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Friday, December 3, 2010

Get Fit For 2011~My Early Morning Time & A Non~Fat Treat!

 

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I like to get up early in the morning....
... I like my quiet time.
Every morning,
I crawl out of bed at 4:30 a.m.
It's so much cozier in my warm bed, but I know that if I don't steal away now...
I will not have another opportunity at quiet, uninterrupted time.
I pull on my workout clothes and a hoodie...
...stuff my toes into my soft warm slippers...
...and make myself a nice hot cup of herb tea.
The house is dark. Quiet. Still.
I can hear the water trickling in the fish tank. But nothing else.
My cup warm between my palms.
Husband. Daughter. Son. Dogs. All in bed.
I sit down at the table, say a little prayer....
...and open my scriptures...
...I'm coming to love this time with my scriptures...
...The time slips by so fast! ...
I put on my running shoes, jacket, headband, gloves and running watch
I slip out of the house to the dark quiet street, lit by the moon and street lamps for a quick run.
I love the quiet, the solitude, the peace.
My steady breathing, my quiet footfall....
...I finish my route and return to the quiet, dark, still house...
The sun starts to come up...
and rustling can be heard in the rooms.
Husband is still sleeping, he stays up way to late...
...Sloan is popping into the shower...
...Chauncey is wandering down to the other shower...
The day, whether I like it or not, it about to begin.
And it won't be for another 23 hours that it will be this quiet and dark and still again.
But no matter how tired I am...
I find a way to crawl out of bed before the rest...
...because if I don't...
...I *feel* it.

 

Here is one of my favorite treats~


         
 

I'm going to share a little secret with you. I don't eat the baked goodies I make. I taste them, then I put them under glass for my kids and sweet hubby to eat. So, I'm going to share one of my favorite almost fat free snack with you! If you're use to eating the high fat popcorn, you'll have to make this a few times before you really start to enjoy the taste of the popcorn and not butter. I remove the un-popped corn kernels that's left in the bottom of the bowl, then I reuse the sugar and cinnamon mixture. It doesn't stick really well to the popcorn, and I don't want to use a lot of Pam.
Carol's Cinnamon Popcorn
1/4 cup popcorn
3 tablespoons Splenda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pam
I use an air popper to pop the popcorn. Pop it into a big bowl.
Mix the Splenda and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spray the top of the popcorn in the bowl with the Pam and sprinkle with the Splenda mixture. Toss with a spoon, then spray and sprinkle again, toss and spray and sprinkle again. Now enjoy this nice treat!

1 comment:

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

That is so cool that you can take that time for yourself in the morning! I have thought about it often - doing the same as you - but just can't do it yet:) With 5 small children - I am woken up many times in the night!!