Morning! I hope your week is off to a good start… mine is! I got to take my time getting into work today because I am working late tonight, so I woke up and decided to do the Shred Level 1. Jillian Michaels is not pleasant to wake up to, but I was very happy when it was over. I love how its only 20 minutes so its easy to squeeze in and it kicks my butt. It’s really the only strength training I’ve been doing lately, so I have to step it up because I’ve only been using 3 pound dumbbells. I know that sounds SO light and easy, but I promise you it is still very hard with the 3 lb weights. There are a few moves where I wish I had a little bit heavier weights though, so next time I have a chance I’ll pick up some 5 lb dumbbells.
Is it sad that what gets me through my workout is thinking about what I will eat after I’m done? You don’t know have to answer that, I already know. 🙂 Today I dreamed up some pancakes during my workout, and got to making them immediately after I was done. I’ve been using this mix:
Its sort of random that I’ve been using gluten free… I just found this all natural mix at Target on sale so I bought it. I don’t think it tastes that different from regular pancake/waffle mix, its just a little sweet. I decided to experiment a little bit and made the batter with:
- 1/4 cup of pancake mix
- 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 1/4 cup light soy milk
- 2 tbsp egg whites (I used AllWhites)
It turned out great! Adding the rolled oats added a nice texture to the pancakes and this recipe made 2 good sized ones. The batter seemed a little on the thin side when I first mixed everything together so I was a little nervous, but it thickened while standing when I was waiting for the pan to heat up. They came out great and I finished them off with some delicious toppings.
On top I put:
- 1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
- 1 tsp almond butter
- 1 small sliced banana
- small handful of dried cherries (from the bulk bins!)
Amazing! I love experimenting with things and not going exactly by the box. Adding the oats and changing the ratio of liquid a bit made these have an awesome texture and added some whole grains. They were heavenly!
I’m off to work for a few hours and then heading back to the conference hotel in the afternoon. I should be back on my regular blogging schedule starting today. Happy Monday!