Weekend Recap + Wassy Family Waffle Recipe
Another start to a week is here, and that means you have an opportunity to either continue your path to success, or to start fresh and attack the day! What daily habits are you practicing this week? This week I am choosing to end each day with 10-15 minutes of reading (an actual book!) before bed. I have been using my phone WAY too much at night, and it's time to make a change. Whether it is drinking more water, limiting your screen time, exercising 30 minutes per day, or adding in some daily stretching or meditation time, pick a healthy habit and try to stick to it each day this week!
This weekend was super busy for me, but I had a lot of fun! Friday night, I went to see Shrek the Musical at my client and friend's school, where she teaches chorus. Honestly, I'm not a huge theater person. The only play I have ever been to is The Lion King at the Fox a couple years ago. BUT, I absolutely LOVED it. It was so cute and so funny, and the kids all did so great. I would definitely go to another one in the future.
Plus, I got to bring out my inner child with face-in-the-hole photo ops. We are so cool. Does this mean I'm totally ready for kids....or totally not ready at all??
Saturday I spent the morning at CrossFit where we did the first Hero Workout of the month. For the entire month of May, our gym programs a different Hero workout for each day's WOD (workout of the day). Hero workouts are CrossFit workouts done in tribute to fallen military or first responders. They are typically long, grueling, difficult workouts meant to serve as an opportunity to reflect on the lives and honor the sacrifices of the person or persons after which the workout is named. This was Saturday's workout:
21 thrusters (95/65)
One thing I am happy about with this workout is how the pull-ups went. I used to hate pull-ups, mainly because I sucked at them, but I have grown to love them over time. If you want awesome shoulders and arms...do pull-ups. If you don't have a regular pull-up yet, modify them to banded, assisted (by a partner or machine), ring rows, barbell rows, dumbbell rows, whatever you can do to build your pulling strength. Jacked shoulders are in your future if you want them bad enough! Anyways, I am excited to challenge myself with a month's worth of these workouts. And maybe die a little in the process...
Saturday night we grilled ribeyes (from the always amazing Butcher Box) and watched the movie Glass. It was pretty good! I cannot get over how amazing James McAvoy is. He literally plays 14 different characters. SO great.
We also started watching Free Solo. It's a documentary on Hulu that follows a guy who is attempting to "free solo," or rock climb a DAMN MOUNTAIN FACE with zero ropes or protection. Yes, it's a death wish. No, I do not understand it. Yes, it is EXTREMELY captivating. I actually liked The Dawn Wall a bit more, because it's more about the pure difficulty, dedication, and preparation that goes into accomplishing a super challenging physical feat. It's also about rock climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Not only is it stunning to look at, but just appreciating the pain, sacrifice, and extreme perseverance that goes into something like this is incredible (not to mention this dude is missing half of one of his fingers). I'm not a rock climber, nor do I have any desire to be, but this is worth a watch. It translates to any other huge goal you are trying to achieve. Being successful requires dedication and will power. These guys are exemplary of this.
Sunday was for brunch. His:
Hers: Scrambled egg whites with Laughing Cow cheese + Applegate Turkey Bacon + Birchbenders Pancakes + coffee (obvi)
It was sort of sad that I didn't get to enjoy the waffles, but I was saving it for the donut party we had later to celebrate my friend's birthday.
We followed that up with a bike ride to the park to work off the morning's damage.
Then I tested an ab workout for you guys coming later this week! Prepare for the burn.
Today I'm sharing the Wassy Family Waffle recipe. Note: this is NOT a health food recipe haha BUT it is so delicious. We eat these EVERY Christmas morning, and ever since his Dad passed the recipe on to me, Shawn is ALWAYS begging me to make them for him. They take some work, so it's definitely not an every weekend kind of thing. They truly are melt in your mouth good, though. If you are craving a sweet breakfast, save this recipe for a weekend that you know you will have time to cook a big morning meal.
Wassy Family Waffles
(Makes 4-5 waffles)
3 TBSP vanilla extract
1/3 cup vegetable (or other oil)
1 cup milk of choice (we use unsweetened vanilla cashew milk)
1 cup flour
3 tsp baking powder
3 TBSP sugar
1 tsp salt
1. Separate the whites from the yolks, save the whites.
2. Blend the yolks with vanilla, oil, and milk.
3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet.
5. Whip the egg whites until thick (whites come to a point).
6. Fold the whites into the batter.
7. Put the batter into a greased waffle maker and cook until golden brown.
8. Top with syrup, peanut butter, fruit, powdered sugar, or whatever your heart desires!
Start this weekend off right! Decide on your weekly goal, introduce a healthy habit, and kick this week's booty! Have a wonderful (hopefully highly caffeinated) Monday! :)