Archive for January 29th, 2012

This morning I found myself wanting oatmeal for breakfast, but also wanting pancakes, so I decided to make an Instant Oatmeal Pancake. They are really fun and easy to make. This is all you need.

Ingredients and Directions:

  • 1 Package Instant Oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/3 Cup Liquid Egg

Combine all ingredients and pour into a hot greased pan and cook each side until golden brown. I cooked them about 4-5 minutes on each side.

They start to bubble, letting you know it’s time to flip.

Flipping was not the easiest for me today and I lost the round shape, but that did not matter after I topped with banana slices, walnuts, and then drizzled some maple syrup.

Today’s plans are already in full motion, breakfast Check, workout Check, prepping for the week Check.  The next two weeks are going to be extra long workdays for me, my boss is going on vacation so I have to work much later than I normally do, so I plan on making it as easy as I possibly can. I am making a few dishes today so I have them ready during the week.

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success. Henry Ford

So I had this going in the crock pot today, and I really do not know why I have never made it before today. This was one of the easiest meals I have ever made.

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

  • 16 ounces Chicken Broth
  • 1 Envelope Taco Seasoning
  • 3 Pieces Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Can Mexican Diced Tomatoes
To be added later:
  • 1 Can Black Beans
  • 1 Can Corn

Spray the crock pot with non stick spray and add the diced tomatoes to the bottom then, add the chicken breasts, mix the spice packet with the chicken broth and pour over the chicken breast.

Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours.

The last 30 minutes of cooking, I add a can of  drained and rinsed black beans and a can of rinsed and drained corn to jazz up the tacos. When done, the chicken should shred easy. Just use a fork to separate.  You may need to drain some of the broth. I used a  ladle and scooped out all the good stuff.

For tacos, serve the chicken with soft flour or corn tortillas, lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream or guacamole. Make it to your own liking. This is very versatile and can be used for enchiladas, nachos, tostadas, etc.

First Part of the Ingredients


Second Set of Ingredients

Now here’s what it looks like done and ready to be eaten.

The meat is so tender and really soaked up all the flavor from the seasoning and the broth.

Also made a side of nachos

I breezed through my elliptical workout today. I did 30 minutes and It felt really good. I also did a few other little add-on exercises. I did a few sets of push ups and a few sets of crunches. I also threw in 10 burpess, because I’ve neglected them all week. I’ve been trying to add-on different exercises and challenge different muscles.

I read a blog yesterday that explained the proper way to do Mountain Climbers, I am so thankful she covered them, I have been doing them wrong.

Here’s the best tip of all: If mountain climbers feel too easy, you’re doing them wrong.

To do the move:

  • Come down into a push up/plank position
  • Pull a knee up toward the chest, while keeping the abs braced, the butt down, and the gaze ahead of you on the floor
  • Switch feet (pulling the opposite knee in as the first leg goes out) without pulling the butt upwards
  • Switch knees back and forth for a total of 20 seconds.

Here’s my week workout recap:


  • 60 Min Treadmill on Incline
  • Lean Leg Pyramid, Lean Ab Pyramid


  • 45 Min Elliptical
  • Arms by Bethenny
  • Lean Arm Pyramid


  • Power 90 DVD Approximately 40 Minutes


  • Rest Day


  • 60 Minute Treadmill Walk
  • Abs and Back


  • 30 Minute Elliptical


  • 30 Minute Elliptical
  • 10 Burpess
  • Crunches
  • Push ups
  • Mountain Climbers
Here’s to the end of another great week-end. Hope it treated everyone well.

Question of the day: Do you prep your meals ahead of time?

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