Mondays are insane!!!!  My Monday actually began last night, when I got some advice from Jill about what to do with my new Chia Seeds:

As I see the chia pudding post above, you HAVE to do it and put it in your oats; 1/4 cup almond milk and 1 tbsp chia seeds. wisk and let set on counter for 20 min, then pop in the fridge overnight. Add to your oats in the morning and they will be super creamy, and full of Omega 3’s!!

Soaked those babies in the Almond Milk, and stuck them in the fridge to work their magic overnight!

Did I mention that I pink fuzzy heart Almond Milk?!?!

Please overlook the outfit.  I was dressed for bed, ok?!?!?!?!

So while I slept, the chia worked it’s magic powers.  Woke up this morning early and headed to my first of four (yikes) classes of the day!  Yoga was first, and the kids were adorable, as always.  We are really getting into some complicated/tough poses for an adult, let alone elementary kids…they are doing great!

Came home to find that the chia/milk mixture had thickened beautifully!

I added this mixture to my friend, Mr. Quaker:

Coincidentally, these were not your everyday oats.  I had an almost empty jar of Almond Butter, which meant only one thing!  Oats In A Jar!

It was the normal oat process.  With added dried berries for yum factor.

Made the oats, and then I added them to the AB jar…plus the Chia mixture.

YUM-tastic.  Just when I thought oats couldn’t get any better!  The Chia seeds gave the oatmeal such a creamy consistency, it was fabulous!  Bravo, Jill.  You know your stuff sister.

Did I mention that my house is slowly becoming overpopulated with pups?!?!  My brother is in town, which means his Boxer, Abby, is staying with us!  Check this big girl out:

She is adorable.

She fits right in with the rest of the crew.

Poor Sam just keeps to himself, and tries not to get trampled by the dinosaurs

After I finished breakfast, and tended to the pack of wild beasts…it was off to the YMCA for Express Sculpt.  I try to incoroporate a full body workout in 30 minutes using basic equipment.  Here was todays agenda:

  • Heavy Bar Squats
  • Heavy Bar Chest Press
  • Leg Lifts (with tons of holds and circles)
  • Bicep Curls with Medium Bar
  • Walking Lunges with Medium Bar
  • Overhead Press/Sqaut Combo with Medium Bar
  • NO Weight/Equipment Arm circles (shoulders…killllls after 100 or so)
  • Abs/Cooldown

’twas nice.

After class I came home and threw together a Mexican inspired lunch!  Started out with a whole wheat mini pita pocket, sliced her open…

Then added some beans/salsa/cheese:

Baked those babies until they were crisp.  In the meantime, I steamed some broccoli/cauliflower to have on the side.  Once everything was browned and steamed, I plated up the open face Mexican pizza, and then veggies smothered in Salsa and Nutritional Yeast:

Finished off with an Attune and a big green pear!

Well, it is time to go do some High School Yoga, and then rush over to the YMCA for Monday night Spin.  Made a new CD, I will give ya the tracks tomorrow.  Some good jams going down! 😉

Oh yea, who wants free yogurt?!?!?!

Thanks so much for voting, and a big thanks to Stonyfield/OIKOS for making this giveaway possible.

Remember, the winner receives:

A free OIKOS tote bag, complete with 4 coupons for free 5.3oz containers of Yogurt, plus a coupon for a free 16oz container!

The winner!  (via random number generator)


Please check out Julie’s blog.  She has me laughing hysterically on a daily basis.   Congrats girl!

Well, off for Yoga and Spin…fun times!  Hmmmm, whats for dinner…



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29 responses to “Monday-niac.

  1. I’m not really a fan of little dogs.. but your little sam is so freaking cute! Seriously, every picture you post just breaks my heart. What a face!

    Yay for Chia pudding! I had some this morning 🙂

  2. OH MY GOD. I AM WAY EXCITED! I can’t believe I won!! YAAAAY!! 🙂

    I think I might have to buy chia seeds now…you make them look good and I trust your taste!

    eek! I won:)

    • Too bad we live so far away, we could do the Jack/Karen hand holding/jumping up and down like lunatics dance. Heck, I think it might be worth the air fare, just to do the dance. Whaddya say???? 😉 Congrats, sister.

  3. Congratulations Julie! 🙂

    Tyler, You have gotten me in the mood for Mexican!

  4. I have chia seed envy. I NEED some!

    I’m loving the double boxers. They are both so stinkin’ cute!!

  5. Yay! I am so happy the chia seed pudding worked out for you 🙂 I was getting nervous! haha. I hate to recommend something and then the person ends up hating it.

    I’m also jealous of all the pups in your house, and so is Noodle, she is always begging for a playmate.

  6. I love making chia seed pudding, its so good and healthy. love the pictures of your puppies!

  7. I am going to pick up some chia seeds this weekend! Were they expensive?

  8. Your oats are intense…I like it!

  9. Janet

    I can’t help it. Every time you talk about eating Chia seeds, I expect you to have those little green grassy sprouty things all over your head the next day. Would that be cute or what??

  10. I heart chia seeds! And I eat the chia seed pudding as-is. I just add vanilla stevia or vanilla extract and sometimes I soak the chia seeds in chocolate almond milk. YUM! 😀

  11. I don’t even know where to start…the chia pudding…gotta try that! Your oats looked so yum!! And then your lunch was awesome too! I love that idea…gonna have to try that too! Thanks!! Happy Monday! 🙂

  12. Doug

    Great class tonight Tyler. Thank you!

  13. Poor Sam – he’s just such a fuzz. TOO CUTE.

    Hurray for Julie!

  14. What type of dos is Sam?? He is an adorable little dog and I totally want one!! 🙂

  15. heather

    You are just TOO cool !!! I just have to say – i wanna play with those puppies 🙂 🙂
    Those pitas look faaaaantabulous !!!!
    I’m starting another list from your blogs ….. did you get by EF today ????
    heart you
    mean it
    ~~ Heather

  16. I’ve never used chia before but this looks really really great. Maybe I’ll check em out. And hello puppy! Your dogs are sooo cute, and what a nice little houseguest!

  17. Ashlei

    I totally need to come to your house to eat! 😛 I ❤ mexican and those mini pizzas look amazing! I decided to add back in the nooch after seeing it on your blog and got a container! Yay! Thanks for sharing how to make the chia-oats! I need to pick up some GF oats and give them a go!

    Oh…and you're title made the song "She's a Maniac" pop into my head 🙂

    • You are invited ANYDAY! Seriously.

      The Chia oats are a MUCH needed staple in your food, missy…they are so yummy!!!! They were great in the cereal bowl too. So far, they haven’t let me down.

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