I was up at about 5 am which seems to be my new natural wake up time. I like it better than 3 am!! I worked on the computer for a while and was probably 15 minutes from getting dressed and out the door for my walk, when what do I hear but Rain! I must say, I was not happy but I decided to re-work the day.
I had these little babies, some Gala apples I got at the produce market earlier in the week that weren’t great to start and went down hill quickly. So…when you have “sawdust” apples what do you do? Get out the crock pot and get to work!
Lots of chopping…
Crock pot full!! After chopping everything, I sprinkle in 2 packets of Splenda, and a liberal sprinkling of cinnamon and apple pie spice. Plug it in, turn it on and do other things!
What I did was get on my exercise bike. Please pay no attention to the “stuff” on the floor!
I read while riding as well as using one of my hand weights.
I’m trying to finish Divergent by Veronica Roth
It was slow to start but now I’m really getting into it! In fact, I didn’t want to stop reading and ended up riding for an Hour! I was impressed with myself, because I really need to get as much exercise as possible. I was feeling so stiff and sore and the first 2 days I walked I was Very stiff after. Today, with riding for an hour…I’m not stiff at all. I also tried to step up my speed. In fact, besides using the hand weights while on the bike, anytime I read, I try to have my hand weights nearby and use them. Building and maintaining upper body strength is important.
Oh, and the apples…they crocked away while I rode the bike, got cleaned up, dressed and went grocery shopping!
They didn’t make a huge amount because there were only 5 apples. But…it’ll be enough to add to oatmeal AND to use as a snack. This is such an easy way to make a special treat which costs me nothing on Weight Watchers! That, of course, is Ok By Me! Hope the sun is shining where you are!