Sunday, June 19, 2011

Recent Workouts and Coconut Milk French Toast

First and foremost Happy Father's Day!! I hope all of you have sent some love out to your Dads! It takes a strong man to raise two girls and I'm thankful for my dad and all the support he lends to me! xoxo

My dad was so proud of me at my college graduation! My sister graduated this year and is off to vet school! My parents definitely raised two strong and successful women!

Last night we went out to dinner in Little Italy to one of his fav restaurants! Chiapparellis!

Sunday Funday is in full effect. I know I have neglected my blog for almost two weeks, but I'm feeling relaxed today and ready to get back into gear! It's been busy at work and when I get home the last thing I want to do is stare at a computer after being on one for 8+ hours! So thank you for hanging in there with me!!

Lately I have been doing spin class on Thursday and Sundays! I love walking out of the gym looking like a hot mess. It means I worked out hard and strong!! Today it literally looked like I had taken a shower... long, thick hair = hot and sweaty!

Our spin instructor said something today that I really agreed with. She said you control your ride. You control your resistance. You control your results. Which is so true! Nobody but you knows how hard you are pushing yourself in spin class so make sure you aren't peddling for nothing! Make that hour count! (or 75 minutes today)

I have also been adding in arms and abs afterwards. Here are some of my favorite ab moves:

Britt and Cara's Ab Pyramid:
25 reps of sit ups with your legs flat
25 reps of sit ups with your knees bent and feet on the ground
25 reps of sit ups with your legs up, knees in
25 reps of sit ups with your legs straight in the air. Climb that rope!

Alternate Heel Touches:
Lay flat with feet on the ground, knees bent and feet on the floor. Crunch up and alternate touching your right and left heal.

Medicine Ball Twist:
Cross your ankles and lift feet off the floor, knees should also slightly be bent. With a medicine alternate sides, tapping the medicine ball on the floor.

Leg Pull in:
Lay on a workout mat with hands behind you, fingers facing your back. Lift legs out straight. Bring the knees in toward you as you move your torso closer to them at the same time.

3 sets of 1 minute planks.

Hopefully I can start adding in photos of me performing my favorite workout moves! It might have to be with my webcam!

Here is what I've been up to to catch you up!

Heading to the Annual Crawfish Party!

Chris and his gorgeous mom Kelli!
Me and my silly man with my Marc Jacob goggles on!
Many of these lil creatures were eaten!

My hottie in the pool grabbing a tan!

My bestie and I with lil Jayden! You can see how big she is getting from my About Me tab!

Me and my man relaxing in the pool!
My Breakfast this morning! Three egg whites, red pepper and mexican cheese omlette and french toast!

Coconut Milk French Toast:
1 egg
1/4 cup coconut milk, or So Delicious french vanilla coconut milk creamer (what i used)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
bread, there were leftover pieces of a french baguette i used!

Mix coconut milk, eggs and cinnamon in a bowl. Soak your bread in there making sure you get both side covered and heat in a pan on the stove until your desired doneness! Serve with Sugar free syrup!

I'm off to take the dogs for a walk and mow the lawn before catching up with CL and his family for dinner tonight! Hope you have a wonderful day!!


  1. A crawfish party sounds so so cool!!! I wish we had things like that where I'm from! Happy Dad's Day to yours!

  2. Yayyyy you're back!! I've missed you :D Love the cute picture of you and your daddy, he must be super proud of his girls! And that coconut milk french toast looks amazing!! Yumm :P

  3. Glad your back chica! That french toast looks amazinggggg! ;)

  4. I'd never thought about making french toast with coconut milk, but what a great idea! Will need to make this soon. Happy Cooking!

    -Karriann Graf

  5. glad your back, I miss you! Looks like you've been having fun though and good for you for taking a break, I took one all weekend and it was very refreshing.
    And work that bikini girl. ;)

  6. looks like you've been having a blast!!! :)

  7. Glad you're back, Cara! I definitely know what you mean about not wanting to stare at a computer screen after sitting at a desk all day!

    The crawfish party looks like it was tons of fun! And that French toast...ooooh YUM. I love the idea of making it with coconut milk!

  8. everything looks delish! And you go girl with that work out

  9. Welcome back :) I love leaving the gym looking like a mess too, because I know I got a good workout! I have no shame about getting all hot and sweaty :)