Friday! Yay Friday! This has been a very busy week around here. I am glad to get to the weekend. I got up in below zero weather – can this end any time soon, please?!!?
The gym was busy this morning with a lot of grunters. Super amount of testosterone today concomitantly with hearing songs like “Panama” and “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.” Gotta love those days. 🙄 That is when it still feels a little awkward to be the only woman in the free weights area.
|Stationary Lunge||3 sets of 10 each leg holding 35# plate||Lower Body|
|Dumbbell Pull Over||3 sets of 10 with 25 DB#||Back|
|Dumbell Incline Fly||3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total)||Chest|
|Captain’s Chair||3 sets of 10||Core|
|Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 170#||Calves|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 10 with 55# bar||Low Back and hammies|
|Lateral Raise||3 sets of 10 with 8# DBs (16# total)||Shoulders|
Just a nice quick workout today. I forgot to drink my protein before I left the house, so I was pretty hungry and ready to eat!
Pumpkin oats topped with 10 g of cranberries, a drizzle of honey and coconut butter. Yum, yum, yum!
Got to work this morning first off, which was nice and was able to get a lot out of the way. I was hungry a little early and snacked on a few of these:
Then I made some lunch. This was some shrimp sauteed in some BBQ sauce on a toasted magic roll. And how about that side of sauteed spinach? You don’t see that very often on the blog.
I am not sold on the spinach. I wanted it crispy for some reason. Guess I could deep fry the leaves? 😯
Thanks for your thoughts on yesterday’s running thoughts. Total irony after I write that post and then today I get a brochure for a new race coming up in April
I am just not sure what I will do. What I have found, though, is that my knee has been feeling pretty good this week and I have not run at all. Maybe that says enough, eh? I’ve still got my lifting and my biking!
My happy time today:
Here are a bunch of soap logs for the custom order I am working on. I am about 3/4 of the way finished with it. I need to get this done and think about production again.
So tonight’s dinner includes a new item that arrived yesterday – coconut flour! I thought I would dive in with a crust. This would be gluten free, btw. I used the recipe from Tropical Traditions
Ingredients (short list always a plus!):
- 8 oz part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded(2 cups)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons flax meal (13 grams)
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour (14 grams)
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (foil might work as well if you spray it with nonstick spray)
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. You will have to mash a bit to combine everything.
Then spread onto the parchment paper into whatever shape you want at about 1/4 inch thick. I chose kind of a rectangle.
Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and flip over. I needed to use 2 spatulas to do this.
Bake for another 15 minutes.
Check it out! I flipped it back over again because it was prettier.
At this point, you can add whatever cooked toppings you want and put back in the oven to heat up if you want to have a pizza with it.
We had cooked ground pork and Pizza Quick sauce (yes, that stuff). I used up all of the cheese in the crust, so none available for the top! Note to self, get more cheese. So this was more like an open faced sloppy joe.
This was kind of a cross between a cheesy breadstick and foccacia. I liked it.
Like that nibble I took out of the corner??
Calories for 1/4 of the crust only (my size piece shown): 225 and 6 grams of carbs. Maybe more than regular pizza, but then again, this was a big piece. Quite tasty and not doughy or heavy feeling. I think it would make good sandwich bread.
I am so glad it is Friday. We have a busy weekend on tap. Renovations and hosting a Mardi Gras dinner on Sunday. Laissez le bon temps roulez!
Question: Are you a spinach fan?