When life (or a tree) gives you grapefruit, you don't make GrapefruitAid. Why? Because there is no such thing (I hope)! Instead, you put them in a pile like this:
Then, when you decide to skip the gym and train in the back yard, you look at the pile of orbs and say "Citrus Posse: YOU will be my personal trainers today!" You might jump rope (see photo) and then do some Bulgarian Split Squats (thanks for the idea Janetha! photo below).
Then you might play a little game with the grapefruit. Here's how it works: Put the fruit at the top of a couple of steps. Stand at bottom of steps. Perform two mini-squat-jumps up each step and grab a grapefruit. Walk down the steps, then lunge your way to a chosen spot where you will set it down. In order to set it down, perform a squat. If it rolls away, you need to stay in the squat position until you've retrieved it- hello isometric burn! Now lunge back to the steps and start over again until you've moved all of the grapefruits to their new home.
Watch as your heart rate climbs up and up and you have to literally stop to catch your breath. This is one of those workouts that I call Strenthiovascular. I can't decide if it's cardio or strength training. I will be panting and dripping wet by the end of it: cuuhrazy cardio. Yet my muscles are sore the next day thanks to Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS. A true sign of a great strength workout for me. Not everyone loves DOMS, but I do.
Then, take a perverse delight in the fact that they filled up the space perfectly, even allowing the exact room needed for the agave "tentacles"! (I bet Miss Janetha would soo love that too!).
Then, if you want to work your upper body, you can grab the 20 pound planter box that you planted all those months ago (does anybody remember the cactus garden fiasco?) and do some bicep curls with them:
And you can realize that you are going to have to have a funeral for one little soldier:
- Cut them up and eat them
- Make marmalade, jelly or jam
- Juice them
- Stick them in your top and see if anyone notices
What if you don't have access to a lot of citrus? A deck of cards work great (just use 10-20 of the cards) as do small toys (belonging to a pet OR child willing to loan them out, of course).
PS. I hear Pomegranates work pretty well too, right Heather?
Q: Do you improvise your workouts? Do you have any good recipes that use grapefruit?
HeabVersary Giveaway Update!
First of all, thanks to all of the new readers who casually mosied by my blog the last couple of days It's fun to have so many enthusiastic new people leaving nice comments about Heab and my first-ever giveaway. Does that make me a giveaway virgin?! Guess so! Oh well, guess it was bound to happen eventually :-)
You KNOW that something special must have happened when your daily post comments go from 15 or 20 to hundreds! That's what I call "The Heab Effect".
Now, with much fanfare and a drumroll, here are the four nut butters that Heather chose and therefore the four nut butters that the winner will also receive...
1. Organic Brazil Nut Butter with chunks of Brazil Nuts.
2. Raw organic almond butter. Straight up plain. :)
3. Roasted hazelnuts with hazelnut chunks, dark cocoa powder,cinnamon, cardamom, and stevia. Nutella & Spice.
4. Roasted organic sunflower seeds.
Booyah!! What fun! I can't wait to get home to make these for my dear friend! I am currently in Canada, where it just jumped from minus 21 to minus 19 farenheit. If it wasn't so darned gorgeous, I'd be asking for your sympathy.
Anyway, I won't be home til next week- at that point I will pick the winners. If possible I want to involve our cat in the random choosing of the winner. Yes, Samantha LOVES her Aunt Heabie...and yes, we are THOSE pet owners :-) Anyway, thanks for your patience and your HUGE outpouring of love for Heabs and the nut butters! Click here and leave a comment because trust me, you don't want to miss this party train!