Good morning, bloggies!!! I am in SUCH a good mood this morning! It must all of those feel-good endorphins from my early-morning workout!
So, something weird happened this morning. When I took Murphy out to do his business, I actually found myself singing while I walked along. Guys, I don’t sing. You know those people who just sing all of the time? Like the people on American Idol? They just break into song whenever the mood arises? Well, I am sooo not one of those people. I actually have a terrible singing voice and pretty much only sing along to the radio when I am totally alone in the car. So, when I realized that I was singing out loud while walking around the neighborhood, it really surprised me. I guess I’m really feeling good today! Oh, how things have changed since last year… or even just 6 months ago. As cheesy as it sounds, I feel like I am finally living!
Before heading to Body Pump with Marie this morning, I snacked on a Sunny Hemp granola bar, which was so yummy. This bar is my favorite of the ones that Nature’s Pride sent me to sample. I also chugged a big bottle of water. Not surprisingly, I was feeling a tad parched after drinking that huge-ass beer last night.
Body Pump was pretty good this morning. We had a substitute instructor, which was sort of a bummer because I really look forward to the Thursday morning class with “Vicky,” who is really motivating and sort of funny. Plus, she whizzes right through class and doesn’t spend a lot of time talking. We’re usually done in 45 minutes or less! I’m barely awake at that hour, so the class really flies by. Before I know it, it’s over!
I felt like my normal self with lifting today. I challenged myself, but I didn’t feel like I was going to die like I did on Tuesday night. I actually felt like I needed to increase my weight on the biceps track. Maybe next class?
When I got home, Mal was in the middle of eating his breakfast, so I snagged a few slices of apple from him. He’s so nice to share!
I wasn’t starving for breakfast, so I decided to do some baking, which is truly one of my favorite pastimes. I find it relaxing and it allows me to get creative in the kitchen. And, of course, there is usually a scrumptious treat to enjoy afterward.
While I baked, I drank an iced coffee with vanilla soy milk.
This morning’s baking experiment: Blueberry Coconut Bars!!!
I’ve been wanting to try coconut flour in my baking, so I gave it a whirl this morning.
Blueberry Coconut Bars
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/2 vanilla soy milk
- Preheat oven to 350*F
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
- Coat 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick spray and pour in batter; smooth with spatula
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until cooked through
- Although to cool before cutting
The result was a wonderful blueberry-flavored baked good with hints of sweet coconut. It reminded me of a blueberry cake– moist, smooth, and very soft. I ended up eating a whole row of these babies! Holy yum!
Lots of great deals this week!
- Chia seed + flaxseed bundles for only $13!
- Save $22.34 on the MyPressi TWIST! Just use the code IceCoffee at check-out.
- Adorable cupcake products in my special Cupcake Aisle.
Question of the Day
What do you wish you had more time for in your life?