It’s been a while since I’ve given you guys a new workout to try, so how about I go ahead and give you one today?
This morning, I found myself searching through my plethora of treadmill routines, waiting to be inspired by something. I soon came across my 45 Minute Treadmill Routine, as I always do, but felt like I needed to “kick it up” a notch.
So I did…
The 45 Minute “Kicked Up” Treadmill Routine was definitely more of a challenge than the original, but there were times where I knew I could have gone harder…I just wasn’t feelin’ it. I’m sure if you take these numbers and adjust them to wherever works for you, you’ll end up with a killer workout in the end!
Post workout, I was feeling hungry. Real hungry. And believe it or not, I actually got inspired to try something new out today…
I couple months ago, I was sent a huge jar of this Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil to try. I know I’ve told you all before that I love me some coconut in certain forms (), but honestly, the idea of the coconut oil totally weirded me out.
So this morning, I happened to be reading Katie’s blog and came across her recipe for Coconut Banana Butter. I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to test out my coconut oil, so I went ahead and gave it a whirl.
Since I wasn’t sure how much I would like it, I served it alongside of (rather than slathered all over) a microwaved sweet potato, along with some carrots for snackage.
Well, it turns out I’m not a fan…of the coconut oil, that is. I’m actually really excited to try out Katie’s original Banana Butter recipe, because I love the idea of incorporating the banana (<—by the way, Katie comes up with some genius recipe ideas!).
Unfortunately, it was the coconut oil that I just didn’t enjoy. It delivers quite an intense punch of coconut, which proved to be much too intense for me. I ended up swapping out the Coconut Banana Butter for my usual favorite toppings, and my sweet tater turned out perfect.
Quite the colorful lunch, right? Ehhh, you can’t be exciting all the time.
Now I’m just really hoping I can figure out another way to incorporate that coconut oil, because I’d hate for it to go to waste. Any ideas out there??
Post sweet tater and carrots, I also ended up snacking on a partially shriveled up peach and two Sunsweet ONES Prunes.
And now I’m currently stuck at my desk with the lap cat…
Who is totally lovin’ life right now.
I’m so excited for the holiday weekend coming up…especially since it’s supposed to be so nice out!
Oh, and before I forget…Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends out there!
Question for the Afternoon:
Where do you get most of your workout ideas? Magazines…online…blogs…?