hey guys! i’ve got a nice little saturday going on, but i wanted to check in to say hi and make a couple announcements.
i had a bowl of special K cereal with red berries for breakfast today. it was sent to me for free from the foodbuzz tastemakers program.
my thoughts on this cereal..
- low in calories (120 per cup)
- flakes are great tasting
- stays crunchy in milk (ideal for me, i hate soggy cereal.)
- contains high fructose corn syrup
- the dried berries are, in my humble opinion, disgusting
needless to say, i wouldn’t buy this cereal myself. while the berries are easy to eat around, the HFCS is a deal breaker for me. i don’t see why brands have to include it in their food.. especially when they boast that their food helps you lose weight. sure, it’s low calorie.. but you are also filling your body with unnecessary things.
i take back any doubt or speculation that a stellar HIIT workout could be done on the stationary bike.
i used emily’s stationary bike HIIT routine as a guide and it kicked my butt!
|minute #||resistance level||RPM|
total time: 30 minutes, calories burned: 250, total distance: 6.35 miles, max HR 181(!) average HR: 148.
i mean, look at those stats! i am seriously floored knowing that i can get such an incredible HIIT workout on the bike. plus, like emily said, it gives your knees a break. that’s always welcome in my book.
and now, the announcement lots of you have been waiting for.. the winner of my first giveaway of christmas: the insulated contigo mug~
congrats, julia! please send me your mailing information and i will have contigo send your mug out.
thanks to all who entered—there were a whopping 444 entries!
come back later tonight, i will be putting up giveaway #2
well, i have to go pick up A NEW KITCHEN APPLIANCE! can’t wait to show you guys what it is!
1. do you use the stationary bike?
2. what ingredient is a “deal breaker” for you—meaning, if the product contains it, you absolutely won’t buy it?
xo. janetha g.