recommend NOT using extra batter to top…unless you’re down with salmonella. Whatever floats your boat (or sinks it).
Weekends are also good for much-needed relaxation, even if it involves the floor.
I’m not going to tell you quite how I got there, but I can say that it may or may not have involved a delicious pineapple cocktail and a staircase that obviously got in my way.
Why am I not ashamed to put this on here? Because this was totally not my fault.
Monday is also the enemy because said relaxation is just not possible when you don’t you bestfriends to relax with:
This past weekend we continuted celebrations for my friends 21st birthday, and two of my friends and I surprised her pre-party with an anchor necklace that we knew she’d wanted for a long, long time.
Enter: tears, sappiness and a whole lotta love 🙂
What’s the best gift you’ve given someone lately?
p.s. hugs totally count!
I find that during the weekends, even though I’m not back in college quite yet, it just feels so right to let loose. Anyone else feel this way? That’s why I think it’s so important just to “be”, and let yourself have fun without any guily or feelings of negativity. Weekends are meant for “me time”, and sometimes this so-called “me time” just doesn’t include anything but indulgence and freedom. Sometimes I feel like people are just way too hard on themselves every single day, and it’s totally unnecessary by all means – I used to do the same thing to myself, though. I’d feel totally guilty if I didn’t get in any gym time, or didn’t do anything relatively productive over the weekend, but you know what? Life is precious, being young is even MORE precious; the most precious thing of all, though? Friends and family. These people were put in my life for a reason, and they make me incredibly happy in a way that a nice weight session or work doesn’t. Don’t get me wrong though, I adore working out, it relieves my stress and now that I’ve found a balance with it, I actually ENJOY it…and I do NOT want to risk overdoing it so much that I stop enjoying it. Whenever I go to the gym I make sure to really push myself, and find out what my body can do for me, but if I’m not feelin’ it, there’s a damn good chance I’m NOT getting a good workout, so here’s to trying tomorrow. I challenge every single one of you to take at least one or two days (preferrably the weekend 😉 ) to just be, just live and do whatever makes you happy…try and leave your “obligations” in the back of your mind, and chances are, when you finally get to those obligations, they won’t really feel as if they’re so tasking or a burden, and you may really be motivated to get em’ done, more so than you would’ve if you’d forced yourself into it. Take this challenge and maybe Monday’s will no longer be the enemy. Here’s to taking the time to love and appreciate what makes you most happy. For me? It’s my friends, family and the pup.
Rant over, I promise 😀
What have you done for yourself lately?
What makes you happy outside of work & the gym?
Peace and love!
p.s. I finally updated my recipe page – enjoy!