Yesterday’s WOD was one of those ones I look at the night before and think “really? that’s it?” and wish it had more to it or was more of a heavy lift workout like last Tuesdays. I love those AHAP WOD’s. But, I know they can’t all be like that, so I stick to the plan and do what’s handed to me. And, by doing this, I am always always pleasantly surprised and my love for GPP grows stronger and stronger.
As I’ve mentioned in many posts in the past, GPP’s main focus is achieving optimal health, so yesterday we focused on coordination, accuracy, and balance.
Many of the exercises throughout this WOD were new to me. Never had I ever done backward jump ropes before (nor do I think anyone in my gym watching me had either, I was getting strange strange looks) and I also hadn’t done turkish get ups before.
The backward jump ropes were fun, I was able to do 30 consecutive jumps and those turkish get ups were a lot less… lame (?) than I thought they would be. They were challenging! I actually loved them so much and was so determined to go heavier than I had during the three rounds in the actual workout that I grabbed a 20 lb. dumbbell (I used 10, 12.5, and 15 during the actual WOD) and did as many reps as I could.
That’s what I love about GPP. It’s always a challenge and it always leaves you feeling so empowered and motivated to do better the next time. I also think the looks I get from others around me are pretty amusing, too. You should have seen the looks I was getting when I was surfing with my knees on that stability ball. Haha.
After the gym, I studied for the rest of the day. I had a few chapters from my textbook to read and a presentation on inositol and sulfur to prepare for Thursday. When I have hardcore study sessions like this or long school days, I need a meal or snack to hold me over and as of late I’ve discovered that chia puddings are the only type of snack that actually holds me over for a substantial period of time.
This isn’t any chia seed pudding, though. It’s high protein and contains one of my favourite foods, cottage cheese. Did I mention I ate an entire 500 gram container of cottage cheese last night? Yep, one my favourite foods. Cannot get enough. Ok, so here’s my Chocolate Cottage Cheese Chia Pudding for all of you who want your bellies full for hours upon hours.
Chocolate Cottage Cheese Chia Pudding
1 cup cottage cheese (I like using 2% because I think it tastes the best, also the Nordica brand of cottage cheese is the best in my opinion!)
1/3 cup almond milk (this is an approximate measure as I really just dumped some almond milk into my blender. You may need a little more, though)
1 heaping spoon cocoa
7 – 10 stevia drops (I use NuNaturals Vanilla stevia drops)
2 tbsp chia seeds
Blend first four ingredients together. The desired consistency is milky, not too thick, so if you need more almond milk, add it in tablespoon by tablespoon until you achieve a milky consistency.
Add chia seeds and stir, stir, stir!
Refrigerate and allow to sit overnight (or for a few hours if you’re in a rush).
Chia seeds are truly one of my favourite things right now. Besides for cottage cheese of course. Chia seeds are a complete protein, high in calcium, fibre, and antioxidants. And, like I said, they will keep you satisfied for a very, very long time. So, eat up!
Do you like chia puddings? What’s your favourite chia pudding recipe? What’s your favourite way to use chia seeds? Are there meals other than chia puddings that keep you satisfied for a very long time?