My day started with not enough sleep…but that’s nothing a Grit Strength, Body Attack and CXWORX class won’t fix 😉
After the warm up of Grit I felt abruptly awake. Like Body Step, the classes I did this morning were also launches for their new releases. I loved them all, I mean how could I not- it’s Les Mills! Although none quite lived up to Body Step 90. I can’t wait to bring you my reviews and hear your thoughts also. Feel free to check out my other reviews for past releases of Les Mills programs on the Group Fitness page.
My day also started with a bit of a cooking fail but luckily it wasn’t my food (does that not sound selfishly terrible!). I enjoyed a piece of wholegrain toast with vegemite and an egg with a side of vegie scramble. Unfortunately, for some odd reason my boyfriend’s breakfast didn’t go to plan. We were hoping to relive our Eggs Benedict sensation we had a while back but the recipe was just not working for us today. Instead of hollandaise sauce he went with the second best thing(s) according to him- bbq sauce and aioli.
We then hurried off to do the weekly grocery shop. For some reason I feel so calm and at peace at this new grocery precinct. It’s not overly chaotic and also has a nearby fruit shop, butcher, chicken shop, chemist and bakery. It’s heaven for a foodie (and organisation freak) like me. The highlights of the shop would have to be the raw natural peanuts (you’ll see why), the tuna (craving this like crazy lately!) and the $1 a punnet strawberries (how could you go wrong).
We also popped to a larger shopping centre to get in some Christmas shopping and pay our final amounts for our Europe vacation next year. We have officially paid everything and I cannot wait! I had planned to get some Christmas stuff too, but I walked into one department store only to walk straight back out again. The lines were ludicrous. I like the hustle and bustle but waiting in a line that size when you’re hungry? Not going to happen. I think I’ll wait till everyone goes back to work during the week and try then.
Sooooo that reason that the peanuts were such a highlight?
Some of you nut butter lovers would have already put it together but for those who need it spelt out- I made my own natural peanut butter today! And oh my god, this is where it’s at. So smooth, creamy and healthy! I kneel down to the lord of blenders- The Vitamix!
It was so simple and so quick- which is good for those of us who are impatient and don’t like waiting around, especially for nut butters.
I love how the plunger-type device is the perfect size so it doesn’t reach the blade but carries out its’ purpose. They literally thought of everything.
Have you ever made your own nut butter? Is grocery shopping a mad rush for you or do you enjoy it?