Good morning :) Thanks for all your comments yesterday about my blog rut. Another thing I love about blogging (there is an endless list) is that I can say pretty much anything no matter how ridiculous and at least 10 people will be like "yeah that happens to me too" haha. It's wonderful.
I have stuff to say today, so hopefully I won't delete it after!
First of all, my friend and I decided to go to a new spin class this morning. I knew it was going to be a challenge because the teacher is really popular and I've noticed the teachers that are harder tend to be more popular (which I suppose is good right?). Wellll...challenge might be an understatement. The first challenge was getting to class at 7:15 on a Sunday. Now, I admit I'm usually up then, but something about having to get there just makes things more difficult. I kept waking up last night and checking the time, I hate how I do that...Anyway, point is, the class was supposed to be an hour, and usually the hour classes barely last 50 minutes. Not this one! I was on that bike for 75 minutes. Whew! That may not sound like a lot to you, but I would be happy with a 45 minute class any day. It was definitely a hard class too and she wouldn't let us sit back on our bike and "recover" even if it was time to get some water. Needless to say I was dripping and dead by the end of class, but it felt good after my lackluster workout yesterday.
Speaking of yesterday, I was in kind of a grumpy mood (if you couldn't tell by my post). I wouldn't say I ever completely snapped out of it, but I did do a couple of things to make myself happier. The first was to make some oatmeal apple muffins. I used to make these all the time and for some reason I haven't been lately. I was hoping I could eat them as a dessert instead of the insane amounts of ice cream I have been eating. Last night I ate it with a little bit of Trader Joe's Cranberry Apple Butter, yum.
Oatmeal Apple Muffins
*Makes 6 Muffins
1 cup apple, peeled and shredded
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Old Fashioned oats
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. milk (I used soy milk)
1 tbsp. canola oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used greek)
3 tbsp. egg whites
Mix all the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately, then pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Spray muffin tray with Pam for Baking. Divide batter into 6 sections of a muffin tray. Bake on 375 for about 10-15 minutes (this really depends on the oven, so I just check it with a toothpick).
Each muffin has about 150 calories, 3 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein, and 11 grams of sugar. A great snack or dessert :)
After my muffin baking fun, Eric and I met up with my friend Katie for some delicious dinner at a Golf Club my Dad belongs to. My favorite thing about the food at this place is how healthy it is. The bread comes with a delicious hummus that I have been trying to convince Eric to try to replicate.
I've got a pretty long to do list today, which includes spending a lot of time coloring. My kiddos at work are working on their first multiple page stories. I am trying to do one at the same time so that they can see how I am doing my "best work." Whenever I do a really nice picture, I see their effort go way up, so I suppose it's worth the time. Plus coloring is kind of therapeutic. In case you are wondering, my story is about how I lost my teddy bear. I've implied to the kids that it was when I was "younger", but in fact, I was 18 haha. What? That's younger than I am now!
Hope everyone has a nice Sunday!