Sisters Are Forever

Wow my posts lately have been getting a little deep! But that’s okay, talking about something other than food and fitness is a little refreshing 🙂

But first- remember when I said workout buddies are the best? They are ten times better when it is your sister!

Since I am on Easter Break (Happy Good Friday!), my sister and I decided to hit the gym early before a day of dress shopping and bonding.  Our cardio went a little longer than usual because we were so busy catching up and chatting.  We spent 15 grueling minutes on the treadmill before hitting the elliptical for 25 minutes.  After we went up stairs to stretch and went our separate ways to complete some strength training. I followed Julie’s Super Fast Super Sweaty Circuit Workout.

I then added on:

50 squats with 10lb dumbbells

25 crunches

Some more chatting haha!

We left the gym sweaty and happy that we had made time to fit in a workout.  Breakfast was on the agenda next! I started with a cup of coffee and my new Dairy-Free Coconut milk Hazelnut Creamer! Yay for being dairy-free!

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It was Hazelnuty deliciousness! While sipping on that, I started to make my Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes.  However, we were out of gluten-free flour, so they were just healthy pumpkin pancakes.

There is nothing better than spending a relaxing Friday with your sister.  My sister and I do not see much of each other because I am away at school, so any time we get is really special.  She is by far my best friend and understands me completely.  For those of you who have a sister, you understand the bond I am describing.  Anna and I always have a ton of fun together and we enjoy acting silly together. My sister is like a built-in  best friend, I can be myself around her because she has never know anything different.  Through thick and thin she is always there.  I just hope that others experience what we do because it is truly special.

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sister 3me and the sister

Sisters Are Forever!!

Questions of the Day:

How do you spend time with your family?

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Banana Cinnamon Pancakes

Goodmorning!

So I was at the gym this morning, as usual, and I started on the elliptical.  About 15 minutes in, a man jumps on the elliptical next to me and he reeks of cologne! I couldn’t breathe! Every breath was of this strong scent.  Not only that, but my gym has multiple TV screens near the cardio machines and one of them specifically plays a slide show of GYM ETIQUETTE! One of the ‘rules’ is to go light on perfumes or fragrances apparently he never say the replaying screen.  I was more than happy after 30 minutes to jump off and get on a treadmill far far away from him. I walked on an incline for 10 minutes and then headed upstairs for a serious circuit workout.

This is what it looked like:

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I found it on Julie’s blog- She calls it her Strength-Heavy Circuit Workout.

Man did this make me sweat! I liked it because it is not heavy on the cardio, I was trying to do more strength today, and this workout really worked me! My legs were like jelly by the end (but in the good way)!

Now onto breakfast, I was still in a pancake mood this morning. I made these DELICIOUS banana cinnamon pancakes.  I didn’t even finish the batch before I started to taste them!

Ingredients:

3 eggs

1/3 cup gluten-free flour

1/2 cup almond milk

1 tablespoon of honey

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon of baking powder

pinch of salt

1 mashed up banana

 

These pancakes were light but thin and really hit the spot.  The cinnamon added a nice kick and the banana taste was not too powerful.

I added 2 pieces of sausage to include some protein and topped the pancakes off with a bit of honey for sweetness!

On the side- a cup of coffee with almond milk.

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Just the way to start the day!