It’s so gross outside! Cold and rainy. April thinks her showers need to start a day early. I’m ready for May!
Pumpkin bread got me out of bed this morning 🙂 I had a slice pre-workout with some almond butter:
I had a great workout at the gym – 45 minutes on the ET followed by abs, pushups and stretching. Some days on the elliptical I struggle to keep my heart rate up and a good pace without upping the resistance so much my legs get tired but I’m not breathing hard, but today it was the perfect balance of cardio and challenge. I think it just depends on my mood and energy level.
I’m having banana for lunch today (!!) so I decided on pear this morning, which made me think I should do something other than oatmeal, which made me think oatmeal pancake! Good thing because we have egg whites to use up. I mixed the oats, egg whites, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and 1/4 cup pumpkin before I left for the gym. When I returned, I added 1/2 a tsp of baking powder (for puff) and made a huge pancake!
Topped with almond butter, a drizzle of maple and flax:
Here’s the pear with a diced kiwi and the end of a Fage container my family put on the chili last night, plus a bit more flax –
From above, with tea. The green spoon has a new brother!
This breakfast was about 450 kcal, 13 grams fiber and 26 grams protein.
Golden Beer Bread
The husband baked Golden Beer Bread yesterday and finished the post last night. It’s got a nice bitter beer background to it, but it is NOT doughy like his last one! He wanted sandwich bread, I wanted doughy “pull off a hunk” bread. He’s the baker, so he won 🙁
I’ve got a rough week ahead – two exams that I need to take very seriously: Stats tomorrow morning and Physio on Friday. I hate test weeks because you have that “I should be studying” attitude all the time, verses assignments/papers where you get it done and then push it from your mind! But after this week it’s all downhill until exams 🙂