Nothing like a 5:00am wakeup call to jump start a day, hmm? Massive amounts of caffeine were most certainly in order.
I drudged my way to the gym and taught Spin…great class! Kim and Emily came, and we had 7 people, which means the little class is finally picking up steam. I am so grateful. It is so odd teaching at the YMCA and having packed houses for each class, and then going to my other gym and having no one! I have complete faith though that it is still a new class, and I just need to THREATEN people with their lives until we start packing the house out there as well. ;-)
After Spin, Emily and I went to Starbizzle where I tried the new Dark Cherry Mocha. Let me just tell you…this bad boy was fantastic. When we were in Florida a couple of weeks ago for the Gasparilla Half Marathon, we stayed with Kim’s family and picked up some “Chocolate Cherry Kiss” coffee from Fresh Market and had it while we were down there. It made the entire house smell wonderfully, so I was instantly reminded of it this morning! Cherry goodness, I tell you. This, but no whipped cream…and 2% milk.
Headed home for an oatmeal masterpiece!!! It was the classic, with some added Chia goodness.
Yep…I am an Almond Butter drizzler. I know that Julie had some trouble with the drizzle by heating her nut butter up, scorching it! I keep my Trader Joe’s creamy unsalted Almond Butter in the fridge…and it still remains at a drizzle consistency at all times…check it out:
Which is the perfect topping for some Chia oats! Along with a fantabulistic chocolate trail mix:
I cannot get over how the Chia adds a completely different texture to the oats, I love it!
Also, while at Starbizzle this morning, I picked up a EARTH-friendly coffee press!
Ok, I now have a press. What I need from YOU is coffee suggestions!!!!! What should I buy?!? What are your favorite coffee blends?
I leave you with some puppy love from this morning:
I think it is time to join these 40 lb heating pads for a nice nap. Express Spin Class @ 12:15…can’t wait!