The Rookie Mistake I Made


Good morning everyone!

Ooo, I did not sleep well last night. I couldn’t fall asleep! Then I made the rookie mistake of looking at the clock. When having trouble falling asleep, one must never look at the clock! It always sends me down the “Oh crap, it’s now XYZ o’clock. I should have been asleep it least 45 minutes ago. Now I’m going to be tired all day tomorrow and potentially the day after that. Who knows, my whole week could be thrown off!” You know, completely irrational thoughts that only keep you up even longer. Fingers crossed that tonight will be better!

Breakfast, on the other hand, was dynamite. I kept it super simple this morning and made microwaved Almond Butter & Banana Oats!


In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup each: old fashioned oats, unsweetened vanilla almond breeze & water
  • 1 banana (1/2 sliced in during cooking, 1/2 on top)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • Cinnamon & vanilla
  • Almond butter

Mix oats, USVAB, water and 1/2 a banana in a bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave for another 1 min 20 sec. Add in the rest of your ingredients, then top with other 1/2 of banana and almond butter!

YUM! There’s nothing better than the classic pairing of bananas and almond butter. Warms my heart every time. :)


Yesterday’s lunch was so delish, I decided to recreate!


In the mix: same thing as yesterday! :D It’s a good one.


Served with some Annie’s Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette. The best bottled salad dressing ever! **Bonus points for if you can figure out what is wrong with the picture below!**


This time, I swapped out my apple for some HUGE, ruby-red strawberries.


One of these seriously filled up my palm! 8O


Sliced for a sweet, afternoon snack.


Oh, and P-corn. Natch.


Well I packed my bag to hit the gym during lunch and potentially after work. I haven’t gotten back into an exercise routine since I returned from New Orleans, and I’m starting to feel it. My pants are getting a wee bit snug and energy levels are a wee bit down. That’s some good motivation right there! :D

I will leave you with the funniest/cutest video I’ve seen in awhile – Single Ladies Devastation – look at his little arms flying around!!! Have a great Tuesday!!

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  1. Those strawberries look perfect!

    I’ve seen that video… it’s so funny!

  2. HAHA LOL @ that video! That little kid crying on the right…so wrong yet so funny :P
    Bad luck on the sleep, I HATE nights like that, they make me wake up so cranky!
    I hope tonight is better :)

  3. I LOVE that video!! HAHAH! I was just telling all of my family about it over Easter. I had to pull up youtube and show them. :)

  4. allison 04.06.2010

    whats wrong with the picture? is that snow through the window?? and 2), my annies raspberry vin does NOT look like that at all!! strange!

  5. Paige 04.06.2010

    Ohhh my goodness that video is hilarious. “You can be a single lady…okay? Okay?!” Hahaha

  6. I hate insomnia! So far I haven’t found a good remedy. If you do, let me know!

  7. Daisy 04.06.2010

    ahh what is wrong with your picture – I cant figure it out and it is killing me. You grabbed the wrong salad dressing would be my first guess, but half the bottle is gone…..

  8. CourtandWhit 04.06.2010

    I always have trouble falling asleep, but it is usually because I am on the computer, doing hw, or watching tv right before I go to bed. I find that if my mind is really busy before I go to bed then I cannot sleep. I would suggest drinking some chamonille tea, maybe reading a magazine, or taking a bath at least a half an hour before bed :)

  9. Bridget 04.06.2010

    Love the single ladies video!! I realize this video is nearly 5 minutes but the last 2.5 minutes are HILARIOUS. :) enjoy!

  10. Bridget 04.06.2010

    hmm Doesn’t seem like it worked. Search Drunk Ewoks on the Today Show :)

  11. I do the same thing and have trouble falling asleep a lot! Definitely looking at the clock is not the answer haha

  12. Angharad 04.06.2010

    That video is HILARIOUS! I love it with all my heart. The girl in the middle is so unbelievably judge-y of her parents!! So funny!

    Hate the clock-watching thing – I always do that when I have something important/different to wake up for the next day. Ugh. Hope you sleep better tonight!

  13. jen 04.06.2010

    hahaha! “I’m a horrible father”
    that was awesome!

    I’ll have to remember the clock thing. That sounds like it could work, cause i do completely freak out when I see the clock.

  14. Amber 04.06.2010

    Loved that video. Brightened my morning at work :)

  15. Yasmin 04.06.2010

    Random question: do you not add yogurt to your oatmeal creations in the end? How does your oatmeal look so creamy without it? I have never tried making oats on the stove before b/c I’m afraid it will stick to the pan and I’ll lose out on most of my oats!! I’m chicken, I know :)

  16. Haha cute video!!!
    Nights like that are awful! It makes it even worse when you KNOW you need to sleep. And then ofcourse you can’t! Hope you sleep better tonight!

  17. Jennyj 04.06.2010

    Ugh! The same thing happened to me- it was terrible!

  18. Nicole, RD 04.06.2010

    I do that clock thing all the time! Horrible, horrible! I hate that! That was my evening on Sunday, and I am definitely still tired today :(

  19. AP 04.06.2010

    I definitely missed out on some sleep Sunday night, so sad. Looked at the clock approximately 12,000 times.

  20. AP 04.06.2010

    Did you forget the greens for your salad? And strawberries?

  21. Tina 04.06.2010

    That video is so funny! Poor little boy. Haha. Although, I want to know why that dad is video taping while driving???!!! Watch out for him on the road!

    I can’t figure out what’s wrong with your picture. :(

  22. Julie S. 04.06.2010

    Kristin, you cracked me up w/ your clock talk! That is my mantra! NEVER look at the clock! Bad, bad, bad! I do exactly the same thing as far as getting all wigged out about it being way too late & I’m not asleep yet. I won’t even look at it if I wake up in the middle of the night. I know it’s time to get up when the alarm goes off. I even have mine angled away from me so I can’t accidentally glance at it if I open my eyes. :)

  23. LOL! That video is awesome! Great to start my day off with a laugh, thanks!!!

  24. There is frost on your window… That’s bad news bears for all the nice weather you’ve had to the south, lucky Iowans!

  25. Melanie 04.06.2010

    I had a restless night last night as well, they usually make me pretty cranky the next day but today seems to be an exception :)
    I have no idea what’s wrong with the picture, can’t wait to hear the answer!

  26. Corinne 04.06.2010

    That video is fabulous! SO funny! Beyonce has really spiked you tube hits huh? Also, NO clue on what is wrong with your salad picture!! Is there no lettuce in it?? TELL US :)

  27. I have sleeping problems all the time and when I look at the clock I get that panic. If can just lay there for a bit longer I always fall asleep.

  28. Dawn 04.06.2010

    I have seen that video that last week or so, so funny.
    Did you notice how dissappointed the little girl in the middle looks at her father. She is like… “smooth move dad” – I think she is the funniest part!

  29. MAC 04.06.2010

    That video is a keeper! The girl in the middle is really in charge-looks like the “mom” should be doing!!!
    I zoomed the picture and can’t find anything!!! Is it the air conditioner in the background out the window??Tell us:)

  30. Dawn 04.06.2010

    oh.. maybe there is no fork in the picture and you can’t eat that yummy salad without a fork! ;-)

  31. Midgetkeeper 04.06.2010

    Love that video, haha!

  32. Biz 04.06.2010

    I did the same thing last night – and usually I sleep like a rock. Last time I checked the clock it was 3:45 (although I kept falling asleep and waking up). Still did two levels of Jillian’s shred though, we’ll see what time I crash tonight! :D

    Love the video!

  33. What a funny video – ‘you can be a single lady buddy!’ LOL

  34. Melinda 04.06.2010

    Love that gorgeous salad!! And that video is hilarious! Hope you have a great week!

  35. Jessica Lee 04.06.2010

    The sleep thing happened to me on Saturday night. I “went” to bed at 2am but didn’t fall asleep until 7am. Ugh…

  36. Dena 02.01.2013

    I realize I am reading this post almost 3 years after it was written, but I was JUST SURE I was going to scroll down and find “what is wrong with this picture”, and Kristin left us all hanging. FOR THREE YEARS!!! (Well, me for 5 minutes, but ya know…). Wrong.

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