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Mac & Cheese makes for a productive morning?

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I made an amazing pan of mac & cheese with veggies last night. It was low fat and high in protein.

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I had forbidden myself this dish because of calories, but it fit in just fine with dinner and nutritional ranges. Yes I know, we're not supposed to forbid ourselves from food items, but I don't have that kind of relationship with food. I've always been a take it or leave it person when it comes to food and have usually only viewed it as a necessity.

I got a very early start this morning with the alarm going off at 4:30. *sigh* I don't use an alarm, but my husband does. I had breakfast & lunch made, dishes from the night before unloaded & put away, kitchen re-cleaned from the morning's mess, a couple different herbal teas made for the day, laundry dried & folded and worked up a very decent sweat by the time I had to start work. I love it when hubby has to leave early, I get so much more done before my work day officially starts. I watched an episode of Downton Abbey from the elliptical which I set to a trough 40 minute program. Then I did one of Coach Nicole's butt work out videos. Man oh man, I have got to recommend that one. WHOO! My buns on FIE-YAA!

Now I'm all amped up and stuck at my desk. I meant to do yoga this morning before work, but it didn't happen. Maybe I'll try a few more of the SP workout videos and do yoga after work. emoticon

Happy Tuesday, everyone!!!
(And seriously, try the macaroni... it needs a review!)

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MSLZZY 7/2/2013 11:39PM

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I really have to try this!

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INTHEGAP 7/2/2013 11:12PM

    The recipe sounds and looks wonderful. I am going to make it. How can you beat Greek yogurt and sharp cheddar. Yum! I don't know what 'Earth Balance' is, though. I assume it's a mix of herbs, do you get it at the health food store? Or maybe we just don't have it in Canada. :( We don't have organic frozen vegs either ~ or at least I've never seen them. I am going to make it anyway, using what I can. emoticon

The only time I ever see 4:30 a.m. is when I haven't been to bed yet. LOL I have been a night owl all of my life. I'm trying really hard to stay on a schedule of going to bed by midnight and getting up no later than 9. And even that is difficult sometimes. emoticon

Downton Abbey is such a fantastic show! I simply love it! emoticon

You are SERIOUSLY pushing yourself, my friend. 40 mins on the elliptical PLUS a butt exercise video and you still want to do some yoga?!! You make me tired just thinking about all of that. :) But, I bet you are seeing amazing results! Wowzer! Good for you!

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JENSHAINES 7/2/2013 4:47PM

    I may well try a gluten free version of it. An evening yoga routine can be very relaxing!

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STARL_73 7/2/2013 3:49PM

    It always amazes me how much can be done when getting up early.. but I have a hard time getting up, unless it's a special occasion. The desire is there, not the will ? something like that?

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JENNYMARIEC 7/2/2013 12:20PM

    That macaroni and cheese looks delicious! I made something similar once and loved it, but now I want to try your recipe, especially if it will help me be more productive in the morning. ;)

Also, I just wanted to say: Downton Abbey is the best!

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