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Scorcher

13 Jun

Hi all–another¬†relaxing day under my belt. I feel so good, rested and just peaceful right now but too bad that’s going to end tomorrow when I go back to work, meh ūüė¶ I need to get back on the ball with looking for other jobs this week and update my resume.

I woke up this morning and made the Low Fat Oatmeal Protein pancakes I tried for the first time yesterday and they were equally great the second time around. I topped with cooked apricots and bananas with a drizzle of maple syrup.

I cleaned this morning, caught up on blogs, had my coffee and relaxed with Lincoln. I was going to a pottery studio at 1P¬†and wasn’t sure how long I would be gone for so I had a small lunch before hand. I made a wrap with a leftover chicken cake,¬†avocado, cherry tomatoes and salsa.

Good thing I was going to the pottery studio because it was another hot one out. Is it hot for anyone else? I talked to my parents in Florida and it was only 85 there and it’s supposed to be in the¬†90’s¬†the entire wk so I will need to¬†scour my wardrobe tonight¬†for light clothing. The humidity was stifling and¬†the heat¬† alone made¬†me ¬†feel¬†like I was back in Phoenix so I was not trying to be outside at all.

I made a spoon holder for the stove top, when it’s done it will be lime green with black polka dots. I am a creative thinker but I am not good with art, drawing, etc. so I stuck to something easy. I would love to go again and make more things though, it was quiet and relaxing.

Afterwards I stopped at the Bucks and got a Mocha Light Frappaccino to cool me down.

Then I stopped At Bath & Body Works for their huge sale. I really only go there twice a year for the sale just to stock up on stuff. I just wanted to get in and get out but the saleslady would not get off my sack. I would be looking at something and she would be like “That’s 75% off so it’s only $2.62” or “Did you know if you buy three of the lotions, you save more money than buying two.” I just wanted to yell out “I can read and I can do math” but I was trying to be nice and just smiled. And I¬†was not leaving there without buying something so it got on my nerves after 10 minutes of that. When I go shopping, I’m on a mission and am not all about staying there for an hour. I paid, was free from the claws of the overbearing saleslady and got all of this for $30

Next stop was Ulta where I finally picked up some Philosophy at the recommendation of Mo. Ulta has been selling Philosophy online but it’s finally being sold in their stores and I have heard nothing but good things about their products . I bought the Makeup Optional Skin Kit for only $40.

I got back home, took a nap and when I woke,  it was approaching dinner time.

I made Giada’s¬†Turkey meatloaf with Feta and Sun Dried Tomatoes. I tried this one before last fall and it was amazing so I was excited to try it again.

Before going into the oven

 I followed the recipe except for I baked for 50 minutes instead of 45, used more parsley than called for and used 4 tbsp of milk instead of 2 to give it more moisture.

I served with a baby spinach salad with mushrooms, zucchini, cherry tomatoes with Light Three Cheese Ranch

I did some yoga and stretching for 20 minutes. Speaking of which, head to Peace. Love. Nutrition for a chance to win an Aurorae Yoga Mat!¬†After the yoga, I felt very calm and relaxed and now I’m catching up on “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”. Good night indeed.

Morning goodness

12 Jun

¬†Big breakfast day–yay! I’ve been eyeing this recipe for Low Fat Oatmeal Protein Pancakes for a while and decided to try it out this morning. You only need a few ingredients for these, which I am a huge fan¬†when that happens and¬†they are items most likely in your kitchen. I hate when I see a tasty recipe and I have to go out to the store to find a million things. Before I talk about the pancakes, let’s talk about coffee. In case, you were curious…..paprika does not taste good in a cup of joe. I found that out this morning when I thought I reached for the cinnamon and ruined a perfectly good cup and had to make another batch. Live and learn!

Looks like a vanilla smoothie when you blend the ingredients

I don’t have a griddle so I have to settle for stovetop pancakes for now that never are round. I will take oval though.

While they were cooking, I nuked some frozen blueberries for 2 minutes so when they came out they were very soft and their juices were oozing out  (hehe)

These were absolutely amazing and tasted like a lighter, thinner pancake. I added a bit of cinnamon to mine for some flavor but you can really play around with these and add different things. This will be a new rotation in my breakfast for sure.

The pancakes were perfect for the workout I was going to have:

10 lb Dumbbell

Reverse Fly (12 reps, 2 sets)

Front Lateral Raise (11 reps, 2 sets)

Zottman Curls (11 reps, 2 sets)

Tricep Kickbacks (12 reps, 1 set)

Tricep Extensions (10 reps, 2 sets)

Kettlebell (20 lbs)

Side Bends (20 reps, 2 sets)

Straight Leg Deadlifts (14 reps, 2 sets)

Upright Deltoid Row (12 reps, 1 set)

Windmill (11 reps, 1 set)

Shrugs (12 reps, 1 set)

15 lb dumbbell

Bench press (12 reps, 2 sets)

Weighted Stability Ball Crunches (15 reps, 2 sets)

Shoulder press (12 reps, 2 sets)

Between sets, I did a bunch of jumping, kicking and moving around. Good thing my creepy Russian neighbor who lives across from me wasn’t watching. He will just sit on his patio, have a cigarette and have his binoculars out. It’s a tad off-putting.

Salvation Army finally came to pick up my stuff this morning so I am free of all of this (I did not donate the printer or Magic Bullet!)

Today is a dog morning and it’s all about Lincoln. We are off to go to the vet, Petsmart¬†and to the boarding place he will be staying next month. We may even fit a bath for Stinky Linky¬†in there ūüôā