Return of My Exercise Mojo

It’s been quite a while since peanut butter has been featured on this blog. What’s the deal!?

Rest assured that plenty of peanut butter fingers have been enjoyed as snacks and fuel while making other meals (namely dinner). Today, after an all-too-long hiatus, peanut butter returns to its rightful home!

Tuesday Breakfast

Breakfast included two toasted whole wheat bagel thins, topped with peanut butter, nectarine slices and a sprinkle of nutmeg, a great substitute for cinnamon.


Sprinkle, Sprinkle

It’s amazing what a little dash of nutmeg did to this dish. Seasonings go a long way in taking a meal from good to great.


Breakfast was a great post-workout treat!

Today’s morning workout looked a lot like one of my all-time favorite interval workouts. I changed it up a bit and ended up completing this workout:

30 Min. Treadmill Workout (20 Min. of Intervals)

I followed it up with 20 minutes on the elliptical while reading the latest issue of Clean Eating magazine. I flagged a ton of recipes I’m dying to try.

I also want to add that I am really happy with my decision not to run the half marathon in March. I think my whole motivation for running the half was just to bust out of a workout rut. I figured training for a long race would motivate me and bring me out of my funk.

As it turns out, I just needed to get a little creative with my workouts. Interval training, plyometric exercises and even hip hop dancing have all helped me enjoy my workouts again. I love searching for new workouts to try and heading to the gym knowing I’m about to embark on a workout I’m excited to do is a great feeling. Hopefully this exercise mojo will continue!

On that note, if you guys have any workouts you’ve been loving, please feel free to share them with me below. Links are welcome! šŸ˜€

Of Possible Interest


  1. stefanie says

    What is the name/brand of your favorite go-to whole wheat tortilla/wraps? like the small ones you use for your microwave dilla’s?


    • says

      i don’t eat before the gym on weekdays b/c i get crampy if i eat w/in an hour of waking up(& i’m not about to wake up in the 4 a.m. hr. just to eat)! on the weekends i’ll eat something small, like a tortilla w/ cheese about an hr. beforehand.


  2. says

    Love this breakfast! Just had my first egg breakfast sandwich today, and I think I’m going to make it a regular now too! Thanks for all the great ideas all the time! Glad you’re getting your workout mojo back šŸ™‚ Sounds like you had a fun workout!


  3. says

    Glad you’re out of your workout rut! I was in the same thing with weight & interval training, so I’m mixing it up with marathon training thrown in as well. And by that I mean *very* light marathon training as it’s still a year away..but no reason to wait ’til a few months before. šŸ˜›


  4. Michelle @ Living Learning Earning says

    Sounds like a great breakfast combo! I hadn’t thought of mixing nectarines and PB before… looks like I’ll have to try it.

    That workout seems pretty intense- I don’t think I’ve ever put the treadmill at 9.0 before, much less at 2% incline. Something to work toward, I suppose!


  5. Leslie says

    Hey Jul! When I was trying to do your interval treadmill workouts, I noticed at 8.0 I was sprinting and that was the highest I could go without my legs falling off or me tripping over myself lol. Any thoughts on this? I couldn’t even begin to think of increasing to 10.0 haha.


  6. says

    I’ve recently started adding interval training into my workouts and love how fast they make the time go by! It’s amazing how quickly you can work up a sweat!


  7. julie says

    Try a Tabata with fast feet or high knees. Pretty strenuous. On another note, your fitness rut could possibly be due to overtraining. I’ve done it myself. Take a week off or a very long weekend off from working out and just enjoy “active rest”. Try to eat pretty clean during that rest too. You’ll feel refreshed and ready to go again.


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