*Edit- I originally started writing this post early this morning. For some crazy reason I thought I could write a post and get out the door in time to teach a 8:15 am spin class with the boys in tow. Who the heck do I think I am? Let’s just say the post didn’t get done, I didn’t get my coffee and the boys had breakfast on the go.
We had a day yesterday, a LONG day. This morning I totally woke up feeling overwhelmed and like I just wanted to hide out. I didn’t get anything I really wanted to get done yesterday so today I just wanted to detach from everything, stay inside and try to make some progress on the red room, finally write down some goals for September, get a new training schedule in place (I might have a couple races coming up sooner than I had planned), etc.
Well, then I woke up to this.
This gave me a little kick in the butt. There’s no hiding out in life. That’s just wasted time. Each day is an opportunity to get out there and make the best of it. Be the best person you can be. Make good decisions, fuel your body with healthy food, listen to your body and take care of it, get out there and move, nurture relationships, care for others, laugh, pray and hopefully inspire some people along the way.
Yep. That sunrise said all that to me.
Dang, I’m so serious today. What the heck?
So….. instead of hiding out we went for it today. I made the decision right then and there that I was going to get out there and give today my all.
The boys felt the same way. They were not only ready to do their take on a treadmill workout,
but to tackle the rest of the day also.
We made it to the gym to teach my spin class and then I popped on the treadmill for a little run while catching the last half of Kelly and Michael and a little TMZ.
Any Live with Kelly watchers out there? What do you think of the new guy Michael? I still miss Regis. I also still want to be Kelly.
It was the perfect start to the day.
Afterwards the boys and I went to Target and made a necessary stop at Starbucks. We may have spent way too much time at the register as I chatted up the lady about some mugs that were on sale. (I also may have bought myself a new mug or two only because they were on sale.) Our little stop took a turn for the worse shortly afterwards.
Let’s see. Reasons why we won’t be going back to that Starbucks anytime soon:
We spilled their samples all over the floor and they had to come clean up the crumbs.
Judah had a meltdown complete with crying and stomping over spilled samples.
I was forced to buy a cinnamon roll for the boys to try to help the situation.
The barista kindly asked me if I would like an extra shot in my soy latte. I refrained from hugging him, but accepted his offer. He must of known I needed it.
One chocolate milk was spilled all over the floor shortly after these pictures were taken.
Yep. We definitely won’t be going back to that Starbucks anytime soon. Too bad Starbucks are hard to find around here. Ha ha.
The morning got the best of us. Judah fell asleep while successfully balancing his soy milk. Joaquin managed to spill he replacement chocolate milk all over his shorts.
Once we all recovered at home I made a little something and was sure to post it on Instagram as soon as I realized how awesome it was.
Um yeah. There was no hiding out or wasting the day with this thing.
So, the other things I had planned on writing about and our little recap of yesterday will have to wait. This is just too great not to share right now.
This is a high protein, low carb version of the original mighty chocolate microwave muffin. In the original post I have a couple different versions- one that’s toddler friendly and one that is sugar free. This one is very similar to the high protein dark chocolate muffin. It might just take the cake (or the muffin) though because it has spinach in it.
Mighty Chocolate STUFT Microwave Muffin
1/2 cup egg substitute or egg whites
handful fresh spinach
1/2 cup pumpkin
2 tablespoons coconut flour (14 grams)
2 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 sweetener packets or 1-2 tablespoons sweetener of choice
1/4-1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
Blend egg substitute or whites with spinach (I use my Magic Bullet). Combine all other ingredients in small bowl.
Pour in large mug sprayed with nonstick spray.
Microwave for 5-7 minutes.
You can sub 1/4 cup of egg substitute with nondairy or regular milk of choice.
I use two packets of stevia sweetener in my version.
Oh man. There’s definitely no hiding out and wasting the day here. Actually, the spinach may be hiding somewhere in this muffin, but that’s a good thing.
I have to warn you, it’s not your fluffy muffin. It’s dense and rich, but it’s one heck of a protein filled chocolate treat.
Okay, now really, I’m off to tackle my long to do list. See you soon!