Daily Archives: October 16, 2012

I’m Just a Jelly Bean Bouncing Off the Walls

While this morning’s PB & SBR Overnight Oats were tasty and more filling than my Raspberry Mango Oats, I think this will be a once in awhile breakfast. Since the PB2 is expensive, I’d rather save it for when I want the peanut butter on toast, in a shake, or for dipping fruit into.

It kept me full for the entire morning, and I only stopped to snack on this monstrous Cortland apple before the gym. 

Pretty earrings, right? I thought so too. 🙂

The tangy taste immediately transported me to an apple orchard, which reminds me that I still need to pick apples and pumpkins! Mike and I have plans this Saturday for pumpkin picking, Halloween costume shopping (give me ideas!), and for a haunted hay ride/corn maze. Ekks, I don’t do well with scary things. Movies I can handle, haunted mazes, not so much.

My legs have started to become sore from yesterday’s P90X Pylometrics workout, and knowing that I would need a boost for my lunch time run, I popped a few of these beans for energy.

This was my first time trying them and holy moly were they good. A little sweet, but they easily reminded me of my favorite Easter candy, Brach’s Classic jelly beans. I like them big!

A handful of these magic beans and I was bouncing off the walls and ready to workout.

But not before my energy made me jump off locker room benches.

I got in a great 2 mile run and followed it up with 10 minutes on the elliptical, which was painful on both my thighs and arms. So much body burning. Somebody call 911! Lots of stretching took place after my death ride on the elliptical.

Today’s lunch is brought to you by my garbage. Boo ya baby, the notorious garbage scramble stole the show again.

One bite of this and you’ll want to keep me around forever.

My goal is to broaden my horizons for tomorrow and actually bring something different in for lunch. When I get on a kick, it typically lasts until my taste buds disappear. Actually I probably bore you guys with the same food everyday. I’ll do better, I swear.

Time to finish up the work day and brainstorm some new meals and Halloween ideas!

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Peanut Butter in my Oats

Guess what made a lovely appearance in my breakfast this morning? If you guessed peanut butter, you’re a winner. Before I get to my shocking breakfast switcheroo, let me start off with my morning workout. Actually, before my workout began, this little dude was creeping on me in the bathroom.

Hey girl, hey

A little privacy please. No boys allowed.

Day 3 of P90x called for Shoulders & Arms, and Ab Ripper X.

I typically plan my workouts the night before, most of the time while I’m trying to fall asleep. Such a bad habit, but my mind never turns off. It goes into overdrive when I’m supposed to be sleeping. Half of the time my daily goals that I plan the night before change in the morning depending on how my body is feeling and responding to my run.

Last night I wasn’t sure if I’d do P90X in the morning and run on my lunch, or if I’d run in the morning and do P90X after work.

Clearly I wasn’t a good decision maker this morning because I did half and half. I started with a 1.2 mile run, at which point my right knee started throbbing so I figured since I still had an hour before I had to shower, that I’d tackle the Shoulders & Arms.

Halfway through Shoulders & Arms I was craving cardio. I love a good round of cardio in the morning, as it makes me feel alive and ready to go. Plus, it burns off all the peanut butter I eat the night before.

At the halfway mark of Shoulders & Arms, I hit pause, and then went back to finish my workout with a run. I plan on finishing my run and working on my core during my lunch hour, and then busting out the last 25 minutes of Shoulders & Arms and Ab Ripper X tonight.

There are probably P90X freaks that would rip me a new one for splitting the workout in half, but I could care less. It’s my workout, and as long as it gets done, then so be it.

Since I’m still in the first week and don’t know what to expect from the videos, I’m already getting a feel for what future weeks will look like, in regards to when my runs and P90X will take place, so I know I won’t be splitting the workouts in half in the future.

Morning Workout

  • 1.2 mile run
  • 25 minutes of Shoulder & Arms
  • 1.8 mile run
  • 100’s Ab
  • 40 scissors
  • 2 sets of 20 mountain climbers
  • 50 crunches
  • Stretching

My body is feeling it, and it hurts like a bitch feels good!

Peanut butter was the All-Star in my morning bowl of overnight oats. Wait, no bowl of Raspberry Mango Overnight Oats?!? Shocking, I know, but on Sunday, my girl gave me a great idea for a new recipe. It seems like every other day me and my girl Allie, who’s part of the Dash crew, text each other with ideas for overnight oats. Wow, we are exciting.

On Sunday she told me about her idea for almond butter and banana overnight oats. Sign me up! Yesterday she gave me the thumbs up, but recommended vanilla yogurt instead of plain since the almond butter didn’t mix well.

I had plans on grabbing packets of almond butter last night but when my PB2 arrived, I knew I had one up on her. Almond butter might not mix well, but powdered peanut butter does!

There are so many flavors in this bowl that I don’t even know what to call it, so for now I think I’ll stick with, PB&SBR Overnight Oats.

Peanut Butter & Strawberry Banana Raspberry Overnight Oats. aka Tongue Twista Overnight Oats

PB & SBR Overnight Oats

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • A handful of chia seeds
  • 1 container of Chobani Strawberry Banana Yogurt
  • ½ Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Milk
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of PB2
  • Raspberries to top

Not only did the peanut butter blend perfectly, but it was the perfect companion for the raspberries. Peanut butter and raspberries, perfect boyfriend girlfriend combo. You could even nix the strawberry banana yogurt for vanilla to cut out extra sugar and calories.

 I felt like I was eating a pb&j sandwich. A+ in my books.

Paranormal Activity 4 comes out this Friday, are you guys ready for it?! Lindsay and I have a hot date planned for a little sushi action beforehand and a little terror after, although I’m unsure of whether we’ll go opening night. I cried during the first PA and sat unamused throughout the 3rd, so I’m curious as to how I’ll react to the 4th. As long as I have a change of pants, I love a good scare!

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