Monday, October 1, 2012

did someone say PUMPKIN?

you'll need:

for the cake, 
2 cups whole wheat baking mix
2/3 cup 1% milk 
1 egg
2 tbs granulated sugar
1 tbs mixture of ground cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 tbs flaxseed meal

1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tbs butter cold
1tsp of ground cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg
Mix until crumbly

Mix all ingredients for cake, pour into Pyrex add topping and bake at 400 for 20minutes!

This was thrown together the other day when it was raining!  It was a HUGE hit with my family!
There's nothing better than a recipe that turns out perfectly, especially on a rainy day when we're stuck indoors!  YUM :)

Today's Workout: 3.4 miles with my three year old cruising in the jogging stroller!  The weather was breezy and mid-70's...AWESOME!!  I averaged a 10 minute pace throughout, which is a big improvement for me so I'm happy!  Then it was back the the house for some squats, lunges, push ups and ab work!  I feel like I'm back in the groove, so let's hope it sticks!  
     Fall means LOTS of local 5K's and other races, so get out there and be active!  At this time last year, my husband and I were training for the Houston half marathon and although I'm sad to know we won't be doing it this year, it opens the doors for other racing opportunities...a chance to do things out of our comfort zone and that's a great feeling!  

I think often times we are afraid of stepping out of our comfort zone when it comes to exercise and weight loss.  We know a certain way of life that works, that's easy and familiar. If we drift from that, we often feel afraid.  I challenge you to step away, do something different and new.  If it's losing weight, try exploring new healthy foods.  If it's exercise, try signing up for a local run with your family.  Try a group fitness class at your local gym!  ANYTHING THAT IS NEW TO YOU!!!  New can be scary but also exciting!  You may find something that you love and it will change your outlook on fitness and healthy living!  You never know until you TRY!  
"Courage is the power to let go of the familiar"- Raymond Lindquist

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Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I love pumpkin anything and this sounds really great, thanks for sharing. I am bookmarking the recipe for later today maybe if I feel like baking :)

Mommy Run Fast said...

Yum- sounds so good! I need to check out that color in motion discount. That would be so fun!

jillconyers said...

Love love love pumpkin! Adding this to my recipes. Off to check out color in motion.

Have a great weekend!

Samantha said...

This looks so good!! Thanks for the recipe, love how easy it is too!! I need to sign up for a 5k like ASAP!!!
What jogging stroller do you use with the little one?

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