Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I'm really sore

Holy sore, Batman. Ever since shaking up my exercise routine, I have been exploring a whole new world of sore.

Okay, I'm exaggerating just a bit, but let me tell you that walking/sitting down/typing is no easy feat at the moment. I think I was using the wrong body mechanics (or something) when I was doing an arm workout, because I strained a muscle on my forearm. Yes friends, I managed to do that. Tell me I'm not the only one!!!!

As most of you know, Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and there is still so. much. to. do. We have to get the house ready (remember the mess? still there), I have to bake both of my desserts, and those alone are gonna take up a big chunk of time. Gotta do whatcha gotta do. 

But enough chattering....onto the real reason for today!


Pear and Almond Baked Oats that were absolutely divine. I love the depth of flavor that the almond extract provides! I will be using that combo more often. Bonus: that was the last of the almond butter, but I saved enough for OOIAABJ. :)) Hehe


One of my more interesting combinations - it's a leftovers-clear-out-the-fridge kind of lunch. Couscous, black beans and corn, sauteed veggies, and roasted sweet potatoes. It was actually really delicious!


Repeat pic

If you were wondering, yes, yes I did have to search through my blog to find an adequate dinner picture. We had the same thing last night - stir fry w/ squash, zucchini, onions, and chicken over brown rice. It will never disappoint. 


After a long+chilly walk, I had myself a pot of coffee (s'mores flavor) prepared to warm myself right up. :)

I threw on my fuzzy socks and cranked up the space heater for extra coziness.

Along with that, one of my new favorite Larabaaarrss!! I wish this wasn't just a seasonal flavor! 

Yesterday, I was so. lazy. It was raining all day, it was cold, and I was just not feeling the whole workout thing. But I told myself if I could get through a 30 minute circuit, that's all I had to do for the day. So after my nap (this makes me chuckle at myself because I had done nothing to need a nap), I jumped out of bed and started.

Yes, my right capri leg is rolled up. I didn't even notice until I uploaded it - it's literally impossible for me to escape my dorkiness. 

Here's the workout I did - the original called for jump roping (jumping rope?), but I don't have one so I just replaced it with running in place/butt kicks. 

I went through twice, for a total of 30 minutes. After, I felt great and energetic so I added in a 10-minute arm workout. Oooowww.


So. Good. Must stock up. 

I hope you all have a safe, warm, joy and family-filled Thanksgiving! 


  1. SO MUCH PUMPKIN! I love it!! And your leftover bowls look so delicious. I could totally go for that lunch one right now.

    1. I know, I'm just obsessed with pumpkin! And thank you so much, you should totally make it in the near future - so simple. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! :)

  2. I seriously want ALL YOUR FOOD. So yummy! I tried that Clif bar the other day - so good!!!

    1. Aw thank you! Most of my food is just stuff I can throw together in 5 minutes. :) And I agree about the Clif bar - I've already started a "holiday flavor stash." Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Mmm I tried adding almond extract to my oatmeal once and I loved it! You've reminded me that I should do that more often. Sounds like your workouts are going great! ;) Have a happy Thanksgiving!

    1. I'm so glad I tried, it really makes a difference in the flavor. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!! :)

  4. I wasn't a fan of the pumpkin pie Clif bar but I bet the Larabar is good. I tried the Snickerdoodle and loved it!

    1. I've also had the Snickerdoodle, and it's awesome. I think the pumpkin pie Clif bar is an acquired taste - my sister hated it! Definitely try the Larabar. :)