Category Archives: Breakfast

Chiquita Apple Bites and a Giveaway!

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the manufacturer. I agreed to use this products and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do no necessarily reflect the opinions of the manufacturer of the product.

Good morning and Happy Friday!

I can’t believe that it’s August 1st already. The summer is just flying by – it doesn’t help that I’ve spent most of the last three weeks stuck in the house.

August also means that school is starting this month! And back-to-school means back to packing lunches. When Jacob first started elementary school, he got hot lunch at school. I just figured it would be easier and a time saver for me. However, on the first day of both kindergarten and 1st grade, Jacob was given a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that he was told to eat. Jacob is allergic to peanut butter.

Oh, you better believe the school and I had some words about that. Luckily, Jacob’s allergy to peanut butter is very slight and not life threatening, but after that I decided it would be more beneficial to my children to bring a packed lunch from home. That way, I could pack them healthy options and food that I know they’d actually eat.

And to be honest, Danny has taken over packing the kids lunches. :) I have such a wonderful husband.

I was recently asked to try out the Chiquita apple bites and I knew they would be a perfect option to put in my kid’s lunch. They are easy, portable, and healthy. They are great for children and adults!

sweetleaf 029

I received two large bags of apple slices, individual apple and grape packages, and caramel apple packages. I probably don’t have to tell you that they kids loved the caramel apples the best.

sweetleaf 016

sweetleaf 028

These packaged apples came at the perfect time – right after my surgery. Since I wasn’t able to move around too much after my surgery, the kids were kind of on the own making lunch. Luckily, these apples are perfect to just grab from the fridge and eat. At least I knew they were having one healthy option with their pizza rolls. :)

The Chiquita website has tons of great recipes for using the apple bites. One of their recipes is for apple peanut butter toast but I decided to take it a step further and make apple peanut butter French toast! Yum! I made this recipe for myself, but Chiquita has lots of other recipes that are peanut free.

sweetleaf 062

First, I took some of the apple slices and sliced them a little bit thinner. Then I whisked together one egg, a splash of almond milk, and a few dashes of cinnamon.

I used two pieces of Ezekiel bread and spread a thin layer of peanut butter on each side. Make sure to put peanut butter on both slices so the apples will stick. Then I added the apple slices to one side of the bread and topped it with the other piece.

sweetleaf 042

I soaked it in the egg mixture and cooked it over medium heat until both sides were golden brown.

sweetleaf 054

I ate it with some syrup and more apple slices because who doesn’t love apples?!

sweetleaf 079

Yum!!

Chiquita Apple Bites  only have 30-80 calories per serving, are washed and ready to eat, contain half a cup of fruit per serving, and are a great source of nutrition!

Chiquita is currently running a Moms Rule Back To School contest on their Chiquita Snacking Facebook page. Check it out here and enter to win!

Giveaway

You can also enter my giveaway today! The wonderful people at Chiquita Snacking are giving away one Thirty-One Thermal Tote so you can bring your own apple bites (or whatever else you want :) ) with you where ever you go! You can enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have a great weekend!

Leave a Comment

Filed under Breakfast, Product Review

Three Weeks Later

Good afternoon friends.

It has been exactly three weeks since my hip surgery. I have been doing pretty good except for yesterday I woke up with a terrible cold. I honesty feel like I’ve been hit by a bus.

I had physical therapy on Monday night and I walked with my full weight on my leg without my crutches for the first time since surgery. It was kind of bittersweet.

A month ago, I ran a 5k and now I can barely walk the length of a room. I had to go really slow and the physical therapist had to keep his hand on my back. My right knee was shaking uncontrollably.

PicMonkey Collage

The whole thing made me feel ridiculous and it made me laugh. But it was a frustrated laugh. It’s so frustrating that my leg muscles have gotten so weak over the past three weeks that I can’t even walk without looking like a baby deer taking its first steps. Part of me was happy for slowly making it across the room without crutches and part of me was sad that I even had to be in this position. I feel like it’s such a huge step back in my fitness ability.

I know that once I am fully recovered, I will be good as new, but I will have to work so much harder to get to where I was before surgery. The physical therapist said I was so shaky because I haven’t fully used the muscles in my leg and hip for an extended amount of time and it’s normal.

But it doesn’t feel normal to me. It feels like I want to run across that damn room, but I can’t. I have to walk like a little baby deer.

I have been running for years. Years. And now I will have to start from scratch. Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful for my health and that I will one day be able to run again. I know that there are people who are far worse off than me and can’t do many things in life. My heart goes out to those people and that makes me want to be the best that I can be.

At this point, I am happy to be making progress. I am down to only using one crutch  to get around and hopefully within the next few days, I’ll be crutchless.

I am still supposed to be sleeping in my hip brace. I do pretty good for the most part but let me tell you, sleeping in that hip brace sucks. It sucks. That’s the only way to put it. I make it most if the night with it on but lately I have been taking it off sometime around dawn and try to sleep staying really still.

Food

Since I haven’t been getting much exercise (I still haven’t made it to the gym since last Thursday), I am trying to watch what I eat. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. :)

I always start the day off with a healthy breakfast. One of my favorites is plain Greek yogurt with one Truvia packet and fresh berries. I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned that 5,721 times so I figure one more time can’t hurt.

IMG_20140729_111035

Danny has been doing most of the grocery shopping lately and the other night he brought home the new Chobani yogurt with steel cut oats. I was excited because I have been wanting to try this yogurt!

IMG_20140730_110710

It was delicious and I will be buying lots more!

I sent Danny this text once I discovered it in the fridge:

Screenshot_2014-07-30-11-20-17

I’ll be spending most of the day in bed today since I feel terrible and then I have physical therapy tonight.

Have a great afternoon!!

  • What did you have for breakfast?
  • What are you doing today?

 

4 Comments

Filed under Breakfast, Fitness, Running

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery: Two Weeks Later

Good morning my wonderful internet friends!!

Yesterday marked exactly two weeks since my arthroscopic hip surgery due to a femoroacetabular impingement and labrum tears.

After two weeks, I am feeling great! The first few days post surgery were very hard and I remember repeatedly telling Danny that having surgery was the worst decision that I ever made in my life and crying. A lot.

I was wrong.

Having surgery was the best decision that I could have made for myself. Yes, the first few days were very hard but after 72 hours, they’re over.

I am still on my crutches and using my hip brace. That part is still pretty annoying but I am used to them by now. I am also still sleeping in my hip brace which I can’t wait to be done with. Hopefully by next week, I should be done with the crutches and hip brace.

As of yesterday, I am done with the continuous passive motion machine and the ice machine. That’s almost five hours a day of my life back!! What ever will I do with all my time?!

I am going to physical therapy at Athletico twice a week for the next couple of months. I see the same therapist that I saw last year when all my problems started in the first place.

Now some downsides to being two weeks post op. First, my schedule is so messed up and it drives me absolutely crazy.

Before surgery, I normally woke up about 7:30 am (earlier during the school year) and would eat breakfast fairly soon after waking up. I would get to the gym about 9:00 am and do my workout for the day. From there, I would either pick up my niece or do errands for the day.

Before surgery, I usually went to bed around 10:30pm. These days, I am staying up a lot later, sometimes after midnight and sleeping in, sometimes until 10:00 am. I didn’t even sleep in that late on the weekends before surgery!

MjAxMy05MTY5MDBmMGZjYjM5NWQ1

Since I would wake up so late, I would do my CPM machine right away which meant I was eating anything until 11:oo am or sometimes later.

And the gym? Yeah, that doesn’t happen. I still can’t drive so most of my day is spent laying in bed staring out my window at the gorgeous weather that I am not out in.

I haven’t made in to the gym lately since I can’t drive. Evenings are hard because Jaden has swim lessons twice a week and I have physical therapy twice a week.  But hopefully only another week or so and I’ll be back on schedule!

Since a lot of my day is spent in bed, I have been watching a ton more TV. I record some shows at night to watch the next day.

The TV show that makes me the happiest is Blossom!

imagesCAEDWQQI

I watched Blossom growing up and it was my favorite show. Right after my surgery, they started playing it at 9:00 pm on The Hub network. I love it!

Some other shows I been watching are Chopped, including the Teen Chopped Tournament on Tuesday nights, Big Brother (love it!), Extreme Couponing, Under the Dome, and Say Yes to the Dress.

I have also been reading and am halfway through Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

IMG_20140715_173335

I have also been trying to stick to healthy eating and have been loving strawberries lately.

IMG_20140722_101257

Watermelon is my favorite fruit but I think strawberries are a close second!

Yesterday after my physical therapy appointment, we went to Whole Foods to get sushi to bring home for dinner. I was super hungry and needed a snack for the car. I grabbed these Snapea Crisps which were surprisingly good.IMG_20140723_194227

I’m sure they’re not the healthiest snack but I figure they’re healthier than potato chips! Have you tried them?!

I really wish they would build a Whole Food closer to me – it would save me a lot on gas money…that I would then spend on sushi.

Since I don’t have to spend my time in the CPM machine, I’m going to go find something fun to do, like practicing dancing with crutches since we are going to a wedding on Saturday! :)

Have a great day!!

  • Have you ever been sick and stuck in bed for a long amount of time? <—-I was on best rest when pregnant with Jaden for six months and that was not fun.
  • Favorite TV show when you were a kid?
  • Favorite TV show now?

 

 

 

4 Comments

Filed under Breakfast, Dinner

One Day Until Surgery

Good afternoon!

One more day until my arthroscopic hip surgery. The time has gone by too fast and I am definitely very nervous for tomorrow. I am scared about the surgery itself and I am worried about the recovery process.

I have been a bit stressed, overly sensitive, and emotional lately. I’m pretty sure that I’m driving Danny a little bit crazy already.

1328737923281_6129824

I talked to the nurse at the surgery center yesterday to go over all the pre-surgery instructions. It’s all basic information – no eating or drinking after midnight tonight, no contacts, metal, or jewelry in the operating room, wear comfortable clothes, and make sure I have someone to drive me home after surgery.

I have to be at the surgery center at 10:00 am tomorrow and my surgery is at 11:30 am. The surgery last two hours and fifteen minutes and recovery is two hours and thirty minutes. That means we’ll be leaving Chicago right during rush hour to come home. I am a bit nervous about sitting in the car so long but hopefully I’ll be okay.

The hospital will give me crutches to take home and I have physical therapy scheduled for Friday afternoon. Today my continuous passive motion (CPM) machine is being delivered so I have to use after surgery. I will also have a hip brace and an ice machine. Fun times ahead, my friends. Fun times.

Today’s Workout

  • Women on Weights – 60 minutes

Today’s workout at the gym was my last workout for quite a while. It’s sad.

One of my super sweet gym friends, Jessica, brought me card and a Whole Foods gift card for sushi!!

IMG_20140708_092540

Wasn’t that so sweet?! I told her that I owe her a best friend necklace :)

Breakfast

Breakfast before the gym this morning was Ezekiel toast with peanut butter, egg whites, and cherries. I am trying to stick to eating healthy.

IMG_20140708_081346

Look what I found at my local grocery store:

IMG_20140707_111108

Chobani watermelon Greek yogurt!! It was the last one on the shelf and of course, I had to buy it. I haven’t tried it yet, but I plan on eating it this afternoon! Sounds like it’ll be good although watermelon yogurt sounds kind of different…

Today will be spent getting things ready for tomorrow – making sure I have everything I need, getting final plans set for the kids, cleaning up a little bit, maybe subscribing to Netflix. Does anyone have Netflix? Is it worth it? We would still keep our regular cable channels since Danny needs the sports channels so I just wondered if it was worth it to add on along with our regular cable.

Have a wonderful day and I will check in when I’m feeling better! Also, thanks to everyone for your kind words and support. I really appreciate it.

 

16 Comments

Filed under Breakfast, Fitness, Working Out

Throwing A Sports Themed Party – Chicago Bears

My family is really big into sports, and Chicago has some really good sports teams – the Bulls, the Blackhawks, the Cubs and Sox. One of our favorite sports teams is the Chicago Bears.

Who doesn’t love football season?! Even if you aren’t a big football fan, there’s just so much excitement in the air. Football kicks off the start of the fall season and our Sundays are usually spent having family over, watching the Bears game, and eating fun football food.

We love getting together as a family to watch football and especially the Super Bowl. Sometimes we like to go all out throwing football parties, so today I’ll go over how to throw a successful football party.

1. Invite people you like.

Parties are always better when you invite people that you like. :) It helps even more if they enjoy football. Even if they don’t enjoy football, invite them anyway - they can learn to like football.

There are so many ways to invite people to events these days – email, through Facebook, the evite website, over the phone. If you really want to surprise people, send an invitation in the mail.

2. Food

You cannot have a successful football party without food. People like to eat. If you can’t cook, don’t fear! Ask each guest to bring a dish to share or get the best football party food there is – pizza.

040

021

Always make sure there’s cake.

Picture 3988

3. Decorations

Decorations always make parties more festive and liven up the crowd. Many party stores sell football themed decorations and even have specific team decorations. Or make your own!

DSC02966

You can never go wrong with a Chicago Bears pumpkin.

Picture 2223

4. Games

Who doesn’t love a party game? Everyone knows that the most important commercials of the year come on during the Superbowl, so why not make a game out of it?!

photo 5

Last year, we played Superbowl Commercial Bingo. Everyone got a bingo card and when the commercial came on, they got to mark it on their bingo card. Fun was had by all!

5. Sports Clothing…and Props

Have people wear a sports jersey of their favorite team. If they don’t own one, that gives them the perfect opportunity to go shopping! And who doesn’t love shopping?

Picture 3789

photo2

6. Get the Kids Involved

My kids love watching the Bears on TV with their dad.

Picture 3792
photo

It’s a great way for kids to learn about sports and maybe it’s even a sport they’d be interested in playing!

If you live in the Chicago area, the Chicago Bears are hosting Family Fest on August 2nd. The Chicago Bears Family Fest lets families watch the Bears practice under the lights on Soldier Field. There is also family-friendly games, live music, outdoor activities, giveaways, and fireworks.

family_fest_2012_photo_655x445_08 (Source)
The kids are also invited to the Staley’s Corner, the Bears mascot, for some fun activities, and the first 200 kids ages 4-12 will get the opportunity to have an autograph session with the Bears players! It’s a great way to spend the day with the family!

If you’re in Chicagoland, it’s definitely worth checking out!

Do you have any fun party tips to add? Favorite sports team?

2 Comments

Filed under Breakfast, Family Fun, Fun, Uncategorized

Run, Eat, Play

Good afternoon!

How is everyone doing? I have been busy lately. Jaden started swimming lessons four mornings a week. I am also trying to get a lot of stuff done before my surgery next week – I needed a blood test and a CT scan, I have to call and schedule physical therapy, I’m trying to get the house clean and find someone to watch the kids during my surgery (my in-laws are taking them to the zoo!). It always seems like there’s so much to do and not enough time to do it!

How about a little catch up of things here on Run Eat Play today?!

Run (as is exercise):

Tuesday morning, I took the Women on Weights class. It was a challenging workout and I woke up so sore yesterday! We focused on chest and back exercises including: lat pulldowns, seated cable rows, back extensions, incline chest presses, decline chest presses, chest presses on the bench, and push-ups.

I was so sore the following morning and my leg was bothering me a lot, so I decided to skip the gym. I practiced BodyPump at home instead.

I went to the gym today after Jaden’s swim lessons and focused on an upper body workout – shoulders, biceps, and triceps.

Eat:

I haven’t been eating the best lately. I am kind of in a funk and feel like I am not really focused on eating how I should be lately. However, I do have a plan in place to help me get back on track once I have surgery. Food is just so darn good.

I have been loving watermelon. A lot.

IMG_20140703_080619

I have decided that every trip to the grocery store should include a watermelon.

20140702_105031

Last night for dinner, I made a chicken veggie stir fry and brown rice.

IMG_20140702_175313

I bought a package of stir fry veggies from the produce section and then I added some orange pepper, pineapple, low sodium soy sauce, orange juice, and garlic.

I found a new salad at my grocery store!

IMG_20140630_124323

I love salad but I get bored of the eating the same salads all the time. This was a Kale chopped salad with Brussels sprouts and it was really good. It has a lemon garlic dressing that was amazing!

I went back to the store to buy another package but sadly all the Brussels sprouts started to turn brown in every bag. :(

My easy quick go-to breakfast is always plain Greek yogurt with one truvia packet and fresh berries.

IMG_20140702_080709

It’s so easy to make, has lots of protein, and you can top it with whatever fruit or granola you have at home.

After months of searching, I finally finally finally found cold brewed peach green tea!!

IMG_20140630_151050

I got a sample of this tea in the mail once and searched every store I went to for it without any luck. Then, I found it at our local grocery store!! Yay! I love it because you don’t need to boil water. You simply add the tea bag and use cold water – so easy and delicious!!

Play

Last night, we took the kids to see Earth to Echo.

IMG_20140702_184716

We got there a little early so the boys played some video games.

20140702_183503

Did anyone else love Pac-Man as a kid?!

The movie was cute and Jaden just loved it! He immediately wanted to leave the theater and buy the DVD of the movie. I explained that it didn’t quite work that way.

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July!! I can’t believe it’s July already. Doesn’t it seem like this year is just flying by?! We have plans to go to my grandparent’s house for a cookout and to watch fireworks. I love that the fourth falls on a Friday this year!

Have a great day and a wonderful Fourth of July!!

  • Do you have plans for tomorrow? Do you watch fireworks?
  • What’s the last movie you saw?
  • Favorite video game as a kid?

4 Comments

Filed under Breakfast, Running, Working Out

Bud’s Run 2014

My last 5k before my surgery is complete!

20140628_073332

We have run the Bud’s Run 5k for the past few years. It’s a local race celebrating Bud, a running coach, who passed away from sarcoma, a rare type of cancer. We ran into Jaden’s first grade teacher and she said that Bud was actually her cross country coach when she was in high school.

The race is very close to our house - about 5 minutes away. It was at a different location this year and we arrived at about 7:30 am for the 8:00 am start time.

Danny and Jaden:

20140628_074500

My dad and stepmom came with to keep an eye on the kids while we ran.

20140628_073350

My sister-in-law also ran the race. My brother planned on running it, but his back was bothering him. He had back surgery about a year and a half ago and his back still bothers him from time to time.

20140628_074552

The race started at exactly 8:00 am. It’s a smaller race which is good because the course was very narrow. Had there been anymore people, I think it would have been a problem. We had to run a two loop course around a lake.

Making sure our bibs are okay:

20140628_073310

Danny decided to run the whole 5k with me because he was worried that I’d be in pain. I managed to run the first 1.5 miles okay. The last half of the race killed me. I had to walk/run the last 1.5 miles. My leg and groin hurt. I also made the mistake of taking two pain pills before the race and I felt nauseas the whole race.

I made it a year without any prescription pain medicine but when the pain recently started to get worse, I finally had to ask the doctor for a prescription. I usually one take one when my leg is really bothering me, so taking two probably wasn’t the best idea (the directions do say I can take two at a time!).

I managed to finish the race in about 35:50. The official times haven’t been posted but I was right around there. I knew going into the race that it would be difficult and I’d have to walk. And it was a lot hotter that I expected. I am just glad that I finished and that my wonderful husband ran with me.

One of my favorite parts about this race is that Culver’s is there giving away free Italian ice :)

20140628_075034

Jaden ran the 1k which started at 9:00am.

20140628_084534

I don’t think he realized how far it actually was because he started out sprinting. He wanted to run all by himself and would walk for awhile and then go into a full out sprint. He even skipped a couple of times. He was very excited to cross the finish line all by himself.

20140628_085233

There was also a “Budding” run for kids under five which my niece ran.

20140628_085718

The kids had to run to a basket, grab, a ball, and run to put the ball in the matching bucket. It was cute and a little crazy.

All the kids got a little star medal and sunglasses.

20140628_090219

Overall, it was a good race and I’m glad that I ran it. My leg is sore now but nothing more than it usually is. Wait until tomorrow…

After the race, we met my mom for brunch to celebrate her and Danny’s birthdays.

IMG_20140628_103340

I plan on having a relaxing evening before teaching BodyPump in the morning!

A big thank you to everyone’s continued support with all my surgery/hip/running issues!

Have a wonderful day!!

4 Comments

Filed under Breakfast, Family Fun, Race, Running, Working Out

ProCakes Protein Pancake Mix

As a Fitfluential Ambassador, I was sent a sample of ProCakes pancake mix directly from the company at no charge to me to review on my blog. All opinions are my own.

Hello! How is everyone doing?

Let’s do a quick weekend recap, shall we?

On Saturday night, we had plans to cookout with my family. We bought everything – burgers, chicken, salmon, fruit, (grilled pineapple is amazing), and my dad brought ingredients to make campfire pies over the fire…then Mother Nature decided to drop a huge storm on us. It poured like crazy and our backyard was so flooded, we could have swam in it.

Needless to say, we didn’t grill and ordered pizza instead. Boo.

We did grill the food on Sunday so we still got to enjoy it. Danny usually grills a few chicken breasts on Sunday night and we throw them in the fridge to use on salads for dinner throughout the week. It cuts down a lot on cooking time during the week.

Sunday morning, I taught BodyPump. Killed my leg, but I only have two BodyPump classes to go.

Yesterday night, Danny and I worked out biceps and triceps together. We did the following:

  • biceps curls
  • triceps cable pulldowns
  • single leg hammer curls
  • skullcrushers
  • reverse biceps curls
  • abs – plank and sit-ups

We did 3 sets and 12 reps of each exercise.

ProCakes

This morning, I had something new for breakfast – ProCake Protein Pancakes!!

018

 I love me some protein pancakes and I was excited to try out this mix from ProCakes.

014

ProCakes are gluten-free, have only 14 net carbs per serving, and have no added sugar. The directions are simple – you mix one egg, milk, and the ProCakes package in a bowl and that’s it!

I used one whole egg, 1/4 cup of almond milk, and a handful of blueberries for my ProCakes.

My ProCakes had 261 calories and 20 grams of protein! I ate them with a little bit of Walden Farms calorie-free syrup.

023

I love that they came out brown, fluffy, and delicious! The mix made three good sized pancakes and I ate them with two egg whites for a little extra protein. They were very filling and I had a hard time finishing all three pancakes. They turned out a lot tastier that my normal protein pancakes made with eggs and oatmeal.

I definitely see more ProCakes in my future :)

Happy Birthday

A big happy birthday, to my mom today!! We’re going to celebrate with her this weekend!

PicMonkey Collage

Love you, Mom!

Have a great day!

5 Comments

Filed under Breakfast, Product Review

Not a Weigh-In but Some Running

Today, I’ve decided not to do weight loss Wednesday. I didn’t weight myself at all because I’ve had a bad week. Although I know I shouldn’t let the number on the scale affect me, I would be lying if I said it didn’t bother me.

I ate a lot at the Dells over the weekend and that kind of continued into this week. I tend to be an emotional eater and after learning that I would be getting surgery soon I might have had a few Whole Food cookies, Chipotle, and ice cream these past few days.

I am back on track today and will be good for weigh loss Wednesday next week. Hopefully it’ll be weight loss and not weight gain Wednesday :)

Yesterday

Last night the kids had their final soccer and baseball games of the season.

Jacob and his soccer trophy:

20140617_200547

After their games, we took them out for ice cream. Danny and I shared a sundae but I don’t think there’s anything healthy about Oberweis ice cream.

Today’s Workout:

  • Practiced BodyPump – 25 minutes
  • Indoor track – 30 minutes (ran one mile then walked)
  • Plank and stretching – 15 minutes

I still have two weeks left of teaching BodyPump so I practiced at home this morning before the kids and I headed to the gym. I am running my last 5k before my surgery in a couple of weeks, so I thought I’d try running a little bit to see how I felt.

I wore my new Zensah calf sleeves that Danny gave me for my birthday because my calves still tighten up a lot not matter how far I’m running.

IMG_20140618_095301

All these problems with running!! Could all my problems be solved if I stopped running?! :)

I ran one mile and then walked. I didn’t have much more pain than usual although the pain has moved into my groin. It was hard and I figured that one mile was my limit. I’ll try to slowly build up to three miles, hopefully before the 5k. I took Advil and iced my hip when I got home but honestly, it doesn’t help all that much.

Breakfast

Breakfast this morning was one of my usual breakfasts – Greek yogurt with fresh berries. I also had a couple of egg whites on the side – trying to get that protein in!

IMG_20140618_091304

In other food news, Jacob has discovered that he likes Nutella! Who doesn’t like Nutella?!

20140617_122549

Jacob has a slight peanut allergy, so he has always been wary of anything even resembling peanut butter. He asked to try Nutella which surprised me, but I let him try it. He loved it and didn’t have any kind of reaction to it. I didn’t try Nutella myself until a year or two ago and I don’t know why I waited so long! That stuff is delicious!

Have a great afternoon!!

  • If you’re a runner, what’s your biggest running issue?
  • Are you allergic to anything?
  • Do you like Nutella?

3 Comments

Filed under Breakfast, Fitness, Running, Working Out

Walking and Working Out

Good morning!!

Sunday

On Sunday morning, I taught the new BodyPump release. Later in the afternoon, we took the kids to a nearby lake with walking trails.

20140608_151821

The kids love the old water pump and Jaden spent quite a bit of time washing the rocks that he found.

20140608_155549

We stopped at the store after walking for awhile and I found this new lite white cheddar Skinny Pop popcorn.

IMG_20140608_163427

We went through that bag way faster than I’d like to admit :) It was really good.

We also stopped at different Whole Foods than I normally go to and they had a healthy snack station set up for kids.

IMG_20140608_190342

I thought it was really cool that they let kids pick out one piece of fruit. Jaden got an apple and ate the whole entire thing…including the seeds.

Monday’s Workout

  • Stairmaster HIIT Workout – 26 minutes
  • Plank and Stretching – 15 minutes

I haven’t been doing as much cardio lately since my hip has been bothering me but I was really sore from strength training yesterday so I decided to do a HIIT workout on the Stairmaster.

20140609_091752

I forgot how much the Stairmaster makes me sweat!!! Of course, my hip was sore all day yesterday but only six more days until my doctor appointment.

Breakfast

Breakfast this morning was an old favorite – a peach yogurt oatmeal parfait.

IMG_20140609_072710

I always forget how much I love peaches until I am eating one!

This morning I am off to the gym for Butts and Guts and Women on Weights!

Have a great day!

  • Did you workout today?
  • Favorite fruit?

 

 

3 Comments

Filed under Breakfast, Family Fun, Fitness, Working Out