Whoooopie!

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Whoopie for so many things today – and it’s not even 1:00 yet!

Whoopie for arriving at the gym by 7:30am to get in a kick butt workout!

Time   Activity
0:00-30:00   Elliptical @ level 4
0:00-30:00   Free weight arm exercises with 2 mins of jump roping between each circuit
0:00-5:00   Treadmill @ 4 mph
5:00-55:00   Treadmill: 4 minutes @ 6.0 mph, 1 minute @ 7.0 mph
55:00-60:00   Treadmill @ 4 mph

Two fabulous hours of pure sweat and gym time. It flew by and at the end, I couldn’t believe that I had been there for that long. I don’t think I’ve ever spent two hours at the gym in my life! It was definitely needed though. I had an extremely “snacky” week last week, and this just felt good. Also, FYI, jump roping is a killer calf workout. Mine were burning by the end of each 2 minute segment! 8O

Whoopie for dusting and organizing the whole house after the gym. You know the little piles of “things” that start to accumulate over time on the edge of the kitchen counter? They drive me bonkers, and now, they’re all gone. :)

Whoopie for cleaning out my closet and being able to donate three giant bags of clothes to Goodwill! Don’t worry, one whole bag is filled with just turtlenecks. I went through a turtleneck “phase” a few years back – rocking one almost every day of the week. Or it least I had the stash to – I am seriously giving away, like, 15 turtlenecks! Why?!

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Whoopie for the most amazing post-gym snack: Chobani Greek Pineapple Yogurt Bowl.

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This was my first time trying the pineapple Chobani flavor and it ROCKED my tastebuds off. So sweet and creamy. Loved it!

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And 18grams of protein…!!

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Topped with a chopped kiwi, chia seeds and Grape Nuts.

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Chia seeds have the exact same texture as kiwi seeds and no flavor that I can detect. Now I’m just waiting for them to “do their magic”. ;) Totally rockin’ bowl of goodness right herrrr.

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WHOOPIE FOR RED VELVET WHOOPIE PIES!

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You had to see this one coming. ;) I got all my chores done and whipped up a batch of these puppies just in time for Valentine’s Day!

The batter was super thick – almost thicker than a typical chocolate chip cookie batter – and, like those Chocolate Chewies, extremely delicious. I could barely contain myself! :D 

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I scooped the batter onto cookie sheets using my cookie scooper, so each Whoopie Pie would have the same sized top and bottom.

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Like ruby red gemstones. Beautiful!

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Baked for a mere 7 minutes, the cookies were perfectly puffed and soft.

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The filling for the Whoopie Pies was made from butter, cream cheese and Marshmallow fluff. Oh yeah! I piped mine onto the cookies using a ziplock bag with the corner sniped off.

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Look how beautiful!

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Of course I had one! They are just as moist, creamy and sweet as you would imagine.

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And SO gorgeous! I could stare at these perfect, popable, mini treats all day. 

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The recipe for these Red Velvet Whoopie Pies can be found here. It’s not too late to whip these up yourself! :D

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Whoopie for celebrating Valentine’s Day tonight. Ben and I are off to catch a movie and dinner. Can’t wait! :D

Whoopie for heading back into the kitchen. I’m starving!

Hope your Saturday is going swell!

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What are you saying “whoopie” to today?

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Comments

  1. mina 02.13.2010

    those look so deliciously amazing.

    …and you are my hero. i’m still in my pj’s.

  2. ShutupandRun 02.13.2010

    Those look gorgeous! I hope they taste as good as they look.

  3. becca 02.13.2010

    Whoa! Those look great :) Today I went on a cleaning and organizing binge too, you would have died if you came over it was a total disaster.

  4. Wow those look absolutely divine, and the color is awesome. Seeing you cleaning out your closet… I need to get on that and not wait for spring to do the closet cleaning!

  5. WHOOPIE for the grape nuts/yogurt combo – one of my favourites ever!!! :D
    And WOW, BIG congrats to you for 2hrs at the gym…I can barely manage 40mins before I’m bored! Give me running shoes and a road any time of the day…
    And (again) those cookie things are SO PRETTY!! They look proper professional :)
    Have a great night!

  6. Darci 02.13.2010

    sounds like a fan-tabulous saturday!! and those whoopie pies look amazing!!! i always see them at hyvee and think they look SO good. might just have to make my own!! :)

  7. OH yumm.. totally have to make those. Red velvet cake is my favorite cake of all time so yeah.
    Wow that’s a long time at the gym! But hey, time flies when you are having fun!

  8. Wendy 02.13.2010

    Those red velvet cookies look divine!!

    I’m saying whoopie for 1) a spectacular 6-mile run with a wonderful group of ladies this morning! and 2) my hubby and I are going out to dinner tonight, sans kids!

  9. Lauren 02.13.2010

    Wow, what a great Saturday workout. I bet you will feel on fire for the rest of the day now! Amazing what exercise does for our mood.

    Hope you didn’t ware yourself out too much though. It is V-Day weekend after all. ;) Bow Chicka Wow Wow! LoL

    Have a wonderful night with your sweetie! :)

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  11. Yasmin 02.13.2010

    That’s alot of whoopies in one day! Whoopie for me for replenishing my stock of Bobbi Brown make-up and getting a make-over. Makes a girl feel special!

  12. Great job at the gym girl! You rock :) Loved the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, I can only imagine how AWESOME the Red Velvet ones are!! So festive too!!

  13. rachel 02.13.2010

    Wow! That workout was intense. You got so much done this morning – I bet it felt awesome. Those red velvet whoopie pies look divine :) Hope you have a great night tonight.

  14. Whoopie for being ultra productive today! Gym @ 7:30 on a Saturday? Go you!

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  15. emily 02.13.2010

    I’m saying “whoopie!” to getting over my cold and to the fun date I had with my husband! Your cookies look delish!

  16. Whoopie to two valentine’s days for me. We celebrated out tonight and then we are celebrating at home tomorrow after church ;-)

  17. katie 02.13.2010

    WOW those whooopies look amazing!! WHOOPIE for a great meal w. the fam tonight..grilled out!

  18. Donna 02.14.2010

    Awww…they came soooo perfect!!!!!!!! Great Job!!

  19. Melinda 02.14.2010

    I need to clean out my closet too!!
    And those Red Velvet whoopie pies look amazing!!! And so perfect :D

  20. Jenna 02.14.2010

    The cookies look amazing! I will have to try that recipe soon.

    I am uploading health videos today at work and I thought I’d shoot you a comment about a recipe being prepared in one of the videos. It’s a recipe for pumpkin bars. I don’t remember your thoughts on pumpkin, but she uses DRIED APRICOTS (woo!) as the only form of sweetener. I’ll put the link below for you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    http://www.youtube.com/kevingianni#p/search/0/P8mK2Cj8CDw

  21. BostonRunner 02.14.2010

    Wow I love your pictures, those whoopie pies look great!
    I’m saying whoopie! so a relaxing weekend with my boyfriend : )

  22. Jamie 02.14.2010

    ahhh WHOOPIE pies!! I cannot wait to make them for a party I’m having on Friday! Thanks for the great recipe!

  23. jeri 02.15.2010

    omg those are the most beautiful things EVER!

  24. Maryann 02.16.2010

    “Whoopie Pies” …what a great name and twist on a Southern favorite. I enjoy seeing red velvet taken out of its tired cake and cupcake form. How modern.

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  26. Megan 02.19.2010

    I made these today (with a lot of different food coloring!) and thanks to your excitement I couldn’t wait until the weekend! You pics are gorgeous and your attitude is so contagious. Thanks for the recipe, it didn’t leave me astray.

  27. Megan 02.19.2010

    Those whoopie pies turned out so perfect-they look absolutely adorable! I loved scrolling through all the pictures of the baking process :) I’m so glad to have stumbled across your blog today, I will most definitely be back!

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  32. Molly 11.12.2010

    I can’t believe how awesome you are for being at the gym for two whole hours! I’m lucky if I can stay for an hour.. I get bored and unmotivated and see the skinny girls working out.. makes me nuts! Great job !

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