Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WIAW: Healthier apple chimi cheesecake & epic wall sit

*This is my favorite button so far!

I'm on my $35 food budget starting this week. A big buy was this protein powder. It was on super sale and I couldn't pass it up!

That puts a hamper on the faux apple chimi cheesecake I wanted to re-make today. I'll give you the recipe anyways.

Healthier apple chimi cheesecake

  • 1/2-2/3 apple 
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/3 c. Greek yogurt
  • Sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix
  • Small tortilla (I used a Sonoma low carb tortilla)
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder
  • Water
  1. Chop apple to bite-sized pieces. Place in bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon. Microwave for 2 minutes.
  2. While waiting, mix Greek yogurt and pudding mix.
  3. Place apple and Greek yogurt mix into tortilla. Fold in thirds (see above).
  4. Spray a pan with non-stick spray. Wait for it to sizzle then place the tortilla with filling onto the pan. Then flip. 
Because of my late night at work yesterday, I couldn't wind down and sleep till late. I got 5 1/2 hours of sleep but was determined to go to "athletic training" class.

I got nice and sweaty.

Lots of cardio moves. Wish we incorporated more weights.

Then watched "Bones" at work. *I never/rarely wear makeup. Sorry if that's spooky.

After work tonight, I saw posts about wall sits. Lindsay is hosting a great photo a day challenge.

I'm terrible at photo a day challenges, but I love this one because it has me doing things. Like wall sits. Lindsay did a bit of 3 minutes with a 20 lb weight in her lap.

I went with my two 8 lb weights. Total: 16 pounds.

And ta-da! Not a bad time. My legs even look muscular instead of flabby. Though, truth be told, they are jello on the inside.

Tomorrow we're leaving Operation Beautiful notes.

Win of the week [so far]: yesterday, I said no to pizza and ate an less appetizing garbanzo bean salad, which I had again today.

The pizza, while good, makes me feel crappy. I feel lethargic. I'm not gluten-intolerant, but I am sensitive to foods that are hard to digest.

Try a wall sit. How long can you do yours? I think I can best this time!
Have you had Applebee's apple chimi cheesecake? In the past, I have. They are delicious, but I can remake them on my own without all the sugar and fat.


  1. I hadn't seen that dessert before--I love the idea of a "cheesecake" tortilla. And I REALLY love manager's specials ;D Got almond butter at half off the other day! I'm still excited about it...

    1. I finally visited your blog! :) I love it. Manager's specials are so bad for me!

  2. Just stopping by for WIAW. I've never thought about making a tortilla into a dessert what a great idea. You're "cheesecake" looks so yummy. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. wow 8 pound weights- go you!!

    Love your blog, new reader here!!