5:30 am spin class. I repeated the interval class from Wednesday. I held back today. I have to conserve my energy for my lonesome run in the morning ( I hope I actually go through with it ). After class I refrained from my usual 15 minutes on the elliptical and opted to only do some core today. I did about 10 to 12 minutes of straight core. That is pretty huge for me. Thanks.
I can’t remember everything, but I did planks ( knee drops, diagonal knees, leg lifts, arm raises, knee hovers) for 2 minutes. Ouch.
Hip circles with leg lifts. Crunches. Plank Ups ( side plank with a hip lift). Lower back stuff and a few more things I cannot for the life of me remember at this moment. I plan on foam rolling before bed and try to again before I run in the morning too.
I was (still am) so tired today, but Miles wanted to play instead of watch me nap for some reason. Crazy kid.
I was too awake to sleep when he took a nap ( naturally). I made some chocolate chip cookies and started on dinner during his nap. I made the chickpea chocolate chip cookies from Jessica Seinfeld’s cookbook Deceptively Delicious. I have made them once before and they are really good.
Here is the recipe and directions:
nonstick cooking spray
1 c firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 c trans fat-free soft tub margarine
2 large egg whites
2 tsp pure
2. In a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar and margarine with a wooden spoon or on medium speed until smooth. Beat in the egg whites and vanilla, then the chickpeas and chocolate chips. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt, and mix on low speed until a thick dough forms.
3. Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto the baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart. Press gently with a fork to flatten. Bake until the cookies are golden brown and just set, 11 – 13 minutes; do not overbake. Transfer to a rack to cool.
4. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
We have a busy day tomorrow. Amara has her first ever dance recital. I spent a few hours ( for real) trying to tame her out of control hair. I am not sure I actually did anything to make it better though
I have to go to the neighbor’s house so she can apply Amara’s makeup. Chrissy saves the day again! I have mentioned her before on my blog, but go take a peek at her blog and her fabulous Etsy shop -Simply Created. Girl has talent! 🙂