“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming” – Finding Nemo
Why hello friends! I just have to say, I give the big-time bloggers some major props for being so consistent with writing multiple blog entries a day for multiple years. I didn’t realize how time consuming it can be! Have no fear, though. We absolutely love it!! Now, we’re just working on creating a consistent schedule of blogging times.
Anyhoo, here’s a quick recap of some our EATS from the past couple days.
We were a little more adventurous with our breakfast dishes this week! Woohoo!
First up is a very KathEats-inspired breakfast. A few days ago, she had posted some French toast with warm pears and, no lie, I literally booked it to the kitchen to recreate it! SO YUMMY! It was my first time actually making French toast too.
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices of Sprouts Wheat and Oats bread
- A splash of vanilla rice milk and vanilla extract
- A dash of cinnamon and brown sugar
- A chopped up pear (for topping)
Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and brown sugar in bowl:
Place bread in bowl and cover both sides with the mixture:
Heat on stovetop, flip, plate, top with pears, drizzle with maple syrup, sprinkle more cinnamon, and ENJOY!!
We also ate some veggie, rice, and bean wraps. A STAPLE dish in this house!
Load up a whole wheat tortilla with rice, beans, peppers, onions, avocado, spinach, salsa, and Greek Yogurt.
Exploding with goodness:
Oh, hey! Another breakfast surprise and another KathEats-inspired dish:
Do I dare say, this is perhaps my new FAVE breakfast? It kept me full and satisfied until lunch time!
To the pot, I added:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup rice milk
- Sprinkle of cinnamon and brown sugar
- Splash of vanilla extract
Cook on medium heat and swirl around until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Honey and almond granola
- Scoop of peanut butter
- Maple syrup
While I ate oatmeal, Dustin prepared his fave:
Omelette and pancakes! He is willing to give oatmeal a chance this week though! Wahoo!
Finally, some fitness news. After a few days of trying to squeeze in running, yoga, and Whittle My Middle, we realized we were totally overwhelming ourselves. It was our first week working out in a LONG time.
We’ve decided that we’re going to make RUNNING our priority for the next week, really enforcing it as a habit. Then, we are going to introduce yoga and core exercises each following week. It seems that in order to make a habit stick, it’s best to focus on ONE thing at a time, which is where we messed up.
Although we are just focusing on running this week, it doesn’t mean we won’t try to fit in other exercises. We simply won’t stress it to the point where we feel bad if we don’t fit it in.
We also joined 24 Hour Fitness, since our apartment gym has been packed even in the morning now. This ensures we have NO excuses for not finding the time to work out. We’re also pretty pumped about the lap pool and some of the classes. I think it will help us keep focused as we can add some variety to our workouts.
In regards to our running program, we are still doing the Couch to 5K (week 2, baby!). From now on, however, we are walking/running for 50 minutes 6 days a week. I read somewhere recently that for the first 20 minutes of running, your body is simply using up its glycogen stores and it’s not until after those 20 minutes that you begin burning fat, which is one of our aims. So bring on the burn!!!
Oh, and we also haven’t been forgetting our daily green smoothies and salads!
I’m working on a Ten in 10 update post that will include our first two weeks and give you a glimpse into our progress so far.
Catch ya later!