Another workout..yes, really.

…I’m back. Lots of things to share from today, and it’s not even over!

For breakfast this morning, I was having a hankering for pancakes. So…I made them. Ooooh and they were so good you guys.

Here’s the recipe:


  • 3/4 cups oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted


1. Combine the oats and milk. Let set for 5 minutes.

2. Add everything else to oat mixture.

3. Pour batter on skillet until each side is lightly browned.

Makes 4

(I drizzled honey on mine. You should too)

Then, because it’s Friday, I ate my breakfast in bed. Accompanied with my variety of liquids.

Fast forward a few hours (nothing to see here, people) to lunch

Scrambled eggs mixed with veggie marinara, black beans and a side of rye crackers.

And now for today’s workout. Usually, I take Fridays off, but lately I have been having that extra surge of energy, so today I decided to do yet another treadmill interval!

I got myself situated on a treadmill with a view

Then I got a-runnin’

This is how my workout was broken down

  • 0:00-5:00 @ 4mph
  • 5:00-6:00 @ 6mph
  • 6:00-7:00 @ 4mph
  • 7:00-10:00 @ 6mph
  • 10:00-11:00 @ 4mph
  • 11:00-13:00 @ 6mph
  • 13:00-14:00 @ 4mph
  • 14:00-17:00 @ 6mph
  • 17:00-18:00 @ 4mph
  • 18:00-19:00 @ 6mph
  • 19:00-20:00 @ 4mph
  • 20:00-25:00 @ 6mph
  • 25:00-26:00 @ 4mph
  • 26:00-29:00 @ 6mph
  • 29:00-30:00 @ 4mph
  • 30:00-31:00 @ 6mph
  • 31:00-32:00 @ 4mph
  • 32:00-35:00 @ 6mph
  • 35:00-36:00 @ 4mph
  • 36:00-38:00 @ 6mph
  • 38:00-39:00 @ 4mph
  • 39:00-42:00 @ 6mph
  • 42:00-43:00 @ 4mph
  • 43:00-44:00 @ 6mph
  • 44:00-45:00 @ 4mph
  • 45:00-50:00 @ 6mph
  • 50:00-51:00 @ 4mph
  • 51:00-54:00 @ 6mph
  • 54:00-55:00 @ 4mph
  • 55:00-56:00 @ 6mph
  • 56:00-60:00 @ 4mph


Post workout fuel consisted of fresh strawbs, 1/3 banana, OJ and ice blended. HIT.THE.SPOT.

My afternoon was straight up dedicated to Layla. The poor girl had a vet appointment for some follow up blood work. She did awesome with the doctors, but left with a band-aid.

I kind of felt bad, though. I pretended we were going for a walk, when really we just ended up walking to the vet. Terrible move for a dog-mommy to make. (Car was still getting all $049520397235092 of work done).

To make up for my awfulness, we walked to the little pet store in the same shopping center so that Layla could get some well earned treats. This was my first time actually taking Layla into a pet store and I was very skeptical. Especially since this particular store has a huge display of chewies and treats that are dog level- right at the entrance. But she was a star!

She got her treats

And a WAY better harness. (How do I know it’s better, you ask? Well, because she wore it on the walk home and she was a doll. No pulling. It was a-MUH-zing.)

We just picked up my car and I have had chili simmering in the pot since I began writing this post. If you do the math, that means the chili is ready and it’s my time to say goodnight!

Workout Challenge

Happy  Friday, friends!

As promised, here is the awesome workout I mentioned yesterday. (I have posted about this workout before- it is a workout I originally found from Fit In Heels and did in December 2011)

The workout consists of 10 exercises. Each are performed for 30 seconds, with a 15 second rest in between. (*Ack! I just noticed that the first time, I did 30 sec work/30 sec rest! No wonder the ‘scores’ are off a bit!) If you are scarce for time, going though this series just ONE time will give you a great 6 minute workout. But, if you’re feeling ballsy (and please, feel ballsy…I dare you) do this series 4 times!

Here are the results from my first go ’round from Christmas:

And here are my results from yesterday:

I did better in some and worse in others, but I feel I was overall consistent in my abilities. At the end of the day though, I feel stronger and more fit than I did 5 6 months ago. I have switched to heavier weights at the gym, done more cross-training, and have really been trying to stay as active as I can throughout the days (now that I am not confined to a cubicle)

Oh, and if you don’t wear a watch when you workout, or hate having to keep looking up at a clock to make sure you’re starting and stopping on time, try the Gymboss 2 Interval Timer app. It comes with a few different intervals already set up, but you can create your own (that’s what I did for this particular workout). You can choose to have the background change color for work/rest periods, have sounds for start/stop times, etc. I really love having that because it’s not always that you will be in a class for these timed exercises and it really is impossible to accurately gage the time on your wristwatch (that’s how I did it the first time, and it is really tricky doing pushups and checking the time!)

Anyhoo, I challenge you to complete this workout. Let me know if you do, how you liked it, and what ‘scores’ you got!

In the meantime, I am challenging myself to be alcohol-free for the month of June.

  1. It saves $$$
  2. It saves me the temptation of overeating
  3. Eliminates the crappy next-day feeling (some call that a hangover?)
  4. Eliminates bloating
  5. Increases productivity

I’ve done this before, and it really helped me mentally and physically. Plus, I am less likely to crave a glass of wine or a beer once I have abstained for a while. Anyone ever do this?