MIMM: What Does Monday Mean to You?

Here’s Monday again! Are you sad or happy? Sad smile Smile

I’m happy! It means a fresh week, more workouts, more goals, more running…

What does Monday mean to you? (Share below)

Lets recap my weekend in pictures…

I started my Saturday off with a healthy breakfast balanced with protein, carbs, and fats.

Then I sat out to run 9 miles…which due to the blazing hot weather, that didn’t happen…7.75 miles was all I got in.

It really didn’t take me that long to run though…haha! Every 2.25 miles, I stopped to get water and would just walk around til I was hydrated enough to get back to moving. And I forgot to stop my watch until I got home.

After I got home, I showered and took a nap. I was soooo tired. Its funny how sun will do that to ya!

Chipotle for an early dinner?

Cool with me…

We also went to Costco later…Can I just say, I LOVE COSTCO! Like, if I could just go there all the time and shop for people, I would.

I snacked on this when I got home…shouldn’t have, but I did…because its so good.

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Sunday was the same balanced egg breakfast, then we drove and hour to our great new church! We started going this August, and its probably one of the best decisions we’ve made.

Dinner! Stuffed bell peppers are the best!

 

A few pictures I love…

Don’t those look so pretty! ^

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I WANT a Vizsla so much! Isn’t this picture of this vizsla so cute!

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Just LOL’d at this the other day! Had to share in case someone hasn’t seen it!

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Have a Marvelous Monday and keep looking forward to good things!

Thanks Katie for hosting Marvelous In My Monday!

XX Audrey

P.S. If you happen to comment and you wrote a MIMM post, please include your link here too so I am SURE to see it! (If you don’t mind) I love reading everyone’s posts! The inspiration, motivation, and happiness is just great Smile

Auto Lap

Yesterday morning I went out to run my 9 miles. I wanted to average a 9:30 pace because that’s what I needed to do. So what I did was trail behind my dad while he averaged his 8:20ish (really fast pace) pace. I ended up averaging under 9:30! And I wasn’t completely tired on mile 8.

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And I found out that my watch has Auto Lap for every mile, so I got to see all my lap paces

  • Lap 1 (warm-up): 10:38
  • Lap 2: 9:11
  • Lap 3: 9:11
  • Lap 4: 9:09
  • Lap 5: 9:05
  • Lap 6: 9:23
  • Lap 7: 9:02
  • Lap 8: 9:32
  • Lap 9: 9:20

When I got home I did a quick workout consisting of:

4 Rounds

  • 20 Jump Squats
  • 30 Side Jump Lunges
  • 10 One legged Pushups
  • Stretching

Breakfast

This morning I made a big batch of protein pancakes for the family

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I ended up burning mine on one side…I lost track of how long it had been on there and I’ve had some bad experience of flipping an uncooked pancake and it turns into a flop Sad smile

But I mixed peanut butter, greek yogurt, and stevia together to create the topping for my pancake. So good! And we thawed out some frozen strawberries and sliced those. And I drizzled a little molasses over mine.

Here’s what I put in my protein pancake batter this morning:  (Made 4 large pancakes)

  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1 cup of egg whites
  • 3 TBSP ground flax seed
  • 4 scoops of protein powder
  • lots of cinnamon
  • A little bit of almond flour (not sure about the amount) (Optional)

Place all the ingredients in order. Mash the bananas first. Pre heat a pan on medium and make sure it is hot and that you have sprayed it with olive oil spray or PAM.

Flip after it begins to bubble all over the pancake (usually about 3 minutes)


Have a good Sunday!

 

 

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Experiment

I’ve been drooling over Brittany’s cauliflower pizza since she posted it, and decided I’d make it tonight! Tina from Carrots ‘N’ Cake also made the pizza and she said she loved it. So I had to do it!

First, I chopped and pureed the cauliflower in a blender. Then I sautéed the cauliflower.

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I did just like the directions said on Brittany’s recipe but the toppings I put were:

  • Broccoli
  • Mushrooms
  • Chopped Bell peppers
  • Chopped onion
  • Feta Cheese
  • Mozzarella
  • Tomato Sauce

I sautéed all the vegetables first while the pizza crust was baking in the oven! Yum!

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While that was cooking, I pan-seared a small apple in coconut oil and cinnamon (Idea from Tina) and ate that with some peanut butter. I was starving because I hadn’t had anything since lunch…and it was 5:30 already.

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Then I put all the toppings on the pizza, and let that broil for a few minutes.

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And this is how it came out:

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You like?

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I think its a genius idea.

I really recommend this pizza idea to anyone out there! It tastes so delicious and I think it’s well worth the time. Plus, it is always fun trying out a new recipe, right? Even my little sister said it was the best healthy food she’s ever eaten. Laughing out loud

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I ate some of the leftover vegetables along with the pizza and had two slices plus half a piece more. Lydia (my sister) and I both did. This pizza tasted just how I thought it would and I’m pretty proud of it. YumSmile

 


This week’s runs have been really good. Wednesday I got in 5 miles plus a little bit of speed work as well and Thursday I got in 6 miles. Today has been a rest day since Ive ran all week and have 9 miles to run tomorrow! Long run Saturday comin’ right up! Whoop, whoop!

XOXO Audrey