Oh Hump Day, how nice to see you! Despite the fact that it is snowing outside and supposed to snow all evening, I was pretty excited that my breakfast was Oats in a Jar! LOVE LOVE LOVE when this happens. Yep, I love my oats!
Crazy Richard’s is my peanut butter of choice these days. I discovered them in Shop Rite a couple of months ago. I was looking at all of my choices and the ridiculous prices that companies now charge for almond butter and natural peanut butter. But I noticed Crazy Richard’s and that a normal size jar was not only under $4.00, but the ingredients also only stated: PEANUTS! I laughed out loud and immediately put it in my cart. I’ve been using them on a regular basis and make sure to check out their blog for some of my recipes and where to buy their products. THEY ARE AWESOME!
- 1/2 cup Quaker Oats
- 1 sliced banana
- Crazy Richard’s Crunch Peanut Butter
- 1/2 T of unsweetened cocoa powder
- dash of cinnamon
Absolutely delicious, filling, nutritious!
40 Minutes on the Stair Master: Lately my goal is to use no hands for at least 15 minutes! Using no hands gets your HR up and burns more calories, plus it’s a heck of a lot more challenging than leaning on the handles. I’ve been doing this over a couple of weeks and can see a big difference in my endurance. I also constantly move the speed up and down for 1-2 minute periods. Always a good workout!
I immediately followed this by a great leg workout. Again, I’m trying to incorporate more plyometric moves into my workouts to increase my HR, endurance, and speed. Everyone hates them, but they are 100% worth the pain and sweat. HA!
Perform 3 sets of each circuit. 1-Minute rest between each.
- Kettle Ball Swings – 15 on each arm
- Mountain Climbers – 60
- Barbell Deadlift – 15 repetitions
- Plank on Bosu Ball – Hold for 1 Minute
- Reverse Lunge – Alternating legs doing 20 total
- Squat Jumps – 20
- Leg Curl – 15 repetitions
- Leg Extension – 15 repetitions
Total Workout Time: 120 minutes
I totally felt this on Tuesday, but in a good way. After intense lifting sessions, I always make sure to eat a meal that incorporates a lot of protein, vegetables, and one healthy fat. The protein will help with my recovery process, so it is always a must after my training sessions.
Do have a shake immediately after a workout or do you eat a meal? I’m always look for smoothie ideas, so send me your favorite one! 🙂