Baked Strawberry Oatmeal

I started off this morning with an hour of kickboxing blasts followed by leg work. I was a puddle of sweat by the end, but it was well worth it.

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Also worth noting, I got to sleep in this morning and did this workout while everyone was awake – I think this could become a regular thing. No more getting up at 4am or giving up blogging / mom time while Emma is napping and everyone else is at school.

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And then I made this breakfast that has been on repeat all week.

Baked Strawberry Oatmeal

So good, and it’s quick and easy to make too! All you need is 1/2 cup of oats and 1 cup of pureed fresh strawberries.

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Mix together and bake at 350 for 30 minutes and then top with whatever you desire. I kept mine simple and added a couple of teaspoons of coconut butter. It doesn’t need any sugar or sweetener because of the strawberries.

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Totally filling too- it was hours before I was hungry again.

Snow Days

THE KIDS ARE BACK TO SCHOOL! Do you know how many SCHOOL days my kids have had this far in 2017? Three. 3. THREE. It is January 18 and they have had three school days.

So, yes, I am very excited and relieved they are back in school today. They were starting to turn on each other. Yesterday was the longest day of all time. Currently the toddler is napping and the house is quiet for another 2 hours. Sweet sweet bliss.

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I got a phone call and email around 4am yesterday that school was cancelled, I was already awake and knew it was going to be a long day, so I decided to just stay awake and get my workout done.

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Step Blast – it was insane, but I also loved it!

Breakfast –

Waffle and peanut butter.

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Lunch –

Chicken (cooked in a Thai peanut sauce), brown rice and grape tomatoes

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Dinner –

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Tostadas with ground turkey, refried beans, cheese, sour cream and GUAC.

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Those single serve guac cups from Costco are my #1 pick at Costco right now. We go through them at an alarming rate and it makes me incredibly happy that the phrase “ ___ is double dipping!!” doesn’t have to be yelled, because everyone gets their own cup!

The Bachelor is Back

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The makings of one of my favorite breakfasts- peanut buttery banana oats.

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This is turning into the world’s longest Christmas vacation. My kids went to school all the way until December 23rd which means they do not go back until January 9th- seems like it’s years away at this point! Up until today things have been fine, but the boredom is settling in and today was quite possibly the world’s longest day. No one likes my ideas, everyone hates everything and everything is boring. Thankfully we have a birthday party at an indoor trampoline park tomorrow night so we can all get out and let out all of our pent up energy!

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I found this at Costco and figured it would be good for lunches. One of the medications that I take makes me have little to no appetite by lunch time and I was hoping something delicious would help. Ehh, not really. I only managed to eat about 1/4 of this bowl. What I did eat WAS really good, I just don’t eat a lot for lunch anymore.

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I took the oldest to wrestling practice and then it was the sweet, sweet release of toddler naptime. I made the other two go in their rooms for quiet time and I finally got to watch one of my greatest guilty pleasures- The Bachelor! Like a lot of the contestants mentioned, I was not a fan of Nick on the two Bachelorette seasons he was on, but when he was on Bachelor Pad this summer, I saw a different side of him and I’m so excited for this season…and it’s going to be a good one!

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Before dinner, I decided to squeeze in my workout. It was a live workout that was recorded this morning. OMG. I was a sweaty disaster and every muscle was on fire! This workout was called Body Blast Boot Camp- it involved 6 rounds of cardio and then compound weight exercises. I will be doing a post this weekend about cathe.com which is where I do all of my workouts. Seriously, best $20 I spend every month.

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Dinner tonight was my favorite Instant Pot meal – BBQ Pork Tenderloin

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And now my friends it is time for Netflix and my bed. Have a great night!