I have come up with so many blog ideas in my head over the past month or so, but I keep failing to sit down and actually write them. I thought I would have more time to blog when I started staying home, but it feels like less time because there are always little children who need something - they are way more impatient than my clients. I'll try to remember some of the things I was going to post about. Prepare for random!
I am obsessed with egg white oats for breakfast. I just microwave 1/2 cup egg whites with 1/4 cup oats until all the egg whites are cooked and top with peanut or almond butter and a sliced banana. So yummy and filling. Some recipes include water or milk, but I have been perfectly happy with just the egg whites. The egg whites are flavorless and add some fluff. It is a little smelly, so be prepared. I can only eat this during the week once my husband has left for work because he complains about the smell. It doesn't bother me as much.
Cara Cara oranges. The best! Just try them!
I try to make it to Trader Joe's once a month and I always buy this. It's the best brown rice and it only takes 3 minutes in the microwave. For some reason, I always screw up rice when I make it on my own. It's either too hard or turns to mush. I think it's my impatience and inability to follow directions.
I've been using the Trader Joe's rice to make rice bowls for dinner. This one was so easy. I just threw a chicken breast, broccoli, carrots, sesame seeds, and a simple sauce (one part soy sauce, one part water, and one part rice vinegar) on top of the rice. Easy peasy.
I bought several of these Health Warrior chia bars at the grocery store when they were on special, and they are so yummy. My favorite is the chocolate peanut butter. I just ordered a box of that flavor on Amazon. They are on sale for less than $1 a bar right now. Chia is supposed to be so good for you. I also bought this bag of chia seeds to put on my oatmeal, Greek yogurt, and in smoothies.
I finally learned how to make an omelette after years of egg scrambles. I watched a YouTube video which I can't find anymore, but here's a similar one. I've been making them with egg whites and sautéed veggies like spinach, mushrooms, onion, and red pepper. I use coconut oil spray instead of butter or olive oil and it works like a charm. I can never decide between Tabasco or Siracha, so I usually do half and half.
I got this roll last week at Osaka, and it is so good and light! It's called the Lollipop Roll, and it's not on the menu. I had it at Mai Sushi once and asked Osaka if they could do something similar (because going off-menu is my favorite way to annoy my husband). I also just heard Wegman's has a Skinny Roll with no rice. A friend sent me a picture, and it looks amazing!
I've switched things up at the gym a bit. I'm still doing Body Combat on Tuesdays and Cycling on Thursdays for cardio, but I've been lifting the other five days of the week. I'm on week five of this app, and I think I'm starting to see small arm muscles emerge. I think. If my arms are positioned just so.
My girls trip to St. Maarten is coming up quickly and we have a wedding in Mexico in May, so I'm trying my best to work on this mom bod. I've always liked lifting weights, but I just never knew where to start. This app has daily video, gives you ideas on diet, and shows you exactly how to do each exercise, and IT'S FREE!
Each day targets a different muscle group (back and calves, chest and triceps, shoulders, or legs). If there are no abs on a certain day, I usually add in my own. It's nice to have the schedule planned out so If I'm not able to make it to the gym, I know what I need to focus on at home and I find something on Pinterest to do. (Just an FYI, the app is free because he's trying to sell you his weight lifting products in the video, but he keeps it at a minimum and it doesn't bother me at all.)
That's pretty much my life right now. Lots of food and the gym! Now to end with a funny - Sloan swiped some little boy's paci at the gym the other day and I didn't notice until we got home. We're going to have to keep an eye on that one.
These workout pants, by the way, are everything. The high waist not only sucks in your tummy, but I'm not constantly pulling them up when I'm doing cardio like all of my other pants, so fashion and function. You're welcome!