One of my favorite things about Saturday mornings is a delicious and leisurely breakfast. I usually try to find a new recipe or make something that takes a little bit longer than my usual weekday oatmeal or cereal combo. I already found myself thinking about what to have for breakfast this morning yesterday at 3 PM. This is how much I love breakfast people.
I came across Julie’s Banana Bread Protein Pancakes and knew those would be it. I had never tried them before, but remember seeing them in the past and wanting to try them out. Not only were they delicious, but they came out perfect! Perfectly round, perfectly sized, just all around perfect. I don’t know about you guys, but very rarely do I make perfect looking pancakes. I always seem to mess at least one pancake up or make one way bigger than the other. Not this time! I was one proud pancake flipper this morning! It’s the little things, right?
And you bet I spread a little bit of peanut butter in between each pancake! Topped with a little syrup and they tasted fan-freakin-tastic. Definitely making these again!
Let’s move on from pancakes to some fitness talk!
As I mentioned earlier this week, I began a new workout program this week thanks to the lovely Carrie over at This Fit Chick. Verdict so far? I’ve been loving it! I really enjoy having a workout planned for me each day that I don’t even have to think about – it’s right there and ready for me. It’s also nice to know that she designed it specifically for me and my growing belly as that was a major concern of mine. Each workout has been a challenge for me, but I have not once felt like I over did it or pushed myself too hard.
She incorporated cardio and strength training into each of my workouts this week. Each day I did about 20-25 minutes of cardio that included walking, jogging, incline walking and/or cardio circuits. I also completed about 20 minutes of strength training that involved some supersets and a few exercises I haven’t done in quite some time. It felt good to switch things up and get sore in places I haven’t been for a long time.
One of the workouts I started to feel a little nauseous while I was lifting, but that faded after I finished. I also find myself getting tired a lot quicker while I’m lifting, so I had to give myself more breaks than I would have several months ago. I end up feeling great when I complete each workout though. It feels so good to sweat and feel sore again!
I go back and forth with how I feel mentally about my workouts. During my workouts, I found myself feeling discouraged at times because I just feel so out of shape. However, I reminded myself that 1) I’m pregnant and still experiencing some fatigue. I need to give myself a break! 2) I haven’t exercised at this intensity in several months so it’ll take some time to get back my strength and endurance levels. Those things aside, I am proud of how I’m doing so far.
And speaking of my workouts, I need to get going on the workout I have planned for today!
Catch ya later!
- Do you make more of a “special” breakfast on Saturday mornings? If so, what are some of your favorite things to make?
- Are you a good pancake flipper?