I did have a brief, joyful "warmer weather moment" yesterday when I discovered, at Costco, that the blackberries, blueberries and rasberries were all ripe and delicious!! Yes, this is the kind of thing that really excites me. So much so that I took pictures. Behold...The Berries....
My little man and I scarfed down a pretty large amount of these upon our return from Costco. He loves them with just a sprinkle of sugar. I like them over vanilla yogurt.
It was, honestly, one of the highlights of my day.
Another food highlight yesterday was the cornbread we had for dinner. I have been known to eat mass quantities of cornbread! I love it. I've found a brand of cornbread mix at Costco (do you see a theme developing here?) that is so delicious and doesn't have any crappy ingredients in it (ie. hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup). It's made by Penguin Natural Foods, if you're curious. So, here's the cornbread (this is really just for me, so I can stare at the picture and drool). And, yes, I know how rediculously large the picture of the cornbread is, and that it doesn't even fit into the margins of the post. I don't care. That's how much I love it.
There is no cornbread left today...I had the last of it for breakfast...with more berries and yogurt!! The Breakfast of Champions!
And, I finally got the opportunity to try the P90x cardio DVD today, because we had...
...you guessed it...
ANOTHER SNOW DAY!!
(That's #9, if you're still counting!)
So, today would have been a gym day for me, and I thought I might still be able to make it work out (no pun intended). But, no such luck. It was the perfect opportunity for me to try this thing for real. So, here's my review (as if I'm the first person to review P90x, right?...it's only been around for, like, ever...but, here's my assessment of it anyway) :
1. The guy (I can't remember his name...Tony?) who teaches it is pretty cheesy. I kinda wished he would stop talking a few times.
4. I realized that my lower body is pretty strong (duh, from running), but my upper body could definitely use some more attention. Again, I really like the yoga for this. I love the movement of going from plank, to yoga push-up, to upward dog, to downward dog. Great for arms.
5. At the end, I felt like I got a pretty good workout. Especially considering it was an at-home DVD workout. But, it still didn't feel like the constant push of a run. Maybe that's a good thing?
And, here's some photos of my cutie-patootie kids from the last few days...
I have a few more recipes that I want to share soon, including Whole-Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes (tonight's dinner!), Greek Dressing, New York-Style Pizza Sauce, and Three-Grain Breakfast Cereal with Walnuts and Dried Fruit. So, stay tuned for those.
I'd love to know any of your favorite recipes or foods!
A note about the blog: As I get further into this blogging thing, I realize I'm using this blog for a few different purposes. I'm trying to use it to keep friends and family up-to-date with what's going on with us, but I'm also trying to create a blog that perfect strangers want to check out too. It seems a sort of strange balance. I know I could do two separate blogs, but I don't think I have that kind of energy right now. So, for now, I'll just hope it can serve both purposes and that people enjoy it the way it is. Either way, I'm having fun...