Hot Sauna, Cold Breakfast.

Good morning!  hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday.  My morning actually started last night when I started making the infamous “overnight oats”!!  Was my first time, so I was excited to see the results!  Started off with some Scottish Oatmeal:

And then added an equal portion of skim milk, and a dollop of my beloved greek yogz.

some yummy blueberries:

some Pumpkin Butter (amaziiiiing), and some brown sugar:

Finished it off with half a mashed banana:

Mixed this bad boy up, and put it in the fridge.  Night night oats!

Woke up at CRACK THIRTY this morning to teach spin and could barely manage to open the ole eyelids:

Somehow managed to make it to The Wellness Center and taught using Monday night’s CD.  Really diggin’ that one, it got me nice and awake, and a bit sweaty.

The nice thing about now having two classes at The Wellness Center is the fact that I get a free membership.  They have an amazing aquatics center, so this morning after class I took full advantage and did some laps in the pool….chilled in the hot tub, and then roasted to death in the Sauna.  I always forget how much those things make you sweat, it is intense!

As I was leaving Johnson City I knew I was low on groceries, so I went to the place that truly warms my heart:

Earth Fare, aka Earth Fizzle, or Earth Fizzy.  😉  I’m such a gangsta.  (contain your laughter.)

I swear I could, and do, spend hours roaming around in this place.  Its so much more than a shopping trip to me.  I am literally like a kid in a candy store.  My favorite part is probably the “bar” aisle, look at it’s massiveness:


It’s so hard to choose, but there are SO many options that you can always try something new.  Which is nice.  Picked up two Luna Cookies – Chocolate Mint , among some other little pieces of joy! 🙂

Also…my new favorite part of Wednesdays:

Yummmmm, can’t wait for lunch now!  Check out the new re-usable bags at Earth Fizzy, I love:

And the rest of the loot for the day:

I had been thinking about veggie sticks all week, thanks to Monica….so I grabbed those up quick!  Also, they finally have my beloved canned pumpkin back!!!  I have been going through some major pumpkin withdrawals.   Got a huge bran muffin, and some mini spelt cookies from the bakery.  Cannot wait to munch on those, along with everything else!

YAY for having groceries.  Also, when I got home I had this beauty smiling at me…nice and chilled from it’s overnight stay in the fridge:

AMAZING.  I am definitely adding this variation on oats to the breakfast list.  Here was a breakdown of the recipe:

Kitchen Sink -Overnight Oats

  • 1/4 Cup Oatmeal (I used Scottish)
  • 1/4 Cup Skim Milk
  • 1 TBSP Greek Yogurt
  • Handful of Blueberries (to taste)
  • 1/2 TBSP Pumpkin Butter
  • Sprinkle of Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Mashed Banana

Combine everything, and refrigerate overnight!

Well, I feel pretty accomplished for 10:00am, and on that note….off to face the world again.  Adios bloggies, catch you later for lunch and dinner! 😉

Blog Boy Inquiry ‘O The Day:

Are you a rebel when it comes to food and trying new things, or do you stick with what you know?  Also, I would like to know what your idea of a “splurge meal” is…and why?



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14 responses to “Hot Sauna, Cold Breakfast.

  1. Looks like a great shopping trip. Everything looks yum!

  2. Jen

    Cooking used to intimidate the heck out of me until I started reading the blogs! Now, it excites me! My splurge meal is pizza – A great big Veggie Pizza.

    • I know! It’s so fun just to get in there and play around. Plus where I live, healthy eating isn’t exactly an option that often when eating out. Thanks for the comment!!! Keep checking back!

  3. Is that frozen yogurt you’re eating in your bio pic? Love it 🙂

    • YES. From a delicious place in Nashville. I am sort of glad no one can see the toppings as they included Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Oreos. Or if you CAN see them, they were totally wheat flakes and broccoli. 😉

  4. Bettie

    Glad to see you using the Scottish oats…I was wondering how those would turn out. Your eats look super yum!! (I want that huge mega muffin in your grocery pic.)

    • I cannot wait to eat it! Thinking of dividing it in half for breakfast with some fruit and Greek Yogurt. If I don’t slowly devour the entire thing first. 😉

      • Bettie

        I would definitely do the latter…I don’t have self control around muffins. =) They’re a rare treat for me.

  5. MMMMM I will have to try overnight oats! Also, I eat Bob’s Red Mill 7-grain cereal and love it. I used to eat Old Wessex 5-grain but I can’t find it on the West Coast 😦 Bobbo’s is good though.

    I try to cook a new, somewhat adventurous, healthy recipe every week. It keeps things interesting, especially since I end up eating the same thing for dinner many many nights in a row (and then after the week is over, I’m pretty sick of that particular dish). Sometimes a dish is a giant FAIL, but usually I’m a pretty good judge of a recipe.

    A splurge meal would totally be anything that I don’t cook myself haha. Or, sometimes, I’ll cook scallops, which are my favorite seafood but pretty pricy, so that’s always a treat. Lame, right? But I’m a po’ student trying not to starve or live on only Ramen.

    You teach spin? Awesome! I always wondered how spin instructors pick their playlists…

    • Spin is sooooo much fun! I teach to temp, or bpm’s so I try to find upbeat music that keeps my class going. I like alot of techno/dance songs, but I am up for anything. Extremely fast songs are good for sprints, and slower songs are good for climbs or surges, where we really crank up the resistance. Basically any good workout music = good spin music!!!

      I will have to try that cereal, sounds yumm-o!

  6. Matt

    That looks great. I like oats, but just can’t swallow them when cooked…lol. I’m trying this with one change. I used kefir instead of yogurt and letting it ferment on the counter overnight…can’t wait to try it in the morning. My diet has gone mainly raw or fermented (pre-digested, pro-biotic) and JUICING…I can’t sing enough praise for juicing. I am a food wacko…always looking for something new! Heading to Cootie Brown’s tonight to *splurge* on a half Bistro pizza on whole wheat…then Earth Fare and Natural Foods. 😛

    • LOVE Cootie Browns. I normally go with the half Memphis….DEF a splurge meal for me. We have a place called Jacks, owned by the same people, and it is GLORIOUS. They have hands down the best veggie wrap evah. I am having it tomorrow night actually.

      The raw diet has always interested me, I would love to learn more about it. Is it sad that I got a juicer for Christmas and have barely used it??? Seemed like I juiced 4 pears, 6 carrots, and an apple…and got a TBSP of juice! Frustrating.

  7. Legal Guardian

    Very nice grocery selections..I like!

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