National Oatmeal Day

Happy National Oatmeal Day!

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Obviously, I had to celebrate 😉 . I wasn’t feeling pumpkin butter in my oats this morning, so I went with a more “traditional” route of plain non-fat Chobani, a tablespoon of organic peanut butter, and frozen blueberries.

Chobani + oats = choats

As always, a big mug of coffee!


I spent the morning applying for jobs (fingers crossed!), followed by a trip to the gym. I had one hour of yoga scheduled for today, but after spending a while hunched over my computer in the dining room, I decided I wanted to get out of the house.

Today’s workout

At the gym, I did 15 minutes of the rowing machine and 15 minutes of the Stair Master. I’m so happy it’s fixed! After that, I came home to do some strength training. I really don’t like the weight room at the school gym 😳 .

Here is the strength training workout I did this morning. I don’t have a barbell, so I just used two 8lb dumbbells.

back to basics workout

My total workout (not including time driving back from the gym) was about 55 minutes and burned almost 380 calories.


That’s much less than I would have burned doing cardio, but I know that the muscles I’m growing will burn more calories throughout the day!

Post workout, I made a protein shake with Aria Women’s Protein that I got at Trader Joes (price is about $10), plus vanilla flax milk.


I like the Aria protein because it’s a good ratio of calories to protein for someone who isn’t a big lifter. Since I’m just starting out with weights, I wanted something with less than 150 calories per serving, and something that didn’t have 30g of protein (save the kidneys!).


An update on the candy corn M&M’s…I should have heeded everyone else’s warnings. Do not buy!!

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