Waffles

Overdone

Hey guys! After I posted yesterday I was out all day zooming from place to place and didn’t have time to come back! My first stop was The Washington Sports Club in Columbia Heights, DC for a workout party sponsored by Dove. Liz, another DC blogger, was the host of the party and there were about 10 people, mostly bloggers, who came to the event. It was intense! It was a one hour long workout, 30 minutes were cardio kickboxing and 30 minutes were spent in “bootcamp.”

During the first half, there was lots of punching and kicking and complex moves combining several steps. I am a little lacking in the coordination department so I just had a smile on my face most of the time laughing at how hard it was to figure out what was going on. The moves changed frequently so by the time I nailed down one, it was already time to move onto the next. Then the next part was the actual bootcamp, and that was intense. We were doing minute intervals of different moves and then randomly the instructor would point to 2 people and have them do something different, like knee kicks with a medicine ball, or weighted squats with a bar bell against the wall with a stability ball. Whew! It was super fun and I actually really enjoyed it. I don’t usually do classes since I’m not a member of a gym, but it was so fun and it took so long to figure out what I was supposed to be doing that I almost forgot I was working out.

Then came the overdone part. I did not take my own advice, and decided to accompany my friend Amber to a Bikram class after the bootcamp. Now, in my defense, the reason I felt compelled to go is because yesterday was the last day of Yoga Week in DC and I hadn’t attended any of the events or tried any free/reduced classes. Yesterday’s 4pm Bikram class was free, my friend was going, and it was at a new-to-me Bikram studio. I made it through the whole class, but I felt pretty famished afterwards. I didn’t eat anything since having the eggs in the morning because I was rushing from one class the the next, and it just kind of shot my day. My back was really sore afterwards and I felt a little too sore.

After the Bikram class, my friend Amber and I went to grab some food at Booeymonger. It was rainy and chilly out, so I wanted to go with something warm and ordered the Veggie Special. It was a sandwich with grilled mushrooms, spinach, tomato, salad veggies, alfalfa sprouts, onions and melted provolone cheese with mayonnaise on a French baguette, but I ordered it without the mayo.

And it was just OK. It was a little bland because there was no sauce on it and the cheese and bread were pretty mild in flavor. I did inhale the whole thing because I was sooo hungry, but I’ll probably try something different next time I go.

After that, it was already somehow almost 7pm and the rest of my day was kind of shot. I stopped by my friend Jess’s to say hello to her and Rachel, but then I came home and took it easy because my back was so shot. I snacked a bunch on random things (think pretzels, baked tortilla chips, dark chocolate chips) and just laid low.

Today I woke up, and this probably won’t be a shocker, but I am sore. My arms, my calves, my whole body… wow. That’s what two back to back intense classes will do to you, I guess. 🙂 I woke up really hungry, and though we’re stocked with a lot of veggies, we are out of the essentials like milk, eggs, fruit, bread, etc, so a grocery trip is definitely in order later today. I found some frozen mini waffles so I threw them in the toaster, and then took some frozen fruit (mix of cherries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries) and microwaved it for 1 minute to melt it and make it saucy. I added some agave nectar to sweeten it, and then chopped half a banana and used those for the sauce on the waffles.

I may have ended up adding 1 tbsp of almond butter half way through. These waffles were fine and worked in a pinch, but I much prefer fresh waffles or pancakes – – though I don’t think that makes me stick out from the crowd. 🙂

Hope your weekends are going well! I will be back later, promise. 🙂

Oops

Morning! I ended up staying up way too late last night because I was watching Changeling with Angelina Jolie. Well, not with her, she was just in the movie. 😉 It was so good that I couldn’t turn it off and before I knew it, it was almost 2am! Eek.

I made a mistake last night because after I posted, I waited until I was ravenous to start thinking about food. I had been craving pizza, so I figured why not. I ended up ordering from Domino’s and I got a Medium thin crust pizza with green peppers and onions, no cheese. This was the first time I ever ordered a pizza with no cheese, and it was really good! I didn’t even miss the cheese, and I feel like I cured my pizza craving. So I started eating the pizza:

And then before too long:

It was all gone! I ate an entire medium pizza myself… Oops. I made the mistake of waiting until I was way past the point of hungry, so I inhaled the pizza so fast that I didn’t even realize it was disappearing before my eyes. This morning, I woke up with a stomach ache…

I went on the Domino’s website to look up the nutritionals and found all the information here. They have nutrition facts for entire pizzas (so I guess I’m not alone here) and to be honest, it wasn’t as bad as I was thinking. The entire pizza had 765 calories and 26 grams of fat. While this is more than I usually eat for any meal, I was thinking it was going to be a lot worse than that. I still am not too proud of myself, but oh well! I think next time I need to make a salad or something else to go with the pizza and ration out half of it at the beginning and put the rest away before I eat it all. 🙂

This morning I woke up and was craving waffles! I used the same mix as last time, which is gluten free. I just randomly bought this mix and a few people asked if it tastes different than normal waffle mix, and the answer is not really, but its a little bit sweet. I love having time on the weekends to make whatever I want for breakfast!

I had two waffles with nonfat Fage 0%, almond butter, and 2 sliced kiwis on the side. (Side note: can you tell that I got an enormous box of kiwis last weekend from Costco? I’ve been having them every day and there’s still a ton left!) These waffles were awesome! I love the addition of almond butter (to anything) and I’m feeling really satisfied. I’ve missed waffles!

I’m now sipping on coffee on my new mug from Wisconsin:

🙂 My boyfriend got me this as a souvenir from his cheese tasting trip this past week. I love it!

I’m off to run a few errands then go to work! I’ll be back later. Happy Saturday!

Waffle Success

Morning! Happy Hump Day to ya. I woke up today with every intention of going for a run, but it was chilly so I decided to just make breakfast and watch the Today show instead… I am not a workout in the AM sort of gal. After work, it is.

I decided to change it up for breakfast today and give the waffle iron another shot. And I’m so happy I did because it worked and I haven’t had homemade waffles in ages (as in not frozen). I used this mix:

The recipe on the box called for 1 cup of mix, but the serving size is 1/4 of a cup, so I just halved the recipe. Into that bowl went 1/2 cup mix, 1/3 cup water, and 1 egg white. This made enough batter for 2 regular waffles with a little extra batter, but not enough for a third. Next time I’ll use 1/3 cup of mix and try to figure out the measurements for the other things. 😛 I used tons of nonstick spray on the waffle iron and the waffles came out no problem. After a few minutes, I had this:

Sooo good! I topped these two waffles with 1/2 cup nonfat greek yogurt, 1/2 large banana sliced, and some sliced strawberries. I also had a coffee today from the french press:

I added 1/2 cup frothed milk. I have a long day ahead of me because I have to go to the conference hotel tonight after work to make sure the shipment arrived and scope out the room for the course tomorrow, so this morning called for coffee. I’ll be staying at the hotel tonight so will be having dinner there tonight, and breakfast and lunch there tomorrow. I tend to have a pretty hard time with staying healthy during conferences, but I am hoping this time if I do a good job planning, I can stay on track.

I’ll be back after lunch – hope you have a great start to Wednesday!