I’m done whimpering.
People far busier than me can do it. And they do. Because they prioritize what they do during the day. And act accordingly.
This morning workout thing can happen. Sure, work is an hour earlier than what I’m used to. And sure, I may have to break it up on days that I can’t QUITE get up right on time.
But this is happening. Like Friday? I got in a little under 3 miles. And that was getting up at the same I had been with my old hours.
And if I get up 15 minutes earlier? A solid trip to the gym can happen. Like on Monday. Or a 4.3-mile run can happen. Like this morning. We’ll just ignore that the rabbits and rats seem to be partying down before 5:00 in the morning.
Seriously. The rabbits can stay. But 3 rats chillin’ on the sidewalk as I run by? Not cool.
And what if I decide to sleep in 15 minutes later? Well- I can still get a few circuits from my Jillian workouts in. Flexibility is the name of the game.
I can do this.
And yes. That phrase will be repeated. Every morning. Until I believe it.
Before you judge me, just listen:
I’m not a super big fan of things like carrot cake (but, if we’re being honest, I’ll eat it for the cream cheese frosting). Or things of the nature.Healthy things don’t go into baked goods. It’s just not right.
My old roommate from a few years ago made the meanest zucchini bread back in the day. And even sent it to me once after she moved away.Yes. I loved it THAT much.
However, it has never been made in a kitchen of mine since then.
That changed this weekend.My mom not only gifted me with her presence, but also an entire grocery bag of potatoes and a separate entire grocery bag of larger-than-life zucchini.
Don’t believe me when I describe how big it is? Check it out:Yes. The zucchini slices are almost as big as my bagel thin pulled pork sandwich. The pulled pork was the free food from the ‘rents that my roommate scored over the weekend.
Practically a free meal!
We’re living the dream this week, kids.
But anyway… where was I?Oh that’s right- baked deliciousness. The zucchini bread muffins were adapted from this recipe.
Minus the walnuts. Because they’re expensive and I didn’t have any.
What I did have was a lot of wheat flour hanging around. So I swapped 2 cups of regular flour for the wheat variety. Just for kicks.
Also, because I lack a loaf pan (it’s so embarrassing), I made bread “muffins”. Which worked out well- easier to grab and go:I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- we’re all about streamlining these days.