Goood morning to you!

I woke up dark and early today, zoomed to my work gym in no traffic (the benefit of driving to work at 5:30am!) and knocked out a great, mid-week sweat sesh! Stats:

  • 10 mins elliptical @ level 5
  • 10 mins treadmill @ 6.5
  • 10 mins elliptical @ level 4
  • 10 mins elliptical @ 7.0
  • Total: 4+ miles

Honestly, I don’t LOVE getting ready in the gym locker room (what if I forget something important?!) but really, the benefits far outweigh the potential annoyances. Viva morning workouts!

Last night after our AYCE adventure at Hy-Vee, I picked up a few goodies for breakfast today! One of them is this Erin Baker’s Homestyle Granola.



The sugar content in the Oatmeal Raisin variety is a little high (which unfortunately is to be expected with granola,) but there’s minimal ingredients and 180 calories, 4g of fiber and 4g of protein in 1/2 cup. I can dig that! 

IMG_4495 IMG_4496

I paired the granola with some AE Bluberry Yogurt,  

IMG_4499 IMG_4501

To make a deconstructed Fruit & Yogurt Granola Bowl!


I know, I know – I totally swiped the berries that were supposed to accompany my angel food cake last night for breakfast this morning. I was too full to eat them, and you can’t just leave these precious, juicy jewels lingering on the plate, I tell you! (TWSS)


I portioned out a serving of crunchy granola on the side, so this morning I could top my creamy yogurt and tart berries with the crunchy, cinnamony stuff. I’m happy to report that this granola rivals any of the best. It’s got GIANT clusters (which is key to a good granola in my book) and big, plump raisins.


It’s July in November, I tell you! 


This is a perfect post-workout breakfast for me. I like something really light and fresh that won’t weigh me down. What about you? Do you like eating a big meal after a good workout?


Lunch is full of repeats. Sorry :) Chicken Tortilla Crock Pot Soup & Dole Autumn Harvest Salad!


I was right – this soup does get better the day after!


Ok, I have completely fallen in LOVE with toasted pumpkin seeds after trying them in this salad. They are perfectly nutty and crunchy, and pair so well with the tart and chewy dried cranberries!

IMG_4540 IMG_4541

Well, I’m happy to tell you that Fun Fact Friday is coming a little early this week! Today’s fun fact:

I’m obsessed with America’s Funniest Home Videos!

It’s true – I’m 8. I can’t help it – those montages get me every time! 30 face plants in 30 seconds? Genious. I feel so much better after watching AFV – laughter really is the best medicine. ;)  

What sparked a change in the fun fact schedule? The Subway “button pop” commercial! Seriously, this commercial makes me hysterically laugh every single time I see it. It never gets old!!! It aired again last night and I couldn’t wait to show you, in case you hadn’t seen it. Check it out for a good, mid-week laugh.

Well, that’s all she wrote! Literally. I’ve got to jet – have a great day everyone!
What’s the best medicine for when you’re feeling down? Chatting with a friend? Reading a good book? Shopping?