Sweating and baking — I have been doing a lot of both! I have to say that this morning was one of the top sweatiest workouts of my life. Bootcamp left me dripping all over the place. It was actually quite gross. Sorry I’m not sorry. It was a great conditioning class focusing on cardio, legs, and core. We ran 5 laps in between each exercise and worked on legs since Tuesday killed our shoulders.
After class, one of the women said to me “a shower and a big cup of coffee are going to feel so good after this”. She definitely got me thinking. I normally stay and do some cardio after bootcamp, but I felt like I’d gotten a great workout in and I was so done with sweating. Instead, I did some ab exercises, stretched, and headed home.
I made myself that big cup of coffee, and even added some pumpkin spice into the coffee grinds. While I waited for the Bodum, I made breakfast.
Confession: I’ve been loving these breakfast bakes. I met Katie from Healthy Diva Eats at the Healthy Living Summit and have been loving her blog ever since! I made a similar version of Katie’s with protein frosting and now I am hooked. The only thing is that I sub out the oat bran for old fashion oats blended into powder form. This morning I made mine with apple sauce instead of pumpkin and used cinnamon for taste. I also didn’t blend the oats because I was impatient. Still marvelous.
The protein frosting was made with vanilla SunWarrior, sunflower seed butter, applesauce, and cinnamon.
So addicting! Protein, whole grain carbs, and good fats. Can’t beat it! Last week’s
dinner variations were pumpkin (similar to Katie’s, topped with blended frozen banana) and chocolate made with chocolate PB, dark cocoa, applesauce, etc. and topped with whip and sprinks, duh. The combinations are endless!
After getting ready, I headed to my 1 year LASIK checkup appointment. I grabbed a complimentary Keurig Dunkin Donuts chocolate glazed donut coffee. Always a pleasure.
I can’t believe it’s been a year already. I have 20/15 vision…yeah!
That’s me right after surgery, haha!
The reason I was MIA yesterday was because I stayed up late Tuesday making these.
It was my boss’s birthday. Mrs. Field’s cookie cakes are normally a big hit around the office so I decided to make my own. I wasn’t about to transport a big ass cookie, so I did the next best thing: mini chocolate chip cookie cakes with dark chocolate buttercream frosting. AND SPRINKLES!
I got to bed late Tuesday and woke up on Wednesday not only super tired, but so sore from Tuesday’s bootcamp that I could barely move. Rest day it was, and it felt divine.
Also, I am extending the Mamma Chia giveaway until Friday night. I know you all want some free Mamma Chia, so go get in your entries! I finished my last sample today and raspberry passion is by far my favorite!