To help motivate myself, I came up with a new workout that I really enjoyed. While planning it, I had a couple of goals in mind...
- challenge every major muscle group
- combine weights and plyometrics
- get my heart pounding
- finish quickly
I'd love it if you try it out and let me know what you think. Let me know if it doesn't make sense too. I had a hard time describing how it was organized. I'd appreciate your feedback if you decide to give it a go. That background photo is a doctored up photo of a window in my grandparents' barn. Cool, huh? They've been on my mind a lot lately.
Happy Grandparent's Day to all you grandparents out there, by the way. You guys are amazing people! Here's some of our favorites...(Photo dump alert!)
|Oma and Daddy with the boys.|
|Oma and her boys.|
|My grandparents (the boys' great-grandparents) and my parents |
(the boys' grandparents) with me and the boys.
|Mason and his Great-Grandpa.|
|My parents my sister with me and the boys in Washington DC.|
I also whipped up a batch of flourless black bean brownies after church this morning. It's another recipe I've been wanting to try and it didn't disappoint. I found the recipe here and the only change I made was to use applesauce in place of the oil. Are they as decadent as a brownie chock full of butter? No. Are they delicious and the perfect thing to nip a chocolate craving in the bud, YES, Ma'am. I suggest you try them out. Don't be afraid of the black beans. You can't even taste them.
|You know I had to add chocolate chips :-)|
Thankfully, I got the boys down for an early nap this morning because we're headed to a baby shower early this afternoon. They're brave to invite all 3 of us. I didn't really like baby showers until I got pregnant and realized how important it is to feel so pampered and cared for when you feel as big as a house and are a little nervous about what is to come. I have a much different perspective now. Pregnant moms rock and deserve every party they can get.
Hope you're enjoying your Sunday. Don't forget to count you blessings and let a grandparent or two know how loved they are.