National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

Let’s talk about one of my favorite things.

Peanut Butter!

And what better day to talk about peanut butter than on National Peanut Butter Cookie Day???

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I just love peanut butter so much.  I honestly feel so sorry for anyone with peanut allergies!!  (Sorry Auntie Tina).  I can’t help but think that if I could only eat one food for the rest of my life that peanut butter would just have to be included somehow.  And I actually HATE that question.  Why would I ever be restricted to eating just one food for the rest of my life?  But anyways, yes.  Peanut butter.  Love, love, love.

My favorite go to jar of peanut butter?

Teddie, fo sho people.

“Teddie Old Fashioned Peanut Butter, High Protein, Low Carb, No Cholesterol, Naturally! In 16 oz. jars. Available in smooth, super chunky, unsalted, and unsalted super chunky varieties.” 

I always go for unsalted to keep my sodium levels down.  Usually my Stop & Shop only carries Unsalted Smooth so that’s what I end up with most of the time, but whenever there is an unsalted Chunky I love to get that too!

Anyways, in honor of today’s very important National Holiday, I fully support any peanut-butter-stuffing-face you would like partake in.  In case you need any recipe inspiration, I took a look through my recipes page and I do have one very easy tasty and not too bad for you peanut butter cookie recipe there.

To quote my original blog post on these No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, “All it takes is ten minutes and you have peanut butter deliciousness at your fingertips.”

What’s your favorite kind of nut butter?  What’s your favorite kind of peanut butter cookie?  Favorite peanut butter based dessert? 

I’m off to eat peanut butter straight out of the jar have a snack and then head to the gym!

Working Out for a Good Cause

Working out always feels extra good when it’s for a good cause, doesn’t it?

 

This weekend we hosted the event at the Oak Square YMCA, and it was a success!  Corpbasics founder Andrew Haynes, along with various Boston area Corpbasics instructors, lead a two-hour Master Class on Saturday to raise money for Reach Out.  Reach Out is a program at the Y that raises money to send kids to camp and promotes family health and wellness.  I love it!

The master class consisted of about 45 minutes of Cutz, about 20 minutes of floor core work, and we finished up with Kix.  Different instructors took turns teaching different songs and/or routines.  This was fun for people to have the chance to put names to faces and get a feel for all the different teachers.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of us all working hard, even on a beautiful sunny summer afternoon!

Corpbasics Cutz

Corpbasics Kix

Corpbasics Core & Floor Work

And you gotta love Liz for taking this goofy one of me!  Of course I played along though.

For the full album of pictures, click over to this link!  There is also a clip of videos posted up on my Facebook page if you want to check that out too.  Especially the awkward part where I run back to my spot after taking some pictures for everyone.  Just click here!

Thank you to the FABULOUS instructors who volunteered their time and skills, and thanks to all the folks who came to work it out for a good cause!!!  You were all wonderful!

 

When’s the last time you worked out for a good cause!?