I Challenge You

Heyyyyy there and a big ‘ol happy Wednesday to you!

I’ll tell ya, I am in such a good mood right now – the sun is shining, I’m off of work for the day, I’ve eaten some delicious food, had a couple (yes, a couple) killer workouts for the day, AND I have fun stuff planned for tonight.

Does it get much better than that? I didn’t think so…so let me fill ya’ll in!



This morning was an early shift at work, so since I had some time in between sessions, I made sure to squeeze in my own workout. According to my Bootcamp schedule, today’s workout called for 20 minutes of steady state cardio (I did 10 minutes each on the elliptical and treadmill) + “Workout B.”

Now, you guys remember me talking about Workout B last week, right? Well guess what…it’s not gettin’ any easier! My quads were still burnin’ today, and thanks to this week’s tempo changes, the moves were extra challenging – in a good way, of course!


Once I was finished with my own workout, I had about an hour before my next session, so I used that time to eat the breakfast that I brought along with me. I also somehow managed to wind up with a 1-pump DD’s Caramel Almond iced coffee with skim milk…

Not quite sure how that happened. Smile

Breakfast + coffee were amazing. I made a batch of overnight oats last night and was psyched to be able to make them “jar” style since I finally used up the last of my TJ’s almond butter.


Want to know something funny? Some (no, probably all) of you will most likely gasp when you find out just how long I’ve had this jar of almond butter. I actually challenge you to try and find out…I posted about it on here, umm, a while ago.

Let me know if you can find it. Maybe I’ll even throw in a prize. Winking smile


But anyway…today’s oats were definitely top notch. I added in a bunch of fresh blueberries for nutrients + volume and topped it with some Love Grown Foods Sweet Cranberry Pecan granola for the mere fact that the stuff is just incredible.


I love me some overnight oats.


I finished up the rest of my shift at work today with a pretty killer Tabata class. The attendance is still on the low side, but that’s okay; we just started promoting it a bit more, so I’m hoping I’ll start getting a few more to trickle in.

Today’s participants were definitely nice and sweaty on their way out the door (myself included) and they seemed to like it, so that definitely ended my day on a good note.

Now, it’s about time for me to go grab some lunch…I’m thinking a turkey sandwich sounds pretty awesome right about now!

Question for the Afternoon:

So just how old do you think that almond butter REALLY is? Winking smile


  1. says

    Hmm.. I am going to go out on a limb and guess 2 months?! Lol taking a guess! I am glad your Tabata class is going well, I wish my gym offered a class like yours. I am new to Tabata training and would love to learn more from someone who actually knows what she’s doing, unlike me! Ha 😉
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    • Courtney says

      For today’s class, I’d say I probably did about 60% of the class. I want to do as much as I can along with them, but I also like to check for proper form, etc. Either way, I still get in a pretty good workout myself. :)

  2. Brooke says

    Think I found it! October 24, 2010? GEEEEZZE GIRL! What happened, was it stashed in the back of your pantry? haha

  3. Laura says

    If Im not mistaken your Almond Butter has flax seed in it! Thats awesome! What gym do you teach at? I live in Albany and would love to come try one of your Tabata classes!

  4. Arimey says

    What time & day is your Tabata class? I go to your gym – I’ve actually seen you there a few times, but am bad at approaching people because I don’t want to seem like a creeper :) – and am definitely interested in trying it out!

    • Courtney says

      Awwww, no way!! The schedule is actually posted throughout the gym now, but here are the times:
      Monday: 7:00am & 4:30pm
      Wednesday: 7:00am & 12:00pm
      Friday: 4:30pm
      Hopefully I’ll see you there!! :-)


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