In case you’re wondering, I am expressing my excitement for the LesMills BodyAttack launch at my gym this morning. Launch (not lunch, LOL) is where our wonderful, fantastic, motivating instructors introduce the new material. We get new material about every 3 months. Classes are packed (think around 60 people) and full of motivation and momentum. I’ve been asked how I rock my workouts out the way I do and it’s because of my gym and the instructors there. I’m not afraid to give credit where credit is due!
Yesterday I had a request for my homemade bread recipe for the bread machine. I don’t make up my own recipes often, this one is from the recipe book that came with my machine, titled Sunbeam Hot and Fresh Bread Maker. FYI, my bread machine is really old…around 10 years or more. Just so you know.
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 tablespoon margarine or butter, softened
- 1 cup Gold Medal Better for Bread flour
- 3/4 cup Gold Medal whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup 7 grain cereal (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons regular active dry yeast or
2 teaspoons bread machine yeast or quick acting active dry yeast
- Remove bread pan, attach needing blade
- Place all ingredients in bread pan in order listed
- Insert bread pan, close lid and plug in
- Select bread type—whole wheat
- Select crust color—medium
- Can be baked in rapid or regular cycle
- Press start
My husband proofed the yeast first, which I think was my problem (either because I didn’t do that or I had a bad batch of yeast) which means he took a little bit of sugar, a couple of tablespoons of warm water, and put the required amount of yeast in. He stirred it around and we waited about 15 minutes, then added that for the yeast in the directions. Good luck! It should look something like this when all is said and done:
I know I’m going to need a lot of energy this morning, because I am doing the BodyAttack class and then weight lifting after, so I am sticking with my protein oatmeal this morning. Bob Marley Protein Oatmeal 🙂
Oatmeal, vanilla protein powder, coconut, pineapple, cashews, maple syrup.
There was some coffee in an appropriate coffee mug from a friend:
Since the kids were off for MLK day here in Georgia, I decided that we needed to take a trip to Whole Foods and get some things, and while we were there we could grab some *healthy* lunch from the hot bar and eat it at the store. It worked out fantastically…the kids were good in the store because they wanted lunch, I got my items without a fuss, and we all had a nice lunch.
We have a nice Whole Foods. The kids love the mac and cheese!
This was my plate. Thai noodles, yellow squash casserole, and red beans. It was all wonderful.
I also had 2 pieces of sushi which was also fantastic.
My Kombucha tea, honestly, wasn’t that good. I like the original flavor, and the peach flavor, but the green flavor just didn’t do it for me. It’s super good for you, with seaweed and spirulina in it, so I intend on drinking it anyway, but…ick. Sometimes health over taste, but not often, since there are so many great tasting and healthy options out there. 😉
I came home and before class (I went to Cardio Core where I burned 395 calories in about 45 minutes) I had a Cliff Nectar Bar (which I love):
I bought some new bars at Whole Foods so be on the lookout for a review soon! 🙂
Then after class I decided I wanted salmon. I made a huge salad with salmon and Goddess Dressing:
So, lettuce mix, tons of mushrooms, carrots, onions, yellow pepper, Goddess Dressing, reduced fat feta and salmon. Wonderful! There was so much I didn’t think I would be able to eat all of it, but alas:
Hahaha. It was mostly veggies, anyway. So good! You may see another one of these soon!
I was snacky-snacky again at 10pm (my personal witching hour) so I had some homemade bread (the one pictured above) with some of that Cinnamon Vanilla Pecan “butter” I made last week.
Just a side note, I am slowly starting to add back into my diet foods on my sensitivities list. Green beans, cinnamon, and a few others to see how my body reacts. I will let you know how it goes!
Have a great Tuesday morning! I know I will!