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Lazy Sunday

Yep. Today has been sooo lazy! After consuming my usually 2 cups of joe, I hit the kitchen for oatmeal! I was feelin’ crazy this morning and strayed from my normal smoothie.

In my bowl: 1/3 cup oatbran, 2 tbps cinnamon (I looovvvee cinnamon), 1 1/4 cup water, 1 tsp baking soda stirred in at the end. Once pipping hot, I hit up the center of my bowl with 1 spoonful cashew butter and another spoonful of homemade carob-pecan butter. And then I continued to eat the carob-pecan butter straight from the jar.

As if that wasn’t enough, I also consumed a bowl of banana soft serve drizzled with chocolate-coconut butter and a dollop of raspberry jam. Yeahhhh, it was that kind of morning.

All together

After this filling feast, I headed to the 11 o’clock service at church. Normally I like to go Saturday evenings but because of last night’s shenanigans, I didn’t make it.

When I made it to the gym after church, I headed to the locker room only to find out the boots I had borrowed from my sister were IMPOSSIBLE to get off! I struggled a bit and then decided I was too embarrassed and moved into a dressing room. There, I proceeded to pull and tug on boots trying to unzip the zipper. No luck. 5 minutes after I walked in, I walked back out. Failure.

(Yes, later I was able to unzip them with my sister’s guidance)

The rest of my day was spent at Whole Food’s where I walked out with $38 dollars worth of free groceries. The self check out machine went crazy and the cashier said I could just go. It was sweeettt!

Now I’m at home bundled up with this sitting in front of me

There’s more where that came from.

I don’t see much in my near future. Getting all my rest in before the crazy (and final!) work week begins. Farewell!

Do you have any embarrassing gym locker room stories?


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Morning Meeting

Rise and shine!

I’m about to head out the door for a 7am meeting at work. Is it just me or do all work related meetings fall in the same two weeks and then there will be nothing for the next two months? Oh well!

You know what going to work early means? It means going into work when it’s dark and coming out when it’s dark. And when it’s dark when I get done, all I want to do is skip the gym, go straight home and put my pj’s on.

I think I see many more at home video workouts in my near future.

Eats this morning were mouth watering.

A strong cup a coffee was a must.



For a good 7 months straight, I ate oatmeal every single, solitary morning. Finally in August, I made the switch to smoothies. I’m definitely a creature of habit and when it comes to breakfast, my eats are pretty boring.

This bowl consisted of:

  • 1/3 cup oatbran
  • 1 c water
  • roughly 1 tbsp flax meal
  • tons of cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 2 heaping tbsp of Trader Joe’s Raw Unsalted Almond Butter
  • 1 tbsp Artisan Raw Coconut Butter
  • 1/2 tbsp Cashew Butter
  • 1/2 granny smith apple

(I reeeeally like nut butters in my oats. Can you tell?)

chop, chop, chop

I was too excited about eating, I forgot to take a picture. But I did take a picture of this

I swear I’m the only one whose oatmeal bowls look so nasty when the oats are gone. I just don’t get it?

My only hope is that it holds me over for the extra hour I have between breakfast and lunch. Fingers crossed!


p.s. I don’t know what it is about this week, but all the sudden it really feels like Christmas! I’m in love!

Does it feel like Christmas where you live?

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