Since I already know one of my resolutions for 2012 is to be on time (I’ve had the same resolution four years in a row now) it’s only fitting do do my last Flat Kitty Friday post on Saturday. I didn’t even manage to get it done in the morning. I’m really going out in style. Ha!
After all of last night’s excitement
and one of my last long (21 miles) training runs yesterday morning I didn’t have it in me to write yesterday.
But now, before we take a few days off to figure out some goals for 2012 (besides being on time), Flat Kitty and I want to share our new chia obsession with you. It’s all thanks to some really fun recent Twitter conversations.
Kasey’s Chia Berry Jam
1/2 cup frozen berries
1 tablespoon chia
1 packet no calorie sweetener
1 tablespoon water
Put frozen berries, chia and sweetener in small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
Add I tablespoon of water.
Mix well and let sit to form a gel or cover and let sit in refrigerator for a couple hours (or overnight).
(I used some mixed berried from Costco. I want to try it with dark cherries from Costco next.)
What you get is this little bowl of fiber packed yumminess.
The other day I spread it on a Flatout with some nonfat cream cheese for a quick snack.
I made another batch yesterday and stuck it in the fridge overnight.
This morning I, oops, I mean we, mixed it in with a packet of Kashi oatmeal (after the oatmeal had cooked and exploded all over the microwave).
I topped it with some nonfat Greek yogurt, sugar free maple syrup and a tablespoon of SunButter.
It was the perfect New Year’s Eve breakfast.
So, I’m not going to post about all my goals for 2012 or everything that happened in 2011 because I’m still trying to figure out what exactly I want to focus on this upcoming year (I have 9 more hours to get my act together) and well, to be honest 2011 was amazing, but a blur (and I don’t want to bore you).
What I am going to do is give you a little something.
A couple of things actually. Since my Flat Kitty Friday posts have been less than mediocre as of late, I’m asking for some help. Or actually, Flat Kitty is asking for help (he’s over me).
In 2012, I think Flat Kitty Friday should be about you.
I know some of you got a Flat Kitty in the mail from donating to our half marathon for Amelia and I still have a few leftover that I’m looking to give good homes to.
Here’s the plan:
You can email your pictures or post them on the Stuftmama facebook page Thursday (or anytime before). I’ll just start with it being general Flat Kitty adventures. It can be a recipe you want to share, something you did, a favorite food find or just a funny photo I’ll post it on Friday. If you have a blog I’ll make sure to link you up as well. Hopefully it’ll be fun. I’m thinking we could even do a different Flat Kitty Friday theme each week in the future. For now though, I’ll just start off with whatever you want to share to see if it’s actually as cool as it is in my head. If nothing else, it should provide a little entertainment, right?
If you need a Flat Kitty email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send one your way!
Now, I really have something for you.
Just in case you don’t…..
Oops. Wrong one.
It never gets old does it?
Well, I’ve been holding back and I got a little something for one of you.
I bought a bunch of Bob Harper’s DVDs from the website a month or so ago. They’re pretty darn awesome (and only about $5 each). This one is for you. I haven’t tried this exact one, but I’m guessing it rocks like all his others.
You know what makes it even better?
Yeah, that’s right. My man Bob signed it. I’ thought about keeping it for myself, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed I’ll be in the club again sometime soon and can get another one.
This one is for you.
All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment here telling me your reader request for 2012. Tell me what you want to read about. I want to make my posts more purposeful in 2012 and could use a little input.
Do you want to see more workout talk, workout ideas, STUFT workout videos, STUFT cooking videos, recipes, toddler ideas, healthy food swaps, food products finds, daily meals, more sock monkeys (kidding), etc..
I’ll choose a winner from the comments Tuesday morning January 3rd. That day is special because that’s when the Biggest Loser is premiering and the new hottie hot trainer is back along with my man. It’s going to be a good season.
Hope you have a very Happy New Year. I can’t wait to take on 2012 with you.
I’m off to work on my list of goals.