Impromptu Almond Butter

I had been anticipating this morning’s workout since Monday when I read Tina’s post highlighting this upper body routine.

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I was initially introduced to Tina’s fabulous workout routines as a participant in Best Body Bootcamp.  Tina is the brain’s behind the Best Body Bootcamp virtual training program that I participated in this winter.  You can read more about my experience with her bootcamp here and here.

photo (40)This workout specifically appealed to me because I knew that I wanted to work the upper body, I am running shorter on time this week which means less time to write my own workout plans, and I liked that she used the Group Set training technique.  I typically superset my workouts to keep things interesting and efficient, but I am ALWAYS looking for ways to switch things up.  Tina does a great job of outlining the Group Set technique here.

Brian and I were definitely feeling the burn by the end of the workout.  Thanks, Tina, for an amazing upper body routine!

Breakfast

Once I got home from the gym, showered, and got ready for the day I had the sudden urge to make some almond butter!  Luckily I had a giant sized bag of almonds, and it only took about 5 minutes of blending once I popped the nuts in the food processor.

almond butter

almond butter

Of course I had to taste test the nut butter…and boy did it pass! 😉 I enjoyed more than a few fingers of almond butter.

almond butter

almond butter

The rest of my breakfast consisted of a big bowl of egg white oats topped with my delicious homemade almond butter.

breakfast

My bowl of oats included:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 packet stevia
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • Toppings:  1/3 banana, 1 Tbsp almond butter

Started the day with a great workout and a yummy breakfast.  What more could a girl ask for?!

Hope you all have a great Wednesday!

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