Continent Pumpkin Pancakes & a New Ab Workout

Last night after work I went shopping for new pants and new boots. Well, guess what?! I failed. Twice. Maybe three times since I was so hungry and had to call it quits early on in the shopping game. I do that all the time. My raging appetite always cuts shopping short.

When I get hungry I get cranky, and when I get cranky and there’s no food in sight, my eyes turn red and I go ten kinds of crazy. I might not be THAT dramatic, but I can get grumpy if I’m thirsty or hungry, which is why my purse looks like a food cabinet. There’s always something in there, whether it be a protein bar, nuts, a banana or an apple. My ex used to always make fun of me because I would always just “whip it out,” but I’m almost positive my stash saved him more times than it did me.

I found several pairs of boots that I loved but my damn runners’ calves made it impossible to put them on buy them. Those boots are made for little girls who don’t have muscle! Make boots for those ladies with power running through their veins! Haven’t we learned that muscle is the new skinny?

After returning one sweatshirt and becoming $19.99 richer, I headed home and got to making Peanut Butter Fingers’ Pumpkin Protein Pancakes. I had trouble with my little blender and gave up on getting the batter as soupy as I had wanted, so I gave it a whirl regardless and ended up with continent pumpkin protein pancakes.

Continent Pumpkin Pancakes on my new Target plate! 😉

They weren’t as pumpkin-y as I was expecting, but I’m glad I gave them a go! I absolutely love her Almond Butter Pancakes, so I think her next pancake recipe I try is her Pumpkin Almond Flour Pancakes. Gonna be another rainy weekend so I think that will be on the menu!

This morning I woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. I was excited to see how my legs were going to handle my am run after 3 days of hardcore workouts. My legs carried me a little farther than yesterday, but my calves and ass were burning! After my 3.3 mile run, I decided to switch up my post-run workout and did the “1-2-3 Ab Workout” that Alaine posted yesterday.

This ab workout kept my abs working straight and it was actually fun going from one exercise to the next and alternating reps. This is a keeper and it fit perfectly into the allotted time I have after my morning runs. Thanks girl!

Morning Workout

  • 3.3 mile run
  • 2 sets of 15 stair push-ups
  • 1-2-3 Ab Workout

Momma needs her foam roller!

This mornings breakfast was once again overnight oats. My girl Allie (I know too many Allies) who just moved to South Carolina to teach, gave me the idea of strawberry banana oats. Wham bam thank you m’am!

Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup plain Fage Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla milk
  • Chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp strawberry jam
  • Cut-up banana – Half went in my mouth

So good! Hope you are all having a great Thursday. If not, just know that I thought today was Friday, and it’s raining again. Whomp whomp!

 

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2 thoughts on “Continent Pumpkin Pancakes & a New Ab Workout

  1. alaine66 says:

    Those oats look tasty 🙂 I am so glad that I am not the only one with the calf problem! I used to be insecure about my calf muscles and annoyed about the really tight skinny leg jeans and boots that never felt right, but now I know I NEED them to get me through my tough workouts and long runs! I love the random workouts I find on Pinterest, and I’m glad you liked it too!

    • runningonpb says:

      Sometimes they annoy me but its worth it when I get compliments on my calves. Steve Madden fits me perfectly so I’m hoping to find another pair this weekend! You should try the “Dancer’s Leg” workout on Pinterest. I couldn’t walk the next day, so good!

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