And so a new week is underway. Thankfully the sun is shining and there is no sign of that white stuff falling from the sky. I seriously can not believe that it was snowing here this weekend. There is no evidence since it did not adhere to anything – that would be a real bummer.
I was up and out the door at my usual ridiculously early hour. At the gym I did 30 minutes on the Elliptical, a 30 minute Treadmill run and weights. A little IT Band foam rolling to follow.
Breakfast this morning was a glass of grass. I almost have Charlie convinced he should try it. I will let you know when I finally prevail. Mmmmmm sludge!!!
I also had a protein packed bowl of oatmeal. I cooked 1/2 a cup oats with water and a full scoop of protein powder. I added a decent dose of cinnamon towards the end of the cooking process.
I am super excited about the return of Trader Joe’s Cranberry Apple Butter. It was finally at the store and I had to snag a jar. That crimson beauty, along with PB2 and sunflower seed butter topped my bowl of oatmeal perfectly.
Lunch was nothing super fancy smancy. I am a total addict of the apple/zucchini/cinnamon combo so I just had to have it AGAIN. I tossed on a scoop of cottage cheese for protein. So good I tell you. Have you tried this yet? You should, it rocks.
I also had an open faced PB&J.
And I finished lunch with a Pumpkin Cupcake. Yeah, these bad boys are delicious. Charlie tried one and even he likes them. Go get yourself a box of cake mix and a can of pumpkin. In less then 30 minutes you will have a warm treat.
D is at school and Charlie is working from home. I can’t remember the last time we were in our house alone. I think it has been about 3 years. D slept over my mom’s house when she still lived in MA and I think he was only 2 yrs old. He doesn’t sleep away from home much. Every time I ask if he wants to sleep over my nephew’s house he tells me that I have to sleep over too. Too bad Charlie actually has to work. It would be nice to just sit and have a conversation without getting interrupted every 2 minutes. He is on a conference call at the moment – oh well.
I planned ahead this week for a few dinners and I already have tonight’s in the making.
Here are the ingredients. Any guesses?
Come back later to see what I have cooking in the Crock Pot – a mother’s best friend.
Have an awesome day.