Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Fun

Midway through the day today I realized it’s my blog anniversary!  Three big years!!  If only I had noticed this sooner I might have prepared a more interesting post.  We’ve come a long way baby. 

Instead I have a mini recap of Saturday’s breakfast. A few of us had intended on getting a hearty brunch before heading to Beerfest but when only two of us were up for it we opted to sleep longer and save money.

I’d had my heart set on pancakes, waffles or French toast…oh my! so decided to stick with that plan.  I have been toting this half used boxed of TJ’s Pumpkin Pancake mix around with me for quite some time now…ooops.  Well, it still made delicious pancakes!!


Since I would be consuming beer for multiple hours I decided I’d better make sure there was some extra protein on those cakes.  Enter the packets of Justin’s Almond Butter I’ve been hoarding. 


Maple seemed appropriate!


Pancakes aren’t complete without real maple syrup though.  A fine combination!


Fast forward back to today…two leftover pancakes reheated in the toaster…


With syrup and a spoonful of real whipped cream.  And a side of Colorado coffee…


Lunch was more leftovers.  I love Monday cooking…it’s often filled with weekend finds. :)  Hot & Sour soup…


With added extra pineapple…


Late afternoon pick-me-up and tide-me-over of reheated coffee with a swirl of full cream (so incredibly creamy and deeeelish!) alongside my all time favourite HoneyBar…Sweet & Salty.


After work I hauled my arse to the gym.  For five weeks I got in crazy good workouts with Tia every Monday and Thursday and just because that is over now it does not mean I can slack off!!  I headed out knowing that I wanted a cardio warm-up and an upper body workout…when I got there I tried to recall what Tia would have given us to do.

Back at home I had to scurry to write down what I did!


Treadmill:  21 minutes = 10 minutes running, 11 minutes walking

Exercises:  1 minute each

on bosu…

  • Overhead press
  • Front raises
  • Side raises
  • Hammer curls
  • Bicep curls
  • Dead lifts

on bench…

  • One arm row (each arm)
  • One arm tricep kickback (each arm)


  • Assisted V-sit (side to side with ball)
  • Crunches
  • Reverse bent knee crunches
  • Pulses

I think Tia would be proud! 

I was famished when I got home so cracked open the new crack hummus and dug in with the Wheat Thins…


While I showered, dinner cooked.


Lettuce & tomato salad with EVOO and cracked pepper…


Organic BC green beans…steamed and topped with real buttah…


Store bought stuffed chicken…Hawaiian Style…ham, pineapple & cream cheeeeeeeese…


Dessert involved me, my water bottle and a truckload of will power.  Not a whole lot on hand to tempt me but I’m trying to eliminate unnecessary snacking and dessert is the best place to start!  If I’m not actually hungry then no sense eating anything, right? RIGHT?! :)

Shout out:  the day we’ve all been hoping for has arrived.  Miss Amy has returned to bloggie wonderland!!  *mwah*

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Lynn @ The Next Chapter said...

Happy Blogiversary - it's been a great 3 years! So glad to have gotten to know you girl! :)

Marisa (Loser for Life) said...

Happy Blogiversary, Jaime!!! I've been stalking you for a good 2 years now, but had to "come out" to wish you a happy day! :) Keep doin' what you're doin'; we love it!!!

jaime said...

Happy blogiversary!!

Amy said...

Happy Anniversary my sweet... and thanks for the shout out! ;)

Claudia said...

Sorry I'm late to the Anniversary!
Happy Anniversary.
I want some of that Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pancake MIX!!

Jenna said...

Happy Anniversary! Will Blogger be takeing you out to a fancy dinner ;) I hope blogger remembers the flowers!

H-woman said...

Happy Anniversary! I've been on a pancake kick too--whole wheat, oat & buttermilk. Mmmm....


rusty61 said...

Happy anniversary and many, many more! I hope to be reading your blog for many more years to come!

Ingmarie said...

happy anniversary Jaime. Love to visit your blog and peruse the pics! also thanks for posting your workout. hopefully it'll help me get a more organized weight routine sorted out.

Oh Very said...

How funny! I was given some extra pumpkin puree tonight to make a pumpkin ginger loaf, but there will likely be extra. I wondered if pumpkin pancakes would work. Figures there's dry mix. Do you think the puree might work anyway? Maybe a dollop at the end...