Saturday, August 14, 2010


Well, here I am late on a post again. The last post I did I said I would comment on Level 2 in the Jillian Micheal's 30 Day Shred. Well I said I would comment if I was alive......and I am alive!! YAY. I did do it and it was rough. I must say that I thought Level one was harder but I think I knew what I was in for on this level. I have not tried Level 3 yet, only due to fear. But the Husband shockingly enough did it with me a few times. The whole time on Level one I am DYING and sweating like a beast. And of course the whole time he is saying come on you can do it, fix your pose and etc. As a side note he went to school to be a P.E. Teacher so he is all about the right way and he was being totally helpful. But back at the ranch, he came home one night and said he was going to start it with me because he really liked what she did. So we are doing level 2 together and let's just say I thought I was dying!! At the end of it, he playfully taps my arm and says "you win!" HAHAHA if that wasn't worth the 10 dollars I spent on the DVD, I don't know what is. So we did it a few more times and sadly we fell off the Jillian band wagon the last few days. But we have been riding bikes together and I have been doing my true stand by, Pilate's. But if you are looking for something to get your butt in gear or looking for something new, this would be a good one to try. But anyways I of course have a recipe to share with you because I LOVE FOOD!

A few weeks ago we ran out of pancake syrup and I told the Husband I am not buying that stuff anymore and I would find some recipe to use in place of it. So we got up one morning and the Husband made french toast :):) and I found an awesome replacement for pancake syrup. Let me tell you though it is not low cal, it is not low fat, but it has no calories, so you can enjoy with no guilt. That's a joke, just in case you missed the boat on that one. This takes only like ten minutes to put it together and I think it made two small mason jars of it. So if you are on your way to eating clean, this is a good first step. Enjoy!

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup buttermilk

1 TB vanilla

1 TB corn syrup

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 baking soda

Bring everything but the baking soda to a simmer over medium heat. Once it starts to simmer add the B.S. and whisk for ten seconds before removing from heat. Serve warm.

DISCLAIMER...whatever you don't use can be stored in the fridge but all the heavy stuff like the buttermilk and butter rise to the top. It is okay just nuke it for about 30 seconds, stir, and enjoy all over again!