Random Thursday

Today I feel like this post might be a bit all over the place, but I wanted to pass a few articles and recipes I have found the past week šŸ™‚

First up, Andrew and I went bowling on a cold day for another mom and me evening. Or names were Bobby Junior and Queen Kristen haha

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Today, I had another test for my tummy issues. I promise to update you all soon. This morning was a CT scan, and hopefully we get the results in the next few days šŸ™‚

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After my test, I met up with Arthur, the guy I have been dating the past month, for lunch. I think he needs a nickname for the blog, what do you guys think? haha

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nope. that breadĀ is not mine

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Now for the articles and recipes, And not all paleo!!! win.win. haha

Recipes:

Question for you:

What nickname should we have for Arthur? haha

Have you read anything great recently, or any new recipes?

When the instructor really matters

For the past few weeks, I have really started to love spin class. Our gym has many different classes, with multiple instructors, which has been great! unfortunately, this last week I had a HORRIBLE instructor fill in for another.Ā  I think she was flustered, but it never improved…..

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Some things that I like about class:

  • music
  • people dancing, singing
  • kept up with girl next to me

Dislikes:

  • didnt use the mic. had no idea what she said
  • spinning fast when it was slow part of a song
  • instructor was sore,Ā she was slow spinning the whole time
  • stayed in oneĀ position or speed for long periods

I know this makes me sound like a complete snob! But the whole time, I was thinking how ridiculous the class was. The only reason I got an OK workout, was because I followed the girl next to me. I realize most my “likes” were not based on her….I usually will pick up my pace depending on the instructor, or theĀ cadence of the music.Ā  I felt bad for her, because it is hard coming into a new class, but the actually spin part was bad too. Ā This morning, I headed to another class with a great instructor. She had great music, and even had us pretend we were in the Olympics, racing eachother. Made the class go by SO fast. IĀ left with sore legs and a sweaty face. Just the way I like it. hahaha

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Today, I needed to bake, and decided on some awesome banana bread. No wasted bananas around here

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I put alittle almond butter and grass fed butter. YUM šŸ™‚

Question for you:

Do you have preferences for how your workouts go?

What do you listen to when you workout?

Bananas + paleo = awesome

Today in preparation for another vacation (thank goodness) I needed to use up some pretty ripe bananas, and banana bread ALWAYS in on my mind haha

Of course, I have tried a few recipes before:

not paleo:

Paleo:

Ok…..I MIGHT have a banana bread problem haha

But this one is a new one! I changed a few things, but otherwise… DELICIOUS!

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I found this “new” banana recipe here

Might need to branch out with my banana recipes. Although, this isn’t banana bread šŸ™‚

Question for you:

Have you tried a new recipe lately?

Are you in love with any certain type of food? haha

Lots of eatin’

Today was a great day! I hope everyone else had a good one too

Andrew started out with pancakes, while I had eggs, bacon, and morning glory muffin (they are going to be gone by tomorrow!) (muffins here too!)

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I then I headed to the gym!!! 30 minutes on the bike and 20 min of weights

My other favorite food right now is my green monster

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Dinner was a new recipe! That I will post this weekend (more veggie hiding)

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There is also a new dessert recipe coming!

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Question for you:

What is something you ate today?

Do you have a favorite food right now?

Paleo Banana Bread

I had some pretty ripeĀ  bananas. And the only thing to do, make banana bread!!

Paleo Banana Bread

Ingredients:

  • 3 Ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1tbsp vanilla
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1/4 c coconut oil
  • 2 c almond flour or meal
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • cinnamon

Directions:

Mix all wet ingredients.

Add wet to dry.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bake for 30 minutes!

Quick and easy! Enjoy!

 

I found the recipe here:

http://www.crossfitvitality.com/vitality/images/recipes.pdf

Sea Shephards

The first day of summer break for Andrew, started with 50 degree weather. AHHH WHAT! Well we still had a great day with Andrew sleeping in till 8am- it. was. awesome.

I headed to the gym and then Andrew and I shared a green smoothie.

I am so glad that Andrew loves this drinks. I have trouble getting him to eat veggies (just like his mom haha). Today he even asked what the green specks were…um……….

Today we stayed at my parents place, and I noticed some bananas that had seen better days. Just perfect from banana bread! (recipe to come tomorrow)

Do you see the paper underneath the ingredients? well those are the instructions for the PETS for the weekĀ my parentsĀ are gone. OHHH geez. I found 3/4th of them hilarious. For example: Play outside with Riley for ten minutes every hour, but only if it isn’t too hot. hahah. Apparently, my mom told my dad to be EXTREMELY detailed on the instructions. Job well done Dad šŸ™‚

I also took this picture, to email to my parents that the pets are alive and well haha.

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Another discovery today, was Whale Wars on Animal Planet. Andrew and I just happened upon it this afternoon. And we couldn’t stop watching. The show is about the Sea Shephards that protect the waters around Antartic from Japanese ships that are killing a 1,035 whales each year!!

Ā ItĀ was amazing to watch what these men and women go through to find the whaling ships, and stop them from killing whales. They use several means to stop them, and the Japanese push back to get the activists to back off.

The Japanese state they are killing the whales for research, that they are taking tissue samples. This season just started tonight, and the Japanese ships were given 29 million dollars from the tsnumai relief last year, to use for security in theĀ process of killing and selling whales.

Side note: I am not the type of person to speak out. I have not seen Food Inc, because I know that animal cruelty is surrounding all of us. I know this is sad, but true, and I know I am not the only one. It can be easier to ignore it. if I don’t see it, it doesn’t happen. BUt that is SOOOOOO untrue.

While watching this show (well about 6 episodes) I felt so strongly about this cause. TheĀ days these men and women are going through to save the whales. One of the ship captain, Paul,Ā said “if the ocean dies, we will die with it”. I just wanted to share this story. I know that Andrew and I learned a lot today.

Question for you:

Do you feel strongly about any campaign/activists out there?

I am not here to lecture or say anyone is doing the right/wrong thing, but this definitely something that I didn’t know that was happening in our world today. It made me think really hard about what is important, and I will be doing more research on this and more. I would love to hear your thoughts on this or other issues. you can also email me if this is too public to comment here. Livinlifeinlouie@gmail.com

End of the day

My day started off quite slow.

After three alarms (love the snooze buttom) it was time for work.

The first four hours were A OK. And then it all went downhill from there. From 2pm- 8pm (I Usually get off at 7)Ā I was running around doing something. The baby I was taking care of, was not having a good day. I finally got my charting STARTED at 6pm. šŸ˜¦

So when I got home, it was time to get ready to do it all tomorrow, shower, and RELAX

This included a beer, the cardinals game, and finished with ice cream, banana bread, and sprinkles of course!!

Question for yoU:

What was the last thing you did or ate today?