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Egg Muffins

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb sausage, cooked (I used “lowfat” because I couldn’t find Turkey Sausage that wasn’t precooked.)
  • 1 Dozen Eggs
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked in water
  • 1/3 cup Almond Milk (any milk works)
  • Cooking Spray
  • Optional: maple syrup, cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease muffin pan w/ cooking spray
  3. Cook sausage, once cooked, add maple syrup to coat, if desired.  Set aside (and let cool a bit.)
  4. Mix other ingredients together in a medium bowl  (add shredded cheese now, if desired.)
  5. Pour into muffin pan, cook at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until muffins stop bubbling and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.  Reheat for 30 seconds – 1minute.  Instead of mixing cheese into egg mixture, you can add cheese prior to reheating to make a “cheese frosting.” (That’s what I did.)

You can mix up the ingredients.  Fresh tomatoes and kale instead of spinach and mushrooms.  Turkey Sausage would be good– I didn’t see any that wasn’t pre-cooked, where should I look?  And the quinoa can be cooked in milk instead, but that tends to make it “sticky” so it might not have blended in as well.  I like the “cheese frosting” idea because then you can have cheese free or cheesy muffins, depending on your mood.

*This recipe wasn’t my idea, I modified this one I found on Cooking Light: https://meanass.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/healthy-sausage-and-cheese-breakfast-casserole-recipes-healthy-breakfast-recipes-cooking-light/

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Do you ever annoy yourself?

Food: way over

Exercise: way under

  • walked Reilly.  

Yeah, no push ups or sit ups yesterday.  Then I skipped Spin Class b/c Tim wanted me to have dinner and a movie with him.  Probably a good thing since my legs feel like death.  We cooked dinner together.  We used to do that all the time.  Tim even found a recipe on Cooking Light–except it ended up not being from Cooking Light… but it was good.  He drives me nuts a bit, so I had to be extra patient.  Here are the ingredients we were missing from the recipe: fresh mango (substituted canned pineapple,) curry powder (substituted cumin, turmeric, chili powder, and coriander), fresh ginger (substituted powdered,) coconut milk (substituted 1% milk & some coconut), red curry paste (substituted garlic chili stuff…), cauliflower (brussel sprouts,) green onions (omit).  I’ll substitute a thing or two.  Fresh for ground ginger, ok.  But that was like half of the ingredients.  It turned out good.  I guess.  I dunno.  The sauce wasn’t creamy, but watery…  Tim thinks it was supposed to be.  Flavor was good, but that was weird.  Then we watched Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, we had also seen it in the theatre.  It was good.

I drank most of a bottle of wine, took a muscle relaxor, and slept like a baby.  Finally.  I’ve been laying in bed awake for hours lately.  I feel lazy for skipping exercise, but balance is one of my goals as well, so I just focused on that yesterday.  I love Tim.  He’s a good husband.  Sweet.  With pretty green eyes.  Oh–and Reilly slept in my lap while we watched the movie, and Paris (the cat) slept on my chest but sort of touching Reilly, which was good b/c they hate each other.  (Reilly sniffs Paris’ butt and he doesn’t like that.)

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January 2013 Challenge

I’m not doing pictures because I literally posted them two weeks ago.  Things haven’t changed much since then, though I’ve been indulging in everything bad for me and it is absolutely catching up at least in terms of how I’ve been feeling (lethargic and bloated with digestive problems to boot. I’ve been so sedentary, I get dizzy when I stand up.)

I’m doing this again.  Why?  I want to form habits.  I want them ingrained in me like second nature.  They aren’t quite there yet.

My “big idea” goals are: improve derby skills, balance my life, maintain weight at 145-150lbs. To achieve these three things, I will:

  1. 50 toe push-ups. 50 sit-ups, and 10,000 steps every day
  2. Actively drink more water
  3. Exercise 6 days per week:
    • Sunday: scrimmage
    • Monday: 2hr league practice, 1hr contenders practice
    • Tuesday: Spin
    • Wednesday: 2hr league practice
    • Thursday: Spin
    • Friday: off
    • Saturday: Body Pump/Body Combat
  4. One “Cooking Light” meal with Tim per week.

Balance is going to be difficult.  I’m so focused on derby, I leave little room for work or my husband, and those two things should come first.  Tim especially.  I enjoy cooking, and started the last TBT off more cooking/eating well than exercising, and I shifted somewhere in the middle.  I want to even everything out this go.  I don’t know if I can do it all, but I’m hopeful.

Oh–also–it is the height of basketball season.  I run the scoreboard for the team at my school, and they have home games 1-2 times per week through January and February.  That will cut into my exercising regime.

And I’m getting back into the swing of things today, but I’m not really starting until Monday, January 7.

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