It’s a super-de-duper day! The sun is shining here in the Northwest. I love this time of year as the flowers bloom and the trees bud. Such a wonderful time of new life. It’s the perfect time of year to create a new life of fitness and health, too, if you’re trying to jump start a new routine. Though the calendar says spring and so do the flowers, it’s been a bit chilly in the morning… like 34 degrees! The afternoons have been nice and sunny, so I’m a happy camper.
Speaking of fitness and health, this week I upped my HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, a little bit by having shorter rest/walk periods and oh, boy, do I feel it. It’s a good thing, though. Today when I was working out I decided that if Alex can run with a rucksack on his back or crawl under barbed wire through the mud, I can work out in the comfort of a climate-controlled gym! I’m committed to the best exercise routine I can do for the next five months & we’ll see who is in better shape. I actually already know who is going to win that contest, but it gives me a goal.
A Gift Arrived:
Yesterday a box arrived for Doug & me. Alex was planning before he left. He sent us our Mother’s Day & Father’s Day gifts. Along with the box came a phone call to open the box (just a wee bit early). Inside was a wonderful travel mug for each of us. Now I have a cup in which I can enjoy my twice-weekly latte and my Teeccino. Check it out!
White Bean Hummus Recipe:
I have a recipe for you today, but it’s not a soup. Instead, I’ll share with you a new hummus recipe that I’ve been enjoying. I like store-bought hummus best more because I can’t seem to replicate a good oil-free one at home that is the right consistency. So sometimes instead of trying to get the exact thing through substitutions it’s better to go totally different. Kind of like I told someone who wanted to know how to make a pecan pie healthy for the holidays. Can’t do it, I say. Make something different that has pecans in it rather than substituting something for the ooey-gooey pecan filling. So here’s a white bean hummus recipe for you. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Well, it’s a short post today as there’s not too much going on. I will “see” you Friday with a new breakfast recipe idea!