Tuesday, March 12, 2013

60 seconds or 1 minute.

Happy Tuesday! I hope your day is as wonderful and beautiful in your corner of the world as mine is! I'm loving the itty bitty taste of Spring weather. Yes, this winter-loving girl is ready for spring!

My breakfast this morning was truly delicious. How can it not be when you start with ingredients like these??

2/3 cup oats, 1/2 cup water, 2 egg whites, 1 TBS almond butter, 2 drops almond extract, cinnamon & salt to taste-- microwave for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally until desired consistency is reached. Garnish with blueberries and slivered almonds and a splash of milk.
This was delicious!! I love all those flavors and they really mesh together well. I used frozen blueberries and when I mixed them into the steaming oats, they were a wonderful little pop of cold and sweet. If you're as skeptical as I was about adding egg whites to your oatmeal- don't be! They don't scramble and they completely adopt the flavor of whatever you cook them with.
Not only is it delicious, but it's quite healthy- a good balance of protein, healthy fats, and a great dose of fiber!

I ran out of daylight for running yesterday so I came up with a quick circuit routine that incorporated both strength and cardio. My upper body is my biggest problem area, so I like to give it extra attention. :)
I loved this workout!! Typically I absolutely abhor circuit-styled workouts, but this one was actually not boring and horrible. Each circuit took be between 12-15 minutes to complete. The little bursts of cardio really keep you on your toes. If you try it, let me know what you think!! :)

(Please note that I am not a certified personal trainer and only offer my personal opinion. Please consult a doctor before a change in your nutrition or exercise routine.)

When working for time, do you measure by 60 seconds and 1 minute?? Our minds respond differently to different styles of measuring things. I've found that if I approach anything with the word MINUTE in it, I automatically view it as longer. 60 seconds doesn't sound that long to me, while 1 minute seems to be an eternity. While it's the exact same amount of time, my mind tells me that 60 seconds is shorter and more doable than 1 minute. Weird!!

Which is shorter to you- 60 seconds or 1 minute??

What workout are you doing today?



  1. Ok, that looks simple AHMAZING!! Yum!
    Love your circuit routine, what a great workout! Tonight I'm going to spin class. Can't wait! :)

  2. That breakfast looks so good! I have to make it soon! And I definitely want to do that workout you posted! Thanks! I did a 5 mile run to ease my foot back into running and it actually didn't hurt to bad so I was very happy!

  3. That breakfast looks YUMMY! I think I do 1 minute but I've never really thought about it! Also, I nominated you for the Liebster award!