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Yup – NO break room treats today!! I win with the final score of 4-0 Smile AWESOMENESS!!

This morning I woke up hhhuuuunnnngary and ready for spin!! Friday’s are my absolute favorite because of the instructor, so it’s never a “chore” to wake up at the butt-crack of dawn to get to this class! I had pretty random pre and post workout breakfasts this morning too SmileSmile 

Pre-workout food: a small glass of chocolate milk, an individual cup of unsweetened applesauce, a glob of peanut butter, and half a banana. I smushed the nanner and mixed everything up – it was actually quite tasty!! Open-mouthed smile  I am noticing that I have a banana almost every single day – Scott doesn’t eat bananas at all so I’m constantly trying to use them up.


I also had some Powerade Zero for spin– I usually only fill my water bottle with about a cup, and then the rest with water. I’m a heavy AND salty sweater, so I definitely do better with a bit of electrolyte replacement during a workout.


and yea… Salami kept trying to attack a cord on the camera so this shot took me about 5 minutes to get!! He’s so focused!! haha



As mentioned in earlier posts, I literally cannot remember everything that happens in a Friday spin class – the instructor literally changes things EVERY song (which makes it go by INCREDIBLY fast). However, I’m pretty darn sure it went something like this today:

Warm up, Flat, Hill, Recovery Flat, Fast Flat, Working Flat, Hill, Recovery Flat, Flat, Sprint (3 mins), Recovery Flat, Medium Flat, Medium Flat, Hill, Recovery Flat, Cool down

yea…. “something” like that Winking smile 

Totals: ~494 cals, 54 mins, 15.2 miles

Post workout I had another random bit of food… I am tending to run a weeee bit late after workouts so I have to just throw some random crud together to eat!

I present the “Peanut Butter Eggo Waffle TacoSmile


A toasted Low Fat Whole grain Eggo, a thin layer of Peanut Butter, half of a Peanut Butter cookie Luna Bar (leftover from two days ago), and the other half of my banana!  Peanut butter on top of Peanut Butter??? HECK YES!!!  This was absolutely YUMMY and I loved the texture of the Luna bar with the soft squishy mess of everything else Smile.  Eaten Taco style Smile Epic. Win.

Either I was just ravenous today, or I could’ve used more breakfast #2 because about 2 hours later I grabbed a Strawberry Brown Cow 0% Greek Yogurt… and DUMPED a baggie filled with rolled oats and cinnamon in it. FFFFeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed ME!!


I had a doctor’s appointment today too (hello Flu shot!!) so I was trying to cram in a bunch of work in the morning. I grabbed an apple on the way out because I was a smidge hungry and assumed I’d be starving by the time I got out.  (This was again… about 2 hours later lol)

apple car

Well, yea… that definitely was the case! What was supposed to be a 20min appointment turned out to be an hour so I was RAVENOUS when I was done. I WAS super stoked about my Bugs Bunny band aid though!

bugs bunny win

I got back to the office and grabbed my lunch of a turkey/cheese/hummus/avocado/spinach/cucumber on a whole wheat wrap, some Honey Sesame Kashi Crackers, and a Mango Coconut Water. Even though I LOVED the last coconut water, this one is just okay for me… I’m not sure I’m a mango fan.



Around 2:45 I got hungry again(seriously… 2 hours later again) Smile I munched on some homemade trail mix of almonds, raisins, Kashi cereal, and a cup of tea.

trail mix tea

I didn’t want to get too full because Scott and I are headed out on a date night for SUSHI!! SmileSmile I haven’t had the stuff since we were in Washington back in the beginning of September Surprised smile I want me some California rolls!!

I will probably have some pics either tonight or sometime tomorrow of dinner Smile Sushi is too pretty not to photograph!

Happy Friday!!!


Having the pantry, storage, and counter space back has led me to wanting to do two things: dig up the mini trifle set from our wedding that we’ve had no place for, and to actually  USE the food processor.  Until now, I’ve had to completely take it out of its original Styrofoam packaging every time to use it, which made it such a pain I never bothered with it. (teeny apartment = fail

Want #1: A delicious, filling, pretty-ish looking Sunday morning breakfast, in the trifle dish!



using Brown Cow Vanilla Greek Yogurt – yummo!


Layers from bottom to top:

Sliced banana

Brown Cow Vanilla Greek Yogurt

2 tsp rolled oats


a few sprinkles of cinnamon



rolled oats





rolled oats

a few crushed walnuts

a little dollop of the last of my peanut butter

turned out to be the most incredibly filling breakfast! (almost 4 hours now!)


Want #2: Tenderize me some peanuts and replace my P-nut butta! Smile

As I used up the last bit of peanut butter for breakfast, so I absolutely NEEDED to replace my stash. 

The result?! Regular old CHOCO Pnut Butta!!

Ingredients: dry roasted peanuts, unsweetened cocoa powder (yes, plain and boring, but I’ve not done this before… )

Directions: Blend in food processor until you can’t control the urge to stick your finger in and try it!!

HPIM1273(first few seconds of peanut mashing)

HPIM1274 (adding in 2 tsp cocoa powder)


ooey, gooey, mess of intense chocolate flavoring Smile I’m in absolute HEAVEN!

HPIM1277 this is not going to last long.

However, the “abuse” came from me slashing my thumb up trying to clean every single ounce of peanut butter off the blade Sad smile…. it was… THAT good. Not too shabby for my first run at homemade nut butter SmileSmileSmile I will NEVER again buy a jar – it’s way too easy to make this stuff yourself, and when you eat it like I do, I’m sure it will save me quite a bit o’ cash!

My next task is to duplicate Ashley’s Pumpkin Spiced Almond Butter!!!. I do need a bit more time to roast the almonds, but that will have to wait until I am on good terms with the food processor again….



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