The Great Debate

I’m sitting here wrestling with which to share first:


The WORKOUT or the RECIPE????

Honestly, this is a huge problem because I don’t want whichever I choose to write about first to feel more important or better than the other. They’re both pretty good and left me weak in the knees..

So to play a fair game of eenie-meenie-miney-mo, I will go for the muffin recipe first (please, please don’t scroll down and skip the recipe, it’s pretty fantastic).


Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Yum Yum (made that name up on the spot!)

  • 2 c unbleached white flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 c pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 T unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 t vanilla


  1. Preheat over to 350. Spray muffin pan (as you can see, I got a little spray happy)
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl.
  3. Mix all the wet ingredient (minus Nutella) in another bowl
  4. Add the dry mix to the wet mix.
  5. Fill cups 3/4 full and top each with about 1 teaspoon of nutella. Use a tootpick or knife to ‘swirl’ the nutella over the top of the batter.
  6. Bake for 13-14 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Ah, I can’t handle how good these are. I made them last night and managed to not even sneak the tiniest taste until I had one for a snack at work. I might’ve moaned at my desk. I blamed it on the computer?? No, I took the credit for all ‘mmms’ and ‘ahhhs’.

Ok, ok, so the workout. Last night I did that upper body pyramid, so tonight I decided to focus on lower body. I actually incorporated some new and haven’t-used-in-a-while exercises!

Each move (except the farmer’s walk) consisted of completing 20 reps, 5 pulsing reps, 10 reps, and 5 pulsing reps. For the moves that are ‘L’ and “R’ sides, complete the 20-5-10-5 on one side, then do the same on the other side.


To further explanation/demonstration of the moves, here are some helpful links:

It’s all about balance.


Got any new-to-you moves you want to share?

Go-to baking recipes?

7 thoughts on “The Great Debate

  1. Those sound SO good! I just made pumpkin muffins on the weekend, its my favorite recipe that actually came in a birthday card a few years ago – recipe was right on the inside of the card. It has bran and carrots in the muffins too.

  2. Mmmm just need some pumpkin to make those muffins!

    The workout looks awesome, until I saw the part about balance. My balance sucks on a good day, never mind when my centre of gravity has changed.

  3. I’ve made a similar muffin like that and i’ve been meaning to make it again! i’ll have to try yours:) and, i hate leg workouts (why make them any bigger than they already are?!), but all of those are new moves to me and I love that!! i am going to make my classes do the zercher and farmer walk ๐Ÿ˜‰

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