Saturday, January 22, 2011

Maybe I'm Back?!

I hesitate to speak too soon but I've had a great morning.  Last night I was sitting on the couch going back and forth between bawling and feeling empowered.  Yes, I'm crazy.  I was thinking that it is high time that I got back into activity.  I was loving my Barbell Blast class every Wednesday and Saturday.  Then a few commitments got in the way of three classes in a row and I never went back.  Not just to the class but to the gym at all.  Last night, I was trying to talk myself up to go to Barbell Blast this morning and just as my confidence was waning, my friend Lindsay wrote on my FB wall "fancy going to Barbell Blast with me in the morning??"  That decided it.  I was going to go and because I was meeting someone, I would not bail.  I got up this morning and the weather channel reported the temperature at -34, with the windchill, it's -44.  If I had not committed to meet Lindsay there, I would not have gone.  It was so cold the car felt like a brick and it squeaked every time I turned the wheel.  If I wasn't so frozen, I probably would have laughed!  I got there early enough to do 20 minutes on the treadmill first, 45 minutes in the class and then another 20 minutes on the treadmill after.  I left feeling GREAT!!

My next plan was to make an eggs benedict that I keep seeing on Natasha's blog over at Girl Stuck in a Rut.  She always posts these fabulous food pictures!  I was unable to find asparagus so I borrowed an idea from a brunch restaurant that I love called Cora's.  They have a mushroom & brie eggs benedict that is amazing.  I used a WW english muffin, instead of the asparagus, I sauteed mushrooms, onions and spinach.  Instead of the brie, I used one wedge of laughing cow cream cheese.  For the hollandaise sauce, I used the package that Natasha recommended  (Hollandaise Sauce Mix by Mayacamas).  I found it in the organic, gluten-free type section.  I made it with skim milk and 2 tbsp of butter which is miles better than the packets that call for 1/2 pound of butter!!  This was so delicious I wanted to lick the plate and when you are craving eggs benedict, this is an amazing alternative.  I kind of think I'm going to do this every Saturday and now I need an egg poacher.  I used a pot of boiling water hence, the odd-shaped eggs :)


Now I'm going to make myself another "latte" and finish watching the first Sex & the City movie.  After that, I'll be productive . . . perhaps :)




    That Cora's?

  2. I am totally making that for breakfast tomorrow morning. Looks really yummy.

  3. Mmmm...I'm so happy you thought as highly about this breakfast as I do! The best part is there is no guilt in having it!!! Kudos on the awesome workout! -44 is enough to make anyone stay home ;)