Hey my Absolutely AMAZING Buttercups! <3
Thanks for all of your comments on my last post: my Buttermilk Oatmeal Pancakes. Those are seriously my favorite pancakes now: and I love how incredibly filling they are!
There are some “healthy” things I probably will never be able to get my sister to eat. But, when I got her to try one of my single lady banana cream pies, she fell in LOVE.
She fell in love with them so much with that she and I, at 9:30pm at night, were in the kitchen whipping up some yummies.
We took different roles: she prepared the banana filling while I handled the crust.
She had never made them before, so I just guided her through the steps – she caught on pretty quickly.
Lastly, she decorated them with chocolate chips and some almond slices, and then we stuck them in the freezer.
This is what they looked like in the morning!
Awwwwhhhhh, so good. I’m so glad that she loves these as much as I do! I always know something’s good if my sister really likes it.
And just like how my sister has been making a lot of my single lady banana cream pies…
…I’ve been making a lot of these! Practically every day I have one of these, in one form or another.
But there is something different about this one than all the others I’ve eaten!
Can you guess? It involves suns, and flowers, and seeds, and butter.
Yep, it’s SUN BUTTER! <3
Don’t worry; I’ll be sharing the recipe next!
Here’s what’s been going on with my workouts and sleep goal!
Workouts: I’ve been having fun with my treadmill recently: trying out different inclines, various speeds, interval training, running, jogging, etc. On Monday I did an intense incline workout (my backside REALLY felt it); yesterday was a 5k on my treadmill while singing/listening to the Tarzan and Little Mermaid II soundtracks (I was running at 7 mph to some of the songs) varying between running, jogging, and speed walking; and today was an incline workout with some weight lifting beforehand (total body and abs). Since trying different speeds and pushing myself a little, I’ve found that I CAN run: I am capable of it; I never thought I could, but I’ve found that I CAN!
Sleep: I went to bed at 9:15pm last night! I never thought I would ever be able to go to bed with a 3 digit number on my clock (and to willing do it makes me even more amazed!). Even though I went to bed at 9:15, I realized I was still tired this morning. I guess I am starting to recognize those messages my body sends saying “TIME TO GO TO BED!” Before, collapsing on my bed and practically passing out (three hours past the time my body wanted to go to bed) used to be what told me I was tired. Now I know I CAN go to bed at a decent time. I CAN.
What are some of your favorite ways to spend time with your family? I like anything that I get to just spend that one-on-one time with them, whether that be folding laundry, doing dishing, grocery shopping, writing cards, riding bikes, coloring in a coloring book (when I have the time – yes, I still love doing that!), or just playing a game!
Do you have a favorite snack you just can’t get enough of? Bananas (frozen) with nut/seed butter for me!
Have you ever thought you would never be able to do something to find out later that you CAN do it? Have you ever just had to push yourself a little to try something to find out you like it? Like with school or work; fitness/working out; or cooking or baking. Overcoming hardships? Conquering fears? Jumping off a pole? (You can read about my experience here.)