It’s MONDAY which means…the Bachelorette is on tonight! Yes, I am a little embarrassed to admit it, but I am total reality show junkie. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this ABC network’s american reality dating show, it centers around a single bachelor or bachelorette chosen to date from a pool of romantic interests of the opposite sex (~20-25), which eventually may lead to a marriage proposal. The concept of finding a future spouse on reality television, in three months IS absurd but nevertheless, entertaining. Anyways, if you’ve been following this season’s Bachelorette, Ashley Herbert, you and I are probably thinking the same thing, “DANG, she has one good 6-pack!” On the show, she claims that she stays in tip top shape by teaching various dance classes at her college including jazz, ballet, and hip-top. Well that is all for my morning rambles.
Before my spin class this morning, i jumped on treadmill for 40 minutes and completed this interval training workout that I adapted from Fitsugar! Note that the calories burned will depend on your body weight, age, and gender.
|Time||Speed (mph)||Calories burned*||RPE**|
I think it may have been the small cup of coffee I drank right before hitting the gym, because I had SO much energy this morning. After spin, I was craving a peanut butter/banana protein smoothie from the my gym’s smoothie stand (I felt that I deserved a treat after this morning intense workout). But here is a treat that I made last night. I can’t tell you how AMAZING they are..really.
Carrot Cake Bites
Adapted from Marcus Samuel Sons
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup regular oats (not instant!)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (raw)
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots (or 2 medium sized shredded carrots)
- 1/4 cup raisins (soaked in water for a few hours/overnight)
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (agave may work as well)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil @ room temperature
- 1/2 tsp fresh ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp flax seeds
- Preheat the oven at 350 degrees
- Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix till well-combined
- Shape 1 tbsp of batter into small balls and drop onto a well greased baking pan or lined parchment paper
- Bake for ~12 minutes