Burpees, Butternut Squash and Black Bean Brownies

Howdy, howdy! I hope everyone’s Tuesday afternoon went smoothly. 🙂 I have some fun recipe ideas to share with you all tonight, but first let’s back it up a little bit:


So today after dinner (which was awesome, but I’ll get to that in a minute!) I made my way out in the oh-so-cold autumn air to the gym for a chest, triceps and glute workout that had me sweating!

Half way through the workout, my trainer had incorporated a mini circuit superset of pushups, burpees and dips and MAN was it a tough one!

(p.s.- I hate doing burpees at the gym. I feel like there’s just no cute way to do them. You sweat, your hair falls out of its pony tail and if you’re really just feelin’ it, you might even grunt a little. Urgh.)

Anyhooo- I followed my strength circuit up with the treadmill interval run I posted earlier today. Check it out if you get a chance, its a doozy!



Alright, so breakfast and lunch were very, very exciting today. Eggs, kale, and chicken…oh my!


Dinner, however, was a different story. Dinner was fantastic. It was Quinoa…IMG_20131126_170740_112

With Caramelized Butternut Squash…IMG_20131126_170654_996

and Roasted Brussell Sprouts. IMG_20131126_170707_885



My mom found this recipe off a blog she loves called Iowa Girl Eats – she has literally TONS of unique, delicious and good-for-you recipes. Check her out! You won’t be sorry 🙂

Speaking of awesome blogger recipes, I found a couple that I’m planning on trying myself for this year’s Thanksgiving!

One for absolutely ridiculous looking black bean brownies on this awesome blog – helloooo there…

And one for a special cookie dough dip that I’ve actually made a couple times before, and it is dope.

Yes. Dope.

Alrighty then- it’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for this girl to go watch some DVR’d Biggest Loser. Do you have any special Tuesday night shows?

Have a great night!

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