Cookies in the Mail, Winter Workouts
Who likes to receive cookies in the mail? I do.
I was fortunate to receive these Enjoy Life cookies
Enjoy Life Products are Free Of:
But not free of taste. For baked goods that are vegan, GF, and free from many common allergies, I give Enjoy Life products their props.
Or, you can make your own Vegan + GF brownie-cookies
Yesterday I spent plenty of time with my newly minted 4 year old birthday girl!
From my Superbowl Foods & Plans post, thanks for telling me what your plans are. Seems it was an all or nothing relationship with football for you all.
I drooled over some of recipes you plan to make and what you can’t wait to dig into if someone else is doing the cooking. I’m glad you liked my recipe ideas for the big game day even though I probably won’t be making food just for the game.
1. Are you looking forward to the weekend?
I am! Even though I’m working, I always look forward to the extra time I have with Scott and Skylar.
2. Have you ever tried Enjoy Life Foods or any specialty allergen-free foods?
I am generally not impressed with most commercially prepared foods that are labeled as gluten free. They are usually dry, tasteless, crumbly, and lack flavor. However, the Enjoy Life products are much better than most.
I did a post on going Gluten Free and one thing I stress is try to find foods that are naturally gluten free. It’s hard to create a loaf of GF French bread. It’s just asking….a lot. Throw in vegan, and it gets even harder. Successfully replacing wheat gluten, eggs, and butter can be tricky.
Instead, you may need to realize that bread is nice, but so are potatoes, or rice. They are naturally gluten free.
So is fruit, veggies, nuts, seeds, and many other plant-based foods that come straight from nature.
So rather than trying to create GF pasta noodles, I just make my own zucchini pasta with veggies and peanut sauce.
3. Have you been working out lately in spite of the winter weather?
I was posting for a couple weeks how gorgeous the weather was here. Well, that’s done.
It’s still sunny, but it’s cold and windy!
I was pushing Skylar in my jogging stroller and between her and the stroller (about 80 pounds I’m guessing) and the 35 mph head wind and the San Diego hills and terrain, I definitely got a workout in. Good thing I only do 20 minutes of cardio. Period. That’s all I could take.
I love to walk or run for 20 minutes every day to clear my head and at all costs, do it outside, not indoors. I cannot stand cardio equipment in the gym. I die from boredom or injure myself. Something about my gait and stride on a treadmill is a recipe for throwing my hips, legs, knees, and ankles out of whack for weeks!
Major props to all of you who stay can hang in there on the indoor cardio machines. I realize it’s a necessity at times. These are the workouts I do at home.
What do you do to stay motivated for your winter workouts?
P.S. You may enjoy my Morning Workout Tips post for how to get your booty moving for the a.m. workouts.