Perks & Productivity

Want to know two of my favorite perks about having a day off from work?

Being able to complete a morning workout NOT at 5:30am, and then being able to cook a delicious breakfast while reading magazines. :)


I made myself a delicious batch of stove-top Pumpkin Oats this morning. I don’t care what anyone says…I can definitely tell a difference between stove-top and microwave oats. They’re just so much creamier! 😛


In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • Cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice
  • Cranberries!
  • Tiny scoop almond butter

I’ve had some cranberries leftover in the fridge ever since I made my Cranberry Apple Bread, so I decided to put them to use. I stirred them into the oats in the last minute of cooking, which got them just soft enough without exploding all over the place. 😉


I also got to sip my coffee today out of a regular mug today…not a travel mug! Ahhh the little things. 😉



Today’s workout was a GOOD one; a little HIIT did the trick today and left me as a nice sweaty mess:

0-4 mins          Warm-up @ 4.0

20 seconds      Sprint @ 9.0

40 seconds      Recover @ 4.5

(Continue 20/40 second intervals for 20 minutes)

24-29 mins       Run @ 6.5

29-33 mins       Cool down @ 4.0

So far today, I have been a very busy bee and still have lots ahead of me! But for now, it’s time to go break for some lunch. 😛

Question for the Afternoon:

Any ideas for what else I can do with my leftover cranberries??? I probably have about 1-2 cups left…


  1. says

    Jealous I’m not off, but at least traffic is good today!

    Make cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving (or now), and freeze it? I just got some to make a pomegranate cranberry sauce.

  2. briana says

    I love to make a cranberry sauce with just some orange juice and honey agave or brown sugar and spices and cook then you have a yummy toast, pancake, oatmeal or even chicken topper!

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