Banana Nut Pancakes

Lately I've been pretty obsessed with banana's.  I have to admit, banana has always been one of my favorite fruits (probably because it's so starchy).  I've been trying to incorporate breakfast into my daily routine, which is new to me, and when I think of breakfast I think of bananas and pancakes.   So to make life easier I figured it was time to make some banana walnut pancakes.

I love pancakes because its pretty easy to make and requires few ingredients. I found a recipe here, but I made adjustments to it.  Instead of making my own dough, I bought Bisquick.  Then I replaced the pecans with crushed walnuts.  I have to admit, It was a pretty scrumptious meal.  

Just a hint, whenever you cook with banana's make sure you pick over ripe bananas so the flavor will be creamy sweet!

For an even easier breakfast with banana's I love spreading Nutella on an english muffin and topping it with fresh banana slices, absolutely devine.  Or throwing it in with vanilla yogurt and granola. 

Becoming Active

Being active can be a day-to-day struggle.  It's easy to get swept away in the daily grind and forget about your higher priorities.  I know this is very true for myself.  I have a good number of things I have been meaning to do for awhile and I'm sick of putting them off.  So here it goes, I'm officially being proactive.

It has been about two weeks since I stopped running frequently.  It actually wasn't due to being lazy, but rather injury - the dreaded shin splints.  Unfortunately a long break in routine makes it much harder to start again.  I kept telling myself at the beginning of each morning or end of each workday that I would go for a run.  A week went by and I never did, until tonight. Spending another night on my butt just seemed really crumby, so I got into my jogging gear and went for a two mile.  It felt pretty damn good.  

I'm really happy I have conquered my running slump, but other areas in which I'm slacking became more apparent as well.  I started blogging at the beginning of the new year.  I had a lot of goals that I wanted to achieve with a blog and eight months later...I'm still not achieving them.  Now I'm starting again, with hopes to actually achieve the goals I originally set for myself.  Hopefully this time I won't be consumed by slacker-dom and instead be active in working toward my goals.