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Pre-Competition Nightmares

During prep, I would have nightmares about the foods I couldn't eat

You know you’re getting close to a big event when you start having nightmares about it. 

Last night I had a dream that it was the day of the competition. I showed up at this huge conference center (like the one in Orlando). Then I realized I forgot to get spray tanned the night before, so I was as pale as a ghost. 

My sister, Rita, was there because she decided, on a whim, to compete too. While I was running around this giant convention center trying to find the spray tan booth. She just calmly followed around behind me eating (ya, you probably guessed it) organic white cheddar cheese puffs

Every time I would get to where I thought I needed to be, an old lady knitting circle would appear. One of the ladies would tell me “no dear, you need to go the other way”. Then off I’d go again. 

So really, it was like three nightmares in one: not being prepared, being lost and someone eating my favorite snack in front of me. 

Other than the nightmares (and continuous daydreaming of every possible thing that could go wrong) it’s been a pretty great prep so far. 

I keep losing about 1/2 to an inch a week in my stomach, the diet is boring but tolerable and the weightlifting has been fun. I definitely miss cardio but I love a routine, so the fact that this plan is so rigid (almost) makes up for the lack of running I get to do. 

31 days to go! 

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The Best Healthy Protein Pancake Recipe

The best healthy protein pancake recipe

Five people have now seen me eating this protein pancake and have asked for the recipe, so I figured it was time to bring it to the masses (10 people count as masses, right?!).

There’s a lot of protein pancake recipes out there, but I combined a couple of my favorites to create the “perfect” one. Mostly, because there’s nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter. Especially if you’re on a diet, because it doesn’t feel like diet food at all.

– 1/3 c. oatmeal

– 2/3 c. egg whites

– 1 tbsp. special dark cocoa powder

– 1 tsp. cinnamon

– 1 tsp. vanilla

– 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

– 1 scoop chocolate protein powder

First, blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. It should be the consistency of pancake batter (maybe just a little more liquid-y).

Next, set stove to medium heat. Spray a nonstick skillet with coconut oil cooking spray (or use olive oil). Wait for the skillet to heat up.

Then, pour the batter into the skillet. Cook until the edges are hard and the inside begins to firm up (about 3 minutes). Flip and cook a minute on the other side.

Finally, remove from the skillet and top with honey, peanut butter, Nutella or another favorite spread.

Protein Pancake Cooking Tips

I use about a 10 inch skillet and pour all the batter in and make one giant pancake. Usually I’ll make 2 or 3 in a row, let them cool and throw them in gallon zip locks so they’re easy to grab and take to work in the morning.

You can also omit the cocoa and cayenne and sub chocolate protein powder for vanilla. If I do that I add 1/2 tsp. cloves and a handful of nuts and blueberries. I call this a “Fruit & Nut pancake”. So creative, I should win an award.