Soooo...Sunday started with 2 pans on the stove...and do you know what that means???
CREPES for breakfast!!
After two attempts, I must say I'm getting the hang of this crepe business. (Follow my tips here) Possibly could help that one of my pans is the perfect size and all I have to do is add the batter, swirl, flip & I get near perfect-o crepes! (No 'fancy crepe pans' here!)
I use 2 pans to make quicker work, especially because crepes get cold SUPER quick! I held the chill off by throwing them in the toaster oven while I cooked up the rest...
Once all of the crepes were ready...we smeared them with our 'filling choice' of the day: a mix of cream cheese, brown sugar & vanilla....yum!!!!
It's been far too long since our cutting board has been so colorful!
My salad has been one I had been thinking about whipping up all week because it combines all of the ingredients that have a great source of DHA & Omega 3's. First, I whipped up a quick dressing with:
- Olive oil (about 2 tablespoons)
- 1 teasp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 teasp. dijon mustard
- 1 teasp. agave sweetener
- salt & pepper
Made only more amazing by my luscious olive oil right from Italy. Siggghhhhh...why didn't I pack an extra suitcase JUST to bring home bottles of this gold??
I mixed the dressing with...
- 1/2 can of crab meat
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 handful walnuts, chopped & toasted
- 1/2 diced mango
- Black Beans
- Red Pepper
- Sundried tomatoes
- Cheddar Cheese
But it wasn't all greens & DHA in our houseJ Don't be crazy. hhehhehehee....for dessert, we cracked open this little box...
A friend (HI KRISTEN!!!) had told me about Maine's Wicked Whoopies and I decided to place an order for Scott for Christmas. The best part was that you can order a variety pack and pick as many unique flavors as you want!! A dozen is a lot more fun when it comes in chocolate dipped, mocha, chocolate chip & maple....mmmmmmmmmmmmm!
So, out of all of the flavors, I was surprised when Scott walked up with this:
hehehehe...although we both lovvvveeeddd the vanilla bean & whipped cream PACKED cake. Soo good (thanks, Kristen!)
So that brings us to today, which means it's back to "Motivational Monday" Workout schedule! I was bummed because after a KILLER "Week before Christmas" where I had done TONS of yoga and even a 3 mile "Walk Away the Pounds" on Christmas Eve....the week AFTER Christmas?? Not so much going on. And ya know what I felt like??? CRAP! TOTAL CRAP. So come last Monday I dove 2 feet back in and got myself back to work (AND NO MORE COOKIES...well, at least 2 rather than 10 of them!!) and after just a few days I felt back to my ole self. Here's what it looked like:
Monday: 1+ hour Beginners Power Yoga Class
Wednesday: 1+ hour Power Yoga Class
Thursday: 40 minute Bethenny yoga + Weights + "Booty Blast"
Friday: 45 minute walk + 1 round of weights
Saturday: 25 minute "Body Slimming Yoga"
Sunday: 45 minute walk + 1 round of weights
I'm pretty proud of still 'cranking out this schedule' because I remember when I FIRST found out I was pregnant, I cried wondering how long I was going to still be able to do yoga (this was when I thought you woke up at 3 months and had a huge bellyJ). So I will say that I'm VERY PROUD that I can still power through a POWER YOGA class at 8 months along. I'm VERY aware of my limitations and make modifications when I need to (obviously anything on my stomach & twists are OUT!), but I was told by my doctor that yoga is completely safe the whole time. That's all I need to hear to kill any excuses I may have had. Plus, I can honestly say that you ALWAYS feel 120% BETTER when you get that workout in. Don't get me wrong...we all need a break now & then. But I definitely know when I need a break vs. when I'm being lazy...and when I skip out just for lazy-sake?? MISERABLE. Hope you guys can find an exercise that you REALLY love to do...be it kickboxing, running, walking. Whatever makes you get off your butt and get movin, is a GREAT thing in my book!
Soon will be my next challenge: Fitting in exercise with a new babyJ I know it won't be easy...but I'm determined to try!!
Alrighttty...you probably heard enough from me today! Hope you have a good (and motivatedJ) Monday!