So you all remember these delectable treats, right??
Man, I wish I had saved some for the freezer!
WELL, the little bites of heaven are participating in Charlie’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Challenge, and they need your votes!
To check out the challenge (and hopefully give me your vote! ) you can click here. Thanks, guys!!
So, now onto some other treats…
Yesterday when I got home from work, I put together a recipe that I’ve been waiting to try for a Protein Pumpkin Breakfast Cake.
The recipe really couldn’t be any easier to follow, and the cake itself turned out really good. I couldn’t WAIT to dive right into it this morning!
I sliced myself about 1/9th of the cake, and topped it with a dollop of non-fat, plain Chobani, banana slices, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a drizzle of light maple syrup.
The cake has a very dense and very moist consistency, making it nice and filling. It has just the slightest hint of sweetness which comes in part from the diced apples that are inside.
(I’ll be posting the recipe later tonight!)
So because I was so excited to eat my “cake for breakfast,” I gave myself enough time to enjoy it at home, along with my mug-o-joe. Mmmm mmmm, GOOD!
Truth be told, with the weather being as nasty as it was today, I was kind of banking on being sent home early from work.
Just look at this stuff…gross. I’m really over this snow. (Unless, however, we get another snow day tomorrow…then I’ll tolerate it just a little longer.)
So since I did the horrible assumption of leaving early, I did a pretty lame-o job of putting together a decent lunch. (Mom always told me…NEVER assume. It makes an ass out of u and me. )
On my way out the door, I quickly grabbed a can of Campbell’s Tomato Garden soup & my box of Kashi crackers. When it comes to canned soup, I try not to eat too much of it because of all that sodium, but it works in a pinch. This variety is actually one of my favorites!
I also ended up snacking on a 100 calorie pack of these Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds mid-afternoon. They are good. REAL good.
I’m finally starting to get my exercise mojo back after taking four days off. Maybe it was because I was in Birthday mode, but I really just had no desire to workout this past weekend. Sometimes it happens. Oh well.
So this morning before work, I started my day with some Jillian Michael’s Yoga Meltdown. It felt so good to stretch it out.
Then this afternoon after work, I hopped on the treadmill and did my favorite HIIT workout (alternating 20 seconds @ 9.0mph & 40 seconds @ 4.5mph for 20 minutes) plus a little extra steady running which covered about 3.75 miles.
Now I’m about to head out into the kitchen and try to whip up something for dinner to go along with the loaf of bread I have cookin’ in the bread machine. Hopefully my bread-making skills have improved.
Question for the Evening:
Do you find that the more time you take off from working out, the harder it is to get back into it?