Today was Pure Cardio again. I did better-not as many breaks-but the pushups are still hard. I just cannot go at the pace everyone-including the women-are going at. It'll come. I really hope. They have some awesome arm muscles. And I'm beginning to feels my abs participate in the workout. I'm not sure what this means-were there no muscles there before? Or the muscles were there but I wasn't doing the workouts properly? Or I've managed to increase my core strength and they're helping me push it farther? And Damm's opinion on today's workout: "I was almost able to make it through the warmup without taking a break."
Ok, recipe for super-awesome breakfast bars.
Oven @ 375
3 cups Oats (not instant)
2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Coconut Flakes
1/4 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts but of course one could use a different variety)
And varying amounts of the following spices: Cinnamon, cloves, Nutmeg, Allspice. I don't measure these. I put in what smells right that day.
1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1 cup Vanilla Yogurt
2 cups Milk
2 green apples, chopped. You can also use bananas and I'm sure other fruits should you wish.
Mix everything together, pour into 11x13" pan, bake anywhere from 40-60 minutes. Use your nose. I sometimes sprinkle a bit of sugar and cinnamon mix on top before baking. You can up the sugar-my mother-in-law first came up with this recipe and she avoids sugar. I usually heat my bars up, pour Organic Whole Milk on them, and savor for as long as I can.
No idea calorie/fat/etc. content. It makes 12 bars the way I cut them and I eat 2 every morning.