Milk & Cookies

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Hello, hello!

The rain continues to fall here in central Iowa – but it least 98% of the snow has melted. It’s so funny to see your city covered in 3 feet of snow one day, and the next it’s all gone. Thanks rain! 8)

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Poor football…left on the back porch to sit in the snow all winter long. Now it’s getting rained on. Can’t catch a break! ;)

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Shortly after breakfast I went grocery shopping where I got a 6-pack of Coke Zero for free! It was a buy “x” amount of pop and you got this mini pack free.

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I was especially jazzed because they came in these new, easy-to-use zippers. Instead of having to wrestle with your pop to try and get it out of the death-like grip these things usually have on them, now you just zip them right out! Plus, there’s less environmental risks with animals getting caught in them, etc.

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Oh my gosh, I also randomly stumbled upon these at the store!

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Did anybody else use to eat these for, seriously, every school event/soccer game? It was either these or Little Debbie snacks. Ugh, I can still taste them…yuck!

When I got home I realized the gym just wasn’t going to happen. I had already showered and there is too much on my plate today to trek all the way there, workout, then re-shower. Lame excuse, I know. Anyways, I made do and completed a killer cardio circuit that anyone could do at home!

8 Minute At-Home Cardio Circuit:

  1. 60 jumping jacks
  2. 2 minutes jump rope
  3. 60 high knees
  4. 60 butt kicks
  5. 40 crunches
  6. 20 reverse crunches
  7. 1 minute rest

Actually, you don’t even need a real jump rope to do this. You could mimic having one and be just fine. My heart was bumpin’ and I did the circuit 4 times. My abs are sore already! :D

After my workout I whipped up some Whipped Ricotta Banana Oatmeal!

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In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • almond butter

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Silky, luscious and smooth – I love this combo!

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It’s almost like cheesecake, and with a spoonful of almond butter, I was in Heaven.

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Ok, these really took me to Heaven!

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Ahhhh! (those are Angels singing!)

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I’m making a St. Patty’s Day inspired dessert for lunch at my parent’s house tomorrow, which happens to incorporate these bad boys. So, I had some oreos and milk for an after lunch snack.

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IS there, I ask you, ANYTHING more heartwarming than oreos dunked in milk?! o…m…g… From now on, whenever I’m having a bad day, I’m breaking out the oreos and milk. You’ve been warned.

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Ben and I are off to the mall – it’s shoe shoppin’ time! :D

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Regular, or Double Stuff? Plain or flavored?

Regular, plain or mint. Double stuff makes me nauseous!

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