Today was a lovely day.
The day started with Blueberry Almond Breakfast Bakes using this recipe as a base. To keep things interesting, I tried my hand at a little experiment… I subbed almond pulp, leftover from making homemade almond milk, for buckwheat flour, omitted coconut oil and traded out cherries for 1 cup frozen blueberries. We all LOVED these bakes, although they took about 10 minutes longer to cook, which was no bueno. I will do a more in depth post on this recipe next week.
Then Matthew and I headed out to Target with a quick stop at Grandma and Grandpa Peters house to pick up some freshly picked strawberries. I haven’t yet decided what to make with the strawberries. Currently I am pondering unsweetened jam, strawberry (and rhubarb?) pie or strawberry-rhubarb crisp. Thoughts? Suggestions?
Also, I need to find a good German Chocolate cake recipe for Melissa’s birthday on Sunday. Making a healthy version will be difficult, but I am up to the challenge. This recipe looks promising, but I just used my last can of coconut milk.
When we arrived at Target there was a big crowd of team members standing in front of the store entrance with signs, smiles and people dressed as Toy Story characters. I later found out that they were holding a Make-A-Wish foundation event where a 10-year old boy with cancer wished for a Target shopping spree. Target granted that wish this morning. I was able to witness this joyous young boy running through the store stopping at the sugar rush aisle and toy story aisle filling a toy chest full of whatever goodies his heart desired. It brought tears to my eyes this morning and still pulls at my heart strings tonight.
I am so proud that Allan works for such a gracious, thoughtful company that goes out of their way to humbly help someone in need.
After second breakfast of cheese and a peach, Matthew and I took a nice walk with Grandma Malcolm in the thick, humid afternoon sun. It was nice to get out of the house, but boy did it get steamy outside.
Back at the ranch I grilled up pork tenderloin that I had planned to have for supper last night. But this happened.
So, last night we dropped Allan’s bike off at the Angry Catfish to get new bullhorn handlebars and dined on Chipotle. Matthew and I shared a chicken salad, no rice or dressing, with black beans, fajita veggies, mild salsa, corn salsa and more lettuce. 🙂 It was delightful.
Back to today, while Matthew took his afternoon nap I did NROL4WWorkout 3 of Stage 7. I know that I keep saying this, but jeeze, these workouts are killer, but oh.so.rewarding. I always want to quit half way through the circuit, but instead I dig deep, take cleansing breaths and work through the pain. I don’t know if I will do Stage 7 once or twice. 😉
We are now watching Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and I should be paying attention *and looking through my fitness binder to find my next workout routine for when NROL4W is complete*. I rip out, save and organize all of my favorite Oxygen and Clean Eating magazine routines so that I have workout routine options when I am not following NROL4W.
Have you read and/or tried Thrive Fitness?
It looks like it might be similar to NROL4W and worth checking out as my next workout venture.