I have a new reason to go to cycling on Sunday mornings- a hot instructor! Unfortunately, he only teaches every other Sunday. I still like the instructor that teaches on the other Sundays, so I’m hoping this becomes a habit 🙂
The cycling class doesn’t start until 8, which is when I normally eat breakfast on the weekends. Since I love to have time to cook and enjoy my breakfast, I opted to wait until after the class to make breakfast. Mistake! I was actually weak with hunger when I came home after 9. When will I learn? This happened last week too!
I saw Kat‘s post about black bean pancakes last night, and knew exactly what I wanted for breakfast this morning. Unfortunately, I was out of black beans. Boo! I wondered if lentils would work instead… so I went for it!
- 1/2 cup cooked lentils
- 1/4 cup oat bran
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp agave syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Cook in small batches (they tear easily!)
I will never stop be impressing by what beans or legumes can turn into! I topped my pancakes with honey nut cream cheese and paired them with two clementines.
Lunch was random-
Green smoothie, vanilla yogurt with a Vitatop, and an apple with peanut flour butter.
I’ve discovered the secret to great green smoothies- almond milk! I never thought it would make a difference, but I’ve been making my green smoothies with water this whole time. Since I have so much almond milk, I thought I would use some in the smoothie, and it turned out sooooo creamy and delicious.
Lunch kept me full while I ran a ton of errands. I went to TJ’s and scored five things of peanut flour! I felt bad taking them all, so I left two on the shelf. Whoever gets them- you’re welcome 🙂 I also went to Target, Ross, TJ Maxx, and Old Navy to do some returns. I thought the stores would be less crowded because everyone was watching the game. Wrong! I planned to go to Costco too, but I did a quick drive by and the parking lot was so crowded I decided to go another day.
My snack was ice cream straight out of the carton with cinnamon Cheerios thrown on top. Holy hell- amazing combination! I heated the ice cream a little and oh my god… it was so good.
I made a sort of deconstructed version of last night’s burrito for dinner.
I used refried beans instead of black, mixed the ricotta with taco seasoning, and added some grilled tofu. Rachael Ray was totally talking smack on store bought taco seasoning a few days ago, and all I have to say is- Rachael, I love you, but you are wrong. This stuff is THE BEST.
I’ve been really enjoying going to cycling once a week, but that’s pretty much the only intense exercise I’ve been getting. Even though I’ve been waking up early to go to the gym, I usually don’t sweat too much when I go at that time because I don’t want to wash my hair before class.
To shake up my routine a little, I’ve decided to give myself a little challenge- I want to see if I can go to an exercise class every day this week. Since I have a pass to one gym and I work at another, that’s a lot of gyms I can take classes at! I don’t normally take too many classes, but I never regret taking them because they push me so hard.
The classes I’m going to take will depend on my work / school schedule, but I’m committing myself to going to yoga at least once and trying Body Pump (SO SCARED) sometime this week. Maybe typing that will actually make me go?
What are your thoughts on group fitness classes?