It’s been a few days since I’ve updated the ole blog. Life happens. We had some sickness going on in our house, which is never fun to see your little one suffer. I also just needed some time to think over and reflect upon some personal stuff. I may feel like sharing it all later, but for now I want to talk about something happy. Workouts make me happy. Giving yummy stuff away also makes me happy. So let’s do both! First, a little recap of last week’s workouts.
I did a couple yoga classes (which I continue to love more and more) and a couple strength workouts from Best Body Bootcamp. The following few workouts were the highlight of my week, though.
Yes, indeed! I have now given myself the full month off running and feel ready to get back to it. I promised myself I wouldn’t jump back into runs, though, and take it slow and steady. It definitely felt slow and steady with Couch to 5K, but I’m ready to stick to the program and hopefully come back stronger and healthier in the long run. *pun intended hehe*
A good workout buddy always makes a workout more fun! One morning I wanted some good core work. So, I simply popped in a Physique 57 DVD and did 10 to 15 minutes of core work from the DVD. Makenzie was making me laugh the whole time. She tried to do the exercises with me and would look at me struggling. Finally she turned to me and said “Come on, Mommy! This is easy. I can even do it!”. Thanks for the motivation, kid. Ha!
The new RPM release from LesMIlls (release 57) takes things up a notch. Wait, not just a notch. Like a thousand notches. The entire workout included tracks with higher resistance and speed pushes at those higher levels of resistance. My quads burned. And I loved every second of it.
Now I’m inspired and ready for another great week of workouts. First, I need to get some fuel in me. Some Move It Monday style fuel? I’m craving a little hot oat action in the form of Love Grown Hot Oats. My LAST one!
Love Grown Foods launched their new line of Hot Oats about a month ago and I have certainly enjoyed trying the different flavors to share with you.
They have been wonderful for a quick breakfast since they cook up so quickly. You either add hot water and let the oats sit or microwave for 60 seconds on high and let sit for an extra minute or two to reach your desired consistency. I’m pretty picky about oat consistency and was able to reach the perfect texture with the microwave method. Although I will say a bit of my oats exploded every time that way. That’s not so cool.
See the mess on the side of the container? haha!
I would never choose these over stove top oats (well, maybe I would for the peach or blueberry flavors!) but I must say Love Grown hit the sweet spot on an instant oatmeal. The REAL ingredients as an instant oatmeal seals the deal for me. Plus some other great facts:
- under 250 calories.
- 7 grams of protein.
- 5 grams of fiber.
- sodium free
Love Grown is known for wanting to spread the love, which is just what they plan to do.
Love Grown Foods is offering a prize pack with a sample of each new flavor of Hot Oats and your favorite flavor of their Oat Clusters granola. To Enter:
Mandatory: Just leave a comment on this blog post! A good workout you recently did? Flavor you would like to try? Whatever!
Optional Extra Entry 2: Share the link to this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook and leave an extra comment that you did. Be sure to tag @lovegrownfoods and @tinareale on Twitter or Love Grown Foods and Best Body Fitness Training on Facebook. Something like this: I entered to win some #hotoats from @lovegrownfoods and @tinareale http://bit.ly/YyVgTU
Giveaway open to US & Canadian residents. Ends Wednesday evening at 11 pm EST.