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Tracking a Big Breakfast in 2 Minutes

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Ok, so. I eat a huge breakfast every morning. I measure it, I track it, and I like starting my day that way. I pretty much eat the same thing every day: Hash browns, egg whites with cheese and sometimes veggies, and turkey bacon. {Although sometimes I’m in the mood for something sweet & I eat a mug cake.}

I also go to the gym in the morning, and I have to be to work by 8.

Am I going to let that stop me? No way!

Have I cut it pretty close to 8am getting to work? Um yeah. But it’s so worth it. A big breakfast puts me in a good mood & prevents me from getting hangry. {Combo of hungry + angry = not pretty}

Someone once asked me how I eat this big breakfast and track it in such a short amount of time.

So I decided to challenge myself to a race! How quickly could I make breakfast and track it?

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I had everything tracked and on the stove in 2 minutes. Plated in 5 minutes.

Here’s the proof…but first…a few disclaimers.

1. I sped the video up…so it shows me moving at lightening speed in 1 min. 🙂 I can’t actually move that fast…that I know of.

2. If I’m in a real rush I throw the eggs and cheese and bacon in a mug, microwave for 2 mins, and eat it in the car. I’m serious about this hangry issue.

3. My zero button is not working on my scale- that would’ve cut time down even more.

4. I couldn’t enter anything in my app for obvious reasons. I did that after the video. Add 30 seconds?

5. I had 3 dogs watching me.

See? Tracking isn’t too bad. If I can do it, you can do it! Crazy to think I was just guessing about what I was putting in my body for 30 years…

 

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Behind the Scenes #porncakesundays

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Since I’m just starting my fitness journey, I started following a lot of fitness people on Instagram. I was quickly launched into a world of new hashtags.

That’s when one, simple, amazing hastag came across my feed: #porncakesundays

If you’re not familiar with this hashtag, do a quick instagram search for #porncakesundays or @fitness_iq. You’ll find picture after picture of pancakes stacked up a mile high with frosting and chocolate syrup and pretzals and candy and Oreos crushed over the top. Peanut butter, bananas, Nutella.

I’ll give you a minute to stop drooling over the pics.

So…I decided to try my hand at one of these! What better way to have a delicious Sunday breakfast and gain a few new followers?

Not so easy. Here’s the real truth behind #porncakesundays.

I spent the week thinking of an idea that would be new and fresh for the hashtag. I wanted to really stand out. Everyone seems to be excited about Red Velvet Oreos- so I planned the perfect pancake. Red Velvet pancakes with white cream cheese frosting and crushed RV Oreos on top…drizzled with chocolate, obviously.

I went out & bought all the ingredients. I was ready.

That morning:: Wake up:: Check my Instagram:: Someone posted those exact pancakes:: They looked phenom.

Oh well. Back to square one.

I didn’t have time for the grocery store, so I checked my kitchen stash. It was Valentine’s Day, so there had to be some sort of pink.

Strawberry syrup? Nope. Pink food coloring? Nope. This was starting to look hopeless.

Luckily, I happened to have marshmallows, fluff, and pink sprinkles.

Perfect! I’ll melt it all together. I’ll make some baby pink frosting layered with white/pink pancakes covered in pink sprinkles. It’ll be so cute…no one will be able to resist. Then, we can eat ’em.

Fast forward. Two hours later.

The kitchen’s covered in sticky, pink marshmellow:: The pancakes are close to falling over:: I have fluff:: Everywhere. Dishes:: Everywhere. Matt fell back asleep an hour ago:: My stomach is growling:: The dogs need to go out:: I feel like I’m on an episode of Cupcake Wars.

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After some careful stacking, about 5 batches of pancakes, and playing around with toothpicks, I was finally able to snap a few pics of the delicious mess.

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I think they turned out pretty cute, and it was fun to try. But, they were MUCH easier to make in my mind. And…by the way….we couldn’t even come close to eating them all! Happy #porncakesunday!

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