Happy Friday! It’s been a great day for me so far. The weather in Charlotte has been so beautiful the past few days. Warm but low humidity and cool nights. Wish I had time to enjoy it poolside but for now runs and eating outside will have to suffice.
Breakfast was one of my favorite combinations – salted peanut butter, pumpkin butter and honey with banana on toast.
I get asked all the time what my favorite peanut butter is. My go-to simple favorite is Trader Joe’s Salted Peanut Butter. I like the crunchy and creamy variations. The texture of this peanut butter is great and it’s easily spreadable and drizzleable (I’m aware I just made that word up). The salty peanut butter mixed with the sweet pumpkin butter is an amazing mix.
While we’re on the “butter” topic, has anyone tried the Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter? One of my friends gave this jar to me as a present at yoga Wednesday and I love him and hate him for it all at the same time. Nothing about it is nutritious (at all) but it’s so good. I’ve yet to actually spread it on anything, I can’t stop eating it straight out of the jar.
The food just keeps getting better. Lunch today was a create your own salad at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar. I went with spinach, avocado, corn, tomatoes, walnuts and apples with a black bean burger. The black bean burgers are incredible. I think this is mostly attributed to the fact that they are deep fried.
Go big or go home. An order of Bad Daddy’s ridiculously addictive tots with their special sauce. Devoured.
And now I’m off to do the 5:30 CrossFit class. It should be a fun way to wind down this Friday. It’s a crazy tabata workout. Tabata workouts are where you go full intensity for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds, 8 rounds through. Here’s today’s WOD:
“Tabata Something Else”
Box Jumps (24/20”)
AbMat Sit Ups
Note: Score is total reps (cals = reps). You will do all 8 rounds of each movement before moving onto the next movement. There is no rest between.
Hope your Friday has been good too!