For breakfast, we both woke up early because Terry had to drive all the way to San Diego for work today. Half asleep, I stumbled to the kitchen and somehow managed to find the leftover batter from last night's banana and macadamia nut pancakes. Cooking at 5:30 am isn't my strong suit, but you really can't mess up pancakes when the batter is already mixed and ready to go.
With some blueberries and tea on the side.
I feel super lucky that, as a teacher, I've always had third period for my conference period (an hour without students to prep/grade/plan/attend meetings). For me, it's the perfect time to sit down, reorganize, and have a snack. Today I enjoyed an apple while entering grades.
(I cut up the apple before I get to school; it never turns brown!)
For lunch, I had students in my classroom making up a quiz, so I didn't have time to microwave my meal. No problem! Turns out chilled stir fry is just as delicious as the hot version!
After work and a quick stop at the store, I treated myself to a banana with honey-cinnamon peanut butter (I microwaved about two tablespoons of peanut butter and one teaspoon of honey, then stirred in a sprinkle of cinnamon), plus a small glass of milk.
|Plus about 5 of these|
Then I got to work on making pizza dough and roasting vegetables for tonight's meal.
While the dough was rising and the veggie were cooling, I headed to the gym for a hardcore cardio workout. I told you I need to get my butt back in gear, and I know that pushing myself a bit works wonders for my motivation.
Notice I used fall colors? Someone's getting excited about leaves changing...
Here's how I looked after the workout:
A few notes...
- If I hadn't already made the graphic above that said "Repeat 3-4 times", I would have stopped after one round. Seriously. I completed three total, so you could argue that I still lied, but DAMN, this thing is HARD.
- I wanted to cry during the burpees.
- I was disgustingly sweaty afterward and worried a little that I would sweat into my pizza crust. TMI?
- I'm already sore. It hurts to get up.
For dinner, I tried out a new recipe that I saw on Courtney's blog a few weeks ago and have been SO excited to test for myself. I'm not so sure about the name "Garbage Bread"--but it looked delicious. The only difference? I opted for a pizza version of the meal!
Roasted veggies (eggplant, zucchini, squash, onion), marinara sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni.
All rolled up
Baked at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
|With some Chimay (not New Belgium - I realize it's confusing)|
And for dessert, an extra special treat: Trader Joe's Truffle Brownie mix (cut into 16 squares, one square each, plus a scoop of ice cream).
It's been a great day of eating delicious foods!