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A breakfast kind of day

So, last night my friend Keith made us the most incredible dinner ever….

mushroom filled potato ravioli…



He comes from a long line of italians who looove to cook, and has grown up on homemade pasta. So, as this didn’t seem like a huge deal to him, my jaw was practically dropped to the floor the entire time I watched his beautiful pasta making in progress. It was as delicious as it looks! And definitely makes me want to attempt my own at some point.ย Image



Training Day 2: when I hopped on the treadmill this morning I did not think there was ANY way I’d be able to run 3 miles… I was feeling tired and unmotivated, but once I started going I quickly got into a grove and kept going with it. Although I was a little bit slower today than yesterday, Im still just proud I kept going!


I followed my run with 15 minutes on the elliptical and a 7 minute circuit found on a new app I just downloaded called 7-minute workout! It’s a great one! It runs you through a series of 12 exercises, 30 seconds each. Its nice because you aren’t stuck doing the same thing for too long. Which if you’re anything like me, is very important. I get so bored so easily! So this workout was fabulous.


Iย headed off to work, coming back home around 12:30 to eat lunch. Yes, this photo is of my lunch, not breakfast. Do you ever have days where you just crave certain things? Well, lately it has been cinnamon life. I am a huge cereal lover, and sometimes you just gotta listen to your body. So, breakfast for lunch it was!


When I got home from work I was starving. I wanted something fast, easy and healthy…sooo…what do you know?! Breakfast again! I love brinner. So much. I scrambled up some egg whites & spinach, with a side of some carrots, celery & hummus. For a sweet treat I concocted together a sweet greek yogurt dip and dipped apple slices & strawberries in it. Yum!! Then obviously I mayyy have just had to have half a slice of the banana bread I made this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ It all hit the spot.


Greek Yogurt dip:

  • vanillaย greek yogurt
  • cinnamon
  • peanut butter
  • vanilla
  • honey
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No Bake Energy Bites! & weekend activites

Happy Labor Day, friends! Hope yours is spent with loved ones & great food ๐Ÿ™‚


I had a fantastic weekend visiting my family & friends in Cincinnati. It was spent with great company, great food, and great workouts! Couldn’t have asked for a better weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

My weekend in a nutshell..


My breakfast every morning consisted of Life cereal, blueberries & skim milk w/ coffee! I love breakfast with the parents ๐Ÿ™‚ย IMG_6938

My handsome, crazy dog Moe ๐Ÿ™‚ย IMG_6941

Coffee on the back porch ๐Ÿ™‚ย IMG_6945

Peanut butter & jelly sammiches, fresh fruit & yogurt w/ almonds.IMG_6955

Cocktails with my best friend!ย IMG_6960

๐Ÿ™‚ i love her!

My workout of choice this weekend after venturing to 3 different gyms in 3 days…:

  • 2 mile run
  • 15 minute stair master
  • 30 minutes elliptical
  • this workout below:


I did 30 seconds of each, two times. I love it. It works your entire body, and REALLY gets you breaking a sweat.

Speaking of great food, tonight I made overnight oats & cinnamon raisin energy bites!

The overnight oats were very similar to my earlier recipe I posted, but I added raisins, almond butter and pumpkin pie spice! Yum! I think they’ll make a delicious breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚

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all the peanut butter! Justin’s is the best!



Energy bites:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter. I used low fat peanut butter)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup raisins

Mix all ingredients together in medium sized bowl. Place in refrigerator for 30 mins. Make into balls and place back in refrigerator. Enjoy!

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So easy, yet so delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ And only about 100 calories per bite. Perfect pre/post workout snack!

My dinner tonight was a snack dinner! Cottage cheese, hummus, and delicious Kashi chips! Yum! (I ate about twice that is actually shown ๐Ÿ˜‰ )


Hope you all had a great day off! Cheers to a short week ahead!