Good morning – TGIAF!

I walked out my door this morning and gasped! I thought it was blizzarding! It took me a couple seconds to realize the whiteout I was seeing was actually FOG. Fog so thick, I couldn’t see past my neighbor’s house. 8O Nevertheless, I ventured out and drove to the gym for another morning workout!

Last night I found this great 500 Calorie Burning Treadmill Workout via, but I knew I wouldn’t have an hour in the morning to complete the whole thing. So, I modified it for time, upped the speeeed a little and created this 45 Minute Treadmill Workout!

Time Speed
0-5 3.5-4
5-8 6.0
8-10 6.5
10-12 7.5
12-16 Repeat minutes 8:00-12:00
16-20 6.0
20-30 6.5
30-33 6.0
33-36 7.0
36-40 6.5
40-42 7.5
42-45 3.5

I wrote the intervals down on the back of an empty address label sheet (reduce, reuse!) to place on the treadmill and follow along.

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This was challenging! Especially the 7.5 sprint at the end – I was doing the audible “heeeee” “whoooo” to get me through. :) I ended up at 4.6 miles on the nose and was very pleased. This treadmill interval workout kept my brain occupied and my body challenged. And now I’ve got the main portion of my exercise done for the day – sweet!

Still need more convincing to tackle that workout in the morning? Check out my workout when you wake up post for a few more reasons why you should give it a try.

Ok…breakfast was epic. I told you I’d do it… Vanilla Pumpkin Overnight Oats!


omg. OMG. This was like a creamy, pumpkiny, vanilla custard. For breakfast!


In the mix:

  • 1 Vanilla AE yogurt
  • 1/4 old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin butter
  • 1 banana
  • dash of pumpkin pie spice
  • sprinkle of sliced almonds


Last night I combined all the ingredients (even the banana) and let it all meld and soften overnight.


All I had to do this morning was grab a spoon and devour! I have been having some really good breakfasts lately, but I think this one might top them all. Seriously…decadent…you must try!


Lunch is big, Kitchen Sink Salad.


In the mix:

  • Steamed broccoli
  • Pumpkin seeds & dried cranberries
  • Chopped celery
  • Baby carrots

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FYI – I love adding steamed broccoli to salads. Eating raw brocc is not my favorite thing in the world, but when you microwave them with a splash of water for 2 minutes, and then add them – they are fantastic :)

I’m also saving this ginormous Honeycrisp for 2:00pm snackeage.


In other news, and in case you didn’t know, Thanksgiving is officially ONE WEEK AWAY!!! In honor, I have devised a Thanksgiving This or That Three Question Thursday Series. This is a tough one – but you must decide!

1. Stuffing or Rolls?

2. Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie?

3. Mashed white potatoes or Sweet potatoes (any form)?

My answers:

1. Giiiiiirl – STUFFING! It has to be the cheap Stovetop kind too. I actually don’t like homemade stuffing!

2. Pumpkin

3. My Mom’s baked apples stuffed with sweet potatoes and topped with marshmallows, which are then broiled to golden perfection, are literally then end all and be all. Seriously.