Good morning! Had to actually crank the heat up a little this a.m. No bike this morning either
. Oh well, we cha-cha'd until our legs were sore at dance class last evening. That really works your hips!
Mission for those of us who are working on weight loss or toning: I want you to think about getting yourself some new article of clothing that flatters you and reminds you of your goals. Maybe your sneakers are dead like we talked about yesterday. Maybe you've been working out in an old pair of sweats, and you've been thinking about one of those pairs of snazzy stretchy exercise pants with the little flare at the bottom of the legs. Maybe you're a guy who has been lifting some weights and is ready to uncover those buff new arms with a new tank top. I was walking through Target with the hubby and we passed a little display of camisol/shorts lounging jammies. He took this as his cue to suggest perhaps since winter is over, it's time to retire my giant flannel robe to the closet for a few months lol. So glad I did! Whatever it is, see about budgeting to treat yourself a little.
So glad to hear you are enjoying this thread as much as I am, and I thank you for the kind words. You are so inspiring to me.
Makes me feel good to know we're not in this alone, because some days it sure does feel like the world (work, family, LIFE) is conspiring to get us to flop on that couch with a box of peeps
Here's another breakfast recipe (I like to throw all the dry ingredients together the night before and in the morning you're half done. Fresh muffins
- makes your home smell great!
Hearty carrot muffins
3/4 c skim milk
1/2 c maple syrup
2 egg whites
1 tblsp canola oil
1/2 c grated tart apple
1/2 c shredded carrot
3/4 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c wheat bran
1/4 c all purpose flour
3 tblsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the milk, syrup, egg white and oil until smooth. Stir in apple and carrot. Combine the dry ingredients. Stir into wet ingredients just until moistened. Spoon into muffin tins coated with nonstick spray; fill 2/3rds full. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before remving to wire rack to cool.
"To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable."
- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Have a great day!