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Sleep Makes It Better

by Courtney on June 18, 2010

Happy Friday Blog Friends!  Seriously, I just love Friday’s — there’s so many fun things to look forward to! :)

After sleeping off my sugar coma, I woke up feeling much more refreshed and ready for a workout.  I think I may have actually had a little spring in my “roll out of bed” routine this morning. ;)  I did 45 minutes on the treadmill, alternating 1 min @ 7.5-8.0 mph with 2 mins @ 4.5 mph on a 4.0 incline.  It wasn’t super hardcore, but it felt great!

Breakfast this morning was ready in about 2 minutes flat…thank you overnight oats!

Sorry, there was no way to make this mess look any prettier…I promise, I tried my best!)

Last night while prepping my lunch for today, I figured I’d go ahead and make breakfast too.  Today’s overnight oats were pretty much an “everything but the kitchen sink” combo:

-1/2 cup oats

-1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

-1/2 cup water

-1/2 scoop Chocolate whey protein powder

-1/2 smashed banana

-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

-small scoop fat-free ricotta mixed with honey


-dried cranberries


This morning, I simply took the bowl out, gave it a stir, and crumbled up 1/2 a piece of homemade blueberry banana bread to top things off.

Apparently, I like things in “1/2’s”, don’t I? ;)

I’m not positive how I felt about adding the chocolate protein powder.  Some bites I was totally diggin’ it, and other bites were kind of turnin’ me off.  I think I might pass on it next time — I like the idea of adding the extra protein, I think I just might have to invest in another flavor, like vanilla or something?

Today is also Coffee Friday as you know, so I’ll be grabbing one of these on my way into work!  LOVE Coffee Friday :-D

(yup, this is the same photo I used last Friday…I’m recycling) :)

Since I have kind of a busy day today (we’re having a picnic outside in the BEAUTIFUL 85 degree sunshine 8) ) I’ll give you guys a peek into my lunch a little early. :)

After yesterday’s sweets fest, I wanted nothing but veggies…LOTS and LOTS of veggies.  But when I opened the veggie drawer, I was presented with a lonely head of romaine lettuce and some grape tomatoes. Oh crap…

So, I went ahead and started with what I had, also adding in some black beans & some reduced-fat feta.

I knew that this alone was definitely not going to cut it, so I went to my second best option — the freezer — and came out with this:

Frozen veggies can actually be a very healthy option when fresh are not available (which I just talked about in my Examiner post earlier this week).  So I heated these babies up in the micro, let ‘em cool, and topped off the rest of my salad.

Now THAT’S more like it! :-P  I also mixed up a little dressing with some balsamic vinegar, a drizzle of EVOO, and a sprinkle of rosemary parmesan bread dipping seasoning (which I’m finding works GREAT for a quick homemade vinagrette).

There’s going to be some other healthy snacks today that I’m sure I’ll nibble on during the picnic, so I didn’t bother to pack anything else with me.

So, is anyone else as excited as me about Toy Story 3 coming out today??

I guess I’m a total kid at heart, but I absolutely LOVE Toy Story!  That Mr. Poatohead gets me every time. ;)  I’m really hoping I get a chance to see it at some point this weekend. (*hint hint* – Hubby)

Question for the Morning:

What’s your favorite movie of all time?

I’ve never had one favorite, but I have a few that I could definitely watch over and over:

-Ace Ventura When Nature Calls

-The Devil Wears Prada

-Toy Story

-The Sandlot

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1 Heather (Where's the Beach) June 18, 2010 at 9:51 am

That salad looks so good. Good job with that run by the way. My favorite movie has to be Pretty Woman. I am not one to re-watch movies typically. But that one, I have seen a million times. Happy Friday!


2 Kelly June 18, 2010 at 10:05 am

Favorite movie of all time? That is HARD! I have a few:

1. Where The Heart Is
2. Waitress
3. Dumb and Dumber (haha…don’t judge!)


3 Courtney June 18, 2010 at 10:17 am

Haha, who would I be to judge? I had Ace Ventura on my list! ;)


4 TheBloggersBrother June 18, 2010 at 10:21 am

Ace!!! Classic
“Therrrrrrrrrrrre’s someone on the wing…some…thing!
(making mean face pulling Fulton Greenwall closer (a.k.a. 2 Nana’s)) I’m sorry what were you saying??”


5 Courtney June 18, 2010 at 10:22 am



6 Heather June 18, 2010 at 5:35 pm



7 jennyinnewyork June 18, 2010 at 10:25 am

favorite movie is Airplane! LOVE that kind of comedy.

“Surely you can’t be serious.”
“Yes, I am, and don’t call me Shirley.”


8 TheBloggersBrother June 18, 2010 at 11:12 am

watched that movie the other night!!
“we have to get these people to a hospital. What is it? Its a big building with patients, but that’s not important right now”
Hi Jenny, long time to no talk lol


9 Shanna, like Banana June 18, 2010 at 10:35 am

Dirty Dancing! “I carried a watermelon?”
“Nobody puts Baby in a corner”



10 Amy @ Second City Randomness June 18, 2010 at 11:00 am

I often use frozen veggies for salads- I’ll throw them in tupperware and stick them in the refrigerator the night before or that morning. By the time I get to lunch time, they just need a quick zap in the microwave and they’re good to go!


11 Kara @ MyWellnest June 18, 2010 at 11:04 am

I can’t just pick 1 movie either…but some all times favorites are: anything with Will Ferrell, The Breakfast Club, Superbad, Dazed and Confused. Pretty woman and Dirty Dancing are classic favorites too!


12 Liza June 18, 2010 at 11:20 am

You’ve Got Mail (w/ Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks) is my #1 fave. It was filmed in my neighborhood on the Upper West Side in Manhattan :)
I also love the Parent Trap (Lindsay Lohan was adorable in that movie) and The Devil Wear’s Prada! And Superbad.


13 preparationmeetingopportunity June 18, 2010 at 11:23 am

What grade do you teach?
I think my #1 favorite move is Elizabethtown. It has special meaning for me though as I went through life change and literally traveled through the city of Elizabethtown on my way to Nashville.


14 Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life June 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I teach 1st grade right now :)


15 Jessica June 18, 2010 at 12:10 pm

I am sooooo excited for Toy Story 3! Jeff and I are taking Jake to see it – it will be his first time at a movie theater : ) I can’t wait! I think I am more excited then he is!


16 Chelsey June 18, 2010 at 2:47 pm

The Notebook

And I cannot wait for Toy Story!


17 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices June 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Aww- I love Toy Story too :D The pig is my favorite.
My favorite movies include:
-Legally Blonde
-The Departed
-Somethings Gotta Give.
(all so random- lol)


18 Courtney June 18, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Yet all so good!! Great choices!


19 Heather June 18, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I can’t wait to see Toy Story too!! We might take Hayden next weekend when we babysit him. Toy Story is my favorite Pixar/Disney movie. But my all time favorite movie is Gone with the Wind :) I also really like You’ve Got Mail and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.


20 cardiopizza June 18, 2010 at 8:20 pm

A League of Their Own and Forest Gump are my favorites of all time! :)


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