IGE: Weekend Warrior


Hello everyone!

Well I said I’d be laying low this weekend, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a TON of errands and chores to do! As I was laying in bed this morning, everything I wanted to accomplish was swirling around in my head, so I got up and made a list. My weekend warrior list!


I am SUCH a list person. I need to visually see what I have to accomplish and then cheer as I cross each item off. Do you like lists? I’m doing pretty good on mine so far. Vacuuming/mopping: check. Laundry: check (still have to fold – rats!) Run: check.

I could gush for HOURS about how sweet my run was. The sky was cloudless, there was a perfect whisper of a cool breeze and I even got some wild life sightings in – rabbits, blue jays and cardinals! I took the 3.75 miles slow – it was actually more of a rog (run/jog). I’ve kind of been a slug about running the past couple of weeks, so I wanted to take this one easy. It was dynamite. :D

After I got home and showered up, I made the breakfast I dreamed up in my head while I was running – Apple Banana Oatmeal!


Oh yes! In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • splash of vanilla, dash of cinnamon
  • 1 recipe stewed apple
  • sliced almonds
  • almond butter

What a list!

Microwave oats, water & banana for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave for another 1.5 minutes. Stir in chia seeds, vanilla & cinnamon. Top with stewed apples, almonds & almond butter – then devour!


Here’s how I make my stewed apples: Peel and chop one apple. Combine with 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar (or honey, or brown sugar), 1 Tablespoon water, dash of vanilla & cinnamon. Microwave for 1.5 minutes. Done!


Oh, creamy bowl of oatmeal – I love you so!!! This was a wonderfully sweet breakfast, which is just what I like. Do you prefer sweet or savory breakfasts?


I debated on the almond butter, but decided it was clearly necessary to have with banana oatmeal. :D


Oof, I am stuffed! That was a BIG bowl of oatmeal – maybe the best tasting one I’ve had in months, too! ;)


If you read my list, you’ll notice that I have date night penciled in. I think we’re going to grill out for dinner, as it would be a crime not to in this perfectly charming weather, then head to a movie – Date Night. No, that’s the name of the movie – Date Night – with Steve Carell and Tina Fey. I LOVE THOSE TWO!

Hope your Saturday is sunny and productive too! Or, cloudy and lazy, if that’s what you prefer. ;)

See ya’!


What does your ideal Saturday look like?

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