To keep my workout from being boring, I am always looking for new cardio routines. I’ll try them at the gym and will repeat the ones I love.
Currently,I have about four HIIT workouts that I’ve printed and keep in my gym bag. I found a few workouts from a recent Shape magazine, the one where Jillian Michaels was on the cover. I will share them soon.
I’ve probably mentioned this a few times already, but I love the HIIT workout below. It’s one of my favorites. I always leave the gym with a red glowing face and very sweaty.
After my gym session this morning, breakfast was served.
- Trader Joe’s oatbran
- Chocolate protein powder
- Peanut Butter
This is a quick and easy breakfast. It’s even quicker when the oatbran was cooked the day before.
Served on my new favorite oat bowl from IKEA
Then I got ready for my hair appointment. I wanted to have fun with my hair and got highlights.
I know it’s not technically summer yet, but the weather says otherwise. Now my hair looks like summer too 🙂
Once Upon A Little Boy
The rest of my day was busy preparing for my sister’s baby shower that we are hosting tomorrow. It’s going to be part baby shower and then it will turn into a Super Bowl Sunday party.
The party preparation is a team effort.
I am in charge of a few things : games, decorations and desserts.
Here are the prizes for the baby shower games. I have several games lined up for those wanting to join in on the fun.
The kitchen is going to be very busy tomorrow with everyone helping out with cooking so I pre-made some sweet treats that we are going to serve tomorrow.
I made several trays of what I call Pretzel Sweet Crunch.
– Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
– Lay out pretzels over a cookie sheet and top with chocolate wafer candy
– Place the wafer-topped pretzels in the oven and let bake until the chocolate is soft, about three to four minutes.
– Remove the chocolate pretzels from the oven and immediately press an M&M on top of each one, with the “M” side face down
I love how colorful they are. They are fun to look at and also fun to serve at parties.
I saw Julie made these last Christmas and was waiting for the perfect time to make them. Well, now is the time.
I just can’t stop looking at them. Colors everywhere.
Then I tackled on another pretzel project, but this one didn’t come out as great.
I just could not get the melted chocolate texture right, and the Oreo crumbles would not stick to the pretzel.
It tasted great, it was just time consuming to make and the finish product was not what I was looking for.
Next time I’ll use better quality chocolate. Also, I left it melting in the microwave too long and that’s why the chocolate was too watery.
I scratched that project and made a better one 🙂 Here’s the preview.
I’m off to make more treats and finish doing the baby shower decorations.
Hope you are having a great Saturday.