Today was my usual relaxing Sunday. I started the day off with some coffee to give me a bit of a pick me up. I can’t recall who, but last week another blogger recommended adding cinnamon to the coffee grounds before brewing. Well I took her advice and tried it. It was a very nice addition to my coffee and chicory brew. So if you like cinnamon give it a try. I dare you! :)
Shortly after my first cup of coffee and blog reading/email checking/bill paying it was time for some food. I fixed myself two pancakes using Bisquick Heart Smart mix. The directions call for milk, but I was all out.
My mixture included:
- 1/3 c bisquick
- 1 egg
- fat free powdered coffee creamer (to replace milk)
- splash of vanilla
- dash of cinnamon
- cottage cheese (on top)
- maple syrup (on top)
Pancakes on hub’s garden box containing broccoli plants
After devouring these bad boys, I felt the need to go to the gym. I had not been in over two weeks due to getting a cold and my attempts to let my hip heel, but I haven’t felt my best self lately. So I went to the gym for some cardio and strength training. I started with 15 minutes on the elliptical machine, followed by 30 minutes of weights, and 15 minutes on the arc trainer. My weight routine looked like this with 3 sets of each:
- 12 reps biceps at 15 lbs.
- 15 reps triceps at 30 lbs.
- 12 reps pectorals at 30 lbs.
- 10 reps leg lifts at 30 lbs.
- 12 reps leg extension at 45 lbs.
- 20 reps total abs at 60 lbs.
- 18 reps adductor at 60 lbs.
- 15 reps abductor at 50 lbs.
- 12 reps leg press at 40 lbs.
- 10 reps row at 40 lbs.
When I got home from the gym I needed some food. The Saints game was on so I quickly heated up a slice of pizza left from Saturday night.
It was still tasty and filling. After eating I headed to my sister’s to visit with her family and their new addition.
She is such a little angel!
I may or may not have brought and eaten some of my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and some of my nephew’s goldfish crackers.
After watching the miserable loss of the Saints (we’ll get those birds next time) I headed home after stopping at the grocery to get some staples for the week.
Instead of cooking dinner, I nabbed one of the rotisserie chickens to throw onto a big spinach salad.
Spinach, strawberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, chicken, gorgonzola cheese, fat free raspberry vinaigrette—yummy restaurant style salad!
Not the healthiest, more like portioned controlled, but still 170 calories. And it was appreciated and delish! Thanks babe! 😉
Question of the Night: What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite ice cream flavor is, hmmmmm….., peanut butter cup or pistachio.