Week 9 – Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday is the day in February or March that immediately precedes Ash Wednesday – the first day of Lent.

Now, I’m not religious so I don’t actually celebrate Lent, or Shrove Tuesday…. however, since this day is commonly known as Pancake Day, and I LOVE Pancakes, I thought that I would make some for work this year – but I put a bit of a spin on them and I made muffin pancakes 🙂

Ingredients (this make about 8-10 large muffin-pancakes)

  • 2 cups pancake mix (I cheated and used ready-made, store-bought mix)
  • 2 – 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • mixers


  • Mix the pancake mix, eggs and milk in a bowl
  • Pour into a muffin tray (I added liners to the tray first)
  • Add in any mixers
    • I used mushrooms, bacon, chocolate bits, blueberries and left some plain
  • Bake in the oven at about 200°C for about 12 minutes (or until you can insert a toothpick and remove it cleanly)
  • ENJOY 🙂

Week 19 – Take Three!

This week’s something new comes in Three’s – three ingredients, third place, three times a week. 3. Three.

Three times a week

I’ve joined a new gym! It’s a kickboxing gym… so I’m now doing kickboxing 3 times a week 🙂 Something has clicked inside me and I cannot get enough of kickboxing lately, so I wanted to find somewhere other than my current class, somewhere that I can really focus on my boxing and get really good, putting all of my learning to practice and not just punching at bags all the time.

The gym I have joined was recommended by a friend and I am absolutely in love! I am now going there twice a week, with still one visit to my old gym. Three times a week. I can already feel a difference, so watch this space!

Third place

After I didn’t do as well as I’d have liked in the last gym challenge I did, I was chatting to one of the gym instructors and he told me that there’s a new challenge for the month of May, starting on 5 May – I was just in time to join it!

The challenge runs weekly and has different exercises each week. You need to complete as many reps of the given exercises as you can in 10 minutes. Just 10 minutes of pushing yourself.

This week: 20 kettle bell swings, 15 burpees over a box, 10 x 10m shuttle run. Repeat as many times as you can in 10 minutes. Go! I scheduled a timeslot and rammed out as many reps as I could, feeling pretty dead at the end of my 10 minutes. But when the weekly results were announced last night – I am sitting pretty in third place for the first week of the challenge. Boom! 🙂

Three ingredients

While scrolling through Facebook today I came across a breakfast recipe that sounded delicious, so I made note of it, thinking that I’d make it sometime over the weekend. And then I got home and couldn’t decide what to have for dinner so I went with the breakfast recipe that has only 3 ingredients: 1 banana, 2 eggs, olive oil.

Mash up the banana, add in the eggs, heat a pan, pour blobs into the pan, cook, eat. Yum! The recipe called for adding honey onto the pancakes, but I decided to go for some peanut butter and avocado. Double Yum! Make that Triple 😉