slow 11 mile treadmill run at the gym
AM- taught midday spin class
PM- taught HIIT class and step aerobics
ran 4 miles on the treadmill
I don’t know why people were looking at my funny on the way out of the gym.
Doesn’t everyone carry around a “thunder stick” they scored from The Nike Women’s Marathon?
Um… my legs are sore. They always are after Mondays because I teach some intense classes, but they are especially tight today. Ugh. I really need to incorporate some more stretching or figure out how to use The Stick that is still sitting on my dresser untouched. Oops.
Okay, so we have found some pretty cool things the past few days.
Let’s talk some eats first.
Leftover gourmet green pancakes are just as good as new when you dress them up the right way.
If you’re really pressed for time and you have some toddler pizza lovers on your hands, you can whip up these healthy pizza roll ups in about 2 minutes.
Take a Flatout wrap (or whole wheat tortilla), put a little marinara and cheese (preferably mozzarella, but anything works) on it.
Microwave it and roll it up. Easy, cheesy.
If you can’t wait until the afternoon for your huge bowl of roasted kabocha squash it can be breakfast instead.
Too bad I just ran out (and dug the bottle out of the trash to take a picture for you). Beavis.
In the cup: 1/2 Nuun cherry limeade tablet, 1/2 Nuun kona cola tablet, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 5 drops liquid stevia, a little lemon juice, water and ice.
Yep. Good stuff and it has a little caffeine. Love that. Dang, if I could only get my hands on some more of that cherry limeade. Word on the street is that it’s not coming out until March. That seems so far away.
I know I said I need a bigger bowl the other day. My little problem is getting worse. This was last night’s dinner.
Oh, and a side note really quick, since I get home late on Mondays I’m usually eating dinner by myself after everyone’s in bed. When I was putting the boys to bed Judah asked me if I was going to eat on the couch in my pajamas with my silly glasses on. Funny guy.
And yes, yes I did.
Ha ha. While catching the first little bit of The Biggest Loser. Why the heck hasn’t my best friend Bob worn the Pro Compression socks I gave him yet? I’m getting a little upset. What were those leggings all about last night?
Looks like I need a bigger one of those too. Ha ha.
Recipe coming soon for that, but I did too much ice cream talk yesterday and I have something else really darn exciting to share.
We found the COOLEST thing in our backyard the other afternoon.
STUFT Daddy had been trying to tell me we had a squash in the backyard for over a week. I thought he was making it up or just trying to tease me. By the way, growing kabocha squash in the backyard is my dream. I’m so on it next year. Just think of the money we could save.
Anyway…… I figured he didn’t really know what he was talking about.
I should know better. I was wrong.
So, so wrong.
Do you see that?
So freaking awesome!
We have no idea how it got there. Andrew said the vine started way up by the deck and went all the way down. I’m guessing a seed fell when I was taking one of my bazillion pictures of roasted squash on the railing. Who knows.
I even taught the boys to take pictures with my phone to celebrate our find.
Yeah, that’s right, the boys took those pictures. I was impressed too. Someone is a little better at it, but it’s not nice to compare.
I am sooooooooo excited about this darn squash, it’s kind of embarrassing.
It’s a butternut one, right?
Eeeekkk…I can’t wait to roast it up.
Okay, that’s enough of my jabbering. My dark chocolate peppermint mocha was a little strong this morning. We needed a good dose of caffeine since we had a little trouble keeping our eyes open this morning.
Have a great Tuesday!
Have you ever found anything super cool in your backyard?
Anyone grow their own squash?