Summer days are just wonderful! We have been enjoying some gorgeous days here lately & I am just soaking it up!!! I can’t believe we are almost to August! Summer always goes too fast, but I am going to enjoy every day of it while it is here.
I finished that 12 week upper body strength program that I was following 2 weeks ago. Now Will has written a new program for me & with last week being my 1st week of it, I was one sore chica! Can I just brag on my husband for a minute…he really knows what he is doing when it comes to fitness! His knowledge is much greater than mine!! I am really excited about his program & was already feeling (despite the soreness) really great last week!
Pregnancy status= getting bigger & slowing down more. I am determined to continue to keep going because I am afraid that if I would stop, it would be so hard to start again. When it comes to running the baby is starting to to cramp my style… literally. Some days I am fine running & then a couple days later I have to do more of a walk/run. For instance just the other week I ran 4 miles without stopping and felt GREAT, then my next running day I had to walk the first half before I could run. I will take what I can get though & am thankful for just being able to get out and get exercise!
The other morning I made oatmeal pancakes. I found the recipe online & wanted to share it with you all because I really liked them & loved that they have only a cup of flour in the recipe. I also found that they really held me over to lunch quite nicely. 🙂 Here is the recipe:
- 2 cups quick oats
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2½ cups buttermilk **
- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ⅓ cup vegetable or canola oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
Mix up the oats, baking soda, and buttermilk in a bowl. Separately combine the flour baking powder, salt, & sugar. Then add the eggs & oil to the oat mixture after it has sat for about 5 minutes. Lastly, add the 2 mixtures all together & bake on a griddle!
I actually made mine the night before so that it was easy to cook in the morning, plus I figured that would make the oats nice and soft as well. I also added some of our fresh blueberries to the mix which we both enjoyed!
** I never have buttermilk on hand so all you have to do is add 2 T. of white vinegar or lemon juice to 2 1/4 c. of milk and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Works swell!