Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ah, Thanks, Captain!

I love The Captain!

Today I made protein pancakes again for breakfast, and tossed about 1/2 cup of blueberries into the batter... they were a little overdone but he ate them up and smiled.  He is not really a fan of my protein pancakes OR blueberries.

Then, while I tidied up the kitchen, he washed the floor in the tv room and the dining room and front hall (all ceramic tile) so that I would have a nice clean spot in front of the tv to throw down my yoga mat to work out.

Then he went out and cleaned the barbecue so it will be ready to make the Chinese-Style Barbecue Pork I want to make for dinner... actually he will likely operate the BBQ as well.

What a guy!

My workout was so much fun today.

I got out some of my old workout DVDs and looked through them and finally selected the original Biggest Loser DVD.  I started it up and selected the Warmup (5 minutes), the Strength and Sculpt workout (20 minutes), the Bootcamp workout (20 minutes) and the Cool Down/Stretch (10 minutes). 

I used my 5-pound dumbbells for the Strength and Sculpt and then my weighted gloves (1-pound each) and 5-pound dumbbells for Bootcamp.  It has been a few months since I did much ab work or any pushups and I can sure tell now!

When I first bought this DVD a few years ago, I was really annoyed that the Cool Down/Stretch segment was 10 minutes long... instead of only 5.  But now I wish it were even longer!

I think we will get out for a run tomorrow.


  1. What a nice hubby. Don't you love to break out the workout vids! I have a Jane Fonda Tape from the 80's(yes, I said tape) that I took from my mom that I still do once in a while. Love the 80's workout gear!

  2. My husband always whines when I make him protein pancakes or anything really he doesn't like so great job Captain!

  3. How sweet of the Captain! I never used to like cooldowns either, and often would just skip them. Now I love those few minutes at the end of a workout so much.

  4. Protein pancakes? How do you do that? Just add protein powder? Sounds yummy! Sounds like an awesome day!

  5. i love that my hubby too is so helpful. we really do make a good match. it's fun to see other people who have that too!!

  6. For Laurie.

    Nope, I use a recipe that is flourless actually.

    I posted it on my food blog a while ago.

    Check the FEATURED RECIPES tab for Flourless Soy Protein Pancakes at


    You can use any protein powder you like. I just happen to have soy right now.


  7. The captain sounds amazing! I can barely get Tripp to move his clothes pile out of the way for my yoga mat :) He does however man the BBQ when he is home - which is much appreciated, especially in the cold or rain!

    I just received a extreme burn workout DVD from a giveaway and am going to give it a try, but I am really into my Winsor Pilates DVDs (I bought a box set on amazon for VERY cheap).

  8. I'm intrigued by protein pancakes. Do you have a recipe you recommend?


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