Im usually a very early riser but today, for the first time in months, I slept in until 9am! Whoa! lol. Not that late but late for me! Im usually up at around 7 am for some reason. I think my body is just used to getting up then. So I feel really rested but a tad on the groggy side. Nothing a big cup of coffee cant fix though. My amazing mother sent me some more coffee. Seriously I cant find a great coffee place in L.A! If anyone knows of one Id love to find out…But anyways she sent me a coffee called Holiday Spirit which is chocolate, caramel and awesomeness in a cup. Next up was a pound of eggnog coffee. Im in love. My brother even rocked out and sent me some coffee too. What a fabulous family. Jazzy Java and Jamacian Me Crazy. Thanks Drew!
I drank two gigundo cups out of my pumpkin mug then its off to the gym!
My legs are sore!!! Yowza! My brain is having fun but my legs are saying stop. I did about 60 minutes on the elliptical with a 15 minute cool down. Fabulous! Ive been really hitting the cardio up. I usually do this on holiday week so that I can enjoy some extra treats that I normally don't have. It helps me balance it out a bit.
So my cookie-a-thon continues! Peanut butter cookies with a dark chocolate drizzle, Jackson Pollock style, and then I showered them with some crushed, toasted nuts and some cane sugar.
I found this cane sugar at my local health food store and I love it! Although I think its a bit like brown sugar as it clumps real easy. I’ll have to throw some bread in the next bag.
I like it because it has a very nice rich molasses-y taste to it.
Then of course I had to make the infamous rum balls. I hope mine hold up to Mimis!! Pressure is on. They are still solidifying in the fridge though at the moment.
I made a quick lunch of some spaghetti squash and roasted broccoli.
Also, the people from Okinos were so incredibly kind and sent me a few coupons for some free yogurt to try out. I tried out the plain first and topped it with some chopped apples. Very tasty!!! I enjoyed this alot for lunch.
Ah finally raw ball time. These are my favorite snacks!
I started off making some dark chocolate ones..
Then I had to make the cranberry bliss ones. I think these are my favorite so far.
Then I finished up with some classic gingerbread balls.
I took some of the chocolate ones and rolled them in some crushed peanuts as well for some added crunch.
I cannot wait to tear into these tommorrow! Although I made sure to save some dough for myself=)
Aahhh I love being able to lick the bowl guilt free!
For dinner I was trying to clear out as much space in the fridge as possible to make space for the feast tomorrow. I ended up using up the last of the spaghetti squash, brussels sprouts, onions and veggie burger. I sautéed these all up until nice and crunchy and topped it with a quick dressing of sour cream and salsa. Very cool little mixture!
And now its time to decorate some sugar cookies and also prep for tomorrows feast. Going to be so fun. I plan to wake up early so I can get a good session in at the gym before I start cooking in the morning. It will feel so good to stretch the muscles out as I am a bit sore today. Even Max was giving me his best stretchin pose..
They will be feastin too tommorrow on tuna and cat treats=)
Do you have a favorite stretch? Anything you like to do in order to help relieve some muscle tension?
Have a fabulous evening everyone!