A sunbathing pooch, P90X, and Muscle Muffins

Hello! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Did you do anything special or fun? This is pretty much what went on at my place. πŸ™‚

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It’s Track Tuesday!

Oh wait. I’m not running. 😦 I pinkie promised that darn track coach friend of mine. And, okay, it still hurts. Luckily, I have an appointment with my doctor today so I’m one step closer to knowing what I did (I’m thinking groin pull) and how long this is going to sideline me. Hopefully not too long. *fingers crossed*

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So, instead of running this morning, I did the P90X chest, shoulders, and triceps workout. Oof. Nothing like a tough upper body workout to make a girl feel weak!

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I couldn’t do the specific pushups (1 arm, etc) that required a wide leg stance so, I either did regular pushups or just planked. My arms are still a little shaky. πŸ™‚ I will rest tomorrow and hit another upper body workout on Thursday morning. I’m skipping Crossfit tomorrow because it’s Thing 2’s birthday! Gotta party with my baby girl because she’ll soon leave the nest, too.

Have you ever pulled a muscle?

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Man, I did some serious baking over the long weekend! I made some cookies, some apple spice bread perfect for french toast, whipped up a loaf of sandwich bread and made some spectacular muffins that are perfect little snack when paired with fruit and/or yogurt. They’re also good fuel before an early morning run or workout! Light, fluffy and packed with nutritious goodness – yum!

I found the recipe in my “Abs Diet Cookbook.” They are called muscle muffins! Corny, I know. They incorporate 3 of the 12 “power foods” – the “best fat-burning, muscle-building, disease-fighting foods known to man.” *their words, not mine. All I know is they are delicious! πŸ™‚

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Muscle Muffins
makes 12 muffins

1 banana, mashed
1 apple, shredded
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1 cup pastry flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a nonstick muffin pan with cooking spray.

2. Mix all the ingredients. Spoon into muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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Per serving (1 muffin):
Calories 90; Protein 3g; Carbohydrates 15g; Fat 2g (saturated 0g); Fiber 2g; Sodium 85mg

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