Good morning and happy Friday! I have a couple really good things to share this morning, and I also have something that’s sort of freaking me out, so I’m really looking for any insights you may have. But first…the good stuff…starting with last night’s dinner.
Oh.my.god. These stuffed peppers were a total hit!! I used Corey’s recipe as my inspirations, but I actually made quite a few adaptations of my own and really need to share this recipe with you guys soon.
The filling ends up cooking up almost like a meatloaf texture, which was totally fine by Jay and I.
These babies were deeeeelicious…especially when drizzled with a little ketchup. Just sayin’.
Moving on with the good stuff…
This morning I had a short shift at work, and as soon as I came home I got right to work on breakfast. I was sort of up in the air with things today; I wanted oatmeal, I wanted eggs, I wanted berries. So what did I do? I combined them all together.
Up until today, I’d only tried adding egg whites into my oats once, and I was NOT a fan. But, I figured it was worth another shot, and thank goodness it was, because these oats ended up so much better than I would have expected. Seriously? They reminded me a LOT of French toast, so that’s what I’m going to call it.
Mixed Berry French Toast Oatmeal
- 1/4 Coach’s Oats (any oats will do)
- 1/4 egg whites
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 2 tsp flaxseeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- ~1 cup strawberries & blueberries
I cooked everything except the berries on the stovetop until it was nice and creamy, and then stirred the berries in right at the end, saving a few for topping. I also added in a sprinkle of Love Grown Foods granola because, well, it’s awesome.
I only used 1/4 cup of everything because I ended up snacking on some of a protein shake while I was at work; otherwise, I’d probably increase to 1/3 cup of everything for next time.
I also made a little pit stop on my way home…it is Coffee Friday, ya know.
Okay…now on to my minor freak out. You guys remember when I did that crazy awesome workout on Monday?
Well, I was pretty sore overall the following day or two, but then most of the muscle soreness went away…except for my biceps. It’s actually been slightly painful to try straightening out my elbows, but I’ve just been trying really hard to keep stretching them and working them out.
I did yesterday’s arm workout, and while there wasn’t really any noticeable pain that was telling me I should stop, something just felt weird. So last night, as I was getting ready to go to bed, I happened to look down at them and realized that they are SUPER swollen.
Obviously, I don’t usually snap beauty shots of my elbows, so I don’t have pictures of what they looked like beforehand, but that bump on my forearm is definitely not usually there. My left arm appears to be more swollen than my right arm, especially right in and around the elbow area.
But the usual contours of my arms are just looking incredibly weird, swollen, and not normal.
So this is me…freaking out…wondering what the heck is up with my biceps. And of course, I decided to play Dr. Google last night, which only made me even more paranoid. I talked to one of the trainers at work this morning, and he said it’s just because my biceps weren’t used to that type of work but still…should they really be looking like this? What the heck is going on?!?!
Okay, so there’s my good and my bad. At least my good things are both pretty darn good, right?