Recipe of the Week!

Happy Thursday!

It’s Thursday which means we are that much closer to the freakin weekend! On the weekends I like to indulge a bit more especially when it comes to my cooking and baking. That doesn’t always mean the meals are less healthy it just means that they take a little bit longer to make and aren’t 4am weekday friendly.

That being said here is the Pumpkin Pancake Recipe I made for the man over the weekend. I always ask for his honest opinion on my cooking and he really enjoyed this one. WINNING!

  • 1.5 c ground oats
  • 1/2 c egg whites
  • 3/4 Almond Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 Tbls Honey
  • splash of Vanilla
  • Dash or two of ground cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 c canned pumpkin
  • Mix well and cook on medium heat on the stove top. The size of the pancake is up to you! Top it with your favorite maple syrup and wash it down with your fav pumpkin coffee!

    I may of may not have added some buttah...non dairy of course #tastesogood

    I may of may not have added some buttah…non dairy of course #tastesogood

Yesterdays workout included a hill run followed by shoulders. Getting back to the heavy lifting again. Starting a new program come Monday for 4 weeks. More deets to come!

I’m off to Girls on the Run then Bed Bath and Beyond to register with the future hubs!


Road Trip Recap Part 1

Bet ya’ll didn’t know I had an impromptu trip across the country with my cousin Whitney. It was ABSOLUTLY AMAZING and worth every sleep derived minute! It will obviously be a life long memory but I certainly learned a lot about my body while on the trip! I knew going into it that it would be a challenge to workout..needlesss to say I got in one run in 6 days. Totally worth it but boy did my bod pay for it when I came home. We stayed in two hotels with a fitness facility and I only used one of them because sleep won.

Here is a breakdown of the first few days of our trip…

Day 1: Fly to Seattle (enjoy a liquid lunch during my layover in Chicago) to begin the Journey with Whitney. Drive through the night…Washington — Oregon — Idaho — Utah –Arizona …until we hit our hotel just outside of the Grand Canyon 26 hours later. We made MANY pit stops and enjoyed the culture at each one by beginning a postcard collection. Early on in the trip I learned that two energy drinks and a coffee is TOO much caffeine for me. I also realized that you better be able to giggle A LOT with the person you are spending 5 plus days, who is almost always less than a foot away from you, because that is the only way you will survive driving more than a 10 hour stint. And oh boy did we do a lot of giggling. I would say the trip was heavily giggled with a few philosophical conversations followed by one or two minor moments of utter confusion and needing to get the heck out of the car!

IMG_0934 IMG_0623 IMG_0932 IMG_0614 IMG_0606IMG_0667IMG_0997 (1)IMG_0974IMG_0965IMG_0964

Our first night stay was at the Cameron Trading Post about 30 minutes away from the Grand Canyon. I would say we rolled into this place sleepy, hungry, dirty and ready for a drink bed. FYI: There is no Alcohol on an Indian Reservation. Plan accordingly because I did not. The “hotel” had a Native American vibe to it. The rooms had wooden rustic furniture with tribal prints. It was the perfect addition to the beautiful scenery and area we had been driving through.

IMG_0670 IMG_1004

Despite the fact that we were in bed as early as we could getting up to catch the sunrise at the Grand Canyon at 4am was a bit of a struggle. So we packed the car back up locked and loaded with our oatmeal and waited for the glorious sunrise to begin. HOLY GAUCAMOLE was that sunrise spectacular! It was so worth getting up uber early again. The pictures can’t even do it justice but it was literally breathtaking. Must go back to hike again asap!


IMG_0721 IMG_0703 IMG_0886 IMG_0777 IMG_0773 IMG_0771

Our selfie game was obvi on point!

IMG_1009 IMG_1024 IMG_0747 IMG_0683 IMG_0809 IMG_0735 IMG_0727IMG_0677

After a few hours at the big GC it was off to Albuquerque, New Mexico where I knew they served alcohol…More on that in the next post!

I had a super busy yesterday so my gym time was limited. But no excuses and I made it count.

I did 3 rounds of:

  • Wall Balls 15
  • Burpees 15
  • Climbers 50
  • Squat Jumps 20
  • Narrow Grip Push ups 10
  • Row 500m

Now it’s off to Disney World! I’ll make sure to check out the fitness facilities for sure and report back!