Happy Thursday! The weeks just keep whizzing by – at least for me they do. I was up and out the door super early. I made it to the gym again today – I think I am back in my groove. I know that a lot of people dread the treadmill, but I actually really do not mind running inside. Yes, I do much rather a long run outside so I can enjoy my surroundings, but the treadmill can be fun too. I like to play with the speed and incline which adds a little variety to my run. This morning I did a 7 mile run and then hit the weight room. It was a great workout and I was able to take my time since I do not have any commitments this morning.
Once I cleaned off the filth it was definitely time for breakfast.
Today’s oats were sweet, fluffy and filling. Can you spot the pear peaking out?
In the pot I combined 1/2 cup oatmeal, water and 1/2 a scoop of Jay Robb Vanilla Rice Protein powder. I added the peeled and chopped pear along with a hefty dose of cinnamon and let the mix cook for about 5 minutes and boy did it get thick. I added a little extra water since I prefer my oatmeal to be a little bit more on the smooth side. I am not a fan of sticky oats.
I topped it off with some PB2 and then ate every last bite. It was delicious.
I went a little camera crazy this morning taking pictures of my boys. So I thought that I would share a few of my favorite shots with you all.
The penny eater. In case you are wondering – it still has not passed.
My fur boy at his favorite post. Our couch cushions have a permanent dent in them from Otto lounging on them all day.
He loves to people watch.
And a few more of D. I can’t help myself – he is just too darn cute.
Love that smile!
Lastly, I would like to share a new product that I found at Whole Foods – Yogi Granola Crisps. I chose the Baked Cinnamon Raisin flavor. They are crispy, sweet and absolutely delicious. D ate some as a snack this morning so you know they have to be yummy if Mr. Picky likes them. Charlie thinks they taste like an oatmeal cookie – that must be why I like them. I am not sure that I would choose the other 2 flavors. I am not a fan of dried strawberries and flax is not always my friend. I think we will keep this flavor around since ALL of us can eat it. I highly recommend you give them a try if you are looking for a yogurt topper or even just a light and tasty snack – you will not be disappointed.
Ok friends, time to get going. I think D and I might do a little school work – I have been slacking this week.
I hope you have a great day.