Today is all about some yummy eats and a new goal that I achieved!! I ran my first 4 miles today!!! I took last week off to just strength train my legs…everyday! No cardio, only strength training! It paid off, and I decided to come up with a lovely healthy treat to celebrate my great start to my last Monday in Okinawa!
I was so eager to get to the gym this morning for my first run after the goal of NOT running last week. I was determined to rest the shin and really get some more strength to my legs! I could feel a difference and wanted to see how that worked into my run. I took it to the treadmill and was constantly shocked and excited about how great my legs felt! No dead legs, shin pain, foot pain…nothing! PLUS, it was my first run with the new Nike Free Run+…LOVE THEM!!! They were great, and the feet felt light and airy…not heavy and hot! When I got to mile 3, I was literally giggling because I could not believe how great I still felt. I pushed it hard and plan to go for another 4 miles on Wednesday!! Now for breakfast:
I made a protein filled cereal bowl! I wanted to get extra protein in where ever I could fit it! For my new cereal mix-up (AKA: healthy Cocoa Puffs) I mixed:
- 1/2c Kix
- 1/4c Flax Grain Cereal
- 1/3c Go Lean
- 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa
I shook them up in a baggie (and even made 5 more bags so they are ready to go for this hectic week) and then I added 1/3c unsweetened almond milk, plus some of my fruit.
The fruit had kiwi, blueberries, banana, raspberries, apple and 1Tbsp walnuts that I chopped up! This was YUM!! For an extra tangy taste mix up 1tsp of honey and 1Tbsp lime juice plus a sprinkle of stevia…pour over top!
Okay, now time for my treat! I love reading about different single portion cakes, cupcakes, breads, and so on! Finally I decided to go for one other than the brownie I always resort to! I wanted chocolate, of course, so I whipped out some goods:
Single Chocolate Berry Cake in a Cup:
- 1/3 cup egg beaters
- 1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- 1/8 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tsp Stevia (not shown, sorry)
- 1.5 tsp unsweetened cocoa
- 1 Hershey dark chocolate kiss or a few dark chocolate chips
Mix all items and put in a glass sprayed with cooking spray. Put half of the Hershey Kiss (all chopped up) or a few chocolate chips on top.
Microwave in 30 second intervals, being sure it doesn’t ‘overflow’ (mine did, damn loaner glasses that are too small). Microwave for a total of 1:30 or more if you need to. Let sit for about a minute and then tip into a bowl. I cut mine up a bit to let the steam out. Add some semi-frozen greek yogurt sweetened with stevia, the remaining chocolate bits (or chips) and some berries (mine were frozen strawberries that I thawed out with stevia). The result: a totally yummy alternative to fatty/sugary/empty calorie cake that you would get at the store.
Hope you all had a great Monday like this girl!! Tomorrow is the day of pure non-stop preparation for our move. We officially move out of our house tomorrow, into billeting and that means emptying out the pantry and fridge…sigh! It should be an eventful, exhausting and jam-packed Tuesday…all steps toward our new adventures, gotta love every second 🙂
How did you spend your Monday? How do you plan to spend your Tuesday? Any cereal mix-ups that you love to create?