Hey there! Can you believe it’s already the last day of July?! I don’t understand where this month went! August always scares me because I feel like summer is almost over and I feel the heat (get it? lol) of trying to finish everything I wanted to do during the summer.
I think I’ve been lucky enough this summer to get a lot of fun things done like hiking, going to an amusement park, and hanging out by the pool, but I really am hankering for a beach trip. I need some surf, sand, and sun!!
Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp has still been going really well! Yesterday I did a cardio interval on the treadmill and then completed an upper body superset. Man oh man, my arms were feelin’ it. Apparently they are not nearly as strong as I thought they were and today I am feeling pretty tight. I need a stretch!!
I opted to skip today’s morning bootcamp workout in favor of 40 extra minutes of sleep.
The reason? I have an appointment with a personal trainer tonight at 6:00. The appointment is free and is offered by my gym as a promotional tactic to try to get me to sign up for their personal training services. I decided I may as well try it out since it’s free, but I’m feeling a little nervous.
One reason I am nervous is because the trainer is going to do an evaluation ahead of time to see what my fitness abilities are. I’ve heard rumors that they see how many pushups you can do in a minute, how much weight you can lift, etc. Talk about pressure. Another reason I’m apprehensive is because I went to college with this particular trainer and am not looking forward to having him judge me on my fitness skills. Plus there is always the issue of awkward small talk for an hour. Ugh. We will see how it goes!
Either way, I’m planning to catch up on Tina’s bootcamp workout tonight after the session. Tomorrow I’ll be back on schedule with my morning workouts, especially since someone was not happy with me for sleeping in for an extra 40 minutes (cough JACK cough).
As you may have seen from yesterday’s weekend recap, I made some pretty stellar whole wheat pancakes on Sunday. I based the recipe off of one from Gina at Skinny Taste and they came out awesome! They were light, fluffy, and filling! Fabio and I ate every last bight and practically licked our plates. Yum! Plus, when served with a light buttery spread (I used Brummel & Brown which is made from yogurt) and light syrup, they’re not too bad for you since they are whole wheat and don’t use any butter or oil. Win! Here’s how they came together…
First, I set a large skillet to medium heat and allowed it to get nice and hot. Then, I added whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, sugar, fat free milk, 1 egg, and vanilla to a large bowl. Then I whisked it all together until it was just incorporated and my batter had little bubbles in it.
And here’s a picture of Fabio’s plate, in case you wanted more…
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 cups + 1 tbsp fat free milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and whisk until combined.
- Coat skillet with nonstick spray.
- Pour batter onto hot skillet in small, pancake-size batches.
- Cook pancakes for 2-3 minutes, then flip. Cook the other side for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Remove the pancakes from the skillet and serve.
So there you have it, my new go-to pancake recipe! Although I don’t make pancakes too frequently, I admit that on Sundays they appear on my breakfast table more often than they should. Guilty! But now with this recipe, I don’t have to feel so bad about indulging in them 🙂 Yay!
So, what do you guys indulge in on weekends? And, what do you do to try to make that thing healthier?