I Don’t Sing

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Good morning, bloggies!!! :mrgreen: I am in SUCH a good mood this morning! It must all of those feel-good endorphins from my early-morning workout! πŸ˜‰

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.Β 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! :mrgreen: 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!

Snack

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. 😳

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Workout

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?

Breakfast

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! πŸ˜‰

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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. πŸ˜‰

While I baked, I drank an iced coffee with vanilla soy milk.

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This morning’s baking experiment: Blueberry Coconut Bars!!!

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I’ve been wanting to try coconut flour in my baking, so I gave it a whirl this morning.

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Blueberry Coconut Bars

Makes 12

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  • 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
  • Enjoy!

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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!

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77 Comments

  1. Congratulations on feeling awesome today!! I just love days like that – i definitely DO NOT sing either! Those bars look amazing – I hope they taste as good as they look. Have an awesome rest of your day.

  2. I think its great that you just found yourself singing because you truly felt great, thats awesome! And I totally agree on the baking front, it just relaxes me and clears my head and of course those bars look tasty!

  3. Since you mention it, the thing I wish I had more time for is SINGING! I’m a musician and I work a full-time job, as well, so I find that I’m too tired to go to open stages or concerts and my time spent recording (I have 4 CDs out) is usually in the evenings and on weekends, WHEN we’re not busy doing other things. I really wish I could do it full-time and spend my days creating, but we don’t own a money tree, either, so until my husband and I win the lottery, I’ll just dream. πŸ™‚

    Love those coconut bars!

    K

  4. As a music teacher, I absolutely sing all the time, too… in the hallways, in my classroom, in the shower, in my car, while I’m cooking. I’m glad you’re singing today; I tell all my kids, EVERYONE CAN SING! As long as you can speak. πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for the recipe and the video on how to use the Twist. My dog loved it and licked the screen when it came on so safe to say, you have a new fan!

    I wish I had more time for socializing and getting involved with my community. By the time I get home from work some night’s it’s almost 630P, I had a dog with a little bladder to take out, dinner to make, stuff to do then go to bed and do it all over again.

  6. I wish I had more time for sleep! My twin sis and I go to school 5 days a week, and work 8-9 hour shifts every weekend, then there is still HW, and house chores. Usually we get up at 5AM 7 days a week. Then, you don’t get a rest day for about 4-5 weeks. It is rough! By the way the blueberry oat bars look perfect for Breakfast, like a healthy blueberry muffin.

  7. I just wish I had more time for life in general!! My days seem to follow the same pattern – get up, go to work, cook, watch tv, sleep! I really need to fit more into my days but it’s finding the hours and the energy!

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