i had my usual preworkout snack, some hot, magical coffee, and headed out for an hour of treadmill intervals. i alternated btw:
5 incline @ 4 mph - 5 minutes
15 incline @ 3 mph - 5 minutes
walking IS boring but there are ways you can rev it up. i always swing my arms vigorously, walk heel-to-toe with a wide stride, and i never hold the side rails either. that's cheatiiiiing ;)
can i do a blog #throwbackthursday? i'm doin' it anyway!
while we were headed home from the hospital last month with our brand new baby boy, something beat us there- my Wienervention Kit from Applegate!!!
that nostalgic red and white pattern always reminds you of what? a summer picnic, yep.
however, the Houston heat was too much and i just wanted to lay down somewhere and stuff my face in the AC. i'd like to give a gigantic high-five and thank you to one of my favorite natural and organic brands, Applegate, for the goods. i knew the kit was on the way, but it slipped my mind after giving birth and all. my mom and aunt were at our house tidying up and waiting to help out with our new family member, so unbeknownst to Sonny & i, they went ahead and cracked the kit open and prepared a welcome home lunch for us! perfect timing, right?
i actually used to avoid hot dog wieners for this very reason... i've always thought of them as the wack parts of meat that didn't make the cut all blended up together with fat and other UFOs. i would only have them every blue moon, like july 4th or memorial day at somebody's BBQ. at home? not so much. also, reading 'mechanically separated turkey, chicken, or beef' in the ingredients list is not very appetizing. thank God we have many healthier options to choose from these days; these Applegate wieners are in a league of their own! a wienerventioW was overdue.
rest assured these top-notch dogs are:
- all natural
- contain no antibiotics
- humanely raised beef fed vegetarian/grain diet
- contain no fillers
- contain recognizable ingredients! every single one.
- really, really tasty.
nailed that presentation.
they also sent along condiments, cause you can't build a stellar dog without them.
- Annie's Organic All Natural Ketchup (her salad dressings are crazy good, especially the artichoke parmesan, trust)
- Rick's Picks Zesty Dill Relish - (which tasted like a combo of sweet & dill relish! i've always topped my dog with one or the other..not both. i bet it would be amazing in potato salad as well.)
- Annie's Organic Yellow Mustard
for the buns, we had a choice of Rudi's Organic Bakery Multigrain or White hot dog buns! i loved them both and you can snag a coupon for a bag of your choice right on their website. from the bun, to the condiments, to the wiener, this is THE cleanest hot dog i've ever eaten.
time to change the meat you eat and give Applegate a try.
in newborn news,
i think he'll be tall.
more tummy time, aka, push up practice!