(The Mizuno winner is announced at the end if the post. That’s right, you have to try the little workout first before you read who won. Ha ha.)
Taught BOSU class.
Made a little 5 minute video for you for this post.
Ran 7 treadmills miles while watching the first half of The Five-Year Engagement.
Ran 7 sleepy miles on the treadmill with my friends Live With Kelly and Michael and The View.
So, um, yeah, I’m still in a little bit of a post holiday baking frenzy state. I’ll spare you the pictures of what went down in the kitchen the other night. It was madness. Pure cookie baking madness. I told myself I wasn’t going to do it this year. I had all the excuses ready: it’s too expensive, it’s too much stress, I sample too many cookies, it takes forever……
I did it anyway. Until the wee hours of the morning.
I still have Christmas cards to finish too. Lovely.
But….. all the cookies have been made and delivered.
Yep. The last peanut butter doughtzel ball has been consumed.
Now I just need to finish the cards and start shopping.
So Tuesday it was rainy and cold here. Before the whole cookie baking extravaganza we were at the gym and I had just a couple of minutes after my class before I had to get the boys.
Friends, just a couple of minutes is all you need sometimes.
You don’t need a lot of space or a ton of time.
Every little minute counts. Especially this time of year when things get so busy and it’s hard to find time to just take care of ourselves.
Here’s a little workout for you.
Short, sweet, sweaty.
GNC 30-20-10 Rainy Day Workout
I did not try to look nice for this video. It was a rough day. You don’t even want to know what kind of a mess I am right now.
What the? How did that get in there?
Here’s the workout.
Just in case you’d rather do this workout on your own instead of with mwah, here you go.
A little written gift from me to you.
So, not only are we all pressed for time with working out these days, but I feel like I’m pressed for time with everything. And quite frankly, I’m just tired. Anyone else?
When I’m tired, I get hungry. Really hungry. Something that helps me is to make sure I’m getting enough protein.
GNC has me covered.
It’s always a little bittersweet to use that last scoop.
Luckily I have another jug.
luckily I got a few other new protein packed things from GNC to try.
I really limit my dairy intake, but lately I’ve been experimenting here and there to see how I can tolerate certain foods.
For 170 calories and 25 grams of protein, this was worth a try.
Of course since it was cold and rainy I had to have it like this.
I know, right? I just can’t be normal.
I can’t help it. I was tired and in need of caffeine and protein.
So…. I came up with a GNC vanilla protein latte.
All I did was brew some espresso and heat up the Lean Shake in the microwave in a microwave safe dish.
Then used my cool little handheld milk frother to froth it up a bit.
I wasn’t sure if it was going to work, but it did.
The shake was sweet enough on it’s own so it didn’t need anything else.
Um, yep. I’ll be trying that again soon and fingers crossed my tummy will cooperate with this Total Lean goodness.
Oh and by the way, it went perfectly with some roasted kabocha squash.
Ha ha ha.
Oh and I can’t wait to try this Peppermint Mocha Total Lean.
Ahhh!!! Exciting right? I think it might make a really great variation of the dark chocolate microwave muffin.. Hmm….
Enough about what I’m going to try.
How about what YOU get to try?
DAY 11 of STUFTmama’s favorite things holiday giveaways is courtesy of GNC.
They’ve got a bunch of different flavors. A couple of the new ones are the Mixed Berry and the Banana.
Here’s the nutrition information for the Total Lean Shake from GNC’s website.
Did you see that new Banana Flavor?
That’s going to one of you.
Yep. That huge jar is what we’re giving away today.
Giveaway will be open until 11:00 pm PST Friday night, December 21st. Open to US Residents only. Winner will be announced Saturday.
All you have to do to be entered into the giveaway is leave me a comment here answering one of these questions.
What’s your favorite protein powder flavor?
Do you prefer the kind that you mix or ready to drink?
Tweet the following for an additional entry:
Um, and yeah, I still have 2 big things to giveaway to you so this 12 Days of giveaways is going to have to be 13. Shucks.
See you soon!
Woo hoo! Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your mailing address and shoe size and I’ll pass it along to Mizuno.
*FitFluential LLC compensated me for this post. All opinions are my own.