Post-workout Snack!!

I workout pretty hard for at least 2 hours every day. I'm sure that you can imagine how hungry I am when I get in my truck to drive home! I try to remember to grab a chocolate milk or a muscle milk light, but after 2 hours it's warm, and who likes to drink warm milk? Not me!! 

Today I reached in to my mailbox to find a package from Simply Snackin and I was excited! I had not eaten lunch and had just come home from the gym and I was STARVING!! I quickly spread the goodies out on my bed and decided to try the Chicken Breast with Black Bean Salsa first. It was very good. It packed more heat than I was expecting, but not so spicy that I had to get a drink. And at only 1 points plus through Weight Watchers, it was a GREAT snack. So great that I decided to have another Wink  For my second snack, I had the chicken with mango and papaya and let me tell you...IT WAS FANTASTIC!!! My kids love jerky as much as I do, so I decided to save the other 4 for when they came home from school!

Ronin didn't want to participate in the tasting because he wanted to ride his bike, so here I am with the girls! There is a small mystery we are trying to solve though. We received 6 pieces of jerky but one piece went missing and we can't find it anywhere, so Ronin didn't get his piece. He was very upset. I'm hoping it magically appears tomorrow.

We all LOVED Simply Snackin' and I do plan to order some for my post-workout snack and for the kids' lunch boxes! They are a little pricey, but considering I ate two and was full, it's a relatively cheap lunch Laughing  With shipping they work out to about $1.50 per piece.

If you are looking for a healthy, protein snack for your post-workout routine, I highly recommend you check out Simply Snackin.

A No Nonsense Circuit Workout

You should all have figured out by now that I am a fitness nut. I love to workout. It makes me feel good, puts me in touch with my body, and lets me be a better wife and mother. I prefer to work out in the gym. I love the variety of classes, equipment, etc., but first and foremost I am a mom. That means if I have a child that needs a mom day, or a sick day, or I need to go to their school for a performance and I can't make it to the gym, THAT'S OKAY!! I have been working out long enough now that I can do something at home in 30 minutes and still get in a good workout for the day.

Lately this has been my "go-to" home workout:

And just in case you aren't sure what some of these exercises are, or some of the options available, I did a quick little tutorial video here:

Questions? Comments? I'd love to hear from you!!

A beautiful day!

If you are a fitness buff in the Tampa Bay area, you'll totally appreciate this post. If you don't, but you work out, you'll understand this post.

Imagine this...you have worked out at a gym for 4 years. It's wonderful. You know all the people in your group fitness classes. You know the instructors, you know what to expect, you know you will be pushed. You know you walk away from your workout feeling energized and ready to tackle what ever life throws your way.

Then suddenly things change. Your gym no longer exists. Your favorite classes are no longer there. The people you knew and respected have moved on. You feel lost. Not sure where to turn or what to do.

This happened to me this year. And for 5 months I floundered around. I tried to make the best of the situation. I took a few new gyms out for a test spin, but I hadn't found my new home. Until yesterday.  Yesterday the fitness cloud over my area of Tampa Bay lifted and the sun finally began to shine!

A brand new, state of the art wellness facility opened up just 11 miles from my house. I joined yesterday and let me tell you it is AMAZING!! Over 50,000 square feet of fitness joy Smile 2 indoor swimming pools, an indoor padded track, weights, machines, cardio, group fitness, a cafe, beautiful locker rooms, cycle room, and so much MORE!! It's just amazing. I worked out there yesterday and again today, and it is truly going to take my training to the next level! There are a variety of classes, and lots smiling faces. Everyone truly appears that they are happy to be there and happy to have us there!

I feel inspired, motivated, determined. It's a beautiful day!