Happy New Year’s Eve!
Hope you’re enjoying a relaxing day with some fun plans in store for tonight. I’ll be at home bundled up in bed with a
drink hot tea. Mom’s sick and I’ve been feeling funky this week. Staying inside where it’s warm and watching a movie is about as exciting as it’s gonna get around here and being injured kind of makes you want to stay home too.
I don’t know if it’s the New Year or what, but I’ve had a ton of people approach me at my gym asking for fitness help recently. Last week one woman wanted to know what my weight lifting routine was & how I came up with it. She asked if I’d help her put together a new routine because she’s not getting results. Then my locker room buddy (we’re always scrambling to get ready for work at the same time) asked me to help her go from running 3 miles to 13 which I told her I would.
Then yesterday I had two people compliment me on how “lean” I’m looking. A man said to me “I’ve been watching your transformation & you look amazing.” Part of me was thinking “are you talking to me? The girl who’s been injured ALL of 2014, gained 10 pounds, can’t workout the way she wants to and thinks her legs are too fat?” But then I got over picking on myself and just accepted the joy their compliments brought me. I’ve worked hard this year. Injured and all. I’ll take what I can get.
All these things. Are they a sign or coincidence? What do you think? While you ponder that deep thought, let’s take a moment to reflect on all the December goodies. I will surely miss this month and the dozen or two cookies I ate last week.
Now let’s check out my Christmas Day eats. Happy What I Ate Wednesday!
Breakfast. Egg whites & leftover asparagus (Dad didn’t finish his for dinner the night before so I put it in my eggs), raspberries and a vegan zucchini banana bread muffin. I made dozens of muffins last week and somehow I’m still whipping up more this week. Recipe testing is hard work.
Snack. A black & white pecan paleo cookie and gluten free oatmeal raisin cookie. I think I ate a dozen of each of these. So good. No need for grains to make things healthy and delicious. Don’t get me wrong. I still love grains.
Dinner. Turkey, wild rice & mushrooms, roasted brussels sprouts & carrots, low sugar sweet potato casserole and thyme cauliflower broccolini gratin. The sweet potato casserole & cauliflower broccolini gratin were new recipes. I usually test new recipes before the holidays, but my ankle injury made it impossible to do that this year. I’m so glad I still made them though because they were amazing. I’ll definitely be making the cauliflower broccolini more throughout the year. It was lovely.
Dessert. Grain free apple cinnamon muffin. I was planning to make almond apple crisp, but didn’t have enough apples. That was a meal planning fail, but in the end it worked out. The muffins were miniature versions of the crisp and equally delicious.
And to top it off, a peanut butter hot chocolate. OMG…this is like winter ice cream. You guys. This is so good. Add nut butter to your hot chocolate right away. It makes it so creamy & delicious.
What was the best thing you ate on Christmas? What are your New Year’s Eve plans? What did you decide…is is a sign or coincidence?
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